Summer Agricultural Fairs

Agricultural summer fairs in Ontario resort destinations offer family fun. Fresh produce and foods offer family summer outdoors experiences in a carnival setting. Entertainment and amusement park fun are for families during the vacations and holiday season.

Agricultural Fairs, Farmers’ Markets and Rural Hospitality

The greatest opportunity to enjoy rural hospitality and heritage in Ontario is at a country fair, a local farmers’ market or at a special food related culinary event.  Each year the first Saturday in August celebrates the agriculture, restaurant and local food industries in Canada.

Many of the resort chefs in cottage country will enter ‘best of food contests’ as well as host special harvest events. Many destinations will hold a celebrate food or food heritage event during the harvest season. See our featured culinary events, or visit a resort dining room on a culinary getaway and experience unique Ontario menus.


June 2015

June 26-28, 2015, 128th Edition –  Maxville Country Fair,


July 2015

Tweed Fair
July 10, 11, 12, 2015

Lansdowne Fair
July 17 to 19, 2015

Almonte Fair
July 17, 18& 19, 2015

Avonmore Fair
July 24, 25 & 26, 2015

Beachburg Fair
July 24, 25 & 26, 2015
Stay at River Run Rafting & Wilderness Resort


August 2015

Rosseau Fair
August 29th, 2015
Stay at featured accommodation: Minett:  JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & SpaClevelands House Port Carling Sherwood InnPier 100 Cottage Resort on Lake MuskokaShamrock Lodge

Peterborough Exhibition
August 6th – 9th, 2015
Stay at featured accommodation in the Peterborough area:  The Irwin InnMarrick’s Landing CottagesPine Vista ResortThe Village Inn   Woodview: Viamede

Fenelon Fair
August 7, 8 & 9, 2015
Stay at Resort in the the Kawarthas

Wilberforce Agricultural Fair-Haliburton County *
Friday, August 7th & Saturday, August 8th, 2015
Don’t miss all of your favourite events like the pony pull, horse draw, children’s dog show, goat show, antique farm machinery, pedal tractor pull, games, homecrafts and so much more!
 Click here for more  Stay at accommodation in the HaliburtonMinden resort area.

Discover one of Ontario’s oldest agricultural fairs in Halilburton County Ontario.

Haliburton County Fair
Minden Fairgrounds
Junior Fair Camp Days (download PDF)
August 14th & 15th 2015
150th Haliburton County Fair
Stay at accommodation in the HaliburtonMinden

Barrie Ontario Barrie Fair
August 27th to 30th, 2015
Location:  Essa Agriplex
The first of our Fairs was held in 1853 and there is 161 years of tradition of our Fair within the Simcoe County community to celebrate our agricultural heritage. New:  The Chefs Challenge  Aug 23 1-4 p.m.  Chefs will be asked to create dishes in 30 minutes using a “secret ingredient”—locally grown or produced food products from the fairs agricultural competitions. The winning chefs from each fair will then face each other on the Food and Lifestyle Stage on The Royal in November. Stay at Comfort Inn-Hart Drive Barrie or Nottawasaga Inn Resort Alliston. 

Chesterville Fair
August 28th, 29th and 30th, 2015

Meaford & St. Vincent Fair
2015 TBA
Featured Accommodation:  Walter’s Falls  The Falls Inn Georgian Bluffs Evergreen Forest Resort B&B

Garlic is Great Festival
August 15 – Newmarket – Riverwalk Commons – 200 Doug Duncan Dr.
Come out for a stinking good time!  There will be cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and plenty of garlic vendors and products for sale!  Rain or shine the event will run.  Fun for the family at the Garlic is Great Festival
Stay at the Briars on Lake Simcoe or at Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston for a family fun weekend

Carrot Fest-Bradford Ontario
August 14 & 15 -Bradford – Downtown Bradford
16th Annual.Deemed “the World’s Greatest Carrot Festival”.  Here you will find a street market with over 300 vendors, Ontario DockDogs Association Competition, Pro Wrestling, CarrotFast 5km Charity Run, Gable Bros. Midway, inflatable amusement rides, main stage, strolling entertainment, buskers, live music, artisans and much more!   Come out and discover why Bradford West Gwillimbury is the Heart of the Ontario Vegetable Industry.  Stay at the Briars on Lake Simcoe or at Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston for a family fun weekend

Cookstown Fair
August 21st 2015
Featured Alliston Accommodations: Nottawasaga Inn Resort

Trout Creek Fair
August 22-23, 2015
Stay at Featured accommodation:  Booth Landing Camping & Cottages


September 2015

Powassan Fair
September 5 & 6, 2015
Featured Accommodation:  Booth Landing Campng & Cottages

Perth Fair
September 4 – 7, 2015
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