September 8. 9. 10 – 11
” LOCAL AGRICULTURE: IT’S EVERYONE’S BUSINESS”
A lot of changes will be pouring in over the next few weeks and months!
Orono Fair is one of the oldest running fairs in Ontario and is one of the largest tourist events in Durham Region. Since its inception in 1851, people have been drawn to the various exhibits, entertainment and competitive events.
After being held for many years in Newcastle, the fair moved to its present location in 1895. The Orono Fair is the result of an amalgamation of the West Durham Agricultural and the Clark Agricultural Societies in 1932. As a result of this union, the Durham Central Agricultural Society was established. On January 19th 2011 the society name changed once again and is now known as Orono Agricultural Society.
We are an Agricultural Fall Fair that runs the first weekend after Labour Day in September. Our fair has been hosted by the agricultural society since 1852.
The fair annually features exquisite displays and competitions involving paintings, photographs, agriculture (fruits, vegetables and crops), livestock (sheep, cattle, poultry and rabbits), flowers, knitting, woodworking, sewing, crafts, school displays, culinary creations and many other artistic works. As well as one of the largest midways throughout the area.