Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Port Hope and District Agricultural Society. When it comes to the production of our annual fair, we couldn’t do it without our volunteer support.
Having a booth at the Fair is a great way to advertise your business and sell your merchandise.
Port Hope and District Agricultural Society endeavors to promote agriculture presently and into the future. As such, the society wishes to make available an annual $500.00 bursary.
The fair book at Port Hope Fair is a guide that showcases all the exciting events, competitions, and attractions taking place during the annual event.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to win 1 of 10 Midway Ride Tickets for the Port Hope Fair! Draw closes on September 6th at 4:00 pm.
Get to Know Port Hope Fair
We celebrate 1831 as the founding date for the Port Hope & District Agricultural Society.
Farmers in Hope Township were interested in forming an Agricultural Society. The records show that the first steps for establishing an Agricultural Society were taken in November 1830, by the issue of a subscription list circulated among those desirous of becoming members and a meeting was held at Bletcher’s Inn, at what is now Dale Corners, in December of 1830. A constitution was drawn up and the Port Hope Agricultural Society became a reality on the 20th of January 1831. The Secretary was authorized to import purebred cattle in 1832. Durham and other breeds were introduced and sold at cost to the members. By 1834, the Society began to import good seed wheat.
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Come and explore the Agricultural Fair, browse the exhibits and displays, take in the demonstrations, competitions, petting farm, midway, shows, and entertainment and enjoy a relaxing, educational and entertaining day!