The President's Choice Animal Theatre showcases and celebrates working animals in a dynamic theatre setting. Animals at work and play are the stars of the show. You will be inspired by the skills of both horse and riders in the new Spirit of the Horse presentations. You will be impressed by the talent of the border collie who will be herding sheep at his masters command. You will be amazed at the talents of Goats on the Go. This along with so much more including 4H rabbit jumping and President's Choice Superdogs means you could stay at the President's Choice Animal Theatre all day, but there's so much more to see at The Royal!
Come enjoy this free exhibit and demonstration of horses in both sport and play.
Ever wonder where the "Frog" is on a horse? Or what the difference is between a canter and a gallop? Come see this free exhibit and learn everything about horses!
Follow the aMAZEing Food Journey, a hands-on and inter-active place where you are encouraged to "play with your food". As you travel through the MAZE you will engage all your senses, discovering the sights, sounds, texture and even smells of the aMAZEing Food Journey as you walk the path your food takes from farm to table. Educational Resources and Curriculum Links provided by Ontario Agri-Food Education.
Ag-tivity Central is a far
Ag-tivity Central is a farm inspired play area for younger children with energy to burn and inquisitive mind to fill. Kids will enjoy face painting, mini tractor races and a farm inspired dress-up area - a perfect place for a photo. A comfortable rest area in Ag-tivity Central is great for parents to sit and watch their children at play. Be sure to stop by to enjoy some Farm fresh Fun.
The Royal Agricultural Win
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair continues to be a leader in showcasing Canadian agricultural excellence. For the Love of Food will be the premiere educational, experiential and entertaining feature linking farmers and producers, scientists, health professionals and of course chefs; all sharing their passion for food. Be sure to make a visit to For the Love of Food part of your Royal day.
Experience farm animal up
Experience farm animal up close while you touch, pet and feed them at the Pizza Pizza Petting Farm. From llamas to baby goats and mini donkeys, it's family fun for everyone. There are over 60 friendly animals who are eagerly awaiting your arrival at the Fair. Be sure not to miss one of The Royal's top family attractions. The Pizza Pizza Petting Farm is open daily from 9am to nightly closing.
Some of the most delicious food is made right in our back yards, and some are Royal Champions! Take a stroll down the Harvest Path to see who took home the coveted red ribbons in cheese, honey, maple syrup, apples, potatoes, corn and so much more.
Looking to get a new pair of breeches or sweater? The exhibitor and shopping section of The Royal has everything you could need! Don't forget Holidays are just around the corner, and you can always use a gift too.
Come experience agriculture and animals like never before. With over 4000 animals coming and going all 10 days The Royal barns are not to be missed. Add that to Butter Sculptures, Giant Vegetables, Maple Syrup, and Cheese and it’s no surprise that The Royal is the premier showcase of agriculture in Canada.
There are over 40 exhibitors from all over North Ontario bringing the best of what their farm or local Northern business have to offer. Food, wine, beer, crafts, tourism info.
Come visit the Sheridan Nurseriers Winter Gallery and see the wonder of winter. View the decorated Christmas trees and vote on your favourite.
An oasis of relaxation, a meeting place for business and a must-stop for those interested in VQA wineries and Ontario Craft Breweries. Sample some Royal award winning wine and cheese and take in the great variety of food demonstrations and cooking competitions on the Food and Lifestyle Stage. Open daily from 11 am ’til close of show.
Also "Cinq a Sept" will be here showcasing the craft beers and local wines of Ontario, daily from 5 - 7 pm.
The Royal is also the home to the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame. The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association honours and celebrates Canadians for outstanding contributions to the agriculture and food industry. The important achievements of the CAHF inductees are presented in the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Portrait Gallery located at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair.
The Food and Lifestyle Stage plays host to this year’s Road to The Royal Chef Challenge presented by TSC Stores, Royal International Invitational Chef Challenge, and daily food demonstrations featuring local chefs, VQA wines and craft beers.
The Royal Paddock
Come buy all your official Royal merchandise. With everything from sweaters to toques, and toys to buttons. The Royal Paddock will have everything Royal you need.
Open daily, with limited stock. Come early to get your Royal memories.