Fairs & Events

  • Farm Connections Open House

    April 3, 2020

    cowsDurham Region residents are invited to attend the Farm Connections Open House on April 3, 2019, 4:30pm to 8:00pm at the Luther Vipond Memorial Arena in Brooklin!

    This annual interactive event provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about agriculture through various stations, including meeting with farmers and livestock; as well as learning about dairy, beef, pork, poultry, sheep, land stewardship, vegetables, apples and crops.

    Bring the whole family and learn about agriculture in Durham Region. Meet local farmers and their animals, learn about how crops are grown and where your food comes from. Meet a Large Animal Veterinarian.
    Live demonstrations of sheep shearing, cow milking, and cheese making will take place every 15 minutes throughout the evening.

    Admission is free but donations non-perishable food item will be gratefully accepted on behalf of the local food bank

  • Brooklin Fair

    June 4, 2020 June 7, 2020

    Durham Region is fortunate to be home to many exciting agricultural fairs, including some of the longest running fairs in Ontario!

    Visit the Brooklin Fair!

  • Blackstock Fair

    August 29, 2020

    Durham Region is fortunate to be home to many exciting agricultural fairs, including some of the longest running fairs in Ontario!

    Visit the Blackstock Fair!

  • Port Perry Fair

    September 5, 2020 September 7, 2020

    Durham Region is fortunate to be home to many exciting agricultural fairs, including some of the longest running fairs in Ontario!

    Visit the Port Perry Fair!

  • Orono Fair

    September 10, 2020 September 13, 2020

    Durham Region is fortunate to be home to many exciting agricultural fairs, including some of the longest running fairs in Ontario!

    Visit the Orono Fair!

  • Uxbridge Fall Fair

    September 11, 2020 September 13, 2020

    Durham Region is fortunate to be home to many exciting agricultural fairs, including some of the longest running fairs in Ontario!

    Visit the Uxbridge Fall Fair.

  • Sunderland Fall Fair

    September 15, 2020 September 16, 2020

    Durham Region is fortunate to be home to many exciting agricultural fairs, including some of the longest running fairs in Ontario!

    Visit the Sunderland Fall Fair!

  • Beaverton Fall Fair

    September 18, 2020 September 19, 2020

    Durham Region is fortunate to be home to many exciting agricultural fairs, including some of the longest running fairs in Ontario!

    Visit the Beaverton Fall Fair!

  • Celebrate Agriculture Gala

    October 29, 2020

    A night to celebrate agriculture in Durham Region!

    An evening to celebrate Durham’s agricultural roots! Those in the agriculture community are invited to come out and enjoy delicious food, entertainment, a silent and live auction and a chance to connect with friends in the community. The seventh annual Durham Farm Connections Celebrate Agriculture Gala will benefit agricultural awareness efforts in Durham Region.

    Stay tuned for more details about this exciting event!

  • Farm Connections Open House

    April 3, 2021

    cowsDurham Region residents are invited to attend the Farm Connections Open House on April 3, 2019, 4:30pm to 8:00pm at the Luther Vipond Memorial Arena in Brooklin!

    This annual interactive event provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about agriculture through various stations, including meeting with farmers and livestock; as well as learning about dairy, beef, pork, poultry, sheep, land stewardship, vegetables, apples and crops.

    Bring the whole family and learn about agriculture in Durham Region. Meet local farmers and their animals, learn about how crops are grown and where your food comes from. Meet a Large Animal Veterinarian.
    Live demonstrations of sheep shearing, cow milking, and cheese making will take place every 15 minutes throughout the evening.

    Admission is free but donations non-perishable food item will be gratefully accepted on behalf of the local food bank

All about ...

Farming Sustainably

  • Farming sustainably means taking into consideration all five principals of sustainable food.
  • Why do farmers use pesticides?
  • What is Genetic Engineering and biotechnology?
  • Farmers rotate crops to keep nutrients in the soil.
  • Farmers use good bugs to fight bad ones.