Cheers: To Our Ontario Farmers.
And welcome to our website... home of the historic Maberly Fair and the Maberly Agricultural Society. Learn about our people and upcoming events; get to know our local neighbourhood; and register for this year's fair! That's obviously why we're here.
But first and foremost, we're here to celebrate Ontario farmers... and to shine a light on the hard-working rural communities all around us.
The village of Maberly, Ontario wakes up in a very big way once a year!
A parade, live entertainment, delicious food... horses and livestock. Agriculture, horticulture, baking and crafts... games and contests. Even our famous Zucchini Race!
It’s all been happening since 1882, and shows no signs of slowing down (thank goodness). So join us on the last Saturday of every August to see what all the fanfare is about.
And the Maberly Fair needs to have a home, right?!
Wide open space for lots of people, and all the necessary accoutrements of a country fair: plenty of parking spots and seats; stables and pens; a big sound-stage; and covered areas for shade and shelter.
Welcome to the Maberly Agricultural Fair Grounds!
And you might as well check out the rest of the Tay Valley while you’re here! Celebrating Ontario farmers isn’t the only thing you can do in the Highlands and Tay Valley… we'll point out a few of the many reasons to visit our neighbourhood.
There are many hands on a farm, as you know… and the Maberly Fair is no different. The Maberly Agricultural Society has been organizing the Fair and related community fundraisers for over 135 years!
But they couldn’t possibly have done it alone! Like we said: many hands make the Ontario farmer better… and so we would like to celebrate the countless volunteers who've done more than their part-- and also to introduce you to a few organizations with which we are proudly aligned.
Not only do many hands make work light, as the proverb assures... they also make life a little easier too. Farms are, after all, about family and community.
About people... So let’s meet them:
News and Resources
Finding relevant information for the Ontario farmer is a tough task, isn’t it?
What are the most important organizations saying?
Where can you find news and info just for us?
Well, we have done our best to bridge this gap! OMAFRA, Agri-Food Canada, the National Farmers Union, 4H Ontario and many more. These are the voices that matter most our rural communities... so we’ve brought them all together under one roof, so to speak.
We have real-time blog feeds, social media updates and helpful links, including a page designed specifically for the family... casual community news for the dinner table!
So if you're already an expert on the Maberly Fair and the local digs-- and you've met the Ag Society and all of our best friends-- this is where you can stop and explore.