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Markham Fair entrance

Markham Fair: A Grand Tradition of Excellence and Community Spirit!

Set against the backdrop of the crisp autumn season, this iconic event, happening annually the weekend before Canadian Thanksgiving, draws over 80,000 attendees. With a staggering 12,000+ items showcased by about 3,000 exhibitors, it's a vibrant display of excellence, competition, and community pride.
Markham Fair entrance

Step back into a grand tradition established in 1844! The Markham Fair, hosted by the Markham and East York Agricultural Society, is Canada’s oldest country fair and the largest community-based volunteer event.

While agricultural societies of yore focused on livestock and grain yield improvements, today’s Markham Fair offers a diverse range of competitions. From the classic Children’s Pet Show and Heavy Horse Pull to modern contests like “So You Think You Can Cook” and the Demolition Derby, there’s truly something for everyone. Whether you’re showcasing your talents or simply soaking in the spirit, make sure you mark your calendar for the 179th Markham Fair. Dive deep into the community’s heritage, witness its talents, and join in the friendly competition.

Learn more and sign up for the myriad of contests at the Markham Fair website.