The Port Perry Fair – Sept 1-3, 2018
Be at the grandstand at 6:00 pm on Saturday for the Opening Ceremonies and you’ll have great seats for the Tractor Pull that begins at 7:00 p.m.
Monday’s entertainment features an Extreme Rodeo 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.
NEW Lumberjack Show
On Saturday, September 1st there will be three half hour shows at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., in front of the grand stand. The shows are designed to showcase the skill and showmanship of four to five performers. The lumberjack shows feature a range of events including such proven crowd-pleasers as,
- Axe Throwing
- Speed Chopping
- Chain Saw Racing
- Wood Splitting
- Fire Building
- Speed Sawing
Demonstrations, Shows & Auctions
You will see many animal breeds and their proud owners as they show off their prize cattle in front of your eyes and give you a taste of local produce.
4-H Beef Show and Registered Beef Cattle Show – Sunday at noon
Achievement Day for the Port Perry Dairy 4-H Club – Sunday at 1 p.m.
Beef Auction – Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Ontario County Holstein Show – Monday 10:00 a.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! This year’s classes:
*Pro Select Diesel, Modified Farm Tractor -10,500, Light Pro Stick-7500, Heavy Pro Stock-9000, 10,000
*Local classes: local street diesels and local street gas
Please register prior to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
*classes subject to change
Come out to be entertained at the 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 at 5:00 p.m. before the show starts.
Back by popular request is the Port Perry Pet Show. All kinds of pets are welcome! Each pet must be accompanied by a child aged 12 or under, and be on a leash or in a cage. Prizes will be given out for the 1st ($15), 2nd ($10) and 3rd ($5) place winners. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the show begins at 10 a.m. in the Entertainment Shelter.
There are eight categories:
- Best Costume
- Best Trick – A trick of your choosing, show off your pet’s talent!
- Most Looks Like Owner – Props and costumes permitted, get creative!
- Most Unusual Pet – Any and all varieties of pet are welcome!
- Least Obedient Pet – Show us how your pet won’t walk on a leash, won’t sit, won’t come out of their shell… whatever (safely) shows that your pet has a mind of their own when it comes to commands.
- Best Pet (for owners age 5 and under) For this category, young owners should come prepared to share a brief story about their pet, and why they think that story snows that their pet is THE BEST pet! Stories can be funny, heartwarming, silly… whatever moment or memory you think shows that your pet is the very best!
- Best Pet (for owners 6 to 9 years old) For this category, young owners should come prepared to share a brief story about their pet, and why they think that story snows that their pet is THE BEST pet! Stories can be funny, heartwarming, silly… whatever moment or memory you think shows that your pet is the very best!
- Best Pet (for owners 10 to 12 years old) For this category, young owners should come prepared to share a brief story about their pet, and why they think that story snows that their pet is THE BEST pet! Stories can be funny, heartwarming, silly… whatever moment or memory you think shows that your pet is the very best!
Entertainment & Concert
We have 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, Cold Creek County and James Barker Band. Last year we had Jesse Slack and Jojo Mason– they were fabulous!
OPENING ACT: Uxbridge singer BEN HUDSON!
HEADLINING: Canadian Country Music Artist MEGHAN PATRICK!
Entertainment Shelter: *Please note that times are subject to change.
11:30 Outback Cloggers
12:00 Men’s Only Baking Contest ** $1,000 1st. prize – one dozen butter tarts**
*Speaking of Wildlife
9:30 Pet Show registration
10:00 Pet Show
11:00 Senior Moments
1:00 Fiddle Contest
2:30 Outback Cloggers
*Speaking of Wildlife
We have bigger and better rides and there are more of them! Rides for the little ones like the Berry Go Round and rides for the thrill seekers like the Zipper. Fun for the whole family!
Saturday from 1:00 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) $13 per day
Adult Weekend Pass $32 (All weekend INCLUDING concert!)
Child (5-13 years) $5 per day
Child Weekend Pass $10
Pre-schoolers (4 and under) FREE
Parking $4 per day
THERE IS NO PRESALE OF ENTRY TICKETS. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE.
Sunday’s concert price is included in the cost of Sunday’s entry ticket. There is no separate cost or ticket for this event. So come out and enjoy the fair AND see a great concert all for one low price!
*Prices subject to change without notice [Adult and parking prices changed as of June 13, 2018]
NOTE: The fee to enter exhibits into the fair has also changed from $5 per adult to $7. Children are still free.
HEAD TO THE FAIRBOOK PAGE FOR A COPY OF THE FAIRBOOK AND THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS