Planning is underway for the 2022 Markham Fair - September 29 - October 2, 2022


Curriculum Resource Planner

The program is designed to help teachers plan for the upcoming year through science and social studies strands.

Save Time. This program is developed to reduce the teacher workload by providing a fully planned resource.

Save Money. Low price of admission, $2 per student and $2 per chaperone.

Welcome Letter

Teachers: Remember to plan an activity or scavenger hunt for your students to do and see at the Markham Fair. This will give them a focus for the day, and will allow you to cover curriculum content while you are there.

On the day of the Fair students should have:

  • Appropriate clothing for the weather
  • Packed lunch
  • Pencil
  • Assignment
  • Group

Teachers you should provide each volunteer with a:

  • group list of students
  • name tag with school on it
  • map of fairgrounds
  • schedule of the days events
  • Meeting place and time. (ex. Entrance to the Entertainment Tent at 2 pm) We will proceed to buses when we know everyone is accounted for.

Teachers please instruct your students and parents that anyone walking around the fair wearing a Yellow Markham Fair Jacket and or Director, or Committee ribbons are Markham Fair Volunteers, and if they need anything these are the people to talk too.

Lost Children’s Trailer is located just inside the main gates. If any students should get separated from the group, this is the place to be reunited with them.

Thank you for participating in the Fair. We Hope everyone has a great time at the Markham Fair.

Michelle Hulshof and Amanda King
Curriculum Chairs

Markham Fair would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your students to attend the 2019 Markham Fair. Each year, this local fair takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, approximately 100 schools participate and attend the fair annually. This year the Fair will take place October 3rd 4th, 5th, and 6th.

This inexpensive field trip provides your students an opportunity to explore, learn, and experience Canadian agriculture up close. There is no booking ahead and the cost is only $2 per person.

Markham Fair is a cross-curricular learning experience, including, but not exclusively:

NEW Health Curriculum

  • Making Healthy Choices
  • Making Connections to Healthy Living
  • Personal Safety and Injury Prevention

Science and Technology Curriculum

  • Life Cycles
  • Habitats
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Diversity of Living Things
  • Interactions of Ecosystems

Social Studies Curriculum

  • Urban and Rural Communities
  • Early Settlers
  • Map Reading
  • Traditions and Celebrations
  • Community and Community Helpers

The Arts

  • Critical Analysis and Appreciation of various mediums
  • School Children’s Art competition (see Prize Book)

Looking forward to seeing you at this year`s Markham Fair.

Download the Teacher’s Information Package (PDF, 88KB)

Field Trip Planner

Plan your Fall 2019 visit. Download the Field Trip Planner.

Download the Teacher’s Information Package (PDF, 88KB)

Enhance your curriculum by bringing your class out to experience firsthand learning at the Markham Fair.

Download and Print the activity sheets:

Download and Print the Educational Scavenger Hunt:

Tool Kit

Farm Creativity Contest & Agriculture Awareness Toolkit

Attention Teachers – Submit a class set of postcards for a chance to win a computer for your classroom and a set of classroom resources.

For more information see Farm Creativity Contest at

All About Food

All About Food: Exploring Canada’s Food System is an educational resource geared towards grades 9-12. The All About Food book presents factual information on ‘hot topics’ in agriculture such as food waste, biotechnology and career opportunities.

Hard copies of the French and English resources can be ordered by visiting the website of your respective provincial Agriculture in the Classroom.

A companion website,, extends learning with links to videos, interactive games, and industry websites. Student learning is framed through inquiry questions which promote critical thinking about the variety of topics.

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OAFE newsletter for teachers

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Update #62, ” Saving Our Environment – Preserving our Future”

Everything we use, including our bodies, is derived one way or another from the earth. That is why it is important to protect all these things by protecting the earth. Ecology is the relationship of living things to each other and to everything in their surroundings. The activities provided in this newsletter are designed to meet the expectations from the curriculum in Science and Technology, 2007, Revised; Social Studies, Grades 1-6; History and Geography, Grades 7-8; Health and Physical Education, 1998.

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