So You Think You Can Cook At The Fair

So You Think You Can Cook At The Fair2018-12-04T14:49:56+00:00

Have you always wanted to be a chef…or maybe you simply enjoy experimenting in the kitchen? If so, you have what it takes to create an original recipe for the “So You Think You Can Cook At The Fair” competition on September 27th,  28th or 29th in the Agri-Food tent at Markham Fair.

Recipes must include the following:

  • At least 3 Local Food ingredients
  • At least 3 food groups from Canada’s Food Guide
  • Be mixed, cooked and served on stage in 20 minutes

Eligibility: You must be at least 12 years old and be available to attend Markham Fair to prepare your recipe on either September 27th,  28th or 29th between 6 – 8 pm. Contestants can also be a group of people who enter one recipe and cook together on stage. Cooks under the age of 12 must cook with an adult.

No professional chef permitted.

  • Finalists chosen to cook their recipe at Markham Fair will be selected from the recipes entered.
  • Two table top induction units, a toaster oven and electrical outlets will be provided. Contestants must supply all ingredients and any other equipment necessary to prepare their recipe.
  • Judging will be based on taste, appearance, knowledge and creativity.
  • The winning contestant and recipe will be posted on the Markham Fair website.
  • To register, submit your Name, Age, Email Address and Phone Number to and add your recipe as an attachment, or fill out the form below.

Deadline for Application: September 23rd, 2018 at 9pm

Successful contestants will be notified on September 25th, 2018

Complete this form to register:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone Number (required)

Your Recipe

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So You Think You Can Cook At The Fair








Download the 2017 winning recipe for Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chop Recipe for the So You Think You Can Cook At The Fair competition. The 2017 winner was Eli Hoffman from Markham.

Eli Hoffman - So You Think You Can Cook at Markham Fair

Eli Hoffman – So You Think You Can Cook at Markham Fair







Markham Fair Prize Books – It’s that simple to Enter!

Look for a Section from the Prize Books. Pick the Section and best class that matches your entry. Fill out the appropriate Entry Form. Be sure to read the General Rules and Regulations. Bring the form into the Markham Fair Office on or before September 13, 2018, 8PM, with the appropriate entry

Rental Facilities

Markham Fair Grounds, located in York Region, can accommodate a variety of functions and gatherings. We are the host location for large trade and consumer shows as well as corporate celebrations, concerts, banquets and other special events.