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 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

7 Reasons Why You Should (Definitely) Enter the Markham Fair

Be a part of the Markham Fair this year in a way that is fun, easy, and rewarding in more ways than one! Every year we have Homecraft competitions that ask Fair visitors to enter their homemade goods to compete against one another. The categories include everything from crafts to baking to flower arranging, and […]

August 10th, 2016|Competitions, Markham Community, Prize Book|0 Comments

Markham Fair Awarded Grand Champion in Photography Competition

Each year the Association of Agricultural Societies meet at the Royal York hotel for a convention.  Delegates from over 230 fairs in Ontario attend seminars and meetings in order to help improve our fairs and present the best we have in each of our communities.  We also bring competition items from each of our home […]

March 27th, 2016|Competitions|0 Comments

Advanced Homecraft Flyer 2016 Ready to Download

Just in time for the March Break!  The Exhibitor sections of the Markham Fair Homecraft Prizebook are now online in PDF format.  Download and print to see what’s new in your favourite fair competitions.  All 12 sections are included; Antiques, Art, Christmas Collections, Crafts, Baking & Preserves, Flowers & Plants, Needlecraft, Seniors, Photography, Special Needs, […]

March 7th, 2016|Competitions, Prize Book|0 Comments

Congratulations 2015 Ambassador Team

After Thursday’s competition, the judges made their decision and the lead Ambassador Ashley De Angelis and Team consisting of Caitlin Wagg and Katie Sweeney were chosen for the 2015 Markham Fair.

They performed their duties admirably during the fair handing out event programs at the gates, visiting with school children (posing for photos), handing out ribbons […]

October 7th, 2015|Ambassador, Competitions, Markham Community|0 Comments

Keeping in Touch!

From time to time throughout the fair we may have some last minute changes to schedules or special announcements due to changing weather conditions.  Please stay in touch with us by checking out our Facebook Page (and be sure to “like” us!) or by following us on Twitter.  You might also tweet #markhamfair and let […]

Homecraft, Vegetables and Small Livestock Contest Closing Soon

The competition for display items in the Homecraft, General Exhibits and Poultry buildings will be coming to a close soon.  Entry forms for most competitions must be in the Markham Fair office by 8PM on Thursday, September 17, 2015.

If you need any help filling out your entry form, come down to the office.  One of […]

September 15th, 2015|Competitions, Homecoming Theme, Prize Book|0 Comments

Digital Format Embraced at Markham Fair Photo Competition

When digital cameras first started being used by the general public, the image quality was poor by today’s standards. However it was new and exciting! Many of our exhibitors started using the new digital cameras. Typically the image was captured on the digital device and then printed at home using a personal computer and an […]

September 2nd, 2015|Competitions|0 Comments

Attention March Breakers all 2015 Homecraft Sections have been posted!

Get a head start on your competition during March Break, Homecraft Sections 1-12 in PDF files have been added to our website for the 2015 year! Close your books and open your mind to creativity by perusing through the possible classes to enter. Sections include Antiques, Art, Christmas, Crafts, Baking and Preserves, Flowers and Plants, […]