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Palmerston Fair Schedule – Palmerston Fair

2024 Theme: Sow it, Grow it, Show it

So many options and possibilities that you can be here the entire weekend!

Remember – Admission to the Fair is FREE!

Sow it, Grow it, Show it – August 23rd to 25th, 2024

Saturday August 17

Half Price Movie Night at the Norgan!

Bring your friends and family and enjoy the show at a bargain admission, compliments of the Palmerston Agricultural Society.

The movie starts at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 21st

7:30 pm • Official Fair Opening and
Ambassador Competition

Details about Ambassador

Thursday, August 22nd

7:00 – 9:00 pm

  • Arena open for placing exhibits

Friday August 23rd

Please check our Fair Book for more details on any of our events.

8:30 – 11:00 am – Arena open for placing exhibits

Afternoon – Judging takes place

5:45 pm – Parade Assembly

6:30 pm – Parade

6:30 – 9:00 pm

  • Children’s Village: Inflatables ($10 wristbands for the entire weekend)
  • FREE Pony Rides
  • Try it Curling

7:00 pm

  • Arena open after Parade — displays, exhibits, food  booths
  • A Taste of Minto

Saturday, August 24th

Please check our Fair Book for more details on any of our events

8:00 – 10:00 am – Kinette’s Pancake Breakfast – Community Centre

8:00 – 11:00 am – Tailgate Garage Sale – Arena Parking Lot

9:00 am – Arena Opens

  • Displays, exhibits, food booths
  • Cupcake Decorating

9:00 am – Noon – Farmers’ Market at Heritage Railway Museum

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Outdoor Vintage Display

10:00 am – Pet Show

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Library Fun in the Children’s Village

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Children’s Village: Inflatables (wristbands $10 for the entire weekend)
  • FREE Pony Rides
  • Games & Crafts
  • Alpacas
  • Sno Cones & Popcorn
  • Try it Curling
  • Local Youth Talent – Centre Stage

11:00 am – Baby Show

11:00 am – Reptillia (Second show at 1:00 pm)

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Chuckles Balloon Twisting
  • Makin’ Faces Face Painting

1:00 pm – Aspen Ojibwe Spirit Horses **NEW**

2:00 pm – Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull (registration at 1:30)

3:00 pm – Auction of Champions

4:00 – 9:00 pm

  • Live Music – The Consolers
  • Beer Gardens

4:30 pm – Ben Cullen – Centre Stage

5:00 pm – Chili Cook off Judging

5:30 pm – Chili Tasting

6:30 pm – Minto Farmers’ Market Corn Eating Contest

Sunday, August 25th

Please check our Fair Book for more details on any of our events

10:00 am – Church Service – refreshments after

11:00 am – Diamonds in the Ruff Dog Agility Show

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Children’s Village Inflatables (wristbands $10 for the entire weekend)
  • Games & Crafts
  • Alpacas
  • Chuckles Balloon Twisting
  • Try it Curling

12:00 – 2:00 pm  – Paige’s Face Painting

1:00 pm – Horse Vaulting Demonstration **NEW**

2:00 pm – Zucchini Races

3:00 pm – Removal of Exhibits and Displays

4:30 – 6:30 pmFamous Roast Beef Supper Hosted by Palmerston Marlins (Community Centre)

Annual Roast Beef Supper

Palmerston Agricultural Fair

Map of Fair Grounds

Check out where all of the activities are located

Parade Route

Parade Route will be announced in August

Advanced Prize List

There are plenty of competitions to enter every year at the fair.  Take a look at the fun you and your family can have with entries here.

Food at the Fair

The fair weekend is full of activities to keep everyone busy.  But, we all have to eat, right!  Check out the savoury options to eat on fair weekend.

Events Calendar - Coming Soon

This printable events calendar will have every event for the entire year listed!  Print out a copy and take it with you, or use this link on your phone!

Exhibitor Entry Form

You can now fill out the exhibitor entry form before you arrive at the competition.  Just remember to bring the form with you!