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Weekend Pass: Adults, Seniors, Students: $20

Friday: Everyone over 12: $8; Everyone 12 & under: Free*

Saturday and Sunday: Adults: $10; Students & Seniors: $8  Children 6 to 12 years: $ 2; under 6: Free 

*Children under 12 must be accompanied by adult to receive free admission

School passes may be used on Sat OR Sun.

Midway Unlimited Rides


PORT HOPE FAIR Sep 15-17 2017 - Admission and Hours

NEW at the ENTRY GATES   Credit and Debit cards accepted    (no cashback)

Admission:  Weekend Pass: Everyone over 12                       $20

                      Friday: Everyone over 12                                            $ 8

                      Friday: Everyone 12 & under                                       Free

                      Saturday and Sunday: Adults                                     $10

                      Saturday and Sunday: Students, Seniors                  $ 8

                      Saturday and Sunday:  Children 6 to 12                    $ 2                  

                      All weekend: Children under 6                                    free     

On Friday, children 12 and under will only be admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.

School passes may be used on either Saturday or Sunday.


Friday  4 to 11 pm  ;   Saturday  9 am to 11 pm  ;    Sunday  9 am to 4 pm   



Fair needs helping hands

By Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today ~  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:01:20 EDT AM

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PORT HOPE - The Port Hope Fair board is looking for volunteers, not just for the fall fair itself.

“We are looking for volunteers to enjoy and support a variety of events during the year,” Fair President Connie Martinell stated in a media release.

“Opportunities include volunteers to help during the fair on the gates, with the animal shows, and with the exhibits.

“There are many jobs to suit a variety of interests and how much time you can contribute.”

In addition to the September fair weekend, she said, “there are opportunities during the year,” she said.

“We enter a float in the Canada Day and Christmas parades, and we welcome fun-loving volunteers to help decorate and ride along.”  (In 2017 there will be a demo derby on Sun 02Jul to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.)

Working as a volunteer is also a way for students to accumulate the volunteer hours they need.

“The Society’s purpose is to encourage awareness of agriculture and to promote improvements in the quality of life of people living in the agricultural community. The fair promotes conservation of natural resources and supports activities that enrich the rural lifestyle. It is also a great deal of fun!”

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Hundreds of volunteers are needed. 

President's Message

Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation in 2017. The Port Hope Fair marks its 186th anniversary. This year’s theme is Canada Eh? A lighthearted look at Canada 150. Red and white will be seen throughout the grounds and the exhibits.

Anyone can become part of this wonderful event. Become an exhibitor or volunteer or both?  Contact any of the directors or the section heads to see how you can participate. Have your own business? Why not become a vendor? Strut your stuff and enter the Talent Show or coach a young person. Help market the Fair by creating an outdoor display. Bring the whole family.

Enjoy the entertainment on the Outdoor Stage Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. Examine the exhibits in the Town Park Recreation Centre and the Fall Fair Centre. Look for new yellow walls!

The South Field will be exceptional. Watch the Port Hope Hunter/Jumper Show on Saturday and the Upper Canada District Canadian Horse Breeders Show on Sunday. Saturday is Dairy Cattle Day. On Sunday, we anticipate 5 classes of Beef Cattle. The Children’s Pet Show is on Sunday;  Fido will look great in red and white.

Port Hope & District Agricultural Society – The Fair Board – thanks all volunteers, sponsors, community groups, the Municipality of Port Hope, exhibitors and attendees. The Board is delighted to announce that Carter Shows will again present the Midway.  Remember to purchase an advance ticket for daily unlimited rides. See the reminder below.

Highlight September 15, 16, 17, 2017 in red on your calendar. Come and be part of the Canada 150 edition of the Port Hope Fair.

Connie Martinell


NEW in 2017 - online exhibitor registration will be coming this year - VERY soon.

In person exhibitor registration takes place on Tuesday Sept 12th evening from 4-7pm.  This is a registration ONLY session.  You may pickup tags and pay your registration/membership fee.

Dropoff of exhibits happens on Thursday Sept 14th evening between 6 and 9pm and Friday Sept 15th morning from 8-11am.

All ART, PHOTOGRAPHY and QUILT exhibits MUST be dropped off by 9m on Thursday as judging takes place Friday morning.

If you have already received your tags and your entry form is complete with your exhibitor number - DO NOT LINE UP to drop off your exhibits - simply drop off in the appropriate place on Thursday evening or Firday morning, as appropriate.

In the Fall Fair Centre -

Plants and Flowers / Fruits and Vegetables / Field Crops / Maple Syrup / Honey  

In the Town Park Recreation Centre

Art / Photography - in Program Room A - by Thurs at 9pm; no Friday AM dropoff allowed

Baking / Canning / Handcrafts / Junior / Needlecraft (only Thurs PM) - in the Gymnasium


ENJOY the Fair!