The story

The Metcalfe Fair is an agricultural fair held in the village of Metcalfe, a community located in the southern part of the City of Ottawa, Ontario. This fair has been held annually since 1856. There is something for everyone at this annual agricultural exhibition held each fall in late September or early October. It first began in the communities south and east of the newly founded town of Ottawa in the Province of Canada, eleven years before Canadian Confederation in 1867. The County of Russell Agricultural Society was formed in 1856 for the purpose of presenting an Agricultural Fair in September. Originally intended to rotate annually in the Townships of Gloucester, Osgoode, Russell, and Cumberland, the fair found a permanent home in the Village of Metcalfe in 1861. In 1912, the year the Titanic sank, the County of Russell Agricultural Society changed its name to the Metcalfe Agricultural Society. Today, Metcalfe Fair is one of the largest major agricultural fairs in Eastern Ontario. For more information visit


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Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Metcalfe Fair


Metcalfe Fair Barn Quilt Collective

8281 8th Line Rd, Metcalfe, ON

Latitude : 45.1553 Longitude : -75.42896

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