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 15, 2016, 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.

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2018 Markham Fair Theme: Old Days, New Ways

Each year we introduce a new theme which is used to celebrate our fair, provide marketing interest and give Exhibitors new section challenges.  The goal of the theme is to help define our celebration and provide something specific to rally around.  Ideally the theme is meant to express the look of the fair when people […]

Great Beef Show 2017 Markham Fair

2017 was another great year for beef shows at the Markham Fair. We hosted four successful beef shows. On Saturday we hosted the ‘All Ontario Shorthorn Show’ and the growing ‘Blonde d’Acquitaine Show’. It was exciting to see many young show people in the York and Interclub 4H shows as well as in the breeds’ […]

October 13th, 2017|Competitions, Livestock|0 Comments

St. Augustine CHS 2017 Student Art Competition Winners

At this year’s 2017 Fair, art students of local high schools were invited to showcase their talent in a newly developed exhibition “2017 High School Art Exhibition and Competition”

We invited the Art Department of each high school in Markham and Stouffville to designate a group of artists to create a public work-of-art that will be […]

October 4th, 2017|Competitions, Education, Markham Community|0 Comments

Congratulations 2017 Ambassador Team

A cheque for $2,000 was presented to the Ambassador Team at the Markham Fair this past Thursday.  The 2017 Markham Fair Ambassadors are Olivia Bolender, Rachel Moore and lead Ambassador Laura Empringham who will represent Markham Fair at the CNE in August 2018.  The Ambassador Team will be present at community events such as the […]

Amazing 2017 Markham Fair

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 […]

Participation House Visit with Faircrow

Have you made your entries for the Markham Fair yet? We know that Participation House residents have! Today, Faircrow visited Participation House to check out the arts and crafts that the residents are preparing. Participation house was founded in 1972 to ensure that individuals with physical and developmental disabilities can obtain equal opportunities. The non-profit […]

July 22nd, 2017|Competitions, Markham Community|0 Comments

EastGEn Challenge 2017 at Markham Fair

Last week, the Markham Fairgrounds showcased an exciting event hosted by EastGen. The EastGen Challenge is a two-day event for 4-H members between the ages of 14 to 21 and their dairy heifers (cows). The first day is all about education, fun and preparation for the show on day two. The competition includes a showmanship […]

July 19th, 2017|Competitions, Education, Livestock|0 Comments

2017 Prize Book in PDF Now Available

The Exhibitor sections of the Markham Fair 2017 Prizebook are now online in PDF format.  Download and print to see what’s new in your favourite fair competitions.  All sections are included; Antiques, Art, Christmas Collections, Crafts, Baking & Preserves, Flowers & Plants, Needlecraft, Seniors, Photography, Special Needs, Youth, School Children, Livestock, Crops and Light and […]

April 1st, 2017|Competitions, Prize Book|0 Comments

Thank You For A Wonderful 2016 Fair

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 13th, 2016|Competitions, Markham Community, Midway|0 Comments

The Unique History of Markham Fair’s Contests

In its 172 years of the Markham Fair, visitors of all ages have competed in and watched the many different contests available. Read on to learn some of the history of these contests and how you can register for them!

Retired Contests

These contests were part of Markham Fair for years, but have been retired and replaced […]

August 25th, 2016|Attractions, Competitions|0 Comments