Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 2, 2016
Markham Fair is one of the Canada oldest country fairs.
Since 1844 the fair has been providing the community
with a showcase for talents and products in a friendly
competitive spirit. With over 700 volunteers working on
more than 70 committees, Markham Fair is the largest
community based volunteer organization in Canada.
Markham Fair occurs annually on the weekend before
Thanksgiving, and hosts upwards of 60,000 attendees.
Approximately 3,000 exhibitors will enter more than
12,000 items, which will be judged and put on display
during the fair.
As well as the competitive
displays, the community is further brought together to
enjoy various forms of entertainment such as horse pull,
demolition derby, tractor pull, midway rides and
displays of farm animals.
Adults $15, Seniors $10, Child 12 & under $5, Children 4
and under free.
Fair Hours: Thursday to Saturday
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Markham Fair is located on the Markham Fairgrounds at
10801 McCowan Road (6 km north of Highway 7).
plenty more happening during the Markham Fair, check out
the complete Event List at
Discover the world
of art with free programming at the Varley.
Artrepeneur Workshops at the Varley
October 2 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Varley Art Gallery:
Artist talk with Jeff Nye in conversation with
Anik Glaude and Monica Tap.
October 2 | 2
– 4 p.m. | Varley Art Gallery: Opening reception
for fall exhibitions generously catered by Whole
Foods Market Unionville.
Abstract Technique Workshop
October 1, 2016
7:30 p.m. – 10:30
Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham
North, L3P 1Y1
Are you mind-blown
when you look at abstract paintings? We’re here
to clear things up and show you how to create
your own abstract masterpiece with a few simple
At our Go #Abstract workshop,
you can choose from three techniques.
Paint one or do them all! Each
painting will take approximately 2 hours to
Come solo, with your girls, or
bring your date!
The Stiver Mill
from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
at 9 Station Lane (map)
This unique farmers’ market is held
in a park-like setting beside the Stiver Mill
every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until
October 9, 2016
The Stiver Mill Farmers’
Market was originally started to bring awareness
to the plight of the Stiver Mill. The City of
Markham and the Federal Government came together
after five years to support the restoration of
the Stiver Mill. The newly renovated Stiver
Mill, now called the Stiver Mill Cultural
Centre, officially opened in June 2014. As Mayor
Frank Scarpitti says “it is a showpiece”.
Along with fresh fruit, vegetables, baked
goods, honey, meat and crafts, there's live
Meet your friends
and enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Market
The newly renovated Stiver Mill
includes a beautiful boardwalk running from Main
Street Unionville, beside the Train Station and
around the Stiver Mill. Enjoy a stroll on the
boardwalk to the Farmers’ Market.
Judi McIntyre, Business Manager
Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market
Markham Farmers' Market
Saturday from May 7 – Oct 8, 2016
– 1 p.m.
Location: 132 Robinson Street
(Main Street Markham North, 2 lights north of
Freshness straight from the farm! A great
place to shop and live entertainment!
An Old Fashioned Tradition
The Farmers’ Market of Markham Village captures
the good old fashioned traditions of the past.
The “turn of the century” look of our market is
enhanced by a charming venue, complete with old
fashioned signs and canopies.
Specializing in Farm Fresh Products
Featuring many organically grown fruits and
vegetables, as well as baked goods, preserves,
flowers and much much more! The market’s
merchants guarantee quality products and
The Main Street
Markham Farmers’ Market is a proud member of
Farmers’ Markets of Ontario’s Greenbelt. We have
a variety of vendors including:
Fresh organic fruits,
berries are picked that morning!! can’t get any
Its the Cats Meow Cafe
Fresh brewed coffee, pea meal bacon on a bun and
studels, pies and tarts
fresh honey, butter tarts, great soaps and
lotions made with honey too!
oils and vinegars
Crown Valley Bakery
their apple cake! amazing scones! fresh baked
bread and more!
Markham Guild of Village Crafts
Homemade pottery, jewelry and crafts – a
different crafter every week!
Event Organizer: MVBIA -
2nd Annual Drive Away Hunger 5km Walk-A-Thon
Location: Markham Civic Centre
Town Centre Blvd.
WALK – JOIN THE CAUSE
BDO and sponsors are
raising food and funds for the Markham Food Bank
After an extremely successful first year, we are
thrilled to announce BDO’s 2nd Annual Drive Away Hunger
5km Walk-A-Thon in support of the Markham Food Bank!
BDO, along with their sponsors, will be walking
around the Markham Civic Centre grounds with the
community at large, to raise food and funds for the
Markham Food Bank. All ages are welcome and of course
spectators are free! To participate in the walk for just
$25, register at
This Event will be a fun filled family day, with music,
food, surprises and giveaways!
“The idea is to
connect the people of Markham, with local businesses all
in support of our community food bank.” says Allan
Rudolph, Office Managing Partner of Markham BDO Canada.
Feel free to bring your smart phones on the Walk.
Tag your photos and posts #BDOJoinTheCause
Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. on October 1st and the
walk will commence at 11:00 a.m. This Walk-A-Thon will
take place rain or shine.
If you are unable to
attend in person, but would like to make a general
donation to the Walk for the Markham Food Bank, all
donations are welcome and can be made through the same
All proceeds will directly benefit the
Markham Food Bank.
Nye: Recovery Rooms Exhibition
September 24, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Location: Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street
paintings are physical explorations of loss and memory;
his work reflecting upon the ways in which time and
emotion distorts our relationships to the built
environment. Each work featured in Recovery Rooms
depicts abstracted elements of both domestic and
institutional spaces, settings of particular
significance to the artist, including homes, workspaces
and hospital rooms. Architectural details, such as
walls, windows and floorboards seemingly appear and
disappear from these canvases, caught somewhere between
the remembered past and the physical present.
This project is part of right here|right now.
Launched in 2014, this initiative aims to foster the
work of contemporary artists in York Region by providing
them with exhibition opportunities and ongoing
Tree: Works by the Group of Seven in the Jack MacQuarrie
Drawing on the Jack MacQuarrie
Collection, and supplemented by works from the Varley
Art Gallery’s permanent holdings, this exhibition
explores the recurring compositional building blocks of
rock, water, tree, among others. Combined in numerous
ways to produce the iconic images of the Group of Seven,
they offer a surprising range of mood and meaning.
Innovative Spirit: The prints and drawings
of Pudlot Pudlat
A showcase of works on
paper by Inuit artist Pudlot Pudlat (1916-1992)
exploring his rich and varied engagement with mark
making. As an important figure in the development of
drawing in Cape Dorset, Pudlat combined both traditional
and modern imagery to depict the changing world around
50 Shades: A
Monochrome Technique Workshop
Sunday, October 2, 2016, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham
Create an edgy painting with limited colours on
In this workshop, we’ll
show you how to design and paint your own
monochromatic painting. By lightening or
darkening a colour, you’ll create starkly
contrasted art pieces that can emphasize a
unique mood or perspective.
at $25 + HST for a 12x12” session