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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.


Daytime Entry (Adult) $10
Evening Shows (Adult) $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

Friday Starting at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Starting at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.


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 to see the classes offered this year. No matter your interests, hobbies or skills, you're sure to find something that intrigues you.
Please note: The 2023 Chili Cook-off has been cancelled.

Fair Book

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

  • Pets are prohibited and are not allowed entry to the Fergus Fairgrounds except canine, pet and show competitors. Licensed guide dogs and service animals are welcome on the Fergus Fairgrounds but must be under the control of the owner at all times.

  • New in 2023, we are offering advanced ticket sales online between August 6 and September 1. Buy your fair admission here and save 20%! After September 1, admission can be purchased at the gate upon arrival at the fair.

  • We accept both debit and cash at the Main Gate entrance (Denny Gate entrance is cash only). Debit is accepted at the Farm Market Tent. We also have an ATM on-site for your convenience.

  • The 2023 midway is run by Georgian Triangle Amusements. It is open Friday 6 p.m. to close, Saturday 11 a.m. to close and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (although hours may be adjusted due to weather or other factors). An “All-Access Pass” or tickets can be purchased at the fair. “All-Access Pass” is $30. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Each midway ride requires one to two tickets per ride. Prices include HST. We are expecting 10 rides (Ferris Wheel, Starship 2000, Himalaya, Harvest Swirl, Go Gator, Kiddie Elephant, Kiddle Ferris Wheel, Kiddie Carousel, Kiddie Train, Hampton Cars) and 2 inflatables (Ferris Wheel Combo and Corn Maze). All riders and chaperones must pay to access rides. Inclement weather may cause rides not to operate (no refunds). Height restrictions may apply for some rides to ensure rider safety. If you have any concerns about your midway experience, please visit the Midway Office on site as soon as possible. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the midway company that has been part of the fair in the past is not available this year

    *Midway Update*
    Unfortunately two of the attractions (Starship 2000, Himalaya) that we were expecting from the midway company did not arrive and we have received confirmation they are not coming. We apologize for this disappointment. Please know that our volunteers did everything we could to get as many rides as possible and will continue to do so in the future. Come out to see the shows, exhibits and vendors that we have organized!

  • There are no advanced sales of midway wristbands in 2023. An “All-Access Pass” or tickets can be purchased at the fair. “All-Access Pass” is $30. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Each midway ride requires one to two tickets per ride. Prices include HST.

  • 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.

  • It’s a fun family event where you can participate in the age class of your child. You can dress up for the fair theme or come as you are. Prizes to be won! Entering is just for fun. Your baby will not be judged based on cuteness, etc. You and your baby will interact with the crowd, share a little about yourselves and prizes will be distributed for participation and interaction.

  • 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.

  • 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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