2019 Perth Fair


The Perth and District Agricultural Society was founded in 1845. Many things have changed over the years, including the name and location of the society. One thing that has remained is the dedicated volunteer base which has supported the organization over the years.

Did you know? – The Perth and District Agricultural Society is a non-profit organization that hosts the Perth Fair on Labour Day weekend in Perth, ON. The organization is made up of hundreds of volunteers who come together to present a balance between agricultural and entertainment events.

We continue to build upon tradition while embracing the future and look to bring the best possible Fair to the Perth Fairgrounds. Have you considered volunteering? Become a member of a strong volunteer based organization.


Date :
Aug.30 – Sept.2, 2019

Event location :
Perth Fairgrounds
50 Arthur Street, Perth, ON K7H 3E3

Contact :
Phone contact: +1 613-267-4104

Website: http://www.perthfair.com/

Barns, Farms and Wicked Chefs


Barns, Farms and Wicked Chefs will be taking place on August 24th, 2019! A magical fundraising event featuring farm-to-plate dishes prepared by our regions top chefs. Guests circulate around the historic farm property from one delectable dish to another, all the while being entertained by summer music. Dress is country elegant.

Tickets are $125 per person with a $80 tax receipt and are available from Tickets Please, (www.ticketsplease.ca), 39 Foster St., Perth. Alcohol sold separately. All proceeds from the event will go to support The Table Community Food Centre’s innovative programming.


Date :
Saturday, Aug.24, 2019

Event location :
EcoTay, Perth
942 Upper Scotch Line, Perth, ON K7H 3C9

Contact :
Website: http://thetablecfc.org/

Watershed Discovery Day


Bring your family – and all your questions on our water, our lakes and the programs underway to protect them – for an entertaining and informative morning for all ages.

Watershed Discovery Day provides interactive exhibits and activities on the state of our local water resources, the challenges facing them, and the programs and plans available to address them – and experts from the area agencies managing our water resources.

Have you ever wondered about:
How safe is our water?
Should I be testing my well?
Is bottled water better to drink than tap water?
Where is the best paddling and camping in the area?
What are invasive species, and should I worry?
What is the status of blue green algae?
Are zebra mussels and loosestrife still a problem?
Are major changes underway in our lake and stream water levels?
What is being done with the Haggart and the Bobs Lake dams?

For the Children:
This is a fun and informative morning featuring the popular Paddling Puppeteers, our educational ‘fish pond’, the Perth & District Library story corner, water critters display, and prizes for all.


Date :
Saturday, Aug.17, 2019 – from 8am to 1pm

Event location :
Crystal Palace, Farmers Market, Tay Valley Basin,

Perth, ON

Contact :

Friends of the Tay Watershed Association

(613) 264 0094 friends@tayriver.org

Website: http://www.tayriver.org/

Perth Kilt Run




It just wouldn’t be a Kilt Run if things remain the same as years past. Fun things come from change. So keep an eye on the Website, https://raceroster.com/events/2019/21844/10th-perth-kilt-run-2019 for what’s on for the day. This year we are joining up with Freedom Fest to help take a little stress off the Stewart Family who have been instrumental at keeping this run happening.

The idea to hold a kilt run in Perth, Ontario was conceived in October 2009 by Terry Stewart after the Mayor of Perth, Ontario submitted a letter to the Perth Courier requesting town residents to come up with an idea to help Perth, Scotland celebrate their 800th Anniversary. Happy Birthday Perth, Scotland!! Canada’s 8K Perth Kilt Run represents Scotland’s 800 years of existence

The kilt run was organized by a group of volunteers as a “one-time event”. Here we are, now celebrating our 10th anniversary. Mary and Terry are still leading over 100 volunteers to make this run happen.

The Perth Kilt Run continues to be a major attraction, drawing thousands of visitors to the town to race or cheer. To register, visit https://raceroster.com/events/2019/21844/10th-perth-kilt-run-2019

Order your kilt when you register and join in this authentic and ever popular kilted 5 mile / 8 km race that passes through the historic stone streetscapes of Perth and across the spectacular Tay River.

Highlights include a Pipe Band March to the castle starting gate, street bands, cheering stations and so much more!


Date :
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 5pm

Event location :
Downtown Perth
80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON

Contact :
Phone contact: 6132671947

E-mail: jconlin@perth.ca  

Website: https://www.freedomfestperth.com/kilt-run-2019

Freedom Fest


Freedom Fest is a 2-day free musical festival taking place on August 17th & 18th, in beautiful Stewart Park, featuring top Juno and CMA award nominated acts. A weekend full of fun and activities for the entire family, awesome and inspirational Christian music and an exciting time of fellowship!

An added feature to a weekend of family entertainment is the running of the 10th Annual Perth Kilt Run!

We have been able to confirm the following excellent Canadian Christian musicians for 2019

Freedom Fest is a 2 day free music festival August 17th, 18th, in beautiful Stewart Park in downtown Perth featuring top Juno and CMA award nominated acts. A weekend full of fun and activities for the entire family, awesome and inspirational Christian music and an exciting time of fellowship. An added feature to a weekend of family entertainment is the running of the 10th Annual Perth Kilt run!Stay tuned to www.freedomfestperth.com for continuing update! God Bless!


Date :
Aug.17 to Aug.18, 2019

Event location :
Stewart Park
80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON

Contact :
Website: http://www.freedomfestperth.com/

Theatre Organ Concert



Lance Luce returns for the Inaugural Concert of:

Eastern Ontario’s newest Theatre Organ
A 40 rank, 3 manual digital instrument
In Perth’s Creative Community Hub
Now air conditioned and fully accessible
At St Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St. W., Perth, ON. stpaulsperth.ca
Music to ‘tap the toes’ of all generations, with sounds and effects along musical roads less travelled, through…Broadway Hits…Jazz…Ballads…Blues…Rock…Marches…Silent Film and Sing-along. Truly something for everyone, to whet both nostalgic and contemporary tastes!

A native of Michigan, Lance Luce continues to enjoy an extraordinary career at the keyboards. At 19 he became the youngest Head Staff Organist at Radio City Music Hall on the largest Wurlitzer ever built. He has played concerts widely through the US, Canada, Britain and Australia.

For eight years he was the resident organist of Toronto’s Organ Grinder Restaurant, where he performed for over a million patrons. The American Theatre Organ Society named him organist of the year in 2014. Most recently he has become head organist for the Detroit Red Wings at the new, Little Caesar’s Arena.

Lance has been an organ consultant as well as designer of some 350 installations for churches, homes and institutions. He is practised in pipe organ maintenance, including voicing and interfacing with electronic organ design. So it is a pleasure to welcome Lance back to Perth, where he has played many concerts on our 40 rank pipe organ – including its 15 rank digital addition some 20 years ago, Oh, did we mention that he has also been a church organist for 43 years?

If you have yet to experience a performance or event at the totally refurbished meeting place at St Paul’s, welcome again to this uniquely intimate space, whether for 100 or 500 people. It is fast living up to the moniker, Creative Community Hub.

And its acoustics have become livelier than ever. At their virtuoso performance in May, brilliant international cellist, Eugene Friesen and pianist, Joel Martin repeatedly lauded its ambience and sound qualities. Over coffee afterwards and unsolicited, they simply confided: “this is a world class hall”.

Tickets (Adults $20, Students $10, Children under 12 Free) are available at Tickets Please:


Date :
Friday, August 16, 2019

Event location :
11 Gore St E Perth,

Perth, ON

Contact :
Phone contact: 613-485-6434

Website: http://www.stpaulsperth.ca/

Ira Levin’s Deathtrap


Classic Theatre Festival presents “Ira Levin’s Deathtrap” – Tuesday’s to Sunday’s at 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday’s & Saturday’s at 8:00 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church Auditorium in Perth.

August 16 to September 8, 2019
Ingenious plot twists and a string of bodies.

Director: Laurel Smith
Set Designer: Holly Meyer-Dymny
Costume Designer: Renate Seiler
Lighting Designer/Production Manager: Wesley McKenzie
Stage Manager: Jennifer Stobart

Scott Clarkson as Sidney Bruhl
Andrew diRosa as Clifford Anderson
Naomi Costain as Myra Bruhl
Catherine Bruce as Helga Ten Dorp
Colin Legge as Porter Milgrim

The longest-running comedy thriller in Broadway history, Deathtrap follows a formerly successful playwright who engages in a deadly game to steal what he feels would be a ‘killer script.’ Filled with ingenious plot twists and a string of bodies, Deathtrap is by the author of Rosemary’s Baby, The Boys from Brazil, and The Stepford Wives.

Pre-show Talks by Matthew Behrens, Associate Producer, explain the history, story, background, and social/cultural context of the play and playwright and are included with the price of your ticket. Pre-show Talks are presented at 1:30pm before each matinee, and at 7:30pm before each evening performance.


Date :
Friday, Aug 16, to Sep 8, 2019

Event location :
St. James Anglican Church
12 Harvey Street, Perth, ON K7H 1W4

Contact :
Website: http://classictheatre.ca/deathtrap/

Perth Garlic Festival


It’s chic to reek at the Annual Lions Garlic Festival, located at the Perth Fairgrounds. Garlic producers, garlic products, vendors, food, cooking demos and displays, a licensed refreshment tent and entertainment, also featuring The Birds of Prey raptor demonstrations. Call 1-877-268-2833; email alhearty@cogeco.ca or visit www.perthgarlicfestival.com for more information.


Date :
Saturday, Aug 10, to Sunday, Aug 11, 2019

Event location :
Perth Fairgrounds 50 Arthur Street

Perth, ON

Contact :
Phone contact: 6132671947

E-mail: jconlin@perth.ca 

Website: http://www.perthribfest.com/

BarnDoor Productions presents “MacBeth”


“Double, double, toil and trouble!”

William Shakespeare’s

When you play the game of thrones,
you either win . . . or die.

August 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m.
August 4, 11, 18 at 1:30 p.m.

One of our most anticipated productions in 24 seasons!

Swords and sorcery;
ambition and treachery;
love and honour:

BarnDoor Productions has been presenting live theatre in Perth, Ontario since 1995 and before that, as Perth Summer Theatre, back to 1983.

From outdoor classics to modern hits, from favourite “chestnuts” to original shows, BDP has set the region’s community theatre standards since our first production and built a reputation for high-energy, fast-paced, constantly surprising and always exciting theatre.

Producing Directors David and Janice Jacklin are now in their 36th season of presenting theatre together and their eighth season at the Full Circle Theatre, Perth’s only ground-level, fully barrier-free theatre and generally praised as the best performance space in town.


Date :
Friday, Aug 9 to Sunday, Aug 11, 2019

Event location :
Full Circle Theatre
26 Craig Street, Perth Ontario

Contact :
Website: https://www.barndoorproductions.ca/

Perth Citizens’ Band Concert


5th Summer Pops Concert!

A series of Summer Pops Concerts at the Perth Legion that continues on throughout the summer!

The Perth Citizens’ Band is the longest continuous running Town Band in Canada dating back to 1852.

The Band has begun an exciting 2019 season which includes our regular Spring, Summer Pops, Parades and Christmas Concerts. We welcome any donations from the audience during our performances. Donations are used to assist us in purchasing new music, repairs to instruments and upkeep of uniforms.


Date :
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

Event location :
Perth, ON

Contact :
Website: http://www.perthband.ca/