Fall Fairs in Greater Toronto Area 2022

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Horse Show at Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, photo credit Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show
Horse Show at Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, photo credit Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show

Having just spent two weeks in cottage country, I can say that a return visit to the country for a fall fair would be right up my alley. The slower pace of the country is so restorative for my body and soul. If you’re like me and craving the fresh air, quiet sounds and delicious fall harvest so that you can make fall soups such as this Curried Carrot and Apple Soup, then you may want to visit one of the fall fairs in Greater Toronto Area in 2022. Tractor pulls, demolition derbies, horse hitch competitions, Midway rides, sheep shearing and pumpkin carving will give you that down home feeling and rural experience.

Horse Show at Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, photo credit Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show
Horse Show at Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, photo credit Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show



Rockton World’s Fair 2022

Located 20 km southeast of Cambridge, Rockton World’s Fair has been operating since 1852. There is lots to experience at this southern Ontario fair, which runs on Thanksgiving weekend from Oct. 7-10, 2022. See the famous Demolition Derby on Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Other shows include the Western and Heavy Horse shows, goat shows, sheep shows, antique machinery displays, a craft show and sale, midway, Purina Dog Stars, square dance competition, talent show and karaoke contest. Rockton’s World’s Fair hours are Friday, October 7, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Monday, October 10, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission prices to be announced shortly.

Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show 2022

Taking place over the Thanksgiving weekend on October 4-10, 2022, the Norfolk County Fair features Hunter Brothers in concert on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8 p.m. and Walk Off The Earth on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased separately from admission. Party on the Track Standing Room is $45 and VIP Area is $100. You’ll also find sheep shearing, cow milking, a Western Horse show, horse pull, midway, agricultural displays, pumpkin competition, craft exhibits, talent competition and food vendors at Ontario’s 4th largest fair. Adults (14+) Tues. – Thurs. $13; Fri. – Mon. $15; Youth (6-13) Wed. – Mon. $8; Tues., Oct. 4 Free; Kids (5 and under) Free; Seniors (60+) $9 on Wed., Oct. 5 (Seniors Day). Parking is $8 daily; Parking Pass (7 days) $30. The fair is located at 172 South Drive, Simcoe, 519-426-7280

Norwood Fall Fair 2022

Located 28 km east of Peterborough in Norwood, the Norwood Fall Fair is held from Oct. 8-10, 2022 and features a Lawn Tractor Race, an Antique Car Show, Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Competition, Flyball, Tractor Pull, Horse Show, Kid’s Talent Contest, live music, crops competitions, crafts exhibits, and Midway. Fair hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Adults $15 daily; Children 12 and under Free; Adult weekend passes $25. Free parking. Enter via Alma Street.

Markham Fair 2022

This popular fair, which runs from Oct. 1-4, 2022, has been operating for 166 years. Highlights of the Markham Fair include a Demolition Derby, a heavy horse show, Monster trucks, FMX bike demos, the President’s Choice Superdogs, pie and quilt exhibits, and live bands. Admission is Adult/Youth $25; Seniors (60+) $15; Children (12 & under) $10; Pre-School Children (4 and under) Free; Special Needs and their Caregiver Free. A Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) is $60. Advance Sale Midway Ride-All-Day Pass (purchased up to Sept. 28, 2022) is $38. Ride Pass does not include admission fee. Markham Fair hours are Thursday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bolton Fall Fair 2022

Closer to home, the 164th annual Bolton Fall Fair runs from September 23-25, 2022 and features a Truck and Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, President’s Choice Super Dogs, Sheep Shearing demonstration, Midway, Motorcycle Show, Caledon Farmer’s Market, Pedal Pull, Chainsaw Carver, Milking Competition, Axe Throwing, Craft Beer & Cider Festival and a Pumpkin Carving exhibition. Admission and hours are: Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Adults Free; Kids under 12 with Adult Free; Friday, September 23, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Adults $20; Kids under 12 with Adult $10; Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Adults $20; Kids under 12 with Adult $10; Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adults $10; Kids under 12 with Adult $5. Unlimited Midway Ride bracelets are available on Sunday only for $25. The Midway operates from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bolton Fall Fair takes place at Albion Bolton Fairgrounds, 150 Queen Street East, Bolton. Bolton is 29 km northwest of Vaughan.

Bobcaygeon Fall Fair 2022

The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair takes place Thursday, September 29 to Saturday, October 1, 2022 and features a Truck and Tractor Pull, a Western Horse show, Demolition Derby, Heavy Horse Show, Horse Pull, Midway, Talent Show, live music, Dog Show, pony rides, petting zoo and Craft Beer Tasting. Demolition Derby on Thursday, September 29, 2022 is at 7:30 p.m. The Midway “Toonie Night” begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022. The Tractor & Truck Pull takes place on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. This is a pet-friendly event but please pick up after your pets. Adults $10, children 10 and under Free. Weekend pass $25. The dance on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. features Doc Walker performing with local band Limestone Cowboys. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair takes place at the Bobcaygeon-Verulam Community Centre, Fairgrounds and Curling Club.


Ancaster Fair 2022

Located in the greater Hamilton area, the Ancaster Fair, which takes place September 22-24, 2022, features antique cars and tractors, demolition derbies, agricultural activities, steam engines, a quilt draw and rides. The fair is located at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Fair hours are Thursday 5 p.m. to 1o p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is: Thursday Pass from 5 p.m.: Adults $5 + fees; Seniors (60+) $5 + fees: Kids (4-13) $5; Pre-School Free; Friday Pass from 9 a.m. Adults $13 + fees; Seniors (60+) $10 + fees: Kids (4-13) $5; Pre-School Free; Saturday Pass from 9 a.m. Adults $13 + fees; Seniors (60+) $10 + fees: Kids (4-13) $5; Pre-School Free; Sunday Pass from 9 a.m. Adults $13 + fees; Seniors (60+) $10 + fees: Kids (4-13) $5; Pre-School Free; Weekend Pass: Adults $35 + fees; Seniors (60+) $20 + fees: Kids (4-13) $10 + fees; Pre-School Free. Free parking.

I hope you get a chance to visit one of the Ontario fall fairs in 2022. Let me know in the comment section which fall fair you checked out!

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