2018 Paris Fair
2018 Paris Fair ~ August 30th to September 3rd
Carrying on with a tradition that began in 1858, the Paris Fair runs annually every Labour Day weekend. Spanning across five days each year, the Paris Fair is known for celebrating small-town life. Bringing people of all ages together, the town that some call “The Prettiest Little Town in Canada,” showcases craft exhibits, agricultural displays, local art, midway rides, live entertainment, the Demolition Derby and much more.
Celebrating its 160th annual fair in 2018, the Paris Fair continues to lead the industry of Ontario Fairs, as one of the province’s oldest. Brant County’s excellence in agriculture is the pinnacle of the fair, as it continues to educate in the ways of rural life. Not only does it focus on the heritage, but the most modern agricultural practices are also on display for visitors to learn them as well.
Set up acres 117 acres of land, the historic Paris Fairgrounds has six event buildings with over 12,000 exhibits spread throughout the grounds, showcasing everything from photography and horseshoes to quilts and jams. With over 80,000 visiting the Fairgrounds each year, the Paris Fair is the most awaited celebration every Labour Day weekend.
In addition to the exhibits, there are also games and rides for all to enjoy. Countless midway games and over 45 carnival rides have been set up in the Paris Fair for over 45 years by Campbell Amusements. Many classic rides are returning once again this year, including The Zipper, Cliff Hanger, Scrambler and the Ferris Wheel. Rides will only cost a toonie if patrons visit the Fair on either Wednesday, August 30 or Thursday, August 31.
If having countless rides to choose from isn’t enough to get you excited for the Fair, you can include yourself in Southern Ontario’s largest crowd while watching Canada’s #1 Demolition Debry at the Fair’s grandstand. Submerge yourself in the group while you watch cars drive along an open dirt track, crashing and smashing into each other.
The Paris Fair is an experience that residents of Brantford, Brant County, and surrounding communities add to the end of summer list. It is the one place that is known for people making, and meeting friends. With five jam-packed days of endless fun and good times, be sure to add it to yours!