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2021 Schedule of Events

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As we lead up to the Providence Bay Fair, there have been lots of questions about what will be happening. Here is the complete schedule of events/guide to all things Prov Fair 2021! The fair is a hybrid model, meaning that there will be some in-person and some virtual elements. Here is what will be happening:

-July 24th: Deadline to enter the Farmer’s Tan Photo Contest (submit photos by messaging us on Facebook!) Keep an eye on our Facebook for other photo contests throughout the month!

-August 1st: Deadline to enter the Haybale Structure/Front Yard Display contest. The theme is “Bushels, Bales & Tales” and you can register your display by emailing

-August 6th: Deadline to pre-register your events for the exhibit hall. The exhibit book and pre-registration can be found here:

-August 15th: Exhibits can be dropped off at the Exhibit Hall from 1-5 PM.

-August 16th: Exhibits can be dropped off at the Exhibit Hall from 8-11 AM. Exhibits will be judged in the afternoon and a 360 video will be taken and posted to online afterwards so that you can “virtually” walk through the hall.

-August 17th: Exhibits can be picked back up from 8-11 AM.

-August 19th: If you ordered a “Swag Bag,” they can be picked up at the fairgrounds from 10 AM – 7 PM.

-August 20th: Opening Ceremonies will be live from 7 PM to 9 PM on our Facebook page and Youtube Channel.

-August 21st: The parade will be downtown from 11:30 AM to 12 PM, and a Soapbox Derby will follow at 12 PM. There will be live music, a tractor/car show, and “Farm Olympics” games from 12 to 4 PM at the fairgrounds. Manitoulin’s Got Talent and the Movie Night will take place from 8 PM to 11:30 PM that night, and you can register your ticket for that here:

-August 22nd: The Owen MacKelvie Memorial Amazing Family Race will be held starting at 10 AM. Sign up your team by contacting Dawn at 705-377-5003 or sending us an email/message.

-Throughout the weekend there will be tickets sold to raffle off the quilt, and the Family Fun Trophy will also be going on. Contact us to buy your tickets or sign your family up!

*Please note that while we are having events on the fairgrounds this year, the midway/rides will NOT be at the fair this year. We hope to see them next year!*Events are subject to change based on COVID guidelines. Please follow our Facebook page for the most up-to-date info.