76th Farm Show Features Favourites and New-Fangled Know-How
Tue 25 Feb 2014 | Comments (2)
London, Ontario, February 25, 2014: After a long, cold, hard, winter we are more ready than ever to welcome spring. As warmer days approach the 76th annual Farm Show will welcome attendees to explore over 360 exhibitors and hundreds of products/services, expert guest speakers, and hands-on equipment demonstrations in preparation for the 2014 Ontario farming season.
In its 76th year, and now the largest Spring Farm Show in Eastern Canada, the Western Fair District prepares to offer the best in agriculture. The event is once again presented by Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and boasts a showcase of agricultural exhibits, displays, seminars, and entertainment that rivals its competitors. Farmers in the region have supported the show throughout its history, thanks to the event’s variety and diversity, its attendees reflecting the wealth of farming in the south-western Ontario region and beyond.
“The 2014 show continues to expand and emphasize agricultural technology, education and farm improvement,” said Cheron Chamberlain, Agriculture Manager, Western Fair District. “It’s a great event and worth a day away from the farm to research, relax and amuse yourself.” Organizers continue to ensure the Farm Show is an entertaining event for exhibitors and guests alike. The annual induction of worthy recipients into the Middlesex Agricultural Hall of Fame takes place on Wednesday, March 5, from 11:30am until 2:30pm in the Carousel Room, honouring new inductees: Peter Lewington; T. Alex Edwards and James Murby who all made significant contributions to the agricultural industry in Middlesex County. New this year is the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s (OFA) Tailgate Social on Wednesday, March 5th. This experience is the perfect opportunity for show guests to unwind after spending the day at the Farm Show. The OFA’s event is a great venue to connect with farmers, meet young OFA representatives and check out the latest Chrysler pick-up trucks. The Tailgate Social will be located in the Progress Building, Meeting Room 1.
The 2014 Farm Show introduces new vendor show space with the addition of the Agriplex Arena floor serving as an innovative venue for exhibitors. As in past years, seminars presented at the AMI Stage in the Agriplex over the three-day show will educate and inspire.
- Daily Moe Augustino of Farms.com discusses 2014 Grain Market Outlooks
- Matthew Van Dyjk, representing FCC discusses how to manage your farm from anywhere.
- Steve Redmond from Redmond Agronomic Services Inc., will moderate a discussion on Friday, March 7 at 1:00pm about precision farming and planting equipment presented by Tom Snyder of Grand River Planters.
- Grand River Planters’ Brenda Snyder joins the speaker series to address Facebook advertising as it relates to the agriculture industry.
As always the staff and volunteers of Western Fair District’s Farm Show look forward to welcoming you to this year’s event. Loved by farmers as a place to congregate, socialize and dream about the latest equipment and innovations, the Farm Show at Western Fair District has been a part of London’s history since before the Second World War. “Our team and our organization are committed to this event and we work hard to put on a high quality show that our attendees find valuable and our exhibitors are proud to be a part of,” said Chamberlain. The Western Fair District has evolved over the last century from its original incarnation as the host of an annual agricultural exhibition, known as the Western Fair, into a year-round entertainment destination, offering agriculture, education, consumer events, sports, racing and gaming. The District is recognized as a preferred centre for these activities in south-western Ontario and is honoured to present the 76th Farm Show.
Dates & Times
Wednesday, March 5: 9am – 6pm
Thursday, March 6: 9am – 6pm
Friday, March 7: 9am – 4pm
Western Fair District: Agriplex, Progress Building, Canada Building, West & East Annex
$12 advance (online at www.westernfairdistrict.com or at Guest Services)
$15 at the door
Children 10 & under are free
Free with show entrances at the North & South side of the Progress Building and Agriplex.
Western Fair District Thu 6 Mar 2014
"316 Rectory Street is our delivery address, but also our location. The entire District encompasses 80 acres, but if you can get to the intersection of Rectory Street and Florence Street in London ON, you are in the right place. If you come by way of the 401 take the Highbury exit all the way to Florence Street, turn left. Within minutes you will be at the District. Hope you enjoy your visit! "
Paul Thu 6 Mar 2014
"Where in the world is the Western Fair located? I would like to come to London but the only addresses I've seen are the delivery and the mailing addresses! What is the address? Where is it?"