Since 1836 Fergus has been home to a vibrant agricultural fair. What once began as an event to educate farmers about improved farming practices and encourage healthy competition promoting the advancement of farming has evolved into what we know today as the Fergus Fall Fair – the tenth oldest fair in Ontario. Dedicated volunteers have worked hard, year after year, generation after generation, to organize the annual event.

While agriculture is still the focus of the fair, over the years it has grown to include truck and tractor pulls, handicraft and food exhibits, a midway, entertainment and so much more. The Fergus Fall Fair is truly a showcase of the talent among the Centre Wellington community and today’s volunteers are proud to be continuing an event with such a rich local history.

Come enjoy the best in local agriculture, food and rural fun from across the area at the Fergus Fall Fair.

Visiting the Fair

Whether you're a veteran fair goer or first time attendee there's something for everyone at the Fair. Come for a day, an evening or stay the whole weekend. The Fergus Fall Fair features livestock shows, truck and tractor pulls, a midway and an entertainment tent with shows for all ages.


Admission

Daytime Entry $10
Evening Shows $15
Ages 13 – 18 $8
Ages 6 – 12 $4
Ages 5 & Under Free
Weekend Pass $30
Parking (within fair gates) $5

*All prices include HST. Prices subject to change without notice. In the event of a discrepency, the price posted at the gate shall prevail.

Activity Hours

Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Midway Only)
Friday 5:00 p.m. to Midnight
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to Midnight
Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building Hours

Friday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, you are welcome to bring your pet with you throughout the fair grounds as long as they are on a leash and in your care during your visit. In addition, please be respectful of others by cleaning up after your pet and be mindful of animals (or people) at the fair that may not appreciate the presence of certain animals.

  • The pancake breakfast (Sunday morning beginning at 8:30 a.m.) is by donation only. We recommend a minimum donation of $5.00 per person.

  • We accept both debit and cash for Fair admission. We also have an ATM on-site for your convenience.

  • Pre-registration is not required for the baby show. Participants should meet in the Entertainment Tent at 12 noon on the Sunday of the fair. Additional information is available in the fair book.

  • Depending on the circumstances and the availability of volunteers we may be able to make alternate arrangements. Please contact us to sort out details.

  • We welcome exhibits from both adults and youth in divisions such as handicraft, photography, culinary, produce and more. First view this year's fair book for a list of all classes and categories available. Next, download or pickup an entry form and fill it in with the classes you are participating in. Books, forms and tags can be picked up at Joanie's, CW Community Sportsplex, Fergus Info Centre (Chamber of Commerce), Elora Info Centre and Nieuwland Feeds. Finally, bring your entries to the Fair hall on the Thursday before the Fair between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. or on the Friday of the Fair between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Exhibitors can pick up entries on the Sunday of the Fair between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.

  • While some prize money is handed out at the Fair, most is mailed by cheque in early November. If you haven't received your prize money by the middle of November please contact us.

  • Midway bracelets allow one rider access to all the rides at the midway for one of Thursday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 6 p.m. to closing, Saturday 11 a.m. to closing or Sunday 11 a.m. to closing. Bracelets are $28 if purchased before the Fair begins or $35 on the grounds. Pre-sale bracelet coupons will be available between August 15, 2019 and September 11, 2019 at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, Elora Apothecary (Pharmasave), Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce (Fergus), and online. In addition, Fair volunteers will be selling bracelets at Zehrs on Monday, September 9, 2019 (5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.), Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) and Wednesday, September 11, 2019 (5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.). The bracelet price does not include Fair admission fee. Pre-sale bracelets are also available online here until September 11, 2019.

Fergus Agricultural Society

The Fergus Ag Society hosts or takes part in many events throughout the year in their pursuit to encourage an awareness of agriculture and to promote improvements in the quality of life of people living in our community. In addition to the Fergus Fall Fair, our largest and longest running event, we invite you to attend one or many of our other events throughout the year.

Calendar of Events

January Fergus Ag Society AGM
March Volunteer Sign Up Night
May Fair Book Launch & Information Night
June Breakfast On The Farm
September Fair Ambassador Competition & Beef BBQ
September Fergus Fall Fair
December Christmas Parades

Exhibitors

From it's very beginning, the Fergus Fall Fair has always been a place to showcase talents and encourage some friendly competition. Browse through the Fair Book or download a specific section to see the classes offered this year. No matter your interests, hobbies or skills, you're sure to find something that intrigues you.

Fair Book

Volunteers

The Fergus Fall Fair would not be possible without the help of hundreds of volunteers each year. Whether you're looking to meet new friends, complete volunteer hours or just have fun, volunteering at the Fair provides an opportunity for people of all ages to get involved in a great community event. With opportunites to help before, during or after the fair we can work around your schedule. Send us a completed volunteer application and we'll be in touch.

Sponsors

Looking to support a community minded not-for-profit while at the same time promoting your brand? Whether a monetary or in-kind contribution, the generous support of our sponsors is what keeps the Fergus Fall Fair going each year. Contact us for more information regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Vendors

Each year thousands of attendees come to learn, compete, shop and have a great time with friends and family at the Fergus Fall Fair. If you would like to participate as a vendor please download the application form below. Once received, completed applications will be reviewed by our vendor committee before confirming your spot at the Fair.

Contact Us

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Fair Address

CW Community Sportsplex
550 Belsyde Ave E
Fergus, ON
N1M 2W5

Mailing Address

Fergus Agricultural Society
c/o Wendy Whittaker
5932 3rd Line
Rockwood, ON
N0B 2K0