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

Fair Dates:

October 3, 4, 5, 6,  2019

September 26, 2019 is the closing date for entry forms, except where otherwise noted for a specific Section.

October 1, 2019 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 28, 2019.


What to See or Do During the Fair?

Thursday

Official Opening, Holstein Show, Sr Ambassador Competition, Motorsports Mania Monster Truck Show, 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,  Fireworks Display.

Saturday

Heavy Horse Show, Light Horses & Ponies Show, Six Horse Hitch, Old Tyme Fiddle Contest, Demolition Derby, Heavy Horse Pull Competition,  Live Music By Manny Blu, Fireworks Display.

Sunday

Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Obstacle Challenge, Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull, Spelling Bee, Meet & Greet with Paw Patrol, Markham Fair Chef Challenge,  Motorsports 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, “Kiki” Truly Outrageous. Plus… Newborn Farm Animals at Old MacDonald’s Farm, Mooonica the Cow, Face Painting, Live Country & Rock Bands, Pony Rides, Concert Bands, Artist Jeff Blackburn,  Parkour Stunt Show, 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.