President’s Message

President’s Message2018-12-04T14:50:11+00:00
Doug van Wolde – President of Markham Fair, 2018

Doug van Wolde – President of Markham Fair, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Markham Fair. Thank you for reading the prize book. Competing at Markham Fair has been an annual tradition for over 174 years. We hope you will find a section that interests you in order to enter your homecraft or livestock items .

In addition to the competitions, our fall fair is a gathering place to connect with friends and family. It is a place where we learn about new ideas. It is how we improve ourselves individually and as a community.

This year’s theme is “Old Days, New Ways”. There’s no doubt about the importance of agriculture from our past and present. It would be impossible to live without it. Technology is helping to change the way we do almost everything. The first Google smartphone for example is only 10 years old. Many of these new technologies are helping fairs to contribute towards the education of our fair visitors about food production in our community. New ways are also being developed to help us in the care of animals and the care of our environment.

Our fair has lots of moving parts. Volunteers, Board, Staff, Exhibitors, Vendors and Visitors. No one does this alone. We all work as a team. Thank you to all. This couldn’t happen without you!

There is so much to see at Markham Fair; entertainment, livestock exhibits, amazing works of art in the Homecraft and General Exhibits buildings. Try some delicious food. Experience the midway. Life is about stories and the fair is part of many past and future great ones.

We invite you to visit with us at Markham Fair and have fun. On behalf of the Board of Directors we look forward to seeing you this fall!


Doug van Wolde – President of Markham Fair, 2018

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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.