The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair happens November 4 to 13 this year and we've compiled a list of reasons why you should go!
1. The Royal Chef Challenge Competition - Saturday, November 12 – 1 p.m
This year The Royal was back on the road for the 4th annual Egg Farmers of Ontario Road to The Royal Chef Challenge. It rekindled the historic connection with regional fairs and festivals across Ontario. Six events across Ontario served as venues to qualify a local restaurant chef to participate in the semi-final rounds to be held at The Royal.
2. Royal Wine Competition – Judging takes place Saturday, September 24th
Winning wines will be served at dining venues at The Royal and featured at various events during its 10-day run from November 4-13, 2016, at Exhibition Place in Toronto.
3. Horse Show
Throughout the entire 10 days, experience North America’s #1 indoor equestrian event. See Olympic caliber riders and horses compete at the highest level in show jumping, indoor eventing and dressage. The Royal Horse Show also features incredible equestrian inspired entertainment, including the Toyota Dealers Rodeo, the Canadian Cowgirls and the renowned Sylvia Zerbini with her magnificent Arabian Horses.
4. Canadian Craft Beer Awards – Friday, November 4 – 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
At the 2nd annual Canadian Craft Beer Awards you can sample a huge selection of unique beers and vote for your favourites. Tickets include admission to the Awards, admission to the Fair after 4 pm, 5 sample tickets and a sample glass. (19+ to attend)
5. Ontario Cider Awards – Thursday, November 10 – 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Did you know that because cider is made from fruit, it is gluten-free? Apples, pears, pomegranates and grapefruit are just a few of the ciders that will compete for your choice of fan favourite at the 2nd annual Ontario Cider Awards. Tickets include admission to the Awards, admission to the Fair after 4pm, 5 sample tickets and a sample glass. (19+ to attend)
6. Boots and Hearts – Saturday, November 12 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Winner and finalists of the Emerging Artist Category declared in August at the Boots and Hearts Music Festival will perform at The Royal.
For more information, visit www.royalfair.org