In the beginning the people used to organise a function on a small scale to commemorate the visit of Baba Farid. It was during 1986 that North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala organised Baba Farid Mela in a befitting manner involving the District Administration, Social and Cultural Organisations of this area. Since then the Aagman Purb of Baba Sheikh Farid is being regularly organised by the District Administration and ‘The Faridkot District Cultural Society’ with co-operation of different Govt./Non-Govt. Organisations. Earlier the duration of the Aagman Purb which was restricted to three days, has now been extended to 9 days with the addition of Sports and Cultural events. More ambitious activities have been included to provide it an international touch and make it a mega event.
The Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India has accorded the status of a National Festival to the Aagman Purb in the year, 1998. A Sheikh Farid Chronicle-cum-Souvenir is published every year in four languages i.e. Punjabi, English, Hindi, Urdu.