Fairs & Events

Grain Discovery Zone 2017 Schedule

The Grain Discovery Zone will be at a farm show near you this summer! Use the interactive map below to find out more.

 

Event Location Date
Earlton Farm Show Earlton, ON April 20-22, 2017
Arthur Fair Ag Awareness Day Arthur Fairgrounds, 158 Domville St., Arthur ON, N0G 1A0 May 18, 2017
Orillia Farmers Market ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road, Severn, ON L3V 0Y2 May 20, 2017
Schomberg Fair Schomberg Agricultural Society, 319 Main Street Box 324, Schomberg ON, L0G 1T0 May 26-28, 2017
Brooklin Spring Fair 67 Winchester Road East, Whitby ON June 1-4, 2017
Harvest of Haldimand Farmers Market 1 Main Street South, Hagersville, ON, N0A 1H0 June 7, 2017
Caledon Fair 427 Pineview Gardens, Shelburne, Ontario L9V 3A2 June 10-11, 2017
Farmer's Picnic Steckle Heritage Farm, Kitchener ON June 14, 2017
Leamington Fall Fair 194 Erie St. N., Leamington, ON N8H 3X4 June 16-18, 2017
Farm and Food Care Breakfast on the Farm Donker Family Farm 9340 Mill Road, Shedden Ontario June 24, 2017
Zurich Fair 12 Main St., Zurich ON, N0M 2T0 July 28-30, 2017
Napanee Fair Lennox Agricultural Society, 170 York Street, Napanee, ON K7R 3N8 August 4-7, 2017
Navan Fair 1279 Colonial Road, Navan, Ontario, K4B 1N1 August 10-13, 2017
CNE 210 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 August 18, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Uxbridge Fair 180 Main St S, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1J2 September 8-10, 2017
Port Hope Fair 62 McCaul St, Port Hope, ON L1A 1A2 September 16-17, 2017
Great Northern Exhibition 2220 Fairgrounds Rd N, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 September 22-24, 2017
Metcalfe Fair 2821 8th Line Road, Ottawa, Ontario September 29, 2017 to October 1, 2017
Walkerton Fair 206 Durham St W, Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 October 13-15, 2017
Norwood Fair 48 Alma St, Norwood, ON K0L 2V0 October 6-9, 2017

Grain Discovery Zone

grain discovery zone

  • Play a trivia game and watch videos about Ontario grains

  • Explore the corn box with farm implement toys

  • Chat with the Grain Discovery Zone Ambassador

This custom designed, Grain Farmers of Ontario branded, all-weather trailer can be stationed outside or inside an arena or exhibit hall. The trailer has a footprint of 14.125 feet wide x 19.25 feet long. Our Grain Farmers of Ontario flex fuel truck (8.5 feet wide, with mirrors x 19.325 feet long x 6.25 feet high and ground clearance of 8.3”) can also be included in the display. Trailer must have access to a power hook-up (110 volt 15 amp power, wired with 30 amp RV plug and adapter to 15 amp).

Growing Connections

growing connections trailer at canada day 2016 in ottawa

  • Crop stage featuring model barley, corn, oats, soybean, and wheat plants

  • Kitchen stage for cooking demonstrations

  • Video game stage featuring educational agricultural games

  • Enclosed theatre for viewing videos

  • Grain products showcase

This 53' trailer has four stages that fold out to make the trailer 30' wide. It includes awnings for light rain or shade and can be stationed indoors or outdoors. The trailer includes a mobility lift that can be operated upon request. Minimum two Grain Farmers of Ontario staff set up and run the trailer. Please contact for more information on requirements, scheduling, and cost.

Growing Connections trailer requirements.

Educational displays for your fair or event!

These displays are free to use for educational purposes. Event organizers must arrange for delivery of the display to and from the Grain Farmers of Ontario office in Guelph. Please contact Brianne Curtis for more information.

Grains in Your Life Matching Game

This 8' square interactive display encourages participants to match end use products with the crops they are derived from. A fabric backdrop features photos of barley, corn, oats, soybeans, and wheat. Large photo cards depict end use products with the crop indicated, and a description of how it is incorporated in the product on the reverse.

grains in your life 2016

Good in Every Grain Board

Featuring information from our consumer-facing public outreach campaign Good in Every Grain. This 4' X 3' display requires a quick and easy on-site set-up. Table is not provided.

Seasons Matching Display

This interactive 6' by 4' pop-up tabletop display has a lightweight, fabric backdrop divided into barley, corn, oats, soybeans, and wheat, as well as spring, summer, fall, and winter. Magnetized cards feature a farming word or picture, which is matched to the crop and time of year it occurs. Participants learn about the growing stages of the crops and farming practices throughout the seasons.

seasons matching game