In 2019 The Port Hope Fair will help to celebrate the anniversary of The 225th Wheat Harvest (1794-2019) of early land in Ontario yielding wheat crops and the history of Ontario agriculture with the first harvest of wheat in the former Township of Hope in 1794.

To commemorate this significant event there will be a variety of events taking place throughout 2019 commencing with the following local history talks

January 19th – George Parker to speak on “From Forest to Farmland” including treaty signing and how surveyors marked out lots as settlers were arriving and were in need of land (Port Hope Library,31 Queen Street, Port Hope at 2pm)

February 23rd – Doris Goheen to speak of Port Hope family history (Port Hope Library, 31 Queen Street, Port Hope at 2pm)

March 23rd – Hope Agricultural Heritage Club to provide info session on early farming (Port Hope Community Hub-Canton Library , 5325 County Road 10 at 10:30am)

April 20, 2019 – Paul Burnham to speak about the history of wheat in the area (Port Hope Library, 31 Queen Street in Port Hope at 2p.m.)

Recent News

Raise The Gate

The current concrete gate pillars, wrought iron fencing and stone pylon located at the entrance of the Town Agricultural Park are dated and are deteriorating. Becoming a safety issue, the gate pillars need to be replaced to permit safe access to the Town Park and to the Agricultural Fair. If you are interested in donating

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Fair needs helping hands

PORT HOPE – The Port Hope Fair board is looking for volunteers, not just for the fall fair itself. “We are looking for volunteers to enjoy and support a variety of events during the year,” Fair Past President Connie Martinell stated in a media release. “Opportunities include volunteers to help during the fair on the

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