A little bit of country is landing in the big city this fall, as The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is set to return in November.
Held at Exhibition Place, the world’s largest indoor agricultural event has been an annual tradition since 1922 and attracts 300,000 visitors each year.
From a majestic horse show to a wide range of agricultural competitions, as well as the gastronomic adventures of the Culinary Academy to the showcases of some of the finest animals in the world, there’s something for everyone at this folksy event.
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In addition to thousands of animals and hundreds of competitions, anticipate artisan goods and exhibits, food sampling, giant vegetables, local wines and beers, live performances, restaurants, pubs, and more.
Plus, at The Royal Horse Show, celebrated Canadian Equestrian Team athlete Ian Millar (Captain Canada) will make his final performance at The Royal before his retirement.
And while The Royal is indeed a wholesome family-friendly tradition, there’s plenty for 19+ crowds too. Guests can continue The Royal celebrations on November 8 by trying Ontario’s best craft beers and ciders, with special musical guests throughout the evening.
And through the Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy, you can learn to cook alongside some of Toronto’s top chefs in hands-on cooking sessions, happening daily.
In past years, notable chefs have included Order of Canada recipient Jamie Kennedy, Alida Solomon of Tutti Matti, Paula Navarrete of Momofuku, Michael Hunter of Antler, Chopped winner Keith Hoare, and even Heartland star Amber Marshall.
When: November 1 to 10, 2019
Where: Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto
Price: General admission adult tickets are $27.50, $20 for seniors, $16 for youth, and free admission for children three and younger