James Barker Band

Game On!  James Barker Band at the 2017 Markham Fair!
Game On!!!  Markham Fair is proud to present James Barker Band on Saturday, September 30th in the Crow’s Corral!  “Just sayin’” we are excited to have […]

Leah Daniels

Leah Daniels opens for Jame Barker Band on Saturday September 30, 2017.  Tickets on sale now.

It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Leah Daniels. It started with the release of her debut album, What It […]

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 28, 2017, 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 29 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 […]

Motus-O Dance Theatre Presents From Fair & Wide, O Canada

From Fair & Wide, O Canada

From Fair & Wide, O Canada is a physical theatre work that will be 15 minutes in length combining spoken word, dance, music and song.  The company’s newest creation will […]

Stock and Modified Garden Tractor Pull

For those of you who are not familiar with the Tractor pulling competition. It is when a special-built weighted pulling machine, which is more commonly known as a “sled” is pulled by a modified lawn […]

Project Phoenix

Project Phoenix is a powerhouse ten piece band that has been part of the R&B and Funk dance music revival in and around Toronto since 1994.

We deliver the old school sound and feel, performing the […]


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

Fair Dates:

September 28, 29, 30, October 1,  2017

September 14, 2017 is the closing date for entry forms, except where otherwise noted for a specific Section.

September 26, 2017 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 23, 2017.


What to See or Do During the Fair?

Thursday

Official Opening, Demolition Derby, Holstein Show,  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 James Barker Band with Leah Daniels Heavy Horse Pull Competition,  Fireworks Display

Sunday

Ontario Extreme Cowboy Demonstration, 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, 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.