Included with Admission: Monster Truck Show, Demolition Derby, Tractor Pull, Horse Pull, Rodeo, Animal displays and shows, cooking demonstrations, fireworks, commercial exhibit buildings, horse shows, face painting, juggling acts, magic shows, live theatre performances by Motus O, meet and greet with Paw Patrol, kids farm park, and more.

Adult/Youth: $20.00
Child 12 & Under: $5.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Pre-School Children (4 Years & Under): Free
Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 3 Children): $30.00
Parking: Free
Special Needs and their Caregiver: Free
4-Day Passport (Adult): $28.00
Elementary School Groups and ESL School Groups arriving on school buses, visiting the Fair during school hours. (Thursday and Friday only) : $2.00 Per Person

Advance Sale Midway Ride-All-Day Pass – $35

Discount available for purchase only in advance. Not sold on the grounds. Not sold after October 2, 2019. Price of admission paid separately.

Regular ride coupons are available during the fair by visiting the midway ticket booth on the grounds. Midway ticket prices are: 1 single coupon $2, 22 coupons for $35.00 & 40 coupons for $50.00. All rides take 2 or 3 coupons.

The rides run from 11AM to dusk. – $10 per person – tickets sold on site only.

(Tax included)

Save money with the Passport. If you plan to attend 2 or more times, you will immediately save $12 over the regular price of two admissions. Your third and fourth visit is free! The 4-day Passport sells for $28 at the gate.

Group Rates: download the Group Sales Order Form , print and send to the Fair Office one week prior to opening day, $12.00 per person. (minimum order 10 tickets)

Dogs are not permitted on the grounds unless participating in an Agility Competition or in the Children’s Pet Show on Friday afternoon. Dogs will be admitted a half hour before your event. Service Animals are welcome on the grounds to assist persons with disabilities. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Prices and schedule subject to change without notice.


  1. Karen Strong September 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    We are thinking of bringing our grade one classes. Are supervisors admitted free, or do they need to pay an admission as well?

    Karen Strong
    St. John Chrysostom School, Newmarket

    • Markham Fair September 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      Karen, Thanks for your comment/question. If you are arriving with the school buses on Thursday or Friday morning, the price of admission is $2 per student and $2 per chaperone. Parking attendants will collect your addmission on the bus just as you arrive. If you are coming through the gate not as a school group, regular admission applies. Also check out the Education pages on this website for more information.

  2. Patricia September 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I was thinking of getting wristbands for my kids for the rides. Where can I get them from and do they still have to pay to get into the fair if they have the wristbands?

    • Markham Fair September 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Patricia, Great question/comment! Check out the Buy Tickets page for midway ticket locations. You can also buy them online direct from World’s Finest Shows. Remember they are only on sale until the Wednesday before the fair. Wristbands cannot be purchased during the fair. Writsbands do not include admission, however you can buy that online too if you prefer. See you at the fair!

  3. Annie September 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    I would like to bring my class of Adult ESL students from YRDSB on Friday. Can you confirm the price for ESL students as $2.00?

    • m September 20, 2011 at 3:55 am - Reply

      Hi Annie,
      Thanks for your comment/question. Any school groups, including public school, high school and adult ESL groups coming to the Fair , Thursday and Friday during the day (during school hours) when the school kids come, (not at night and not on the weekend) are charged $2.00 per student and $2.00 per adult supervisor. The students must arrive as a group and not individually.
      See you at the fair!

  4. Mackenzie September 24, 2011 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Out daughter is in the baby contest, do one of the parents get in free as she is entered in an event?

    • Markham Fair September 24, 2011 at 2:05 am - Reply

      The baby contest doesn’t give out free passes, sorry. But you will have the adoration of friends and family and the attention of many photographers! There are also some pretty nice gifts and prizes. Did you read the article by Rogers Gardham about the baby contest? Good luck and see you at the fair!

  5. Dianne September 25, 2011 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    First time visitors to the Markham fair. We would like to bring our grandsons to the monster trucks on Thursday. What is the cost of the tickets? Do we pay admission into the fairgrounds and into the monster trucks?

    • Markham Fair September 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      Dianne, Thanks for your questions/comments. The admission price into the grounds includes access to all the main events on the track and throughout the grounds. Monster trucks on Thursday, tractor pull and Superdogs on Friday, demo derby on Saturday. Have fun!

  6. M September 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    If i’m planning to come on the weekend, can i just buy admission tickets at the door or do i need to buy them in advance?
    And do you have a link for a schedule of times of each show/location?
    Does the admission fee pay for All the shows ie. dirt bike, monster trucks?

    • Markham Fair September 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Juan, Thanks for your comment/question. Yes you can buy your admission tickets at the door. Admission includes all events inside the gate, except the midway of course.

  7. kazumi July 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Hi again,
    Also is the the road from entrance to the craft buildings paved ? (for wheel chairs and walkers )
    Thanks again

    • Markham Fair September 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      Our property was developed in the late 1970’s and although much of the grounds are paved, we do not necessarily conform to the accessibility expectations of our current times. We make every effort to welcome and accommodate people with all abilities and in time, we do expect our grounds to be fully accessible.

      To be specific with your question, there is continuous pavement from the main gate to the Homecraft Building.

  8. Grace August 13, 2012 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Will a colouring page be available this year for the elementary children to colour and get into the fair free? (I think this was usually sponsored by Tim Horton’s???)

    • Markham Fair September 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Grace, Thanks for your comment/question. The colouring poster will be available at surrounding Tim Horton’s and distributed to some local schools.

  9. Ivy August 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm - Reply


    This is our first time visiting the fair. I am planning to bring in a group of school children from the age of 15months to 6 years old to the fair on either Thursday or Friday. We are not part of Elementary School groups or ESL, therefore, will the admission fee still be charge as $2.00 per adult and $2.00 per child from 4 years old and above?

    • Markham Fair August 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm - Reply

      Ivy, Thanks for your comment/question. If you are a school group arriving in a school bus on Thursday or Friday, then the School Group rate would apply. Otherwise it will be $15 per adult and $2 per child under 12 years of age. Hope this helps? See you at the Fair!

  10. Joan September 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I have a child with Autism, Would he fall under the disabled child cost. Or how much would he be to get in?

    • Markham Fair September 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the comment Joan, Special Needs and their Caregiver are free.

  11. Andrew September 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    What is the age range for people considered to be a senior at the admission, please?

    • Markham Fair September 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      Andrew, thanks for your comment/question. Senior admission rate applies to people 60+. See you at the fair!

  12. Donna September 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    I am a home educator. Do the school rates apply for home educators and their students? If so, how do we enter the fair?

    • Markham Fair September 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your comment Donna. Yes they should get in as a School Group if they come during school hours on Thursday and Friday. As to how they will do this; have them go to the ticket windows and ask the supervisor and tell her they are home schooled. The Supervisor will know she should let them in as a school group. Make sure it is the main ticket building (East entrance) and not the one by McCowan Rd.

  13. Lee September 11, 2013 at 4:12 am - Reply

    We are thinking of doing Markham Fair for our teen’s birthday on Saturday. Can we apply for a group rate for the admissions and wristbands if we buy them for all the guests in advance?

    • Markham Fair September 18, 2013 at 10:27 am - Reply

      Hi Lee, What a great way to spend a birthday! Remember the group rate form needs to be completed by September 20. Ride-All-Day midway passes need to be purchased before the fair starts, and can be purchase online or from our local retailers or at the fair office. Hope your teen has a great birthday celebration!

  14. Bekki September 27, 2015 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Hi – what is your policy about readmission if I leave the fair grounds but want to come back later on the same day (for example, to come saturday morning for a few hours but return later for the derby)

    • Markham Fair September 28, 2015 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      Hi Bekki, It is possible to re-enter on the same day. Some conditions may apply. See the gate staff before leaving.

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