2014: Our 157th Fair will be on September 27 and 28

2014: Look for our Food Booth(fresh cut Fries) on July 19th & 20th, at Norfolk ā€˜nā€™ Blues Festival and Oct. 7th to 13th, at Norfolk County Fair on the outside corner of the Commercial Bldg., across from the Office.

2014 Demolition Derby forms

We have contracted Wrayzer's Edge Motor Sports to manage our Saturday and Sunday Demolition Derby. Wray Robinson and his team have operated Oshwegan and Burford Fair Derby, for many years. They have over 100 years total Demo experience. We thank the past car club volunteers for their help, but it is time to revive our Fair.

If you'd like to be in the derby, please download the entry form below for your vehicle's class.

Mumford & Sons

Thanks for your help and purchases at our Food Booth "Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road" Simcoe stopover on August 22, 25, 2013. It was a huge success.


Fair poster



Petition to keep Walsh Hall open

They are threatening our Walsh Hall with closure. Please sign this petition to keep it open.

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.


2014 157th Donnybrook Fair

Thursday September 25

Placing of the exhibits 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Friday September 26

Placing of the exhibits 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Saturday September 27

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 Wrayzer's Edge Motor Sports Demolition Derby
6:00 pm
Homeniuk rides, 4-H Animal Demonstrations, Clown, Great local Food

Sunday September 29

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Show & Shine Car Show
2.00 pm Wrayzer's Edge Motor Sports Demolition Derby
Homeniuk rides, 4-H Animal Demonstrations, Great local Food

Admission

Adults$5.00
Adult 2 day pass$8.00
Seniors$4.00
12 and underFREE

Demolition Derby

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. 2014 will be 41st consecutive year of demolition derbies. We have contracted Wrayzer's Edge Motor Sports to manage our Saturday and Sunday Demolition Derby. Wray Robinson and his team have operated Oshwegan and Burford Fair Derby, for many years. They have over 100 years total Demo experience. We thank the past car club volunteers for their help, but it is time to revive our Fair. Additional events are the parade, baby show, school tug-of-war, car show, and kids competitions.

The 2014 Demolition Derby rules and entry forms are above

Note: Winner is no longer eligible for the Norfolk County Fair Demolition Derby.