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YMCA Summer Camp on the Markham Fairgrounds

Since 2014, the Markham Fairgrounds has hosted a summer camp run by the YMCA. The YMCA Camp allows parents to send their children to an active and engaging program that instills positive and productive values in their child. The camp is located on the Markham Fairgrounds, allowing children to fully utilize the 104 acres of [...]

2018-08-24T14:58:02+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Education, Markham Community, Summer Camp|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 [...]

2017-10-04T23:49:38+00:00October 4th, 2017|Competitions, Education, 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 [...]

2017-07-19T13:01:05+00:00July 19th, 2017|Competitions, Education, Livestock|0 Comments

Lend-A-Hand Success Week One

Markham Fair's Lend-a-Hand Team is out visiting schools in York Region. In this first week we visited with 5 schools.  Isabella, Christie and Cianna have been delivering an amazing program to the delight of students and teachers alike. The biggest success this week was interacting with the students and hearing them come up with ideas [...]

School Assemblies and In-Class Workshops – Lend-a-Hand Initiative

Lend a Hand - Youth Inspired We welcome your reservation here for a "Lend a Hand" school assembly or in-class workshop, to be held at your school. We have availability throughout May and June of 2016, based on a first-come, first-served basis. Each school assembly will be high-energy with music and presentation equipment. [...]

Educational Opportunities For Our Urban Neighbours

Markham Fair has been a community tradition since 1844. For generations we have been celebrating and promoting agriculture, and now more importantly than ever before, we are providing important educational opportunities for our urban neighbours to learn about the origin of our food supply and the sustainability of our planet! We have invited all of [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:14+00:00September 8th, 2015|Education, Markham Community|0 Comments

Community Garden Celebrates First Year

Community Garden Party at Markham Fair - Ribbon cutting ceremony. 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 [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:19+00:00September 14th, 2014|Agri-Food, Education, Markham Community|0 Comments

Kids “digging in” to be a part of the Markham Fair!

see how their seeds are progressing during the summer through pictures and updates As fair time is fast approaching, the Markham Fair is getting primary school students involved in preparing our fair grounds for the fall! From May 20-23, Markham Fair staff is visiting 3 local elementary schools (Fraklin Street, Black Walnut, and [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:20+00:00May 20th, 2014|Education, Garden, 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. Pumpkins on display at Markham Fair In mid-May, our community gardener is available to visit local schools, and especially kindergarten and grade one classes, to discuss back-yard [...]

Community Garden Space at Markham Fair

Markham Fair is pleased to announce an exciting, new initiative benefiting our community! To ensure that you get a pretty white head of cauliflower like this one, you may need to pull the leaves up over the head and tie them together to shade, or blanch, it. As we celebrate and promote agriculture [...]

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.