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A Fair with Flair: The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Fun | Written on October 23, 2015

You may want to make sure that you’re seated before reading more of this blog. There’s a fair on the way and all the incredible activities, events and exhibits that come with it are sure to knock you off your feet.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is all about Canadian produce, animals, competitions and FUN! Oh yes, there is no denying that this annual event aims to bring enjoyment to all who attend. And being the largest indoor combined international equestrian competition and agricultural fair means that this fun comes in extra large doses.

From November 6-15 this year, Exhibition Place will be transformed into an amazing showcase of sportsmanship, creativity, agricultural achievements and oh so much more!

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Photo by GG

The horse shows feature some of the world’s best riders with their horses competing in a number of events ranging from dressage to jumping. The skill of these world class athletes will certainly awe, inspire and entertain even the youngest of viewers. With last year’s Royal Horse Show voted one of the top ten Horse Shows in North America, this is one event that has to be included on your “Royal Agricultural Winter Fair bucket list.” Some of the most anticipated competitions of the horse shows include:

  • Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championship
  • Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge
  • Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix
  • Royal Dressage Cup Invitational
  • Weston Canadian Open
  • Big Ben International Challenge
  • Royal Six Horse Hitch Championship
  • Hunter Derby National Championship
  • The Royal K9 Equine Relay

To purchase tickets for these or other Horse Show competitions, visit The Royal’s ticket page, here.

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Photo from Newswire

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is an event for the entire family. That is especially clear by the number of kid-friendly activities on the event roster. The Royal Fair’s website even features aRoyal Kidspage that was made for use by kids to help them learn about the fair and Canadian agriculture.

Other family-friendly fair highlights include:

President’s Choice Animal Theatre: a presentation and celebration of animals in settings where they work and play. Some of the activities featured are: Mounted Games, Sheep Herding, Equine Education, Rabbit Jumping, Jack Russel Races, Spirit of the Horses and Goats on the Go.

The Royal Winter Gallery: A festive showcase that celebrates the season with fir trees, holiday regalia and more.

Pizza Pizza Petting Farm: An opportunity to pet, touch and feed a range of animals, including llamas, mini donkeys and baby goats.

The Burnbrae Farms Food and Lifestyle Stage: This platform features The Royal Chef Challenge, Royal International Invitational Chef Challenge, VQA Wine, craft beer and more.

AMAZEing Food Journey: An interactive space that encourages visitors to engage with food and experience it through all their senses.

Ag-Tivity Central: A kiddie play area that features mini tractor driving, face painting, a magician and lots more entertainment for kids.

Education Centres: Spaces for children and adults alike to learn about food and agriculture.

Photo by LifeInPleasantville

Photo by LifeInPleasantville

Since it first began in 1922, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors. It is a celebration, a classroom, a festival, an exhibition and an entertainment event all in one. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is, undoubtedly, a lot of different things to a lot of different people but one thing is certain, it never disappoints.

For more information about The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, visit their website here.