Welcome to the
Paisley Fall Fair

"Paisley Agricultural Society.....Celebrating Agricultural Traditions"

Sunday September 13th, 2015




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! My name is Laura Fullerton and I am the 2014-2015 Paisley Fall Fair Ambassador! I have had an outstanding year with many new experiences. In my new role at the 2014 Fall Fair, I enjoyed pinning ribbons on horses, beef cattle and dairy cows, and visiting with spectators and volunteers. I attended
monthly fair meetings and the Spring District 10 meeting. The highlight of my year was the OAAS Fair Convention in Toronto at the Royal York, where I met and bonded with other ambassadors from all of Ontario. I am looking forward to attending the CNE competition in August, in Toronto.

I would like to thank the Paisley Agricultural Society for supporting me throughout the year, and for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I encourage youth th take part in the ambassador program, as it has been an exciting and rewarding experience. See you at the fair in September under Sunshine and Sunflowers!



The RIB COOK-OFF is back in 2015

Based on the response to this new event last year, and the feedback we received from contestants and well-wishers alike, the Rib Cook-Off returns in 2015. Maple syrup is still a priority, thanks to the advice and support of the folks at Emke’s Maple Syrup, but since the ‘Fall Fair’ theme this year is SUNFLOWERS & SUNSHINE, contestants would do well to include sunflower products in their recipes. Plus, there are new categories (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 12, 2015 from noon until 6pm at the Paisley fairgrounds
  • Individuals or teams must pre-register beforemidnight on September 7, 2015 to Secretary Gail
  • Registration fee is $40...fresh pork back-ribs will be supplied
  • Rules and other information can be found on the web-site
  • Entrants & prize winners will be celebrated at the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, September 12 at 7 pm

    Proudly sponsored by:
    Emke Maple Syrup, Hawthorne Hills Pastured Pork & Poultry, Back Eddie’s,
    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 2015 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:


Gail Fullerton Secretary-Treasurer
Phone: 519-353-5559
E-mail: gailf@bmts.com

Carolyn Hodgins President
Phone: 519-353-4252


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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