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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+00:00July 20th, 2018|Awards, Historical, Markham Community|0 Comments

Farm to Table Exhibit

Markham Fair Prize List from 1961 Markham Museum is featuring an exhibit which explores the technology surrounding the growth, processing and preserving of food, as well as social changes and attitudes to food. Many of the Contributors to this exhibit have been long time residents of Markham and involved with the Markham Fair.  [...]

An Ongoing Educational Tradition

Student Artwork on display at the Markham Fair Fall Programming and Trip Planning The 2014 Markham Fair held October 2 to 5 on the grounds at the North East corner of McCowan Road and Elgin Mills Road this year will be focused on the educational aspects of its program whilst adhering to its [...]

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

  In 2012 Commonwealth countries will commemorate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne.  The diamond Jubilee provides an opportunity to celebrate and honour Her Majesty’s six decades of service and dedication of Canadians, as Queen of Canada, and all citizens of the Commonwealth. The Diamond Jubilee [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:30+00:00March 19th, 2012|Historical, Markham Community|0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:31+00:00October 4th, 2011|Attractions, Competitions, Historical|0 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). [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:32+00:00September 6th, 2011|Attractions, Historical|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 [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:32+00:00September 6th, 2011|Attractions, Historical|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 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.