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.



Thank You from the Board

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

October 4th, 2011|Attractions, Competitions, Historical|0 Comments

Welcome Tom Brown, CTV News!

Markham Fair is pleased to welcome Tom Brown of CTV Toronto
to the Fair today.  Tom will be onsite to
see for himself the terrific exhibition now under way.  Tom Brown, a member of the CTV News at 6
team, is no stranger to Markham Fair.  He
has broadcast from the Fair in the past and is known to […]

September 30th, 2011|Attractions|0 Comments

Meet & Greet with Jordan Clark

Friday, 6:30pm Entertainment Tent Meet & Greet with Jordan Clark
Season 4 Winner from So You Think You Can Dance Canada.  Jordan Clark, 19,
of Tottenham, ON is a contemporary dancer, and was believed to be a
front-runner in the ten week competition.  She was announced the winner
September 11th, after over 1.6 million votes were cast!

September 30th, 2011|Attractions|0 Comments

Live From Markham Fair

CityTV’s Breakfast Television broadcasts live from Markham Fair on Thursday September 29, 2011. The lovely Jennifer Valentyne and her crew will be visiting the Markham Fair grounds on Thursday just before the opening of the 167th edition of the Markham Fair. Markham Fair is an annual tradition of a celebration of agriculture, competitions, midway rides, […]

September 27th, 2011|Attractions|0 Comments

The Last Race

Friends of the Markham Fair will remember fondly the thrill and excitement of the annual harness races, a tradition that dates back decades. Large crowds would eagerly anticipate each race, scrutinize every stride, and applaud enthusiastically as the winners were declared.  But in an era of organized lotteries, provincially-sanctioned casinos, and the countless online gaming […]

September 7th, 2011|Attractions|4 Comments

What Can We Say? It’s Fun Here!

By Luanne Donahoe

Think back to the days when you were a kid going to the Markham Fair – what do you think of? It is different for everyone of course! I still recall the days when the Fair was located at Highway 7 & 48 at the old arena (today?s Markham Arena). What great memories […]

September 6th, 2011|Attractions, Historical|0 Comments

Now, on the count of three, Markham Fair

By Janice Lee
Markham Fair is considered the largest four day fall fair in Canada, but when it comes to seeing and doing things at the Markham Fair, you will often find they come in threes. To begin with, deciding on a night to go to the Fair, well there are fireworks on Thursday, Friday, and […]

September 6th, 2011|Attractions, Competitions|0 Comments

A Walk Down Memory Lane

By T. Rogers Gardham (Past President 1977)

“It?s just a little street, where old friends meet” is the opening line of a golden oldie, but it could just as easily describe a walk around Markham Fairgrounds.
When the directors of The Markham and East York Agricultural Society, the private corporate body which owns and operates Markham Fair, […]

September 6th, 2011|Attractions, Historical|0 Comments

The Soundtrack of Markham Fair

By Janice Lee

For every moment of the Markham Fair there can be a musical element defining that sight, noise, or smell you are experiencing. Let us take it day by day and I am sure you will hear how the Markham Fair has rhythm as soon as you enter its gates! I am hoping I […]

September 5th, 2011|Attractions|0 Comments

The Great Lengths that Markham Fair Takes

By Janice Lee

Since the very beginning Markham Fair has sought out competition. Looking closer at some of Markham Fair’s competitions, you can begin to see the distance individuals will literally go to take on some of their competitors.

All of the pulls that take place at the Markham Fair have people competing with motorized vehicles or […]

September 5th, 2011|Attractions, Competitions|0 Comments