By Janice Lee
Markham Fair is considered the largest four day fall fair in Canada, but when it comes to seeing and doing things at the Markham Fair, you will often find they come in threes. To begin with, deciding on a night to go to the Fair, well there are fireworks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, no worries! You want to see farm animals; you can visit Old MacDonald’s Barn, the Pet and Poultry building, and the Livestock Arena. Trying to see some shows involving horses or cows being shown, there is the horse ring, the Livestock ring, and for antique farming equipment, be sure to get to the Special Displays ring. And remember with horses, at Markham Fair we have the heavy horse show, the light horse show, and new this year, the miniature horse show. While trying to grab a bite to eat, be sure to stop by the two indoor concession buildings, the outdoor concession space, and on the weekend, the ever so talented Craft Pavilion. Be sure to get up the courage to meet and greet with Markham Fair’s very own Faircrow, or our team of Ambassadors (there is three of them!), and mark in your calendars Sunday, because Dora the Explorer and Kai-Lan will be at the Markham Fair. Seeking to be entertained, take a look into the Children’s Entertainment Tent, or the Crow’s Corral, and if you are bundled up for the autumn weather, be sure to swing by the Outdoor Stage. Needing a break from walking, why not take a ride on a pony, or a monster truck, or an elephant! Be sure to wander through the Homecraft and General Exhibits Buildings to see if your entries or anyone you know placed with art, home-baked goods, or flower arrangements. If you attend the Markham Fair on the Sunday, you will be amazed by the calibre of spelling at the Spelling Bee, and these children are from grades four, five, and six.
Please remember, there are some great savings too! You can buy an All Day Ride Pass for the World’s Finest Shows, there is free parking at the Markham Fairgrounds, and be sure to look out for $2 off coupons of adult admission! Of course at the Markham Fair there is a lot more going on that cannot be counted in threes, and be sure to get out to be at the 2011 Markham Fair!