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 (including all your yearly fair treats) Are Back!”After spending the day enjoying entertainment and meandering through the midway, food just tastes better at the fair. Whether craving savoury, sweet, or a healthier option there are tantalizing options for all - what will you sample first?
During the fair you can get away with starting your meal with dessert! Begin your adventure at the Western Fair pie booth, featuring homemade slices of pie by baking extraordinaire Grandma’s Oven! Expect a selection of fly-off-the-shelf best sellers made fresh, including apple, pecan, strawberry/rhubarb and peach/blueberry. You can also find Grandma’s Oven at The Market at WFD on the weekends year-round for all your dessert desires.
Before the fair you can find cardboard cutout ‘pies’ hidden at various locations throughout London for your chance to win a sweet treat.
If you’re not in the mood for pie, don’t fret! Save room for funnel cakes, elephant ears, or deep fried cookie dough and Oreos. Sugary-sweet mini donuts, melt in your mouth fudge and gourmet candy and caramel apples are all classic, tasty fair treats.
Those looking for a heartier meal will have plenty of options. Enjoy the tastes of a backyard barbeque with ribs, burgers, beans, BBQ chicken, pulled pork, hot dogs, baby potatoes - and more! Try something different with specialty corn dogs, Canadian bacon pickle balls, or a blooming onion. Classic comfort food favourites return including perogies, panzarotti, chicken wings and sweet potato fries.
By popular demand, this year fairgoers will run to get back bacon on a bun.
Enjoy chicken shawarma as well as hummus and dip with pita chips. Feast on beef with black pepper and chicken balls. Savour chana masala, butter chicken and samosas.
On the run to the next ride? A slice of pizza will surely halt your hunger pangs.
Even thrill seekers need to stay hydrated! After screaming in delight on the newest ride the Star Dancer, quench your thirst with fresh lemonade, iced tea, root beer, slushies, tropical smoothies - and more! Freshly made coffee will also be available for purchase.
Sit and sample local brews and chews at the I Love Local tent. Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy free live entertainment by local talent.
The team at Spectra Foods will be cooking up a storm including a new Ontario grass fed beef burger. This 100% pure beef patty is topped with double smoked bacon jam, applewood smoked cheddar and Slegers Boston Butter lettuce. A crisp onion ring is the perfect ‘cherry on top’. Try it on a warm brioche bun.
The Perch Po Boy Sandwich is another standout on the menu made with crispy Lake Erie perch tossed in a cajun seasoning, spicy remoulade, and local greens all nestled on a soft roll.
Try Hayters Farmers Smoked Turkey Wings, smoked and finished on the grill with house made Beer and BBQ sauce.
Two grilled flatbreads are on the menu. One with chorizo with grilled vegetables and bocconcini mozzarella and the other a vegetarian-friendly option with grilled poached pear, arugula and double creamed brie.
New this year, swap out your classic go-to fry with veggie fries. Dip them in a delectable roasted red pepper and garlic aioli.
For dessert, savour a deep fried apple fritter with candy apple drizzle. These food options, and many more, available all 10 days of the fair.
A friendly reminder that The Market at Western Fair District will continue regular weekend hours Saturday (8am - 3pm) and Sunday (10am - 2pm) during the 10 days of the fair, with a variety of vendors selling fresh food, locally grown produce, artisan goods and more. Fairgoers will be able to access The Market through the Park entrance on fair weekends.