The first Fair in Hymers was held on September 12, 1912. Since then the current Fair runs the Sunday and Monday of each Labour Day weekend. The grounds were purchased and many buildings added since 1912, but the true country spirit of that very first Fair and market still remains. Intentionally, there is no beer garden and no midway; and to this day, the Fair remains uniquely country.
The vision of the Fair is an on-going commitment to encourage an awareness of agriculture and to promote improvements in the life skills and quality of life of people. This is the place to see the biggest pumpkins grown locally, horse and cattle shows, and to chat with the friendly people that come out each year to enjoy the real atmosphere of country living in Canada.
The people in the rural area around Thunder Bay are still proud of producing their own food and raising their own livestock. They still like to compete with their neighbours when it comes to who can bake the best pumpkin pie or who has the nicest looking rooster...just like it was many years ago.
The village of Hymers, close to Thunder Bay, Ontario, is host to the Fair. Want to be a part of the Fair? You can join as a member of the Hymers Agricultural Society, join as a Board Member, or simply volunteer each year. We guarantee a warm, welcoming, hard working and fun atmosphere! Volunteers are always appreciated and help is always required for all aspects of the Fair. Hymers Fair can provide High School students with community service hours which are required for graduation. Volunteers are not only needed during the Fair weekend, but throughout the summer to ensure the grounds are ready for the fair.
Volunteering, what's in it for me?
• When you volunteer you:
• Make important networking contacts
• Learn or develop skills
• Teach your skills to others
• Meet new people
• Feel needed and valued
• Make a difference
• Show you care about the community you live in
When children volunteer, it improves the likelihood they will volunteer as an adult. Did we mention the great volunteer appreciation party after the fair and the newly refurbished VOLUNTEER LOUNGE - a place to sit and have a bite to eat?
Visit the Hymers Fall Fair Website for more information!