Coe Hill Fair

The midway is popular at the annual Coe Hill fair, on the last weekend of August. Photo © Kevin Swayze

It’s Coe Hill’s annual candy-coated, deep fried, stomach churning celebration to mark the end of summer.

The Coe Hill Agricultural Fair takes place on the last Friday and Saturday of August, at the fairgrounds along old Highway 620 in the heart of the village at 5681 Wollaston Township Road 620.

Fair founded in 1882

The Coe Hill Fair was founded in 1882.

The Canadian National railway station building in Coe Hill was saved and moved to the Coe Hill fairgrounds in 1969. Photo © Kevin Swayze

The first fair was held in Salem, about two miles north of Coe Hill.

The second fair was held in Coe Hill, with exhibits at the township hall. Horses raced from the hall to the cenotaph and back on the main street.

In the early 1900’s the fair moved to its present location, at the fairgrounds.  A grandstand was built prior to 1920. It was partly for the fair and partly to seat fans for the champion Coe Hill baseball team.

Before cars were commonplace, a special train came to Coe Hill for the fair from Trenton.

Many barns and buildings have been added to the grounds over the years.  In 1969, the Coe Hill Canadian National railway station building was moved to the fair grounds and set up to house some of the displays.

 Pay your annual $6 membership and get a fall fair book with all the information to enter your handiwork for prizes.

Contact information:

613-473-4724 (day)   613-473-5596 (evening)





6 comments for “Coe Hill Fair

  1. April 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I am just informing you that we are entertainers. We are a family of three kids and myself who have been doing shows for the past seven years and have performed well over 200 times.We live in Scarborough Ontario and would love to participate for you in any way we can.
    More info about our show is at our website
    We truly are a family entertaining family’s.
    thank you

  2. Tim
    August 20, 2012 at 8:24 am

    what are the classes for the demolition derby?

  3. February 7, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    For the attention of the Event Programmer of Coe Hill Fair

    Greetings! We are Mental Floss Sideshow – Neo-Victorian travelling entertainers, bringing to life the antics of Human Oddity, Professor Archibald Floss and his sidekick Dr. Charlotte Tann, Snake Oil Peddler of Some Global Renown!

    We offer:

    •Acts of Wanton Stupidity – A humorous stage/street level show of Sideshow Feats of Derring-Do!

    •Floss & Tann’s Wunderkammer – An interactive & immersive museum-style installation of Captivating Curiosities garnered from our travels to the 5 Corners of the Globe!

    Further details can be found on our website – resplendent with plenty of photographs & moving pictures of us in action.

    We will have a booth at the 2013 OAAS Convention Trade Show at the Royal York, Toronto on Friday February 15th. If you are attending do drop by & say hello. We’d be very pleased to meet you.

    All the best,
    Karl & Lesley Thurston-Brown

  4. tina spooner
    August 18, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Hi, I am trying to get a classes list and info of the horse show! both morning and gaming please!

  5. Nancy Dafoe
    May 26, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Hi I am Nancy Dafoe director of special events for Belleville General Hospital axillary
    I am wondering if I could sell tickets on a raffle we are having to raise money to support our 27 venues we operate within the hospital
    When Bernice Ryan was director of special events we sold tickets for a couple of years on the deck of the station
    This was a very good spot and helped us raise money for the axillary
    Could you please let me know if we could come this year once again
    sincerely Nancy Dafoe

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