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See you at the 159TH Markdale Fall Fair - August 25th - 27th , 2017! Details coming soon!


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September 2, 2016

To our Sponsors, Volunteers and Fair Partners,


The 2016 edition of the Markdale Fall Fair has come and gone, and once again we can consider it a success.

An event like this would not be possible without the financial support, and time commitment of our many volunteers and partners who share in our passion for making this a fantastic community event.

There were over 2000 entries at this fair which continues to make us one of the highest exhibited fairs in the region.

Our annual livestock shows, baby show, pet show, Ambassador Competition and horse pull were well attended, and our returning feature ATV Pull, brought out another great crowd.

Without the support of individuals and business like yourselves, our fair would not be possible – and ‘Thank You’ can never be enough.

Congratulations to all the Champions of this year’s fair, and watch for our Ambassadors Katherine Teeter and Megan Macdonald at many upcoming events.

If our Ambassadors can be of assistance at your event please don’t hesitate to contact the society.

Once again, thank you so much for your contribution to the 158th Markdale Fall Fair and we look forward to working with you as we plan for 2017 when we celebrate “Canadian Country, Canadian Proud”.

Yours in Agricultural Spirit,

Markdale Agricultural Society

Canadian Country, Canadian Proud!

Join us for a weekend of family fun at the 159TH Markdale Fall Fair August 25th to 27th, 2017.


We'll have events all weekend including exhibits, vendors, LIVE MUSIC, 4 Paws Flying Entertainment Dog Show, petting zoo, pony rides, dunk tank, face painting and much more!

See our full schedule of events CLICK HERE or visit the "Fair Schedule" page.


Admission for the fair is:

Daily: Adults - $7

Students & Seniors (Ages 13-18 or 60+) - $5

Children Ages 2-12 - $2

Daily Family Pass: $15 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Weekend Single Pass: Adult - $10

Exhibitors may deliver their entries to the Centre Grey Recreation Complex from 7 - 9 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 25th and/or from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26th. All indoor exhibits must be entered by Friday at 11:30 for judging in the afternoon.

Fair books are available at Markdale Co-op, Grey County Ag Services and Markdale Library OR email us at to request one.  You can also find Fair book errors or omissions as well as view and download a .pdf version of our fair book on "Our Fairbook" tab.

Markdale Fall Fair Quilt Draw

Tickets are available for the Markdale Fall Fair Quilt Draw!

1st Prize is a handmade Quilt - "Mariner's Compass" pattern
2nd prize is an I-Pad
3rd Prize is a Gift Basket

Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

Markdale Fall Fair Baby Show

If you’ve had a baby in the last 18 months, bring the wee one(s) out for some fun at the Markdale Fall Fair Baby Show!


  • 0-3 months
  • 4-8 months
  • 9-12 months
  • 13-18 months

Convenor: Nancy Strutt 519-986-3359

Date: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.

Location: Stage area on the arena floor

Prize money for each entry: $1.00. Gift bags and certificates awarded to all participants. Everyone’s a winner!

All participants names will be entered in a draw for a gift certificate sponsored by Nangor Farms and P.J.Knickerbockers.

Markdale Fall Fair ATV Pull

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 - 4 pm to 7 pm

Registrations to start at 3pm.

Competitors are to register at the Pull booth.

Admission fee $7 entitles one pull. Consecutive pulls are $5.

Side by sides are welcome (no set classes as of yet)

Truck trailer parking at the Rail Trail parking lot on Main St West, south side (former Chapman's parking).


 500cc and under, 501-600, 601-700, 701-800,801 and above

 **Pullers must be 18 years or older and must wear a helmet, bring proof of insurance and valid licence plate. Pullers 16 to 18 years old also require a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.

 Trophies will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place plus lots of door prizes to be won from various local vendors.

 Hosted by Dufferin Grey ATV Club

 Sponsored by Neverest Auto and Midwestern Liftruck

 If you have any questions contact Gary @ or Ken @

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