KAWARTHA LAKES-The 169th Lindsay Exhibition returns on September 16th – 24th, 2023.
The Lindsay Agricultural Society will host their first ever Family Weekend on September 16th and 17th , as they beef up their opening weekend to offer family-focused entertainment along with mainstay agriculture and livestock events. Family Weekend will feature reduced admission fees and free family events and entertainment throughout the grounds. In the North Field, visitors will find bouncy castles, a Corn Hole competition, and the much anticipated Family Game Zone where kids and families can enjoy traditional family lawn games like the three-legged race, egg and spoon race, balloon toss, and more!
In the Commonwell Exhibition Building you will find the kid’s crafts, a learn-to-quilt activity, the pedal tractor obstacle course, the puppet show, and more! Head down to the barns to visit the petting zoo at the Ag Pavilion or take in the livestock events happening at the surrounding barns.
As in previous years, September 18th and 19th will be drop-off and judging days for some of the Homecraft, Horticulture, Agriculture Products, and Junior Arts exhibits. Be sure to visit the Commonwell Exhibition Building starting on September 20th to view all the amazing work of local makers, crafters, quilters, bakers, artists, and vegetable growers on display sporting their hard-earned ribbons.
Later in the week the schedule is packed with all-day entertainment. The Family Stage will feature both new and traditional acts including the Blackfly Band, Parliament of Owls, DooDoo the International Clown, the Rockabillyjoe Show, the Bex in Motion Fire Show, and more. The Grandstand entertainment features the trusted LEX line-up of two demolition derbies, the truck pull, and the tractor pull, the Woof Jocks, and new this year catch the mini chuckwagon races on September 23rd and 24th. The World’s Finest Midway is also back at the LEX September 20th – 24th featuring your favourite rides and games in the North Field.
There will be livestock and agriculture events happening all week, including the Sheep Show, the Light Horse Show, the Dairy Goat Show, the Sheep Show, the Holstein Show, the Beef Show featuring the new Speckle Park breed, and more! Watch the Canadian Equine Mounted Games competition and demonstration September 16th and 17th as well as the Tri-County Carriage Association Derby on September 22nd at the Horse Rings. Head down to the Agriculture Pavilion to meet the farm animals, watch a sheep shearing demonstration, a milking demonstration, listen to Farmer Talks, and check out the Porkmobile, courtesy of Ontario Pork. The Ag Pavilion also has some picture opportunities for the whole family.
For the first time in 10 years, the LEX poster is back. A limited run of 75 posters is available, designed by local artist Lindsey Vella. Also new this year, get your hands on the first ever line of LEX apparel! All LEX merch will be available at the LAS Info Booth in the Commonwell Exhibition Building each day of the fair.
Tickets are now on sale online at lindsayex.com or available at the LAS office.