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2014 Coca-Cola Free Music Stage

THE SHEEPDOGS sponsored by

Friday Sept 5th @ 8pm

The Sheepdogs will be rocking opening night of the annual Western Fair’s concert stage. The JUNO Award winning Canadian boogie rock band from Saskatoon is excited to entertain their fans, and make new ones, in London this September.

ALYSSA REID sponsored by

Saturday Sept 6th @ 8pm

with VIRGINIA TO VEGAS sponsored by

Saturday Sept 6th @ 7pm

Derik Baker, a 24-year old wunderkid hailing from small-town Ontario was discovered on YouTube in 2013 and Alyssa was similarly scouted on You Tube by her record label. Virginia to Vegas released his debut single We Are Stars ft. Alyssa Reid and the song instantly connected with Canadian radio listeners and raced all the way up the charts. Alyssa like any 18 year?old Canadian teenager, lives for her music.  She has been climbing the charts with songs like Alone Again and her performance promises Satisfaction Guaranteed.

WARRANT sponsored by

Sunday Sept 7th @ 8pm

An American glam metal band from Hollywood, California, with a 30 year history and five albums. Warrant's signature sound...heavy, melodic rock anthems and sentimental ballads will stir the fairgrounds into a frenzy.  Fans can’t wait!



THE TREWS sponsored by  

Monday Sept 8th @ 8pm

A Canadian hard rock band originally from Nova Scotia, has been climbing the charts for over a decade with five studio albums and thousands of fantastic gigs. With songs like Hope & Ruins, The Power of Positive Drinking and new hits from this year’s most recent album, The Trews, the band’s music will deliver a rock experience TREW fair fans are gonna love


BRETT KISSEL sponsored by  

Tuesday Sept 9th @ 8pm

In March 2014, he was named Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Juno’s and come September, country music fans can fall in love with this country music star, when he dazzles his audience with songs like Started with a Song and Raise Your Glass


GEORGE CANYON sponsored by  

Wednesday Sept 10th @ 8pm

When George is performing live onstage, he has the entire audience in the palm of his hand. Canyon is one of Canada’s favourite country music artists and fairgoers love a country concert…so George get ready for a memorable night at Western Fair! 

SHAD sponsored by  

Thursday Sept 11th @ 8pm

London’s very own, critically-acclaimed, Juno Award winning Rapper, Shad, returns to the Forest City to thrill loyal fans.  His followers span the globe, Kenyan born to Rwandan parents he relocated to London, Ontario as a young child and after high-school wrote his first songs. He hasn’t stopped since and last fall saw the release of his much anticipated fourth full-length album, Flying Colours.  Shad is sure to be a home-town favourite!

GLASS TIGER sponsored by 

Friday Sept 12th @ 8pm

The Juno Award winning Canadian rock band has celebrated more than 25 years together.  Originally from Newmarket, Ontario they are one of Canada's most enduring bands.  Glass Tiger continues only plays select dates, when all members of the band are available to perform. This makes their Western Fair performance a special one!

CODY SIMPSON sponsored by 

Saturday Sept 13th @ 8pm

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Cody Simpson is an Australian pop singer, that started his music career as a YouTube child sensation, he quickly bested his online fame and has quickly and successfully been making hearts-throb with his songs, videos and concerts.  Cody is poised to be the next young music sensation and Western Fair welcomes him for what will no doubt be a memorable night for Simpson fans at the fair!



How it Works

Do you SING, DANCE or PLAY and are between the ages of 6 and 21 then the Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search is looking for you.
Every year the Western Fair District organizes in conjunction with fairs and festivals across South Western Ontario a Youth Talent Search to give the Youth in our communities a chance to perform in front of a live audience.  There are16 Preliminary contests across Southwestern Ontario for you to choose from.  Preliminaries are held all summer in communities from Teeswater to Essex. The winners of those regional competitions will travel to London, compete in the finals during our 10 day fair.
The Rise 2 Fame competition continues   to be an integral part of the Fair. This year’s multi-gifted line-up will be back on the Anne Eadie Stage, with an array of young people ages 6 to 21 will include musicians, dancers, singers and entertainers.

London Preliminary - Online Submission

  1. The online submission will be open for entries starting May 1st, 2014.  On August 15th, online submissions are closed. Judges will go through all submissions and pick the Top 5 Youth acts and the Top 3 Junior acts. 
  2. The top 5 Youth and top 3 Junior will perform at our annual Fair, Sept 5 - 14.
  3. The top 8 acts will be announced on 18th. 
  4. Online voting for people's choice can stop on Aug 15th.  The People's Choice winner will automatically be asked to move forward to the annual Fair, Sept. 5-14.

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Big Fair Fun

Big Fair Fun

Western Fair is one of the major fairs in the region and the 6thlargest in Canada, so you can count on some BIG family fun! 

We don’t want you and your family to miss a single exciting attraction at this year’s Western Fair.  Check out a sample of some of the attractions FREE with admission! 


A one-of-a-kind comedy and visual spectacle and Star of America's Got Talent, Charles Peachock will energize any audience.



What is a wetland?

A swamp, bog, or marsh? What animals depend on wetlands? All will be answered as guests are introduced to the world of wetland environments. Informative signage and live animal habitats make this an interactive exhibit that is truly engaging for young and old, brought to you by Little Rays Reptile Zoo.



Canada's first mobile makerspace and technology education classroom. Anyone who loves to build, create, or tinker is a maker. We encourage you to become a Maker at the fair.  Visit the Makerbus in the Community Showcase Pavilion and let your imagination run wild.



Nothing says ‘fair’ better than a Community Showcase Building full of art and items created by London and area residents. Displays of quilts, paintings, photography, crafts and more. Make sure you come to see all of the exhibits, including your own!



Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages, look up!  It’s the Flying Wallendas, one of the World's Greatest Circus Families performing daily high-wire acts that will leave you on the edge of your seat.



Who doesn’t love a hug or a high five from their favourite animated character? The fair welcomes Dora the Explorer and My Little Pony to the fair as well as the opportunity to meet and greet Diego, Equestria Girls and Doh-Doh. Check out highly engaging Nerf, Play-Doh and Simon Swipe activities also. 



Big kids or small kids, everyone loves to visit the petting zoo. This year you can enjoy the company of goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits, alpaca, miniature donkey and pony, Emu, Mini Zebu Cattle, peacocks, pheasants and Walter the wallaby.



Three words best describe Terrance B’s performances – fun, fun, fun! His mind-blowing stage shows are big on amazement, big on participation and big on laughter.



Calling all talented senior citizens. Singers, dancers, jokers and jugglers, it’s your time to shine.  Take a break from retirement and perform at the Western Fair. Great fun and prizes!



Kids have all the fun at the fair! Ride a modified mini tractor and pedal hard and fast down a straight track while our energetic commentator gets peddlers and the crowd fired up!  The longest pulls wins. Tons of fun!



Great musical entertainment for all ages! The fair continues the tradition of old time Canadian fiddling and step dancing in the park.



SING, DANCE, PLAY - Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search continues to be an integral part of the annual Fair. This year’s multi-gifted line-up will be back on the Anne Eadie Stage.

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