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August 24, 2019
Welcome to the Farmer's Institute at Cobble Hill
We welcome the participation of members of the community. Membership is important. Be informed, get involved and join us today!
Featured Events
Every year we host a variety of community events including: Valentine Tea, Seedy Saturday, Easter Egg Hunt, Cobble Hill Fair and more.
Cobble Hill Fair
The Cobble Hill Fair is our hallmark event. Begun in 1909 the Fair showcases all that is great about living in the South Cowichan area.
Celebrating 100 Years
In 2014 we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Farmers Institute at Cobble Hill, incorporated by the province of BC on November 3, 1914.

After a long grey winter, there's nothing more exciting than the prospect of spring gardening. Not only do the Island's early spring gardening events mark the beginning of the season of green, they are also a fantastic opportunity to network with others, to learn more about seed saving, sustainability and local food security. Find out more today!

Our Mandate

  • To promote rural life and the theories and practices of agriculture;
  • To promote public awareness of the role of agriculture in today's society;
  • To promote the management and maintenance of the assets of the Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and Agricultural Society on behalf of its members;
  • To promote and celebrate the legacy of agriculture;
  • To promote and support the education and participation of youth in agriculture.
  • To help support children, families and seniors of the South Cowichan area;
  • To provide an opportunity for those in South Cowichan to celebrate their local identity and character;
  • To celebrate South Cowichan's agricultural roots;
  • To showcase the agricultural bounty of the South Cowichan area;
  • To showcase the South Cowichan culture, industries and environment;
  • To create a greater awareness of the South Cowichan Region;
  • To come together once a year to have a great time with family, friends and neighbours.