MPP Fullerton pleased the Carp Fair gates are set to reopen

Published on September 23, 2021

“The Best Little Fair In Canada” -- September 24th - 26th

The fairground gates will swing open on Friday morning to a weekend of fun at the Carp Fair. Known as “the Best little fair in Canada,” the Carp Fair returns this year at the fairgrounds with a full schedule of exhibits, competitions, a midway and entertainment.

“I am excited to be back at the Carp Fair this year,” says Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton. “This is one of my favourite Fall events and I have many wonderful memories. I grew up loving this fair weekend – as a girl I showed my pony here and, as a mother, my children and I spent a lot of time on the midway and at the competitions and horse shows.”

“Like with many who grew up in Ottawa, the Carp Fair is a family tradition for us.”

MPP Fullerton adds, “I really look forward to this weekend – it’s great to have the people back at the fairgrounds, see the horses and exhibits, smell the peanuts and cotton candy, and enjoy the live music.”

There will be fireworks over Carp on Thursday night to launch the weekend (note that the fairgrounds will not be open to the public). The fairground gates will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The midway rides and games will open Friday morning and will run through the three days. There is a demolition derby featured on Saturday. The fairgrounds will have agriculture exhibits and local craft vendors – and the expected, wide variety of food from cotton candy to bbq ribs. There will also be live music entertainment on stage on Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday afternoon.

“I wish to congratulate Neil Falls and everyone involved in organizing the return of “the best little fair in Canada”, and I also want to thank Natalie Wilson for her attention to the details in managing the weekend,” says Fullerton.

The Carp Fair will have health and safety protocols in place for the duration of the weekend. Masks are required for all indoor spaces and for outside on the grounds if you are unable to social distance with others. Proof of vaccination is required for all patrons entering any of buildings (a bracelet is being issued for ease of access). Fair attendees are urged to follow all Ottawa Public health protocols when on our grounds.

More information about the Carp Fair, including a full schedule of weekend events can be found at

(Photo: GM Natalie Wilson with MPP Merrilee Fullerton at fairgrounds.)

Media Contact for MPP Merrilee Fullerton:

Tiffany Lepack                          

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