Western Fair District pleased to present 75th Farm Show and Honour Nine 50-Year Exhibitors

Mon 25 Feb 2013 | Comments (0)

London, Ontario, February 26, 2013:  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.

 

Established in 1938, the Farm Show will enjoy its 75th anniversary, March 6 – 8, a milestone that is worthy of celebration.  The event is once again presented by Farm Credit Canada and boasts a showcase of agricultural exhibits, displays, seminars, and entertainment that rivals its competitors. 

 

In 2013, the show continues to provide premium exhibitors and big brand equipment.  Insightful speakers focus on value, education and entertainment for a variety of agriculturalists.  The show kicks off Wednesday, March 6 at 9am running until 6pm, with an opening ceremony celebration at 10am in the Pride Seeds Arena hosted by the Vice President of Operations for Farm Credit Canada, Barry Smith and Western Fair District’s CEO, Hugh Mitchell.

 

The London Farm Show is a source of pride for everyone involved.  From its humble beginnings as a one-day event, originally called the Middlesex Seed Fair and Food Show, the show has maintained long-standing relationships with several exhibitors, nine of which will celebrate 50 years with the event this year.

 

At a private opening day breakfast sponsored by Farm Credit Canada and Grain Farmers Ontario the following agriculture exhibitors will be honoured for their years of participation.

 

CASE IH

DAIRY LANE SYSTEMS LTD.

DEKALB /Genuity

JOHN DEERE DEALERS OF ONTARIO

KITCHENER SILO INC.

KONGSKILDE INDUSTRIES INC.

ONTARIO FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURE/Middlesex Federation of Agriculture

ONTARIO MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD & RURAL AFFAIRS

SYNGENTA CANADA INC.

 

 

The three-day Farm Show utilizes every available building at Western Fair District, spans 264,000 square feet, and has 375 exhibitors – which support the event’s 2013 tagline: “Grow Every Year”.   With this growth, “we are proud to say that the London Farm Show is the largest Spring Farm Show in all of Eastern Ontario and we are very thankful for our loyal exhibitors,” said Western Fair District, Agricultural Manager, Cheron Chamberlain.   

  

Unique to the London Farm Show is the entertainment options for farmers, exhibitors and public alike.  In its second year running, the Wild West Show returns with a dinner show on Thursday, March 7.  The event will feature live bull riding and an Ontario Corn Fed Beef dinner.  Enjoy socializing and networking from 6pm – 7pm with dinner and entertainment beginning at 7pm.  Seating is limited.  Individual tickets ($50 per person) or tables of 8 can be booked through Robyn Baker (rbaker@westernfairdistrict.com) for $400; just interested in the entertainment, show-only tickets can be purchased for $10 and are available online at www.westernfairdistrict.com

 

In addition to the Wild West Show, Yuk Yuk’s will have its regular shows Thursday at 8pm, and Friday 8pm and 10:30pm.  Attendees to the Farm Show on Thursday should take advantage of the 2-for-1 Yuk Yuk’s ticket special on Thursdays. 

 

The event also offers a ton of great prizes for lucky attendees. Visitors to the show could win: $1,500 Patz Gift Card from Embro Farm Systems, one of two - $1,250 Ontario Resort Gift Packages from Embro Farm Systems or Woman's Jewellery (valued at $750) from Poag's Jewelers.

 

 

Show Information

Dates & Times                                    Wednesday, March 6:           9am – 6pm

                                                            Thursday, March 7:               9am – 6pm

                                                            Friday, March 8:                     9am – 4pm

 

Location:                                            Western Fair District:

Progress Building, Canada Building,
Special Events Building, West & East Annex & Agriplex.

 

Tickets:                                               $10 advance (online at www.westernfairdistrict.com or at Guest Service Desks)
$12 at the door

Children 10 & under are free

 

Parking:                                              Free with show entrances at the North & South side of the Progress Building, Special Events and Agriplex.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Heather Blackwell

(519) 438-7203, EX 261

hblackwell@westernfairdistrict.com

 

 

 

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