If your question is still not answered on this page, please contact the fair office by phone at 905-642-3247.
There are some part-time and full-time volunteer positions available. Check the committee list for an area that interests you. The chairperson’s name and phone number are listed for each of the 70 committees. We recommend that you contact the chairperson directly. The chairperson will be able to advise you on how to proceed if there is a position available. For more information about our Human Resources check out the link to HR.
There are two ATM’s in the link between building #1 and building #2. There is also an ATM machine between building #3 and building #4. The third location for ATM’s is near the washrooms in the General Exhibits building. Check out the map here.(PDF opens in a new window)
The Markham Fair takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving. It starts on Thursday at 9:00 AM and runs through to Sunday at 6:00 PM.
The Markham Fair opens the gates at 9:00 AM and admits no one past 10:00 PM. The exhibit buildings are open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Most of the evening events are finished by midnight. The entire Fair closes at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission for adults is $20. Children 12 and under are $5. Check out our complete Admissions page.
The Markham Fair is wheelchair accessible and we have free chairs available for use during the fair. You can pick up your chair from either of the two information booths, located north of the racetrack judging tower or just inside the main gates at the East entrance.
There are many contests and competitions at the fair. Please contact the fair office to obtain a prize book or visit this site to locate the categories, which interest you. Fill out the entry form and submit it by the deadline. Don’t forget to read the Rules and Regulations.
Contact names & numbers for: • Baby Contest (Janice Lee 416-9310) – entry form can be downloaded and printed – go to home page & click on “Baby Contest” under the Visitors heading. • Spelling Bee (Cathy Lee 905-294-3179) • Pet Show (Janice Lee 416-931-4310) • Teen Talent Contest (Cathy Lee 905- 294-3179)
A full list of events is available at events. Visit the site after August 15 for a complete program schedule.
Ride-All-Day passes will be available for $35 only when purchased in advance at select local retail outlets or online. They are available from the middle of August to the day before the fair, ONLY at these locations: (while supplies last)
Home Hardware 5762 Hwy 7, Markham
Schell Home Building Centre 33 Edward Street, Stouffville
Markham Fair Office (near the flag pole) 10801 McCowan Road, Markham
Yes, there are two farms selling a wide variety of locally grown produce.
Just about every attraction or activity is included in your gate admission. This includes, Monster Truck shows, Demo Derby, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Live Bands, Horse Pull, Magicians, Jugglers and other Performers, Animal displays and shows, Livestock and Homecraft Exhibits and much more. Some activities are not included and must be paid to the provider of the midway rides and Monster Truck rides and Pony rides. You may also purchase a variety of items from our Vendors including food and beverages.
Dogs are not permitted on the grounds unless participating in the Agility Competitions or in the Children’s Pet Show on Friday afternoon. Dogs will be admitted a half-hour before your event. Service animals are allowed on the parts of our premises that are open to the public. Service animals required to assist Ontarians with disabilities are accepted.
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