Be a part of the Markham Fair this year in a way that is fun, easy, and rewarding in more ways than one! Every year we have Homecraft competitions that ask Fair visitors to enter their homemade goods to compete against one another. The categories include everything from crafts to baking to flower arranging, and welcome all participants of any age or ability. There are several reasons why you won’t want to miss entering this year, but we’ve narrowed it down to seven important ones:
It’s fun and easy.
Crafts are fun, but sometimes they can get tricky. Luckily, the Markham Fair has so many categories that use materials you can find lying around the house. Create something using a wooden spoon (Section 11, Class 24), or get out your camera and snap some pics for our photography categories (Section 9). All you need to have fun is your creativity and imagination!
You get to see your creations on display.
There’s nothing more exciting than seeing your entries on display at the Markham Fair in the fall. Show off your hard work to your family and friends, and see what other people in your category created. Then walk around the rest of the Homecraft building to see the other entries, and get inspired for next year!
You can win prizes.
All entries get judged by Markham Fair qualified judges to determine the top 4 entries in each category. You can win prize ribbons and money if you win 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place. It’s a great feeling holding that winning red ribbon in your hand!
You get to showcase your talents.
You know you have talent, and maybe your family and friends know too. Now you can show off your skills to everyone who visits the Markham Fair! Be proud of your creations and let others admire them too.
There’s something for (literally) everyone.
With nearly 600 Homecraft categories, you will definitely find something for you! Whether you love baking, photography, art, crafts, or needlework, there are so many categories you will want to enter. We welcome entries from all age groups, with specific categories for youth and seniors, as well as entries from people of all abilities.
You will become a part of a 172-year-old tradition.
Did you know the Markham Fair is 172 years old? Homecraft competitions have been a part of the Markham Fair from the very beginning. This photo shows Youth entries from 1983. Join in our long history by entering this year!
Free entry to the Markham Fair.
You worked hard on your entries, and we want you to be able to see them on display for free! When you enter the Homecraft competitions, you will receive two passes to visit the annual Markham Fair between September 29 and October 2. Come see your entries, and check out everything else the Markham Fair has to offer!