Climb up on HorsePower Live!

A fun, family show for all ages, Horsepower Live brings into focus the power of horses to amaze and create an entertaining family fun show. We believe in the importance of introducing the magic of horses […]

RAM Rodeo Tour

The RAM Rodeo Tour brings along the action-packed, thrilling and entertaining sport of rodeo! With exciting events just as seen on TV or at the Calgary Stampeded including barrel racing, bareback and saddle bronc riding, […]

Demolition Derby

Markham Fair is once again hosting the Demolition Derby competition on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7PM. This is a fan favourite! There are 3 classes of metal crushing mahem! Full Size Straight Stock, Figure 8 […]

Truck and Tractor Pull

If you come on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7PM you can enjoy the sound of raw diesel power and you’ll be right at home with several thousand other spectators as you watch a huge […]

Jess and Tay

Jess and Tay are Singer/Songwriters currently living in Toronto going into their 4th and final year at Humber College. Both are Vocal Majors in the Bachelor Of Music Program, their band is comprised of students […]

Fall Comfort Food from the Farm with Nadia Rehman

Take a food journey into this fall season with Nadia Rehman, Owner of Flavour Food Co and as seen on MasterChef Canada season 5. Using local and seasonal ingredients she will be making 3 simple […]

Rooks to Cooks Young Cook of the Year Competition

Rooks to Cooks is the GTA’s most innovative culinary school and they will be heating things up at the Markham Fair with an amazing cooking challenge for Young Chefs!!  Join Chef Shai Mandel, founder and […]

Drag Extravaganza

‘That’s My Drag!’ is a professional travelling drag troupe that originated in Guelph and now has shows in 8 cities across Ontario. ‘That’s My Drag!’ was created by TroyBoy Entertainment, a company specializing in Drag […]

Motus-O Dance Theatre Presents From HAND TO PLOW

From HAND TO PLOW – Tool Time in Farm Rhyme
MOTUS O creates and performs an original production – From HAND TO PLOW. The company will present this original piece several times each day in their […]

For a complete list of events during the fair visit our schedule of events program page.

Fair Dates:

September 27, 28, 29, 30,  2018

September 13, 2018 is the closing date for entry forms, except where otherwise noted for a specific Section.

September 25, 2018 is the date most Homecraft and Agricultural exhibits are brought to the fair, except section 9, 10 and 12 which are brought in on September 22, 2018.

What to See or Do During the Fair?


Official Opening, Demolition Derby, Holstein Show,  HorsePower Live, Fireworks Display.


Tractor and Truck Pull, Light Horse Show, Giant Screen Video Dance, Teen Talent Show, President’s Choice Super Dogs, Two for the Show, HorsePower Live, Fireworks Display.


Heavy Horse Show, Light Horses & Ponies Show, Six Horse Hitch, Old Tyme Fiddle Contest, RAM Rodeo Tour, Heavy Horse Pull Competition,  Fireworks Display.


Markham Fair Light Horse Obstacle Challenge, Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull, Spelling Bee, Meet & Greet with Paw Patrol, Markham Fair Chef Challenge, RAM Rodeo TourMotorsports Mania Monster Truck Show Featuring Black Stallion, Higher Education and Overkill Evolution Monster Trucks.

Appearing Daily

Wonderful Wandering Entertainers throughout the grounds including Doug The Great, Silver Elvis, Trulee Odd Show, Kobbler Jay, Hitmen Drumline. Plus… Newborn Farm Animals at Old MacDonald’s Farm, Mooonica the Cow, Face Painting, Live Country & Rock Bands, Pony Rides, Concert Bands, Agriculture and Homecraft Displays and Demonstrations including Woodcarving, Licensed Entertainment at Wine and Beer Tents, Midway by World’s Finest Shows, Monster Truck Rides and Faircrow’ s Farm Park. Fabulous Food , Commercial Concessions , Master Gardeners of Ontario, Agri-Food Tent with local food cooking demonstrations and hands on activities.  Fireworks after dusk.

Markham Fair is Canada’s largest 4-day fall fair with many entertaining and educational events for all ages. It is always held on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Help us keep our annual tradition going, bring your family and friends and enjoy our “rural heritage”. Located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. (see map) Free Parking. There’s plenty more happening during the Markham Fair, check out the complete Event List.Got a question? Send us an e-mail or complete the Contact Form online. We want to hear from you and we’ll get back to you quickly.