Welcome to the
Paisley Fall Fair

Sunday September 11th, 2016
'160 Year's Strong'




The Paisley Agricultural Society is located in the heart of Bruce County, with the fairgrounds located along the beautiful Saugeen River. We extend a warm invitation to you and your family to join us.

The Paisley Agricultural Society is a non-profit organization run by volunteers, who work very hard each year to put on the Fair. The Fair consists of all types of competitions for all ages in baking, flowers, preserves, quilts, crafts, fruits and vegetables, plus added children’s competitions for pets and decorated bicycles. We have 4-H shows in beef, dairy and saddle horses and an extensive draft horse show covering several breeds. The agricultural focus of the fair is also an opportunity for our urban families to connect with rural living.

The Society continues to work hard to make changes to our Fair in order to make it informative, educational and fun for families and all who attend. Change and a willingness to be innovative has been a critical part of our past success, as we continue to evolve and improve our event.


Greetings Everyone!

I’m Hillary Kempers, the 2015-2016 Paisley Fair . I am grateful for many exciting experiences and opportunities that have risen from being this year’s ambassador. From pinning ribbons, visiting with spectators & volunteers, riding on the 6 horse hitch at the 2015 fair to attending District 10 meetings as well as many other events in the community. The highlight of my year so far has been the OAAS Convention at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, where I met other ambassadors from all across Ontario. I am

really looking forward to the Miss Midwest competition as well as the CNE competition this summer. I would like to extend a huge “Thank You” to the Paisley Agricultural Society for their unending support throughout the year! I strongly encourage youth to take part in the ambassador program. See you at the fair where we will be celebrating ‘160 Years Strong’




The RIB COOK-OFF is back in 2016

Based on the response to this new event last year and the feedback we received from contestants & well-wishers alike, the Rib Cook-Off returns in 2016. Maple syrup is still a priority, thanks to the advice and support of the folks at Emke’s Maple Syrup. Plus, the People’s Choice and Top Teen Team so go to www.paisleyfair.ca for all the details.

  • This event will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2015 from noon until 6pm at the Paisley fairgrounds
  • Individuals or teams must pre-register before midnight on September 5, 2016 to Secretary Berni 353-5664
  • Registration fee is $40...fresh pork back-ribs will be supplied
  • Rules and other information can be found at www.paisleyfair.ca
  • Entrants & prize winners will be celebrated at the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, September 10 at 7 pm

Proudly sponsored by:
Emke Maple Syrup, Hawthorne Hills, Pastured Pork & Poultry,
Green Valley Garlic, Paisley Agricultural Society, Paisley freshmart,
Roberts Farm Equipment, Thompson Bros. Furniture, Hoof’in It

For a full list of rules for the 2016 RIB COOK-OFF click here



Our Mandate

To organize and manage an agricultural fair that showcases and celebrates the rural life-style and values of Paisley and the surrounding community in a way that sponsors respectful competition and provides entertainment, education and fun for all.

Core Values


We believe in:

  • The importance of sharing responsibilities and helping each other
  • The need to reflect community interests and values through the displays, the activities, competitions and entertainment
  • The need to showcase and acknowledge the quality and diversity of our rural / urban heritage
  • The importance of thorough planning and fiscal responsibility through careful budgeting, the setting of fees, and the solicitation of sponsorships and in-kind donations
  • Planning in accordance with our constitution, appropriate policies and procedures and with health & safety as the first priority
  • Environmental friendliness
Friends, Family and Community

We believe in:

  • An event that is accessible, engaging and community driven
  • Celebrating with family and friends in a way that engenders pride in who we are and how we live
  • The importance of attracting a crowd that is intergenerational and yet equally satisfied with the experience as a whole


We believe in:

  • Creating a competitive atmosphere that is friendly, respectful, fun and fair
  • The need to arrange for knowledgeable, accredited and reputable judges that demonstrate fairness and integrity in all categories, and in all cases
  • Fostering pride and a genuine sense of accomplishment in all competitors


We believe in:

  • The effectiveness of learning by doing
  • The fun of finding out about   our past, and our present
  • Learning from the expertise in our community
  • The importance of reflecting and teaching community values & traditions


We believe in:

  • Providing variety that contributes to lots of fun and laughter
  • The importance of quality wholesome family entertainment that is inclusive, spirited and lots of fun
  • Arranging for quality amenities that make for an enjoyable experience at the fair
  • Entertainment activities that are as engaging as possible and provide lots to do



Paisley Agricultural Society 150th Anniversary History Book

This special historical memoir of the Agricultural Society was researched and written in 2006 and is still available for $10.00 by contacting Gail Fullerton, Secretary-Treasurer.



Wanted ~ Youth Volunteers

The Paisley Agricultural Society has several interesting, responsible and engaging jobs that need to be done on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th . This would be a great opportunity to obtain required High School Volunteer hours.

Please call Gail Fullerton 353-5559 for more information.


To find out more information about the Fair or the Agricultural Society:


Berni MacKinnon Secretary-Treasurer
Phone: 519-353-5664
E-mail: paisleyfair@yahoo.ca

Ron Teeple President
Phone: 519-353-5516


Various committee chair people are listed under Our People on this site.
For a complete listing of competitions available for participation, please see Exhibitor Prize Book

Hopefully this website will answer many of your questions!


See you at the Fair!!


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