Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q. What are your Gate Admission prices?

You can find out Gate Admission prices here.

Q. How do I get a vendor/concession booth at the Fair?

Get in touch with the office and request a concession application. You may contact us here.

Q. What are the Office Hours for the Metcalfe Fair Office?

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday............9:00 am - 3:00 pm (closed Holiday Mondays)

Q. How do I rent one of your buildings?

Please contact the Fair Office to arrange rental of our facilities. Contact us here.

Q. How do I find you?

Please follow this link.

Q. Are your facilities wheelchair accessible?

Yes, our facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Q. What's the parking situation for the fair?

We have limited parking on the main Fairgrounds. Handicap parking is available in the Community Centre parking lot (north side of arena).  We also have a large parking lot across the road from the Fairgrounds, just south of Osgoode Township High School.  All parking is free of charge.

On-street parking is available as well, unless City of Ottawa signage states otherwise.

Q. What address should I use to put in my GPS?

You can use 2821 8th Line Road, Metcalfe, Ontario.

Q. When is the Demolition Derby taking place?

The Demolition Derby will be at 7 pm on Thursday, September 28th.

Q. What are the fair's hours of operation?

Wednesday, September 27th: 7-9 pm - Family Pavilion and Agricultural Hall open to accept 4-H Lifeskills, Homecrafts, Culinary Arts, Flowers, Junior, Group Displays, Produce, Field Crops, and 4-H Field Crops exhibits.

Thursday, September 28th: 4 pm - Gates and Midway open

Friday, September 29th: 7 am - Gates Open; 10 am - Exhibit Halls Open; 1 pm - Midway Opens

Saturday, September 30th: 7 am - Gates Open; 10 am - Exhibit Halls Open; 11 am - Midway Opens

Sunday, October 1st: 7 am - Gates Open; 10 am - Exhibit Halls Open; 11 am - Midway Opens

Q. What are the Midway's hours of operation?

Please follow this link.

Q. Will you have ride bracelets this year?

Yes, however ride bracelet day is Friday September 29th ONLY. Ride bracelets available only at Robertson Midway ticket booth, at a cost of $30 per bracelet.

Discounted midway tickets will be available at the Fair Office after Labour Day (sale ends at 12 noon Thursday, September 28th)

Q. Is it possible to buy advance ride tickets?

Yes! Ride tickets will be available for pre-purchase at the Fair Office. They will be available starting Monday, August 28th.

Q. Where can I find your 2017 Schedule of Events?

You can find it here.

Q. What bands are playing at the fair in 2017?

You can see our entertainment line-up on our OLG Entertainment Centre page.