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.

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
February OAAS Convention
April Volunteer Recruitment Event
June Breakfast On The Farm
September Ambassador Dinner and Competition
September Fergus Fall Fair
December Community Christmas Parades

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Browse the fair book to see the classes and sections available. Sign up for or log in to Assist Expo and follow the instructions to register your exhibits. Exhibits are accepted on the Thursday evening (7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) or Friday morning (8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) before fair weekend. Please bring your entries into the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex building during these times and volunteers will be there to help you. Exhibitors can pick up entries on the Sunday of the Fair between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.

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

  • 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.

  • There is limited free parking available at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex parking lot and on surrounding side streets. Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church lots are available within walking distance. Inside fair gates, there is paid parking for $5 available on a first come, first served basis. Or try the new free shuttle bus to/from downtown Fergus on Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight!

  • We are piloting a free shuttle service in 2023. It will operate during our busiest time, September 16 from 5 p.m. to midnight. The school bus shuttle will do a continuous loop between two stops – Fergus Fall Fair (Centre Wellington Sportsplex) and Provost Lane/St. Patrick Street. The bus will be marked with Fergus Fall Fair signage.

News & Updates

Stay up to date with latest news from the Fergus Agricultural Society

September 11, 2023 — Mary Brander, 17, of Rockwood, has been named the 2023/2024 Fergus Fall Fair Ambassador. She was one of three competitors who ...

August 28, 2023 — The 186th Fergus Fall Fair schedule of events is here! Check out our new shows along with your traditional favourites.

June 17, 2023 — Breakfast on the Farm is back in-person for the first time since 2019! Join us on June 17 to enjoy breakfast and tour a local dairy farm.

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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 opportunities 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.


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.


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

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

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