April 22, 2020
During this time of uncertainty and the rapidly changing threat of COVID-19, the Board of Directors of the Renfrew Fair has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Renfrew Fair.
The safety of our volunteers, exhibitors and patrons are of utmost importance to us, therefore we felt we had no choice but to make this very hard decision.
We will return in 2021.
Please stay safe.
We are known as the “The greatest fair in the Ottawa Valley since 1853.” It is an exciting five days with ample amount of activities such as: Beef Shows, Heavy & Light Horse Shows, 4-H & Interclub Shows, Swine & Lambs, many more Livestock events, Exhibits, Art, Domestic Science, Women’s Institute Displays, Floriculture, Fruit, Vegetables, Junior Classes, Needlework and so much more.
Perhaps you enjoy the famous bacon on a bun, mouth watering candy apples, popcorn, fully serviced meal, or a splendid piece of fresh fudge. We have it all for you to experience at the fair!
Our Grandstand Entertainment will be packed solid and we will be communicating all of the exciting details in the coming weeks!
All Canadian Entertainment is the midway for 2019 More Info…
Throughout the weekend make sure to visit the Valley Entertainment showcasing some of the Ottawa Valley’s finest talent.
Come and enjoy the fair! You will be sure to find something for everyone of all ages to enjoy a traditional country fair.
2019 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
The Renfrew fair board, staff and myself as President, would like to invite one and all, near and far to the 165th Renfrew Fair. The event runs from Wednesday, September 4th until late Sunday afternoon.
Carter Shows, this year under a new name (All Canadian Entertainment) will be back with more adult rides, thrill rides and a good selection of kiddie rides. The ferris wheel is back and the bingo tent will be back where people can sit out of the sun and play. Our local food vendors will have all their special foods.
The beer tent will be back in the same location near the main stage, where you can sit and relax. We welcome families to come in during the day and there will be entertainment during the day and after the main stage event. Safety and security is our priority! The Barnet Barn is a must see with all the different farm animals.
The main stage has a great selection of entertainment – something for everyone!
The demolition derby kicks off the fair on Wednesday night in front of the grandstand. Edge Motorsports will officiate this year. The drivers put on a good show and put a lot of work into their cars. Come and cheer them on; it is a fun night for all ages.
There are many exhibitors in the Armouries and the Exhibit Hall. It is worth a stroll through the buildings to see what is for sale and the great entries in crops and handicrafts. The maple syrup display is the largest in the Valley.
Cattle shows are a main attraction with different breeds showing on different days. We are hosting the Mark of Excellence Hereford Show, the BOSS Charolais Show and an Ontario Angus Point Show. Thursday, Friday and Saturday showcases the local 4-H clubs. The beef, hog and lamb sale is on Saturday evening. Come early as the bleachers fill up fast – anyone can bid on these prize animals!
The horse shows are great entertainment, from the large hitches to the minis, all decked out in their polished harness and wagons. The horse pull is on Sunday in the heavy horse ring and this year there will also be a pony pull in the morning. The light horse ring will be active during the week.
Special thanks to our sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and members of the fair board who help make the Renfrew Fair an annual successful event.
2019 HOMECRAFT PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
On behalf of the Homecraft Division, I would like to welcome you to the 165th Renfrew Fair.
Shortly after the close of each year’s fair, the Directors start reviewing and updating the various categories for you to exhibit in. Thank you to all our Directors and Volunteers for all the hours they contribute to our fair. The fair would not be possible without all our volunteers.
We are very proud to display the work of all our exhibitors in needlework and crafts, floriculture, baking, hobbies, photography, woodworking, art, bottled goods, junior fair, school work, 4-H and agriculture products.
We look forward to new exhibitors and thank our returning exhibitors. Please take time to read through the prize book to check out anything new or any changes – there is something for everyone.
Renfrew Agricultural Society Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:30 p.m.