Sydenham Fall Fair

Welcome to the home of the Sydenham Fall Fair

The Sydenham Fall Fair has been running for over 160 years and may be the last remaining school run agricultural fair left in Canada.

In partnership with volunteers from the Sydenham Agricultural Society, this fall fair gives over 500 students a chance to show off their talents in a wide range of agricultural activities!

Some children have raised farm animals to show at the fair, while others have made crafts or baked goods, and still others will display the fruits (or vegetables) of their labour in garden club displays.


Fall Fair Booklet

The best part about the Sydenham Fall Fair is that there is an opportunity for everyone to get involved. Check out the Fall Fair book to see all the different ways in which students can participate in the fair. Students can show off their pets, plant gardens, build cars and other creations, create arts and crafts, raise livestock, take photos and create short films, and of course we can forget the baking! There really is something for everyone so take a look inside and get inspired.


The 163rd Sydenham Fall Fair Schedule

Tuesday September 6th, 2016—Friday September 23rd, 2016

Tuesday September 20th, 2016

NOTE: There will be a $1.00/family registration fee. Please complete entry forms in advance.

Wednesday September 21st, 2016

  • Judging of all exhibits will take place.
  • Class #4 Races (beaver buggies, cub cars and trucks) at Sydenham School.

Thursday September 22nd, 2016

  • Exhibits open to the public at Grey Roots 10:00am—5:00pm
  • Fall Fair Opening Ceremony 10:00am
  • Refreshment Booth opens 10:00am
  • Pet Show 10:30am—pre registration required
  • All Animal Clubs—Show starts at 1:00pm Swine, Lamb, Goat, Dairy & Beef Calf, Miniature Pony

Friday September 23rd, 2016

  • Exhibits available for viewing during regular Grey Roots hours of operations

Saturday September 24th, 2016

  • All Fall Fair exhibits should be picked up between 9:00am & noon from Grey Roots. Otherwise awards, tibbons and items will be returned to the school with tags.

Note: Perishable and organic materials not picked up by noon will be composted or disposed of.


Order & Registration Forms

Here you can download the order and registration forms for the 2016 Sydenham Fall Fair. The completed forms and money are due in the Sydenham School office by Friday May 27th, 2016.


Fall Fair Ambassador

We are on the look out for two enthusiastic students in grades 5, 6 or 7 to represent the 2016 Sydenham Fall Fair.