Agricultural fairs are back! Not only are local fairs an opportunity to showcase and socialize for agricultural and rural communities, but they are also a great way for urban people to get a sample of country life. 

The Kenyon Agricultural Society presents the Maxville Fair from June 17 to 19 at the fairgrounds, located on the suitably named Fair Street in Maxville. On June 17, participants can compete to win $1,000 in the Amazing Race Challenge. Pre-registration of teams is required. Bingo at the Maxville Fair also takes place that evening at the Metcalfe Centre.  

June 18 is packed with events at the Maxville Fair with the Holstein Show, English Horse Show, and Antique Tractor Pull. For the less agriculturally inclined, there is a Beach Volleyball Tournament, and the Baby Show always manages to attract ahhhs and cootchie coos. 

On Sunday, June 19, there is a free pancake breakfast at the Maxville Fair. Competitions for flowers, culinary arts, crafts, maple syrup, and children’s crafts take place throughout the weekend. For complete instructions and rules for competitions, go online to the 2022 Maxville Fair Book at . For full details on event schedules and how to participate in all other events at the 2022 Maxville Fair, go to or . Questions may be sent by email to [email protected] , [email protected] , or call 613-346-2486. 


The oldest agricultural fair in Québec, and the second oldest in Canada, the Expo Lachute Fair is from July 7 to 10 at the fairgrounds, located on avenue Hamford in Lachute. Presented by the Argenteuil Agricultural Society since 1825, the fair features livestock, crafts, and food exhibits all weekend long. The antique tractor pull is always popular, and the Saturday demolition derby attracts huge crowds every time. Also at the grandstand, there are shows throughout the weekend, including wrestling, and a monster truck show. In the entertainment tent, country, bluegrass, and classic rock music will be played throughout the weekend. 

The Expo Lachute Fair also has a parade. It begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 at Parc Richelieu. Parades are fun for the whole family, and other family activities at the fair include a mini farm and face painting.  

Part of the fun of going to a fair is often the food, and food trucks are part of the Lachute Fair. 

Are you up for a wild ride? How about playing a game to win a prize? At the Lachute Fair, you can do both at the midway. For the 2022 fair, midway access is included in the fair admission price! 

For complete information on how to enter contests and exhibits at the 2022 Expo Lachute Fair, go to , , email [email protected] , or call 450-562-3741. 

Other Eastern Ontario fairs 

Agricultural Fairs are also returning in 2022 to the following communities across Eastern Ontario: 

Navan Fair, August 4 to 7 

Williamstown Fair, August 5 to 7 

The Capital Fair (Gloucester/Ottawa), August 12 to 21 

Vankleek Hill Fair, August 18 to 21 

Riceville Fair, August 26 to 28 

Stormont County Fair (Newington), September 2 to 5 

Metcalfe Fair, September 29 to October 2