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Encyclopedia > Markham Fair
These junior exhibitors are being judged for their handling abilities
These junior exhibitors are being judged for their handling abilities

Markham Fair is an annual event hosted by the Markham, Ontario and East York agricultural society. Originally agricultural societies would meet on a regular basis to discuss various concepts of agricultural improvement such as livestock development and increased grain yields. Often the society would collectively purchase a bull or seed grain, which would be made available to members only. The fall fair would then be an opportunity for the farmers to compete by showing off the fruits of their labour. Due to increased technology and rapid communication, agricultural societies no longer find it necessary to provide this service. The Markham Fair continues to create the forum known as the fall fair. Markham is a town in York Region, directly north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... The word grain has several meanings, most being descriptive of a small piece or particle. ...

Markham Fair is one of Canada oldest country fairs. Since 1844 the fair has been providing the community with a showcase for talents and products in a friendly competitive spirit. With over 700 volunteers working on more than 70 committees, Markham Fair is the largest community based volunteer organization in Canada. The term volunteer is contested — there is no one agreed-to definition, and the term is frequently debated. ...

Markham Fair occurs annually on the weekend before Canadian Thanksgiving, and hosts upwards of 80,000 attendees. Approximately 3,000 exhibitors will enter more than 12,000 items, which will be judged and put on display during the fair. Promoting excellence through competition in this way, is what makes fairs unique in comparison to other events.

As well as the competitive displays, the community is further brought together to enjoy various forms of entertainment such as horse pull, demolition derby, tractor pull, midway rides and displays of farm animals. Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse( (Equus caballus sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... A demolition derby under way at the Greenwich, Ohio Firemens Festival, 2005 Demolition derby is a motorsport usually presented at county fairs and festivals in the USA. While rules vary from event to event, the typical demolition derby event consists of 10 or more drivers competing by deliberately ramming... A tractor Pull is a Competition where heavely modified Farm Tractors do a timed Drag race with various amounts of weight behind it. ...

External link

  • Markham Fair Website at www.markhamfair.ca



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