Fun at the Fair: A List of Upcoming Fall Fairs in the Ottawa Area

There is so much fun to be had during the season of fall in Ottawa. I recently posted about one of my favourite autumn activities – apple picking, and now I want to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the great fall fairs there are around the Ottawa area. I’m hoping for a sunny September and some great weekends out at the fair.

Renfrew Fair


September 6th to 10th – The Renfrew fair is an exciting five days long, with tons to do. There are horse shows, livestock events and exhibits, rides and games, a demolition derby, some great food and live entertainment.

The admission prices are as follows:

Adults (17 & over) $10.00
Children (7 to 16) $5.00
Children 6 & Under FREE

For more information on the Renfrew Fair you can check out their website here.

Russell Fair

September 7th to 10th – The Russell Fair is a great time complete with acrobatic shows, classic car and auto show, demolition derby, live musical entertainment, midway rides and games ($30 ride all day bracelets), pancake breakfast, tractor and truck pull, puppet shows, Monkey Rock Music and face painting.

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults – 13 & over       $10 ($12 on Saturday)
Children – 7 to 12        $  5
Children – under 7     Free

For more information on the Russell Fair, check out their website here.

Richmond Fair

September 14-17th – The Richmond Fair is focused on promoting agricultural awareness within the community, but there are also a ton of other non-agricultural events such as the demolition derby, live music shows, aerial shows, rock climbing, reptile shows, BMX bike shows, kids shows, and a midway with rides and games.

Admission prices are as follows:

  • 13 years & over – $10
  • 6 to 12 years – $5
  • 5 years & under – FREE

For more information check out the Richmond Fair website here.

Carp Fair

September 21st-24th – known as “the best little fair in Canada” the Carp Fair is a big favourite with my family. We have attended for the past three years, and always the weather has worked out providing a gorgeous, warm, sunny weekend. Here’s hoping 2017 is no different!

At the Carp Fair you will find a petting zoo, pony rides, horse shows, super dog shows, vendors, great food, and midway rides and games.

Thursday gate admission is by donation, and all rides are $2 that day.

If you buy advance admission, you save a few dollars… adults – $10, children ages 6-12 – $5

For more information on the Carp Fair, check out their website here.


Metcalfe Fair

September 28th to October 1st – 2017 will mark the 161st anniversary of this fall tradition, held annually in the Village of Metcalfe. There are some interesting events included like a baby show. You can enter your cute baby to win prizes!

There is also a demolition derby, horse pull, fiddling and step dancing, live music, children’s entertainment in the Kidzland Tent, classic car show, food and midway games and rides.

Admission prices are as follows:

13 and over $10.00
Children 6-12   $5.00
Children 5 and under –  Free

*prices are a few dollars cheaper on Thursday

For more information on the Metcalfe Fair, check out their website here.

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