For a complete list of events during the fair visit our schedule of events program page.

Fair Dates:

September 28, 29, 30, October 1,  2017

September 14, 2017 is the closing date for entry forms, except where otherwise noted for a specific Section.

September 26, 2017 is the date most Homecraft and Agricultural exhibits are brought to the fair, except section 9, 10 and 12 which are brought in on September 23, 2016.


What to See or Do During the Fair?

Thursday

Official Opening, Demolition Derby, Holstein Show,  HorsePower Live, Fireworks Display

Friday

Tractor and Truck Pull, Light Horse Show, Giant Screen Video Dance, Teen Talent Show, President’s Choice Super Dogs, Two for the Show, HorsePower Live, Fireworks Display

Saturday

Heavy Horse Show, Light Horses & Ponies Show, Six Horse Hitch, Old Tyme Fiddle Contest, RAM Rodeo Tour, Music by James Barker Band with Leah Daniels, Heavy Horse Pull Competition,  Fireworks Display

Sunday

Ontario Extreme Cowboy Demonstration, Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull, Spelling Bee, Meet & Greet with Paw Patrol, Markham Fair Chef Challenge, RAM Rodeo TourMotorsports Mania Monster Truck Show Featuring Black Stallion, Higher Education and Overkill Evolution Monster Trucks.

Appearing Daily

Wonderful Wandering Entertainers throughout the grounds including Doug The Great, Silver Elvis, Trulee Odd Show, Kobbler Jay, Hitmen Drumline. Plus… Newborn Farm Animals at Old MacDonald’s Farm, Mooonica the Cow, Face Painting, Live Country & Rock Bands, Concert Bands, Camel and Pony Rides, Agriculture and Homecraft Displays and Demonstrations including Woodcarving, Licensed Entertainment at Wine and Beer Tents, Midway by World’s Finest Shows, Monster Truck Rides and Faircrow’ s Farm Park. Fabulous Food , Commercial Concessions , Master Gardeners of Ontario, Agri-Food Tent with local food cooking demonstrations and hands on activities.  Fireworks after dusk.


Markham Fair is Canada’s largest 4-day fall fair with many entertaining and educational events for all ages. It is always held on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Help us keep our annual tradition going, bring your family and friends and enjoy our “rural heritage”. Located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. (see map) Free Parking. There’s plenty more happening during the Markham Fair, check out the complete Event List.Got a question? Send us an e-mail or complete the Contact Form online. We want to hear from you and we’ll get back to you quickly.