COVID-19 Update – May 26, 2020
The 2020 Markham Fair which is held the weekend before Thanksgiving has been cancelled for this year. In responding to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Markham Fair’s Board of Directors has decided to postpone all Markham Fair events and meetings at the fairgrounds.
Our event facilities will re-open to the public on June 4, 2020. We are taking bookings for future events. We are opening with safety guidelines in place. With the facilities meeting all provincial guidelines (curb side entrance, limited number of shoppers allowed in) we will open to the public.
As a gathering place for our community, Markham Fair is committed to supporting the health and safety of our guests as well as the volunteers and employees who support Markham Fair’s community events. In order to maintain safe distancing during sales events, we will have floor markings, hand sanitizer, dedicated entrance and exits and other measures in effect. We will NOT be opening our washrooms to the public. We don’t know how long restrictions on mass gatherings will continue, which may have a significant economic impact for us. It will also affect community vitality, civic engagement and community development, particularly in our rural economy.
We are continuing to work on our plans for the 177th Markham Fair in October 2021. We are taking the current Covid-19 pandemic very seriously and continue to monitor the daily influx of breaking information. Our office staff are working remotely from home. Please call us at 905-642-3247 or use our contact form. Our Board of Directors and Executive have continued to meet through video conference and will continue to do so as needed going forward. We are a strong, 176 year old organization and will survive this together! Keep checking here for updates, we will get through this together.
Please take care, continue to practice social distancing and follow the health department guidelines so we can flatten the curve of COVID-19 and then we can get back to what we do best, plan and have amazing events at the Markham Fairgrounds supporting our community.