Welcome to the official website of the Providence Bay Agricultural Fair!
For 131 years, the Providence Bay Agricultural Fair had been a mainstay for fun and entertainment for the entire family on beautiful Manitoulin Island. The fair is held every year, for 3 days, beginning on the third Friday of August.
The Providence Bay Agricultural Society was established in 1884 with the main objective of encouraging interest, promoting improvements in, and advancing the standards of agriculture, domestic industry and rural life. Although a lot has changed in the world since then, the Society's main focus remains the same: Organizing and holding an agricultural exhibition, encouraging young people to become interested in agriculture and domestic practices, and drawing together both rural and urban citizens for their mutual benefit.
The Fair provides an opportunity for the public to view the judging of livestock, experience the power and stamina demonstrated during the Heavy Horse Pull, enjoy the Light Horse Show put on by the Manitoulin Light Horse Club, and cheer on their favourite contestant in the Fair Ambassador Competition and the Manitoulin Idol show. It also provides an excellent venue for exhibitors to show off their accomplishments, and vendors to display their wares.
As you can see, the Providence Bay Fair has something to offer just about everyone. Make it a point to come out and take part in our fair – it’s good, wholesome fun for the whole family.