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Friday, August 10, 2018

How is it August already? While there are still beach days on the horizon, the Western Fair District is already in a Fall state of mind with the Annual Western Fair less than a month away! After a summer of balmy weather, we are eagerly anticipating the transition into cooler September days and the opening of the Fair gates. Nostalgia meets new beginnings at this year’s Fair through the celebration of agriculture, competitions, and food with a healthy dose of rides, games, and entertainment on-top. Eager to try something new? The Laughing Goat Yoga Studio will be demonstrating...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

London, Ontario – July 31, 2018: The Western Fair is hosting its third annual Day of Dreams, where children with special needs and their guest can attend the Fair in a comfortable and intimate environment. Like a warm hug, the feel good parts of the fair are shared from one person to another, in a safe and controlled space. The sights, sounds and smells of the Western Fair should be enjoyed by all and this custom tailored experience ensures positive memories will be made. “Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts is ecstatic to be the sponsor for Day of Dreams. It is such a...

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

The annual Fair combines experiences, musical performances, and supporting Local. All generations will find their niche as old favourites meet new events. These are a few of the returning highlights. Bandaloni is back! This entertainer is known for his diverse musical selection. While singing and playing guitar, he also incorporates the harmonica, kick drum, tambourine, and the high-hat and snare drum into his act. His performance is free with the purchase of a general admission ticket. We’re betting that the musical selections won’t be the only thing that will bring you on...

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Whether you are a local, or visiting London…welcome home! Whether you see the Fair as a symbolic beginning of fall, or if you’re new to London and it’s your first year going, memories happen here. Introducing our “core four” budget saving fair tips to add to your annual fair bucket list. After all, the countdown is on – in just 50 days get ready for fun, experiences, and an undeniable community environment…welcome home! 1) Wagon rides! Need to get from one side of the fair to the other? Why don’t you take a wagon ride trip to the...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

  July 11th, 2018, London, Ontario: Reminiscing on days past and anticipating new experiences, this year’s Western Fair combines tried and true with current and new. Check out some of the highlights you can anticipate, coming this Fall.   CONCERTS Four evenings of fall fair concerts. April Wine, Walk Off the Earth, Aaron Pritchett and Burton Cummings and Band. Tickets on sale Friday, July 13th at www.westernfairdistrict.com/western-fair/buy-tickets.   DOUBLE DEMOLITION DERBY We’ve doubled your fun this year with bookend weekends of Demolition...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

  London, Ontario – July 9, 2018: Ten days of fair festivities. Four nights of concerts. Memories forever. Start the countdown to the annual Western Fair as London’s last blast of summer gets the party started, with the announcement of its 2018 concert line-up. The Agriplex will hit home with music fans as the venue hosts mid-week music for the City’s much loved fall fair. Concerts have been an integral part of fair memories for generations of attendees and the grounds will be rocking to more than the Himalaya and the Zipper this year. Great value and...

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Friday, September 15, 2017

September 15th, 2017 With a forecast of sunny skies and wall-to-wall entertainment the 142nd edition of the annual Western Fair moves into its final weekend and welcomes the community to make memories at Western Fair District’s signature event. Whether guests are returning for the 2nd time with their $5 bounce-back coupon or making their first Fair appearance of the year there is plenty to fill the weekend across the grounds. The Grandstand will open up to welcome back Freestyle Motocross and the Demolition Derby. Both fan favourites brought back by popular demand. Across the...

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

London, Ontario – September 14th, 2017: Western Fair opened its gates early yesterday 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, smells of the farm and crowds of eager fairgoers is not the ideal way to enjoy the annual fall tradition.  In its second year Day of Dreams was a unique opportunity for youngsters, designed to extend the fun of the annual Fair to...

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Monday, September 11, 2017

The Youth Finalist for the Rise 2 fame are: Youth Finalist Name Act From Mary Paige & Irelyn St. Onge Variety Group, Head Over Heals Bayfield Fair Kamden Gillespie Variety Solo, Riptide Parkhill Fair Nicole Bryant Vocal Solo, Million Reasons Story Book Gardens Paige Woodburn Variety Solo, Apologize Lucan Baconfest...

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Monday, September 11, 2017

The Junior Finalist for the Rise 2 fame are: Junior Finalist Name Act From Cassius Smith Vocal Solo, Lose Yourself Woodstock Fair Quinn Morriss Dance Solo, Found Paris Fair Madison Carrick Vocal Solo, White Horse Woodstock Fair JJ Craig & Taiden Tremblay Dance Group, Smooth Gentleman Hamilton, It’s Your Festival...

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