Time is precious – especially when spent with those we care about. At the Glencoe Agricultural Society, we are passionate about creating wonderful opportunities for families and friends to make the most of their time together, and we are confident the Glencoe Fair will do exactly that. This 2-day event is suitable for visitors of all ages, interests and abilities. From Friday morning through to Saturday evening, you will be surrounded by friendly faces, delicious foods and fun activities you can share in with your loved ones.
Spend your weekend in the heart of our beautiful heritage town
Relax, explore & celebrate during the Fair’s Opening Ceremonies & first day of community-building
Each year, Glencoe welcomes more than 5,000 guests and 900 exhibitors and vendors for its annual fair. Talented artisans and hardworking farmers visit the vibrant town to showcase their produce, recipes, livestock, handmade goods and more. The Glencoe Fair is all about nurturing a sense of community and appreciation for the breadth, depth and vitality of agriculture. In the spirit of this, we are thrilled to offer educational agricultural programs that cater to the kiddos and engross them in fun, light-hearted learning about their favourite animals, fruits and veggies.
During the first day of festivities, you can meander around the exhibit buildings and allow your curiosities and tastebuds to lead you from booth to booth. While there will be lots for the little ones to see and do, adults can look forward to the outdoor Beer Garden, which is open all weekend. Friday’s fun culminates in the official fair opening – complete with exceptional live entertainment and a smattering of high-energy events that intermix action, mysticism and music and smashing great time at the popular demo derby.
Spend a lively Saturday enjoying the parade, ponies & vibrant performances
Let the fanfare begin! Saturday at the Glencoe Fair includes the fantastic parade, which features floats from all your regional favourites. Cheer for local businesses, clubs and schools, while taking in the very best themed floats, antique cars, tractors and more. The parade is one of the pinnacle events throughout the Glencoe Fair schedule, so it is not to be missed.
Once you’ve started your day with a bang, you can follow up the parade by visiting the livestock for our annual sheep, horse and cattle shows. Perfect for animal lovers of all ages – and those with a vested interest in our incredible agricultural economy – your morning will fly by as you visit all your hooved friends. In the afternoon, there will be an abundance of both adult- and kid-friendly entertainment and activities.
Let the little ones run around the activity centre with their friends, while mom and dad enjoy some delicious snacks and beverages. At the end of the day, grab your partner and get ready to dance the night away alongside a talented band and a sea of smiling concert goers.
Join us for the weekend at the Glencoe Fair and follow whichever schedule best allows you to sip, savour, celebrate & explore the very best parts of Southwestern Ontario. We look forward to having you back for this year’s event – and for many more to come.