2023 Fair Theme: Where have you bean?

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

Remember – Admission to the Fair is FREE!

Where have you bean? – August 25th to 27th, 2023

Saturday August 19

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 23rd

7:30 pm • Official Fair Opening and
Ambassador Competition

Details about Ambassador

Thursday, August 24th

7:00 – 9:00 pm

  • Arena open for placing exhibits

Friday August 25th

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 and FREE Pony Rides
  • Alpacas
  • Old MacDonald’s Farm

7:00 pm

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

Saturday, August 26th

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
  • Cake Decorating Challenge

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, FREE Pony Rides, Maze, Games & Crafts
  • Alpacas
  • Old MacDonald’s Farm

11:00 am – Noon – Baby Show

11:00 am & 1:00 pm – Reptillia

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

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

Sunday, August 27th

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

10:00 am – Church Service – refreshments after

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Alpacas
  • Old MacDonald’s Farm

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Children’s Village: Inflatables, FREE Pony Rides
  • Chuckles Balloon Twisting

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

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

Fair Book

Please check back in June for the completed Fair Book

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!