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Thursday, August 13, 2020

      Organizers of the annual Western Fair are keeping the spirit alive this year by bringing the Fair to the people! The physical event was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, however the first ever virtual Western Fair will take place from September 11-20 and fairgoers will have a chance to experience much of the fall classic through futuristic interactive experiences, with the help of Augmented Reality (A.R.) which will present guests with a real environment that has been enhanced or altered by computer-generated information (CGI). Throughout the...

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Calling all crafters, artists and DIYers! This year’s virtual Creative Arts competition for the 2020 Virtual Western Fair is open, and we can’t wait to see your submissions. While we’d love to have you at our physical Fair, the Covid-19 cloud rained on that parade, so we’ve gone online. Over the summer, be sure to stay tuned for our weekly reminders and summer contests! While you are at it, check out 5 of our reasons that you should submit an item for this year’s virtual competition. SEE ALL CATEGORIES HERE   REASON #1: NO ENTRY FEES! That...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Will you spy the pie before the Western Fair?! Finders keepers! Celebrate the yesteryear favourites returning to the Western Fair menu by keeping your eyes on the prize - prized pie that is - with the I Spy Pie contest! 1st place cardboard cut-out pies (above) are hidden at various locations and businesses throughout London. Successful seekers will win themselves a sweet treat. Find clues on the Western Fair Facebook & Instagram Pages - @WesternFairDistrict. Happy hunting! Start the countdown, only one week left until the 144th Western Fair and “Your Favourites...

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Keep Your Eyes on the Pies Starting Monday, August 26th we'll be hiding these pies throughout London, posting clues to their locations along the way! If you spy a pie, take a photo & send it our way to claim your prize of 2 SuperPasses to Western Fair 2019.  RULES 1. You must physically find the pie to win! Once found, please remove it from it's location and send us a picture with the pie in your hand.  2. You can only win once. If a previous I Spy Pie winner finds a second pie, it must be returned to us and will be hidden again for someone new to find...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Local beats meet tasty eats at the I Love Local tent at the 144th Western Fair! Music has been a fundamental part of the fair for generations, adding ambience while bringing people together. Back by popular demand, I Love Local, presented by OLG and Gateway Casinos London will be returning with a FREE lineup of daily music performances and delicious tastes and sips crafted with locally sourced ingredients for fairgoers to enjoy, September 6 - 15! I Love Local gets rockin at 5PM weekdays, 11:30AM weekends. This year, the big, white, I Love Local tent can be found in its NEW location...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Enjoy Lumberjack Shows, Fresh Pie by the Slice, BINGO! and More at The 2019 Western Fair Entering its 144th year, the Western Fair has seen decades of excitement including carnival rides, concerts, rodeos, competitions, and a wide variety of fair foods. This year, experience the annual event with fresh eyes. Your Faves Are Back! Feel the giddy, nostalgic fall fair feeling with the reintroduction of yesteryear classics and create memories by visiting one of many new attractions. Here are a few of the exciting highlights that you can look forward to. The tastes: Fair food galore -...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

It’s time to open the time capsule - ‘Your Favourites Are Back!’ The annual Western Fair is quickly approaching, reintroducing 144 years of well-loved fair attractions throughout the years while welcoming new favourites. Generations of fairgoers will enjoy the best of agriculture, sports, food, art, music and more. The planning for the September 6-15 event is well underway and The Western Fair District is pleased to kick off the countdown to the fair with the announcement of the 2019 concert lineup, including a variety of Canadian Rock music. Embark on a trip down...

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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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