Welcome to the Ancaster Fair

September 19-22, 2024

Ancaster Fair is always the 3rd weekend after Labour Day and guaranteed to be full of family fun. September 19-22, 2024

Ancaster Fair Hours

Gate Hours

Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm 

Friday & Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm 

No entry is permitted after the gates close. Buildings will be open until 10:00 PM Thurs/Fri/Sat, and until 6:00 PM on Sunday.

Tickets & Passes

Fair Admission: link to purchase tickets to enter the fair live July 1, 2024

We encourage visitors to purchase entrance tickets in advance (scanned at the gate with your smart device or printed page).  Tickets will be available for sale at the Gatehouse with Debit or Credit ONLY.  No cash will be accepted at the Gatehouse.

Ride Passes: Midway (ride tickets) will be available directly through World’s Finest Shows at the event or online. Links and more details to follow when available. Thursday ride bracelet $35. Passes available at fairgrounds only.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are NOT allowed entry to the Fair, except for  Competition Entries and licensed guide and service animals.

Is there parking? Is the Ancaster Fair accessible via transit?

Getting to the fair is easy and parking is always free.  We are accessible via HSR special shuttle from Meadowlands and Downtown. 

When does the Demolition Derby take place?

Demolition Derby runs all three nights of the fair: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, 7:30pm

More information available via: Ontario Demo Derby

Ancaster Fair Archives + Resources

Educational Resources

Old MacDonald’s Farm Videos

  • About Old MacDonald’s Farm [video]
  • 2022 Ancaster Fair Interview with Ben Howell [video]
  • Laying Hens [video]
  • Milking Parlour [video]
  • Donkey [video]
  • Cattle [video]

Judging Videos

Archives from Past Events

  • 2021 – Llama show [video]
  • 2020 – Step Back in Time and experience the Ancaster Fair [video]
  • 2019 – Ancaster Fair Heritage Square full tour [video]

F2 Events