The 12 Best Fall Fairs in Canada Photo by: KW Oktoberfest

The 12 Best Fall Fairs in Canada

The cool crisp mornings and the breathtaking colors of the leaves are sure signs that the summer is ending and fall is upon us. Canadians have an exceptional way to celebrate this beginning of a new season with its abundance of fall fairs. Fall fairs have been around for hundreds of years and what started as a way to celebrate the rural life has grown into fairs that feature midways, incredible horsemanship and yet still retain that small town charm. From the east coast to the west, we have rounded up the 12 best fall fairs in all of Canada.

12. Hants County Exhibition -Windsor, Nova Scotia

2015 marks the 250th anniversary of this incredible long running fall fair, located in Windsor Nova Scotia. It holds the title as being the oldest continuously run fall fair in North America and continues to stick true to its roots in promoting agricultural awareness. A few of the major events at this fall include the RCMP musical ride and horse show and the Classic Heritage Beef Show, the largest of its kind in Atlantic Canada which features over 200 major beef brands. Other interesting things happening at this fair include a large midway, petting zoo for the kids, demolition derby and musical entertainment throughout the weekends. The fair runs from September 18-20th and September 25-27th in 2015 and admission is set at a reasonable $12 per adult and $5 per child under five years old. Locals are encouraged to enter exhibits such as horticulture, food and livestock.

11. Markham Fair -Markham, Ontario

It is one of Canada’s oldest fairs established in 1844 and with over 800 volunteers Markham Fair is the largest community based volunteer organization in Canada. The fair always occurs on the weekend before thanksgiving and features more than 3,000 exhibitors who enter 12,000 items to be judged each year. This fair has an abundance of things to see and do and after being in operation since 1844, they have learned what people love. Part of what makes this fair so great is the entertainment that takes place on the outdoor stage, both farm and wild animals on display and available for interaction, a monster truck madness and plenty of wine to sample. Kids love the midway, school of rock performances and all the interactive events throughout the weekend. In 2015 the fair takes place from October 1st-4th and admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids over the age of $4.

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