Richmond Agricultural & Industrial Society (RAIS) is a not-for-profit organization formed in Brighouse in December of 1923 with the aim to encourage the cultivation of soil, to develop agricultural resources of Richmond, and to study the practice of agricultural, horticultural, and domestic arts. In addition to agricultural related activities, the Society also aimed to promote the development of community spirit in the municipality and to assist and promote athletic games, contests, musical, educational, and other entertainment. RAIS remained active until 1953. An attempt to reorganize the Society was made in 1956, but the outcome was not successful. In 1966, the name “Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society” was revived and adopted by the Salmon Festival Committee.

The philosophy of the RAIS has always been that the Steveston Salmon Festival is a way to give back to the community. The RAIS are passionate about continuing to remind Canadian citizens of their past and remain vigilant on the future and celebrations like the Steveston Salmon Festival are paramount to the continuation of that practice.

Parade Float

The Steveston Community Society has a long history of award-winning parade floats. In 2015, the Society undertook to build a new float, and the result is spectacular! In 2016, the Society Parade Float, along with our mascot, Sammy the Salmon, will be heading out on the road to promote our wonderful community to neighbouring municipalities at various celebrations throughout the year, in addition to being the highlight entry in the annual Steveston Salmon Festival!

For more information on the Steveston Salmon Festival please visit www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca or contact the Steveston Community Society at 604-238-8094 or admin@stevestonsalmonfest.com

You can also mail us:
Steveston Salmon Festival
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond, B.C. V7E 3A8

And be sure to connect with us on –
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/StevestonSalmonFestival/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stevestonsalmonfestival/

Launched in May, 2008 by the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society (RAIS), the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market is a venue where farmers, artists and craftspeople make their products available in an open, fresh-air environment. The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market (SFAM) is a not-for-profit operation run by a volunteer committee under the auspices of RAIS. All monies raised by SFAM go to support activities and projects of the Steveston Community Centre such as the Steveston Water Park and the current renewal of the Steveston Adventure Playground.

With entertainment playing and vendors striking up light conversation with customers throughout the day, the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market creates a friendly, social environment for you to spend your afternoon. Whether you’re buying fresh locally grown produce, grabbing a bite to eat, enjoying the craftsmanship of some of the artisans, or simply strolling through the market enjoying the day, the market has something to offer for everyone.

Our market strives to offer a wide selection of some of the best farmed and hand-crafted products in British Columbia. Our vendors are proud to “Make It, Bake It, Grow It or Catch It” for loyal customers who appreciate buying from, and supporting, local farmers and artisans.

Located in the East hope parking lot across from the Steveston Community Centre at 4320 Moncton Street.

Opening day is the first Sunday in May; open first and third Sunday monthly through September.

For more information on the Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market visit www.sfam.ca or contact marketmanager@sfam.ca

You can also mail us:
Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond, B.C. V7E 3A8

And be sure to connect with us on –
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stevestonfarmersandartisansmarket
Twitter: twitter.com/@stevestonmarket
Tumblr: stevestonmarket.tumblr.com
Instagram: instagram.com/stevestonfarmersmarket
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/stevestonmarket

The Christmas Craft Fair is back this year and will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Vendor application forms are now available online as well as in-person at Steveston Community Centre’s Front Desk. Please see the following link for the application form.

Click here to download the application form.

In-person registration will take place starting on Wednesday, July 20 at 6:00 am at Steveston Community Centre for all past and new vendors. We will only be accepting completed application forms. If you are a food vendor, you are required to attach your list of ingredients of your food items with your application.

3 ways to register:

  1. In-person at Steveston Community Centre starting at 6:00 am on Wednesday, July 20 and ongoing. Photos sent in for jurying and/or items dropped off must be submitted by Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 4:00pm. Late submissions for jurying will not be accepted.
  2. Email application to stevestoncraftfair@richmond.ca and a front desk attendant will call you to process registration and payment within 3 business days.
  • Emailed applications will not be processed until July 21 onwards and can take up to 3 business days.
  1. Mail application form with payment to 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond BC V7E 3A8.

Please note the following:

  • We have reduced the amount of table vendors available this year and there is limited power tables available on the North and East walls of the building.
  • There is no guarantee of vendors getting the same table as previous years.
  • Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis for all craft fair vendors.
  • All vendors require jurying this year, regardless of whether or not they have previously participated as a vendor in the past. Jurying of items will take place in person on Saturday, August 27, 2022 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm or vendors can email in photos of their items to stevestoncraftfair@richmond.ca.
  • All items must be handcrafted. The definition of ‘handcrafted’ can be found on page 2 of the application form.

Table Fees:

  • Table with no power = $81.38 ($77.50 + GST)
  • Table with power = $97.13 ($92.50 + GST)
  • Limit of two tables per person

If you have any questions, please email us at stevestoncraftfair@richmond.ca

Our facilities and programs follow current provincial and local health guidelines to support public safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19; therefore, event offerings may be adjusted as requirements change.