Fairs of District 5
Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies

Quilts at Sutton Fair

District 5 Fairs of Ontario

Horse Hitch Demonstrations at Schomberg Fair
22 Fairs in District 5
Horse Hitch Demonstrations at Schomberg Fair
Ambassador Contests
Ontario District 5
Ambassador Contests at District 5 Fairs in Ontario


Blog post with resources for past guest speakers. Winners of tarts, quilts and posters.

Photo Galleries

Past event photo galleries.  Maybe you’ll see yourself in a photo or two? (coming soon)

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Good Neighbours

About District 5 Fairs

District 5 consist of 22 Agricultural Societies that host Agricultural Fairs in their community to encourage an awareness of agriculture and the importance of agriculture has had to the community, past, present and future. These Agricultural Fairs have deep roots in their community that date back further than 1850.

As a District it gives us an opportunity meet frequently and discuss Agriculture and Homecraft topics with our close neighbouring fairs in our district.  The purpose of this website is to provide information on demand to the fairs in our district, promoting more effective communication and thereby improving our ability to offer increase quality of service to the visitors of each of our fairs. 

About O.A.A.S.

There are over 200 agricultural societies that are divided into 15 geographical districts in the provincial association known as OAAS. The mission of OAAS and its districts to be a resource for its Members, by providing leadership through communication and education and encouraging the promotion of a rural way of life in Ontario.

There are 21 fairs in our district.

Meetings/Calendar for D5


District 5 Calendar of Events consist of Spring Meetings, Judging School (when available), Ambassador Contest, CNE Day and the Annual Meeting.  For more information about the calendar details, please contact the District 5 Secretary. If you require the agenda for the upcoming meeting, please visit and register for the Members area

Ambassador Program

This program provides current ambassadors the opportunity to participate in a workshop and competition that would better prepare them for the CNE.

The program does not focus solely on winning, it offers practical skills that can be transferred in to life experiences. Much like local competition and programs this offers networking and countless unforeseen opportunities.

The successful Ambassador candidate will act as a mentor for future ambassadors during their year as District 5 Ambassador.

If you have any questions, please call  705.717.1707 (Matt) or email at mattgarwood17@hotmail.com.

Participate in the Program

The first form (Ambassador Registration), is for the Ambassador to fill out. The second form (Fair Registration) is for the Fair to complete.  

Ambassador Registration

We Are Volunteers

District 5 Fairs
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District 5

Our Executive Team

Lorna Wilson - Provincial Director

Lorna Wilson

Provincial Director

Milton - 905-691-4803


Cathy Pezzo

Agriculture Director

Schomberg - 905-939-8283

Nancy Payne - Associate Agricultural Director

Nancy Payne

Associate Agriculture Director

Woodbridge - 416-697-8246


Norma Jean Stephenson

Homecrafts Director

Schomberg - 416-409-8290


Pat Kalapaca

Associate Homecraft Director

Grand Valley - 519-216-3737


Jamie Maynard

Secretary – Treasurer

Woodbridge - 905-851-0690

Guest Speakers

We’ve had the privilege of hosting many presentations at the District 5 AGM over the years.  If you know of an expert in their field, and the subject matter is relevant to the fair industry, we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact the Secretary-Treasurer with suggestions for future Guest Speakers.

Event Speaker

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