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.



Enjoy the Tastes and Flavours at Harvest Moon Festival

Celebrate the summer season with the tastes and flavours of our city and surrounding area.  Eat, drink and enjoy locally grown and expertly prepared food, craft brew, and VQA wines.  Enjoy a summer afternoon and evening at the Harvest Moon festival, with live entertainment and a fun, festive mood.

An area of the fairgrounds will awaken […]

National CAFE Award 2015

“Epic”, “Best Ever” and “Top Notch”: these were some of the comments received to describe the 2015 CAFE Convention which was held November 19-21 in Niagara Falls. With over 200 delegates, an ideal setting, and an inspiring line up of speakers, it seemed that the planets were in alignment to provide delegates with a memorable […]

December 3rd, 2015|Agri-Food, Awards, Markham Community|0 Comments

Harvest Moon – postponed until 2016

This event will bring together local wineries and local breweries – and their award-winning products – and attendees will have the opportunity to sample them! Additionally, many local restaurants and food trucks will be providing sample-sized, and full-sized meals that you may enjoy with your beverage samples!

Dairy Farm Open House

This year is Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s 50th Anniversary, and as part of their Celebrations, dairy farmers across the province are opening their farms to the public for Open Farm Days. John and Debbie Phillips have generously offered to be our hosts in this area. We’re inviting our community, especially our urban neighbours, to visit […]

June 7th, 2015|Agri-Food, Markham Community|0 Comments

Thank You For A Wonderful Fair 2014

The Markham Fair Board of Directors, on behalf of the staff and hundreds of volunteers, would like to thank everyone involved, for another successful year at Markham Fair. We are especially grateful to our fair visitors for attending, our exhibitors for displaying their animals and handicrafts, our sponsors for supporting the fair financially, our concession […]

October 9th, 2014|Agri-Food, Attractions, Markham Community|0 Comments

The Road to the Royal Chef Challenge at Markham Fair

Some of Markham’s finest restaurants compete head-to-head at the Markham fair this Sunday for a chance to showcase their skills at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this November.

The Markham Fair was chosen as one of the six fairs from across Ontario to serve as host venues for qualifying local restaurant chefs.  The Chefs will be […]

October 1st, 2014|Agri-Food, Competitions|0 Comments

Community Garden Celebrates First Year

On September 13th, the Markham fair’s community gardeners got together to celebrate their accomplishments this season and a successful first year for the garden! The rain did put a bit of a damper on the festivities, but a slight change of venue to inside rather than out at the garden solved the problem. With refreshments […]

September 14th, 2014|Agri-Food, Education, Markham Community|0 Comments

Community Gardener On Site at Markham Fair

Where does our food originate?
We’ve created another initiative to engage the children of our community, educating them about gardening and the origin of our food.

In mid-May, our community gardener is available to visit local schools, and especially kindergarten and grade one classes, to discuss back-yard horticulture, gardening, and the benefits of growing local food.  Our […]

May 9th, 2014|Agri-Food, Education, Markham Community|0 Comments

Community Garden Space at Markham Fair

Markham Fair is pleased to announce an exciting, new initiative benefiting our community!

As we celebrate and promote agriculture at our annual fair, we are also educating our community about our food supply, sustainability, and creating awareness of our rural heritage.  Beginning this planting season, we have created a community garden space on our grounds.  Members […]

May 8th, 2014|Agri-Food, Education, Markham Community|0 Comments

Farm to Table Exhibit

Markham Museum is featuring an exhibit which explores the technology surrounding the growth, processing and preserving of food, as well as social changes and attitudes to food.

Many of the Contributors to this exhibit have been long time residents of Markham and involved with the Markham Fair.  Markham Fair’s vision is to be a vibrant community […]