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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  London, Ontario – July 18th, 2017: After the success of last year’s inaugural Day of Dreams the event is back again to provide a unique opportunity to children and their families who aren’t otherwise able to enjoy the wonder of the annual Western Fair. Western Fair will open its gates early on September 13th for children with special-needs, and their families, to experience the fair in an environment tailored just for them. Many guests come for the sights, sounds and smells of the Fair, but for some the giant Midway, bustle of busy vendors, strolling performers,...

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Monday, July 10, 2017

London’s historic Western Fair comes to life for 10-days, September 8-17th. In the year that Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, a month where families return to back-to-school basics, summer wanes and leaves begin to turn; young and young at heart look for one more chance to make memories with family and friends, celebrate their community, see something new and revisit traditions. This year's Western Fair will bring London over 50 rides, fair food, more than 800 animals, rodeo, entertainment and attractions. Endeavoring to make memories happen for fair patrons in Canada’...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring is here and so is the Home and Outdoor Show at Western Fair District. The show boasts over 270 exhibitors in over 100,000 square feet of show space alongside industry experts in home, outdoor, décor, interiors, exteriors and more! The show has attendees covered - inside and out of their homes - whether they own, rent or are building. From the garden, to landscaping, pools and decks to kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors and everything in between will be on the show floor, creating a one-stop shop to be educated, inspired and connect with the professionals needed to get the...

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Join us for the first Bid to Build fundraising auction in support of Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario! Each day of the event will feature a silent auction of art, home decor, and entertainment items. The show will culminate on Sunday at 2:00pm, with a live auction on the main show stage featuring some fabulous high-end and one of a kind furniture pieces. Come join us for this exciting event in support of our London & St. Thomas build projects! Tickets can be purchased in advance here. Live Auction Sunday, April 23rd from 2pm – 3pm on the Main Stage View Auction...

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tom Butryn, Owner of Flatout Flooring shares 6 Tips to Consider When Buying Hardwood Flooring.  Buying a hardwood floor is an important decision and a long-term investment. Selecting the right hardwood floor involves more than choosing a preferred colour or finish. Factors to consider include: understanding your needs and preferences as they relate to design; properties of different wood species; durability; and the impact species and durability have on both aesthetics and performance. Making the right decision can sometimes feel overwhelming, so we have developed a few tips to...

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

John Finan, from Finan Home Service shares seven tips from his Hiring a Contractor Handbook. Tip #1: Ensure the Contractor is Experienced & Knowledgeable Make sure that the contractor knows and has performed the work you are asking their company to perform. This may sound obvious however it is surprising how often a second contractor with more experience has to be called in to complete someone else's work. This usually costs more because the second contractor generally has to repair the efforts of the first then go ahead and complete the job.   Tip #2...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Speed and Custom Car Show will rev its engine this weekend at Western Fair District as 90,000 square feet of shiny dream cars come together for Southwestern Ontario's largest indoor car show. The event will feature countless cars, trucks, motorcycles, hot-rods, racers and one-of-a-kind vehicles under one roof. Featured this year will be the 75th anniversary 'Deuce', a car which was introduced in 1932 by Ford Motor Company and was a design and technological milestone that became the quintessential hot rod platform. Also on display will be the 'Plunkett Duchess,' a...

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

As our thoughts turn to the outdoors the Home and Outdoor Show will usher in spring with hundreds of exhibitors, products, services and entertainment this April. The Home and Outdoor Show is also pleased to announce four keynote speakers.   Mike Holmes Jr., contractor and co-host of Holmes + Holmes on HGTV will take the stage Saturday April 22nd and offer attendees a glimpse into all his contracting knowledge he has built since starting working with his father – celebrity contractor Mike Holmes – when he was just 14 years old.  For 11+...

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The London Farm Show is back at Western Fair District in its 79th year. The show, presented by Farm Credit Canada, is the largest spring farm show in Eastern Canada and will feature the top agricultural exhibits, displays, technology, seminars and education. The three day show boasts over 370 exhibitors and 300,000 square feet of show space, bringing together agri-business in preparation for the 2017 farming season.  "The show continues to grow and adapt to support the ever-changing business of agriculture and 2017 is no different. We ...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

By Joe Dales, Farms.com One of my favourite activities during the year is attending farm shows, both as an attendee and as an exhibitor. Here are a few tips we have learned over the years to make your visit productive. Prepare ahead of time. Check out the farm show website. As a tradeshow attendee, there is a lot to see in a short period of time. All of the major farm shows have great websites where you can learn what special events are being held, this will help you plan your day and get the most out of your walk through the show Make a list of exhibitors you want to visit. Do...

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