The 2016 Fair is Sept.24 & 25. We are carrying on the 159th Fair as always, with Gable Brothers Rides.
2016 Demolition Derby forms
If you’d like to be in the derby, please download the entry form for your vehicle’s class below.
All drivers must have a valid Drivers Licence and be at least 17 years old
- full size pro stock(change 1980 to 1979 or newer)
- full size half-ton truck
- 4 & 6 cylinder small cars
- minivan(Cancel #9, welds are allowed)
2016 — 159th Donnybrook Fair
Thursday September 22
Placing of the exhibits Noon to 9:00 PM
Friday September 23
Placing of the exhibits 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Judging in the afternoon
Saturday September 24
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, in the hall
2:00 pm School Tug of War between Demo Heats
2:00 pm Demolition Derby 4 & 6 cylinder small cars, minivans
5:00 – 9:00 pm Birdtown Band on stage, Gable Brothers Shows, Animal Displays, Great local Food
11:00 am – 10:00 pm Beer Tent
5:00 pm Big Creek Tractor Pullers
Sunday September 25
11:00 am Classic Car Show
2.00 pm Demolition Derby. Full size Half Ton Truck, Pro Stock
Gable Brothers Shows, 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. 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 2016 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. $1,600.00 was paid to elementary school aged children in 2015.
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.