The Port Perry Fair – Sept 2-4, 2017
Be at the grandstand at 6:00 pm on Saturday for the Opening Ceremonies and you’ll have great seats for the Tractor Pull!
We are changing up Monday’s entertainment, bringing you an Extreme Rodeo – stay tuned for details! Monday at 11:45
*brought to you by Rawhide Rodeo!
The most popular rodeo event, bull riding, was voted “the most dangerous sport in the world” by the Sports Writers of America. The bull rider uses a rope looped around the beasts middle, which has a hand hold similar to that of a duffle bag. Once the rider has secured his or her position and feels the bull squarely beneath them, they will give the traditional ‘all’s ready nod’. At this time, the gate swings open. With only a singlehanded rope to hold on to, the rider jerks and thrusts his free arm to counter the bulls’ spins and lunges. Continually moving their feet forward allows them to grab a new hold.
Despite weighing nearly a ton, a bull displays great athletic ability as well as surprising jumping capabilities. In fact, many of the big crossbred Brahma’s go an entire season without being ridden for eights seconds once.
As long as the cowboys’ free hand does not touch the bull and they still have their riding hand on some part of the rope at the end of the eight seconds, the judges will score his ride based on how hard the bull bucked and how well the cowboy rode. Be sure to stay back from the area, as this can be extremely dangerous for anyone who gets too close to the action.
Demonstrations, Shows & Auctions
You will see many breeds and proud owners as they show off their prize cattle, sheer sheep in front of your eyes and give you a taste of local produce.
4-H Achievement Days for South Ridge Dairy – Sunday at noon
4-H Beef Show and Registered Beef Cattle Show – Sunday at noon
4-H Dairy Show (Port Perry) – Sunday at 1:00 p.m
Show N Shine – Saturday 1-4pm
Beef Auction – Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Ontario County Holstein Show – Monday 10:00 a.m.
Sheep Shearing – Sunday and Monday 1:00 p.m.
Agriculture Tent – Come visit our wonderful agriculture tent featuring local producers and lots of great meal ideas.
Back by popular demand is the Tractor Pull on the Saturday night! Here are this year’s classes. Registration by 5pm that day. *classes subject to change
Come out to be entertained at our Demolition Derby. The fun will take place in front of the Grandstand on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. [Derby brought to you by Edge Entertainment Group.]
Classes this year are straight stock, mini 4 cyl, figure 8 and trucks.
Go to www.edgemotorsports.ca for details on being involved with the derby. Registration is around 5 – before the show starts.
We’ve got a fabulous line up of family entertainment with everything from a Fiddle Contest and Cloggers, to our headlining act on Sunday night.
Every year the Port Perry Fair holds a country music concert performed by a popular recording artist. In past years we have hosted concerts by Dean Brody, Aaron Pritchett, Michelle Wright, and Jason Blaine, to name a few. Last year we had Cold Creek County and James Barker Band – they were fabulous!
Opening is Jesse Slack!
Headlining is JoJo Mason!
There are events for children, teenagers, adults and mixed teams. Join in for games like a 3-legged race, sack race, the egg toss, wheel barrow & hay races, chicken catching, mutten busting and more. Sign up either Sunday or Monday on each day.
We’ve got bigger and better rides and there are more of them! Rides for the little one’s like the Berry Go Round and rides for the thrill seekers like the Zipper. Fun for the whole family!
Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the end of The Tractor Pull.
Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the end of the concert.
Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Home Craft Events
Anyone, of any age, can enter an exhibit in the Fair. There are themes, rules and guidelines for each category in both the Home Craft and Junior Fair Divisions. Enter your most beautiful flowers, healthy vegetables, delicious baked goods, yummy canning, detailed needlecraft and dramatic photography.
Junior Fair allows children from preschoolers to teenagers, to create and exhibit crafts and artwork, practice penmanship, bake yummy treats, and grow flowers and vegetables. Each year our team of volunteers brainstorm our new list of categories and themes. The full list is available in the Fair Book.
*Thank you to The Scugog Standard for use of their pictures on the website.
Adult (14 or over) $12 per day
Adult Weekend Pass $30 (All weekend INCLUDING concert!)
Child (5-13 years) $5 per day
Child Weekend Pass $10
Pre-schoolers (4 and under) FREE
Parking $3 per day
*Prices subject to change without notice
HEAD TO THE FAIRBOOK PAGE FOR A COPY OF THE FAIRBOOK AND THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS