The Milford Fall Fair
Canada's Best Little Country Fair - Saturday September 16th 2023
Did you enjoy the Milford Fair last September? We are looking for new coordinators and volunteers!
The Fair has been a Milford tradition since it began in 1946, as a parade to welcome veterans back home. The tradition now faces some challenges as the Fair Board is saying farewell and thanks to several key volunteers who have served for many years and we are reaching out to you, our community, looking for people to step up to keep this tradition alive.
If you are interested, we are hoping you will join us on March 26th at 2pm at the Milford Town Hall. The Fair Board will be there to review the volunteer positions that need to be filled and what they entail and answer any questions you may have.
The level of commitment you take on will depend on whether you step into a coordinator position (one fair meeting a month – about 90 minutes, plus coordinating your task on your own time), or whether you'd prefer to volunteer for specific tasks around the time of the Fair.
Coordinator roles that need to be filled:
-Parking and Gate Coordinator
-Blitz and Prize Wagon Coordinator
-Media and Promotion Coordinator
-Food Booth Coordinator
-Kids and Games Activities Coordinator
Volunteers needed the week/day of the fair:
-On the day of the fair - judges for community submissions (# tbd)
-On the day of the fair to help run the kids activities/games (ie. Help kids build bird houses, paint pumpkins etc) (9 – 12 volunteers needed)
-On the day of the fair assist with running the chucking stuff games (3-4 volunteers needed)
-On the day of the fair assist with running the Bingo (1-2 volunteers needed)
-On the day of the fair, run the dog show (2 volunteers needed)
-On the day of the fair, help set up/organize/marshal the parade the day of (5 volunteers needed)
Week of the fair
-set up gates/fence/parking the day before the fair and take it down after the fair is over and help run gate during the day of the fair (15 volunteers needed)
-Week of the fair - set up tents the day before the fair and take it down the day of/day after (13 volunteers needed)
-Day of the fair - help set up prize wagon (3 volunteers needed)
-In the months leading up to the fair - help with blitz/getting prizes and donations for the fair (5-10 volunteers needed)
We strongly urge community members to consider volunteering – with the ranks of previous volunteers having been reduced, it's essential that the Fair Board recruit new members if the Fall Fair tradition is to be maintained.
If you'd like to learn more, please reach out via email@example.com or join us at town hall on March 26th at 2pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!
2022 Fair Booklet now on line !
The Fair is coming! the Fair is coming! Yes that's right we're hopeful that we can return to running our beloved fall fair this year and we are beginning preparations.
But we are going to need your help!!! Our last fair was 2019 and naturally some people have moved on since then. So please considering joining us at the Milford Fair Board or on the fair week. It's a fun way to interact and meet the local South Marysburgh community. Board meetings are 1-2 hours a month and are held April to November.
For Further information drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milford Fall Fair since 1946!
The Milford Fall Fair has been running continuously since 1946 when it welcomed home returning soldiers from World War Two.
Since then the Milford Fall Fair has been run on the second Saturday of September as a community and family focused event on the Milford Fair Grounds (Mt. Tabor).
Food, exhibits, music, craft vendors, animals, contests, activities for all and our world famous parade are all part of the fun.
Come join us and see what makes our event feel unique.
Something For Everyone. Young, Old and Dogs!
Our World Famous Parade, that anyone can enter, starts at the former South Marysburgh school. Registration opens at 10 AM. The parade travels to the Fair grounds starting at 11 AM. Come see antique tractors and cars, floats, and themed entries. Of course there are always fire engines as well! You'll enjoy it!
2019 Digital Photo Contest Entries
Courtesy Alison Germain
Photos of 2019 Fair
courtesy of Gabrielle Holowacz
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR ADMISSION?
Admission Adults $5.00 High School Students $1.00 Elementary Students and under Free.
Admission/ Entrance Wristbands – receive a wristband when you pay your admission. Drop the
tab from your wrist band in the bucket at the information booth at the Gazebo for your chance to enter $100.00 admission draw prize. Winning tab will be drawn at 2:00pm
How can I find out what time an event is on?
Check our Fair Booklet out for all the answers! 2022 Fair Booklet now available on this site! Please note it is subject to change.
Do you have prizes for your contests?
Yes, in some instances there are prizes only for South Marysburgh residents but there are always kudos and bragging rights!!
I'd like to be a vendor at the Fair. Who do I contact?
That's great ! You can contact Kendra Stefankiewicz before Aug 20th. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Spaces are limited.
Where's the Fair?
The Fair is held on the Milford Fair Grounds 2179 COUNTY ROAD 17, Milford, ON
How do I enter one of the exhibits?
In order to enter you need to sign up. Before the fair you can find sign up sheets the Milford Public Library (3053 County Road #10). You only need to sign up once but you will need separate tags for each entry that you want to submit.
You can also sign up from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Friday evening (Sept 16) or Saturday morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Sept 17th – The Fair day!) at the Shed on the Milford Fall Fair Grounds (2179 County Road # 17).
Please remember these contests are for South Marysburgh residents only.
Don’t forget to check out the rules and other helpful suggestions on of the fair booklet and good luck !
I'd like to help support the fair with a donation. How can I do that?
You can make a donation (which we very much appreciate!!):
1) There will be a donation box at the info booth on the day of the fair.
2) Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will out you in touch with our treasurer.
Thank you !!!!!
How can I join in on the fun as a volunteer?
Contact us at email@example.com. We are always looking for more people to share the fun with. You can apply to join the fair board and help plan out next year or you can help on the days that surround the fair. We're a great bunch of people and you will enjoy it.
What We’re All About
The Milford Fall Fair Board would also like to dedicate the 2022 Fair to the people of the Ukraine.
The Milford Fall Fair has supported a number of community causes over the years.