Brooklin Spring Fair Logo, 1986
Marilyn Hill, Photographer
Media Type
Item Type
Digital images
A picture of the Brooklin Spring Fair logo that was used by the Fair from 1986-2010. Brooklin Spring Fair is written around a circle with a horse in the middle.
The Brooklin Spring Fair Logo was designed in November 1985 by 19-year-old Henry Zaluski, a George Brown Graphic Artist student from Oshawa, Ontario. Henry received a $100 prize for his winning design, which was selected out of 19 entries. This version of the logo was used from 1986 to 2010.

The Brooklin Spring Fair was initiated by the South Ontario County Agricultural Association, a group of farmers and businessmen in the Township of Whitby that also operated the Oshawa Fair. The first fair, lasting one day, was held at Grass Park on 24 May 1911. By 1915, the Brooklin Spring Fair became independent of the SOCAA.

In 1913, fair moved to the Vipond Farm where it continued until 1925. At that time admission costs were 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. In 1926, the fair relocated to Brooklin Community Park, the current site of the fair.

By about 1935, the fair occurred over two days on the first weekend in June. The early fair consisted of shows of light and heavy horses, beef and dairy cattle, races, and sports.

The construction of Brooklin Memorial Arena in 1948 allowed the addition of many new classes and events such as preserves, canning, baking, crafts, sewing, and a horticulture show.

Since 1975, the fair has encompassed the first Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June. In 1976, the Miss Brooklin Spring Fair Pageant crowned its inaugural queen, Sharon Rice.

In 2011, the fair celebrated its 100th anniversary making it one of the oldest agricultural fairs in Canada.
Date of Original
Personal Name(s)
Hill, Marilyn
Corporate Name(s)
Brooklin Spring Fair
Local identifier
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.9543526912086 Longitude: -78.9541404841614
Brooklin Spring Fair
Copyright Statement
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date
Copyright Holder
Brooklin Spring Fair
Recommended Citation
Brooklin Spring Fair Logo, 1986, Brooklin Spring Fair. Whitby Archives, D2020_003_008.
Reproduction Notes
Uploaded from a digital file.
Whitby Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

For inquires about any newspaper content please contact

Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.


Brooklin Spring Fair Logo, 1986

A picture of the Brooklin Spring Fair logo that was used by the Fair from 1986-2010. Brooklin Spring Fair is written around a circle with a horse in the middle.