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President's Message

2014/5 Fall Fair President Ruth Ann Hellyer

The Directors and Members of the Markdale Agricultural Society wish to welcome you to the 159th Fair. As Canada celebrates its sesquicentennial, we look back on what makes our part of the country unique. One event that takes place annually across the country, and here in Markdale, is the celebration of community and heritage through the local fair. The fair highlights rural traditions, produce and livestock raised in the area. 

This year, the Markdale Fall Fair will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and next year the fair’s 160th Anniversary. Milestones, that we all have been involved in creating. We in the Markdale area, are surrounded by rolling farmland, rivers and small lakes and from this landscape we gather together the materials needed to create the exhibits or nurture the animals that we show each year at our fair.

Our handcraft, flower, photography and antique sections are some of the largest in the District. Creativity is definitely evident in the woodworking and the quilt classes. Then there is our little people – they always amaze everyone with the effort they put into their exhibits.

  I wish to extend a special ‘Thank You’ to all the volunteers who ensure that our fair is a success. The Directors and Conveners deserve a special Thanks for their leadership and commitment.

   Please regularly visit our website –  to keep current on the events taking place, now and at fair time.

  To celebrate Canada’s 150th this year – bring an exhibit, bring a friend, volunteer or just tell someone your favourite part of the fair. Come to the fair on August 25, 26, 27 to visit with family, friends and neighbours, it is the best way to see some of Canada’s best!

Ruth Ann Hellyer,
President, Markdale Fall Fair


Senior Ambassador's Message

As the 158th Markdale Fall Fair approaches, I would like to reflect on my year as the Fair Ambassador. My year started the moment I was announced the 2015/2016 Markdale Fair Ambassador. My weekend at the fair consisted of handing out ribbons at events, showing my heifer in the 4H Invitational Show, viewing all the wonderful exhibits, as well as watching the horse show, pet show, ATV pull and the heavy horse pull. I loved being so involved in the fair and spending the weekend with Sydney, the Junior Ambassador.

We had a great time participating in the Markdale Santa Clause parade, and being at the Trivia nights to help fundraising for the fair.

My adventure continued when I attended the District Meetings and the OAAS convention at the Royal York Hotel where I had the pleasure of meeting over 90 other fair ambassadors. I also participated in the Ontario Miss Mid-West Pageant and the CNE Ambassador of the Fairs competition.

I have so many great memories from my experience as the 2015/2016 Markdale Fair Ambassador! Thank you to everyone who made this opportunity possible for me and everyone who made my year unforgettable. I would also like to thank the amazing volunteers for their hard work that makes the fair possible; you are greatly appreciated. I wish the best of luck to the upcoming Ambassadors.

See you at the Fair!

Katharine Teeter 2016/2017 Markdale Fall Fair Senior Ambassador

Junior Ambassador's Message

My name is Megan Macdonald and I am the 2017 Markdale Fall Fair Junior Ambassador.

If I was to describe how much work goes into the fair, I would have to say a ton! Thanks to all the volunteers that help out.

I had lots of fun at the District 10 meetings and met lots of wonderful people. But what made it even more fun was that I could spend it all with my cousin Katherine. It was really fun to be the Junior Ambassador while she was the Senior Ambassador. At the District 10 meetings we have done everything from decorate cupcakes to yoga and visited Miller’s Dairy in Creemore. It was lots of fun.

I am really excited to go to the Miss Mid West Pageant this July in Mildmay. I hear it will be tons of fun.

To be honest there isn’t anything I would have done differently to be here.

I want to wish Katherine best of luck at the CNE this August, and best of luck to this year’s contestants for Fair Ambassador. You will have so much fun.


Megan Macdonald  2016/2017 Markdale Fall Fair Junior Ambassador


Help us build community - volunteer with the Markdale Agricultural Society.

Variety of opportunities for all ages - help us out with:

- Community programs (Poultry for Profit; Good Food Box; Bake Sales; special events)

- children's programming at the fair

- livestock and pet show coordination

- vendor registrations and fair site maintenance

- entry computer database and membership records

- stage management and VIP hospitality

Bring your enthusiasm and ideas!!


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