2014: Our 157th Fair will be on September 27 and 28
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About Donnybrook Fair
The Donnybrook Fair in Walsh, Ontario is an annual two day event. The fair has been held every year from 1857 until the present, making September 27-28, 2014 the 157th 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. $1484.00 was paid to elementary school aged children in 2013.
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 an annual barbecue dance at the Vittoria Community Centre (April 5th,2014), food booth and numerous raffles. We also own a commercial stage which is rented out to local events.
New this year is our mobile food booth, built by our volunteers. Enjoy our food at the fair 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.
2013 156th Donnybrook Fair
Thursday September 26
Placing of the exhibits 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday September 27
Placing of the exhibits 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saturday September 28
11.00 am Parade (judging at 10:30 am)
12:00 pm Baby show (register 11:30- noon)
1:00 pm Ice Cream Contest
1:30 pm School Tug of War
2:00 pm Action Wrestling (6 bouts)
4:00 pm Mini Tractor Pull
6:00 pm The Birdtown Band
Homeniuk rides, 4-H Animal Demonstrations, Clown, Great local Food
Sunday September 29
11:00 am - 3:00 pm Show & Shine Car Show
1.00 pm Demolition Derby (4 & 6cyl, 8 Cyl, Trucks, Vans)
Homeniuk rides, 4-H Animal Demonstrations, Great local Food
|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. 2013 will be 40th consecutive year of the demolition derbies. Additional events are the parade, baby show, school tug-of-war, wrestling, tractor pull, car show, and kids competitions.
Here is the demolition derby entry form for 2013.
Note: Winner is no longer eligible for the Norfolk County Fair Demolition Derby.