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Slide Welcome The Essa & District Agricultural Society is home of the Barrie Fair, Essa National Draft Horse Show and various other events throughout the summer! Located just 10 minutes from Barrie, in the heart of Essa Township, our new facility is the hub connecting urban residents with rural living. Slide Annual Fall Fair Slide Essa National Draft Horse Show Annual Showcase Learn more

The 2021 Barrie Fair will not occur like usual, please check with individual livestock and homecraft shows for exhibitor details and any spectator information. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the most up-to-date fair information.

Highlights of the Barrie Fair

Daily Hours

  • Thursday 12pm – 11pm
  • Friday 10am – 11pm
  • Saturday 9am – 11pm
  • Sunday 9am – 6pm


  • General Admission (ages 12 & up) : $10 
  • Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 : $5
  • Kids under 5 years of age : FREE
Ride All Day Advanced Midway Passes – Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for information about Ride All Day Bracelets! Ride all day passes permit 1 (one) person to ride every ride on the midway ALL DAY by simply presenting the bracelet. Advance passes will be available to purchase at a discounted rate up until the day before the fair opens.


What to expect at the Barrie Fair…

Thursday at the fair features the 100 Parish Jersey show during the day and the Simcoe County Holstein Club County Show throughout the evening, it will be the dairy lover’s dream! Other highlights will include the Barn 2 Kids Zone, Farm Education Centre, Homecraft displays and MORE!

Friday is 4-H Day at the Fair! We welcome 4-H members from across the province to participate in 4-H Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Horse, and Miniature Horse shows! Come on out to watch these Juniors present the 4-H projects they have been working with all year!

Saturday is one of the busiest days at the fair- with a variety of livestock shows, a full day of activities in the KIDS ZONE & farm education centre, pull track events and much MORE, there is lots to see at the fair!

SUNDAY at the fair is the BUSIEST day! The day is jam packed with entertainers, livestock shows (cattle, goats, poultry, and horses), KIDS ZONE activities and the DEMOLITION DERBY after lunch! After the demolition derby is done, stop by the cattle show ring in Barn 4 around 4:00pm to catch the appointment of the Supreme Champion Bull and Supreme Champion Female- who are both awarded with a $2500 cheque!