The 2016 Fair is Sept.24 & 25. We are carrying on the 159th Fair as always, with some executive changes and Gable Brothers Rides. Please talk to us, instead of listening to rumours.
2015 Demolition Derby forms
If you’d like to be in the derby, please download the entry form for your vehicle’s class below.
- full size straight stock
- full size half-ton truck
- 4 & 6 cylinder small cars (add 6 cylinder to rule #1 on 2nd page)
2015 — 158th Donnybrook Fair
Thursday October 1
Placing of the exhibits Noon to 9:00 PM
Friday October 2
Placing of the exhibits 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Saturday October 3
11:00 am Parade (judging at 10:30 am), starting at WPS
12:00 pm Baby show (register 11:30- noon
1:00 pm Dotsy the clown
2:00 pm School Tug of War between Demo Heats
2:00 pm Wrayzer’s Edge Motor Sports Demolition Derby 4 & 6 cylinder small cars, minivans
5:00 – 9:00 pm Birdtown Band on stage, Homeniuk rides, Animal Displays, Great local Food
11:00 am – Noon Beer Tent
5:30 pm Big Creek Tractor Pullers
Sunday October 4
11:00 am Classic Car Show
2.00 pm Wrayzer’s Edge Motor Sports Demolition Derby. Full size Half Ton Truck, Straight Stock
Homeniuk rides, Animal Displays, Great local Food
Beer Tent opens at 11:00 am, with an open Jam on stage (sponsored by Birdtown)
|Adult 2 day pass||$8.00|
|12 and under||FREE|
The most popular events at each fair are the demolition derbies. These were sponsored for a long time by the Horsepower Unlimited Car Club from Simcoe but are now sponsored by the Vittoria & St. Williams Fire Department Auxiliaries. 2016 will be 43rd consecutive year of demolition derbies. This is the first year that Queensway Garage will manage our Saturday and Sunday Demolition Derby’s. They will be using many volunteers that are familiar with derbies.
We thank the past car club volunteers for their help. Additional events are the parade, baby show, school tug-of-war, car show, kids competitions.
The 2015 Demolition Derby rules and entry forms are at top of this page
Note: Winner is no longer eligible for the Norfolk County Fair Demolition Derby.
About Donnybrook Fair
The Donnybrook Fair in Walsh, Ontario is an annual two day event, held at 1258 Turkey Point Rd. The fair has been held every year from 1857 until the present, making September 24 -25, 2016 the 159th Fair. This September event involves the children of Walsh Public School, St. Michael’s School, and other neighboring schools as well as the home schooled.
Children enter their arts, crafts and locally grown agricultural commodities to compete for prize money and ribbons. $1,586.00 was paid to elementary school aged children in 2014.
The fair has grown every year with the help of many volunteers. Fund raising events are held all year to finance the fair. These events include a food booth, and numerous raffles. We also own a commercial stage which is rented out to local events.
Don’t forget our mobile food booth, built by our volunteers. Enjoy our food at the fairs and other events.
Throughout the year, the fairgrounds and the Walsh Hall are frequently used for weddings, funerals, Country music jamborees, Zumba classes and meetings. The name “Donnybrook Fair” comes from an early settler of Walsh, who said the fair reminded him of an annual horse fair in Donnybrook, Dublin.