Homecrafts Section 12: School Children Contests at the Markham Fair

Is your child looking for something to do at home this summer? Why not have them create an exhibit to enter into the Markham Fair on October 3 to 6 this year? The Homecrafts competition devised Section 12 just for school children, and they can create something from many categories, including painting, drawing, writing, and [...]

2019-08-30T08:35:10-04:00August 12th, 2019|Awards, Competitions, Markham Community|0 Comments

Interview: Meghan’s Ribbon Quilt by Stefy Desouza

Last Monday, our team had the opportunity to interview Meghan, her mother Heather, as well as the quilter Stefy Desouza about a beautifully woven ribbon quilt. Heather had Stefy make the quilt as a graduation present for Meghan. Meghan has participated in many events held here on the Markham Fairgrounds, one being the EastGen competition [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:12-05:00July 20th, 2018|Awards, Historical, Markham Community|0 Comments

Markham Fair and Caledonia Fair tied for Fair of the Year

Markham Fair and Caledonia Fair tied for "Fair of the Year" for 2017 at Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies convention in Toronto! Thank you to all our volunteers, visitors, vendors, entertainers and exhibitors who help make our fair even better!  Presenting the Award for Best Fair of 2017 from Worlds Finest Shows, Stacey Jamieson, Markham [...]

2018-02-27T09:02:25-05:00February 27th, 2018|Awards, Midway|0 Comments

Markham Fair Receives First Place in the Best Theme Float

City of Markham celebrated contributions to the community with an awards presentation in council chambers last night. Mayor Frank Scarpitti announced the importance of the volunteer efforts from the parade organizing committee as well as the local businesses and not-for-profit groups. Each year the parade grows a little more in number of floats. The annual [...]

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 [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:13-05:00December 3rd, 2015|Agri-Food, Awards, Markham Community|0 Comments

Be a Markham Fair Ambassador

Ambassador Contest at Markham Fair How would you like an opportunity to serve your community, win great prizes and have lots of fun? As the Markham Fair Ambassador, you will represent the Markham Fair during the four days of fair and at community events throughout the year. You will also enjoy a two-night [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:23-05:00September 23rd, 2013|Ambassador, Awards, Competitions, Markham Community|0 Comments

2013 OAAS Photo Competition Winners

Congratulations to our Markham Fair Photography Volunteers.  We placed in several categories at this year’s OAAS convention.  Competing against entries from fairs all across Ontario, we placed one 1st and 2nd, 4th and three 5th places.  All entries were in the digital categories.  A total of 17 entries were submitted last December to be [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:25-05:00February 20th, 2013|Awards, Competitions|0 Comments

Reserve Champion Quilt – Machine Class OAAS 2013

Congratulations to Jean Stephens of Markham who won grand champion reserve for her entry in the  Machine Quilted class at the OAAS Convention on February 15, 2013. Each local fair is entitled to send only one Grand Champion Machine-Quilted Quilt/Wall Hanging, judged best of show of all eligible machine quilted Quilt/Wall Hangings to [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:25-05:00February 20th, 2013|Awards, Competitions, Markham Community|0 Comments

2 Dimensional Fair Poster – Commercial

Professionally Designed and Made Markham Fair's entry took third place at this year's Ontario Association Agricultural Society convention at the Royal York.  The poster was created for the 2012 Markham Fair. Entry Rules: 1. "Promoting Your Fair", with name and date of fair clearly shown. 2. Limited to one entry per Agricultural Society. [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:25-05:00February 20th, 2013|Awards, Competitions|0 Comments

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 17, 2020, 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.