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The Port Perry Agricultural Society Board of Directors, members and numerous volunteers organize and run the Port Perry Fair. The Society was established in 1853 and is a member of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.  This year marks the 166th anniversary of the fair.

We always welcome new board members and volunteers, it is a great way to get involved in your community and have fun at the same time.  Please contact secretaryppfair@powergate.ca  for more information or refer to our Supporting the Fair page on assisting the fair.


Fairs began as a place of fellowship, exhibition and trade. Ever since the use of oxen and carts and boats shipping goods, market places were agreed upon at designated places and times. Fairs, few and far between had to deal with poor road conditions and thieves along the way. Fairs operated under the protection of a strong war Lord or Count.  The Count would extract a fair ‘fee’ from the participants for his protection. Fairs differed from carnivals and markets having emphasis on exhibition, fellowship and trade. Many towns were populated around the areas that held fairs, carnivals or markets.

Agricultural Fairs specialized in agricultural products and needs. There were only a few times during a year when the farmer was free from the demands of keeping livestock or tending fields to make the difficult trip along rustic tracks to a distant fair. People in the business of buying goods from the farms and those selling wares to farmers would attend fairs. They brought with them enough comforts to entertain themselves and others to make attending the fairs both fun as well as profitable. Impromptu athletic contests and races would evolve into an evening of singing and dancing.

At the turn of the century, a county would divide its agricultural areas into local regions of 12 or 15 miles in diameter, which was the average distance a farmer could travel in a day to bring his produce. This concept established many little township fairs throughout the area. The Province of Ontario still has over 200 local fairs run by individual Agricultural Societies.

For a list of all the fairs in our District 4 area or elsewhere, please visit the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies at ontariofairs.org.


The Agricultural Society runs the Port Perry Fair each year with the purpose of fostering the feeling of community, educating people on rural life and agriculture and offering a fun weekend for all Port Perry residents and surrounding areas. We educate the public on agricultural and farm life by providing and encouraging participation in demonstrations and events.  Farm animal shows and contests include the  4-H Beef and Dairy shows, Heavy Horse show, Horse Pulls, Junior Dairy show and the Ontario County Holstein Show.  There is a children’s fiddle contest, demonstrations of clogging and country and western entertainment.  We include such popular events as the Demolition Derby, Tractor Pull, and the Extreme Rodeo and of course, the midway. The home craft exhibition draws participation from all age groups. Please refer to the Fair Book for more information on this year’s events and competitions.

*Thank you to The Scugog Standard for use of their pictures on the website.

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The 2019 Port Perry Fair

August 31 to September 2, 2019

The Port Perry Fair celebrates agriculture every Labour Day weekend. The fun begins at 11 a.m. Saturday with the following events scheduled: New this year will be the FMX  Motocross Show with shows at 11:15 a.m., 4:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Lumberjack Show with shows at 1:00 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., the Midway, Beer Tent, Lawn Tractor Pull and Home Craft & Junior Fair (4:00 p.m.) displays.  The official Opening Ceremonies will be at 6:00 p.m. in front of the fair grandstands. Stay and watch the exciting Truck & Tractor Pull at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday features include: the new FMX Motocross Show at 12 p.m, 2 p.m, 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., the 4-H Shows, Beef Cattle Show, Holstein Cattle Show, and the Family Rodeo. A variety of musical entertainment will be held in the entertainment shelter throughout the day. Back by popular demand is the Demolition Derby at 6:00 p.m. We are excited to announce that Ty Baynton is opening for the 2017 Emerging Artist winner Jade Eagleson on Sunday night beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Monday offers the Heavy Horse Show, Junior Dairy Show and Horse Pull, Extreme Rodeo and back by popular request the Pet Show. Come share in the thrills and excitement of these events.

Registration for the Pet Show will be at 9:30 a.m. and the show will begin at 10 a.m. in the Entertainment Shelter. 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.

Check out our Events section of the website for more details, OR the Fairbook Page for the full version of the Fairbook and Schedule of Events for times and dates for each event.

To enter exhibits into the fair, the fee will now be $7 for adults. It’s still free for children. You may enter as many exhibits as you like, plus this gives you admission to the fair for ONE day.
Admission Prices:
Adult (14 years and over) $13 per day
Adult Weekend Pass $32 (all weekend INCLUDING the concert)
Child (5 to 13 years) $5 per day
Child Weekend Pass $10
Parking $4 per day
Don’t forget to get your Midway Pass from Vos’ Your Independent Grocer, on sale now until noon on Saturday, August 31st, for $35 each.

*Thank you to The Scugog Standard for use of their pictures on the website.
*Prices are subject to change without notice.