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 […]

Dwayne Gretzky Plays Crow’s Corral

Dwayne Gretzky will be performing on October 1st at Crow’s Corral.  Doors are at 8pm, and this is a 19+ event.

Markham Fair is excited to have Dwayne Gretzky, your favourite supergroup party band.  Dwayne Gretzky […]

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, […]

Monster Trucks

Almost too big to describe, these monsters won't let anything get in the way of a good time! Watch as these World Famous Monster Trucks twist, roll and crush their way across an obstacle course of once roadworthy cars and trucks.all done in record time! Listen to the roar of some of the biggest engines ever built!

World’s Finest Shows Midway

The World’s Finest Shows midway has in inventory more than 40 spectacular, family and children’s rides. Our Cannonball, Polar Express and Fireball provide spine tingling excitement for thrill seekers while families can enjoy midway action […]

Demolition Derby

Markham Fair is once again hosting the Demolition Derby competition on Saturday, October 1, 2016, 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, October 2 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 variety […]

Six Horse Hitch

A Six Horse Hitch: To Entertain and Educate by Competition.
By T. Rogers Gardham
If you don’t know whether a six horse hitch is a wedding style, where the participants get married on horse-back or a new […]

Motus-O Dance Theatre Presents From Hand to Plow

From HAND TO PLOW – Tool Time in Farm Rhyme
With financial support from The Ontario Trillium Foundation, MOTUS O creates and performs an original production – From HAND TO PLOW. The company will present this […]


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Fair Dates:

September 29, 30, October 1, 2,  2016

September 15, 2016 is the closing date for entry forms, except where otherwise noted for a specific Section.

September 27, 2016 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 24, 2016.


What to See or Do During the Fair?

Thursday

Official Opening, Motorsports Mania Monster Truck Show Featuring Black Stallion, Higher Education and Overkill Evolution Monster Trucks, Holstein Show, FMX Bike Demonstration, HorsePower Live, Fireworks Display

Friday

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

Saturday

Heavy Horse Show, Light Horses & Ponies Show, Six Horse Hitch, Old Tyme Fiddle Contest, RAM Rodeo Tour, Music by The Little White Lies, Heavy Horse Pull Competition, Demolition Derby, Fireworks Display

Sunday

Ontario Extreme Cowboy Demonstration, Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull, Spelling Bee, Meet & Greet with Dora the Explorer’s Dora & Diego, & SpongeBob SquarePants, Road to the Royal 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. Plus… Newborn Farm Animals at Old MacDonald’s Farm, Mooonica the Cow, Face Painting, Live Country & Rock Bands, Concert Bands, Camel and Pony Rides, 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.