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

9:00am - 3:10pm - Class #4 Racing Club Entries (beaver buggies, cub cars and trucks) drop off in the gym & Classroom Competition Judging.

Please ensure your child's first and last name and grade as of June 2016 are on the bottom of the vehicle. Entries must belong to the 2016 club.


4:00pm - 7:00pm - Exhibit Drop-off & Registration at Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Please remember a $1 registration fee is required per family to help keep our fair alive and well. Entry tags will be available at the registration table at Grey Roots as well as in the school office. We suggest having your child bring home some of these blue and white tags from school and completing them in advance. Please fill in the child's name, address andthe class, section and article of the entry (which can be found in the fair book). The “NO.” on the tag refers to the registration number that you will be given when you bring in your items for registration

 Note: PRE-REGISTRATION for PET SHOW and LIVESTOCK SHOW is required Tuesday night so we have enough prizes and allow for space and pens.

Wednesday September 21st, 2016

  • Judging of all exhibits will take place.  

9:30am - 11:00am   Class #4 Races (beaver buggies, cub cars and trucks) at Sydenham School.

Thursday September 22nd, 2016

10:00am-    Arrival of Students & Opening Ceremonies

           10:30am-    Pet Show (Registered Pets Only)

           11:00am -     NEW THIS YEAR—Fall Fair Amazing Race for Grades 6-8

           12:00pm-    Mini Horse Show

             1:30pm-    Livestock Shows ( SwineLambGoatDairy & Beef CalfMiniature 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.


Fall Fair Ambassadors

We are pleased to announce that Hayden Robertson & Ginny Frook have been choosen to be the 2016 Sydenham Fall Fair Ambassadors. We would like to thank our wonderful friends at E-Embroidery in Owen Sound for sponsoring the Ambassador program.


We will be on the look out for two enthusiastic students in grades 5, 6 or 7 to represent the 2017 Sydenham Fall Fair next spring.