Markham Fair 2022: September 29 - October 2, 2022

Sheldon Universe  – Daily Shows

2:30 pm
4:00 pm


Sheldon De Souza, professionally known as Sheldon Universe is an independent singer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and show creator from Mississauga/Toronto.  He grew up in St. Michael’s Choir School, played drums in his family band and eventually would join Humber College to pursue a career as a touring session drummer and jazz pianist. He would eventually land a gig on cruise ships leading to tours with international grammy and juno winning artists. After returning to Toronto he took up Audio Engineering with Trebas Institute and found himself carving his way into music production and artist development. Since then, he has been songwriting and collaborating with major multi-platinum hit writers while networking in the music industry. As an original artist he has released songs on radio and featured in all Roots clothing stores.

Some fun facts: Sheldon has performed as Michael Jackson in a tribute, played drums for the Toronto Raptors, featured on CBC, YTV, Tedx Talk, worked in youth prisons, persons with disabilities, first nations communities in the Arctic circle. and taught workshops in dance studios, including being a resident guest artist at Unionville High School.


Mini Chuckwagon Races – Daily Shows

10:30 am
1:00 pm

3:30 pm

Mini Chuckwagons:  Watch mini horses race in a scaled-down version of four-horse hitch wagon racing.

Roman Chariots: Gladiators dressed in Roman attire will ride open-wheeled chariots just like days of old.

Mini Chuckwagon Races – Daily Shows

11:00 am
1:30 pm

4:00 pm

Mini Chuckwagons:  Watch mini horses race in a scaled-down version of four-horse hitch wagon racing.

Roman Chariots: Gladiators dressed in Roman attire will ride open-wheeled chariots just like days of old.

Sheldon Universe  – Daily Shows

2:30 pm
4:00 pm


Sheldon De Souza, professionally known as Sheldon Universe is an independent singer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and show creator from Mississauga/Toronto.  He grew up in St. Michael’s Choir School, played drums in his family band and eventually would join Humber College to pursue a career as a touring session drummer and jazz pianist. He would eventually land a gig on cruise ships leading to tours with international grammy and juno winning artists. After returning to Toronto he took up Audio Engineering with Trebas Institute and found himself carving his way into music production and artist development. Since then, he has been songwriting and collaborating with major multi-platinum hit writers while networking in the music industry. As an original artist he has released songs on radio and featured in all Roots clothing stores.

Some fun facts: Sheldon has performed as Michael Jackson in a tribute, played drums for the Toronto Raptors, featured on CBC, YTV, Tedx Talk, worked in youth prisons, persons with disabilities, first nations communities in the Arctic circle. and taught workshops in dance studios, including being a resident guest artist at Unionville High School.


The Great Canadian Fiddle Show

The Great Canadian Fiddle Show preserves and celebrates Canada’s rich musical heritage through traditional  fiddling and step dancing.  Visiting the breadth of Canada’s diverse regional styles, the show captivates audiences with energy and mastery. 

The Great Canadian Fiddle Show is an energetic show celebrating Canadian fiddle music and step dance. Bringing the audience on a journey across Canada, playing some of the most popular regional styles of our nation. They are Canada’s Kitchen Party!

Markham Concert Band

The Markham Concert Band has been in continuous operation since 1978, and is one of Canada’s largest and longest-established concert bands.

SDSS Wind Symphony

MDHS Wind Symphony

James Mabee

Acoustic Covers from Markham’s Very Own James Mabee

MOTUS O Dance Theatre – Daily Shows

10:00 am
11:00 am
2:00 pm
3:30 pm
5:30 pm
7:00 pm

Four distinct fair / festival shows are 15 – 20 minutes in length in the medium of physical theatre which combines spoken word, dance, music, and song. These original works are available for presentation in MOTUS O’s Round Tent. Currently MOTUS O has 4 offerings for fairs and festivals. These include A Fair Tale, Animal Tales, From Hand to Plough, and From Fair & Wide, O Canada.

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