Fairs & Events

  • 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

  • Celebrate Agriculture Gala

    October 29, 2021

    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, 2022

    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

  • Celebrate Agriculture Gala

    October 29, 2022

    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, 2023

    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

  • Celebrate Agriculture Gala

    October 29, 2023

    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, 2024

    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

  • Celebrate Agriculture Gala

    October 29, 2024

    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, 2025

    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

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Sheep Farming

  • More than 30 different breeds of sheep can be found on the farms in Ontario.
  • Smaller farms have flocks of 50-200 sheep.
  • Larger farms have 800-1200 sheep.
  • Sheep produce many useful by-products.
  • A lamb knows its mother by the bleating sound she makes.