Summer is in full swing at the Markham Fairgrounds and we’re busier than ever! Throughout the summer, the Markham Fair works hard to serve the community through various events, sales, and opportunities right here at the Fairgrounds. Whether you love eating, gardening, shopping, or dancing, there is always something to enjoy here in the summertime!
Harvest Moon Food & Drink Festival
Throughout the year, The Markham Fair loves to celebrate local farmers and food producers. On August 18, 2016, everyone can enjoy the tastes of Ontario grown and produced wine, craft beer and restaurants at Harvest Moon. This food and beverage festival is a great opportunity to sample the best from the area, all in one convenient location here at the Markham Fairgrounds. Come out and celebrate the summer season with the tastes and flavours of our city and surrounding area. Note: Must be 19 years of age to attend.
YMCA Day Camp
Since 2014, the YMCA has run a day camp right here at the Fairgrounds! These camps offer many activities such as sports, games, and arts and crafts while promoting environmental sustainability and a sense of community. Campers are also given the opportunity to create a craft that will be entered in the Youth competitions at the Markham Fair this fall!
The Markham Fair Community Garden is flourishing for the third consecutive year. Located at the south-west corner of the property (at McCowan and Elgin Mills), the garden provides a nearby escape from the hustle and bustle of Markham. It gives the community an opportunity to grow fresh produce and meet other gardeners. The garden also has plots designated for crops that will be donated to the Markham Food Bank.
For more information or to get a plot of your own, contact 905-642-FAIR (3247) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming up on July 31-August 1 is the annual Jambana One World Festival. This music festival celebrates Canada’s multicultural communities through performances by world-renowned artists. Come out to dance to Reggae, Salsa, Soca, R&B, World Beat, Asian/South Asian Flavours, and much more. In the words of Jambana’s Executive Producer Denise Jones: “Markham Fairgrounds is our venue and will deliver nothing but good vibes all day long. One World. One Love.”
The final summer festival hosted at the Markham Fairgrounds is Arya Canada’s South Asian music concert . Come enjoy the sounds of South Asian music sensations at the Super Singer Stars Nite and the SPB concert! This event takes place on August 13-14.
Ride for Karen
The Ride for Karen is an annual cycling event that raises money for charities that help people living with cancer and the people who care for them. The cyclists start and finish at the Markham Fairgrounds on August 28, 2016. This year all donations will be used to send kids with cancer to camp.
For more information or to register, visit www.rideforkaren.com.
Some of the most popular summer events at the Markham Fairgrounds are the warehouse sales. Thousands of people stream through the grounds to get a hold of the discounted goods. These sales happen throughout the year, so keep checking our calendar of events for the next sale!
Some of our summer events have already passed. Keep an eye out for these events next summer:
- Coconut Carnival Tamil Festival
- The Shrine Circus
- Ontario Arms Fair
- EastGen Challenge
Which events will you enjoy at the Markham Fairgrounds this summer?