Orangeville Fall Fair to host exciting new events this year

August 17, 2023   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Fall Fair has been an exciting event in the community ever since the idea of hosting a fair was first brought up in 1854.

This year organizers are celebrating the 169th year the fair has taken place, and they are making sure the weekend will have a full line-up of things to see and do when you arrive.

For 2023, organizers are introducing new events and promising exciting changes to make this year’s fall fair better than ever.

Throughout the fair weekend, running Sept. 1-3, you can expect to see local vendors, try some food truck favourites, and enjoy the midway with rides for kids, teens, and adults. There will be live entertainment on the main stage.

For demolition derby fans, the derby will be held on two nights – both Saturday (Sept. 2) and Sunday (Sept. 3) at 6:00 p.m., where you can cheer on the drivers as they go head-to-head to eliminate the competition in a frenzy of crash’ up fun.

The Classic Car Show will return on Sept. 2, and hundreds of classic, vintage, and modified vehicles will be displayed.

“We have some new things this year as we are trying to make the fair fun and exciting for everyone,” explained Orangeville Agricultural Society President James Orton. “What’s new this year is we are having two days of the snowmobile show and swap. We started it last year, and it went over so well, we had a lot of interest from several organizations. This year we also have two days for the demolition derby, both Saturday night and Sunday night starting at 6:00 p.m. They are popular events, and we want to attract more people to the fair. We are trying to have a jam-packed weekend.”

Organizers are ensuring that events will take place all day long for visitors so you can spend an entire day walking around, seeing different things.

“We’re trying to facilitate everybody’s wants and needs,” Mr. Orton said. “We’ll be having entertainment Saturday night after the demolition derby when the Pepper Shakers will be on the main stage. On Sunday afternoon, the Dufferin Country Line will be on the stage. We’ll be having the lawn tractor pull, and that’s always popular. On Saturday we’ll have the classic car show and there is usually close to 300 cars. In the main ring, we’ll have some Clydesdale horses. Of course the midwaymidway will be open for everyone. There will be the beer tent and a 50/50 draw, and there were be a lot of local vendors at the fair.”

The Orangeville Fall Fair will take place Friday, Sept. 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The admission price is as follows: Adults 19 and over, $15; teens 13 to 18, $8; tweens, $2; and those under 5 are free.

Here is a list of events over the three-day fair. 

Friday, Sept. 1

12:00 p.m. 4H Interclub Dairy Show

5:00 p.m. Dufferin Wellington Holstein Show

4:00 p.m. Midway opens

4:00 p.m. Messy Labs Workshop for Kids

6:00 p.m. Truck and Tractor Pull

Saturday, Sept. 2

All day – Petting Zoo 

Time to be determined – Kids’ Tractor Pull

10:00 a.m. Vintage Snowmobile Show & Swap

10:00 a.m. Classic Car Show

11:00 a.m. Midway opens

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free Face Painting

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Petunia the Clown

1:00 p.m. Kid’s Tractor Pull

1:00 p.m. Garden Tractor Pull

3:00 p.m. Dog Show

6:00 p.m. Demo Derby

8:00 p.m. Live Music – Pepper Shakers

Sunday, Sept. 3

All Day Petting Zoo

9:00 a.m. Miniature Horse Show

10:00 a.m. Vintage Snowmobile Show & Swap

10:30 a.m. Church Service

11:00 a.m. Midway opens

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free Face Painting

10:00 a.m. Kid’s Tractor Pull

12:00 p.m. Petunia the Clown

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Live Entertainment – Dufferin Country Line

4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall closes

6:00 p.m. Demo Derby

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