What You Need to Know About the Richmond Fair

From the Richmond Fair Board of Directors

Since the announcement that the 176th Richmond Fair would be taking place, the community support has been tremendous. This Fair will look different, there is no question about that. The volunteer Board of Directors would like to do our best to answer some of the common questions we are receiving. 

Q: What will you have at the Fair?

A: At this time, we are planning for a Demolition Derby, Horse, Cattle and Sheep shows, midway rides and an outdoor entertainment area, a Sunday pop-up market, Homecraft displays, a Sunday Church Service and much more.

Q: Will there be a Parade

A: Unfortunately, due to Ottawa Public Health Restrictions, there will not be a Parade this year.

Q: What bands are playing at the Fair this year?

A: The outdoor entertainment area will run from Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday will feature an 11-piece band with a 5-piece horn section playing the sounds of jazz, funk, soul and pop. Eastbound of Bytown will be playing on Friday from 6:30pm-10:00pm

Saturday will showcase the Bedrockers from 1:00pm to 4:30pm and Sussex from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.

Sunday the Lorne Daly Band will play from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and the weekend will end with one of our best friends, Wayne Rostad who will be playing classic country from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The outdoor entertainment area is included with the price of admission.

Q: Do you have to reserve your admission ticket to get into the Fair?

A: There are no reserve or pre-sale tickets. Tickets are being sold at the gate. 

COVID-19 has presented different challenges for the volunteers who work all year to host our annual Fair. This will look different and we are doing our best to host something for our community. We ask that you be understanding if last minutes changes need to be made. As always, if you have any questions, please contact our office team at richmondfair.ca, call 613-838-3420 or visit our website at richmondfair.ca.

We look forward to seeing you at the Richmond Fair!