Opening weekend at the Annual Western Fair promises to delight

Posted Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

London, Ontario

Gates open this afternoon for the 141st edition of the annual Western Fair.

Opening weekend, presented by Nestlé, offers patrons three days of entertainment, rides, games, Fair food and fun.

Guests will experience adventure and thrill with a stop at Adrenaline Alley, presented by OLG. Watch as the Nerveless Nocks perform their spectacular aerial stunts. This daredevil act will feature The Nocks’ Globe of Fear, Spectacular Sway Poles and more. Friday shows will be at 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00pm and Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 3:00pm and 8:30pm.

Adrenaline Alley will also feature the world’s best extreme pogo demo crew. Xpogo will feature Championship Pro Athletes flying over 10-feet in the air on extreme pogo sticks throwing down flips and incredible tricks. The Xpogo stunt team will take over Adrenaline Alley today at 5:00, 7:00 and 9:00pm following the Nerveless Nocks performances. Saturday and Sunday guests can catch the stunts at 1:30, 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00pm.

Adrenaline Alley will also feature the iFlip trampoline show. This incredible 20 minute show brings fair-goers the Aerial Bungee, Tramp-Wall, Sphere, Power Track and more! Today’s shows are at 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30pm and Saturday and Sunday shows at 12:00, 3:30 and 6:30pm.

More exhilarating action can be found this weekend as the Rawhide Rodeo takes over the Down on the Farm display in the Metroland Media Agriplex. Don’t miss it as professional Rodeo competitors go flat out to best their rivals, featuring live bull riding, and World Champions! The Rawhide Rodeo is this weekend only with a show Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:30pm.

If guests are looking for a break from action on the midway or the gripping entertainment in Adrenaline Alley and the Rawhide Rodeo they can relax in the I Love Local Tent. Each day will feature one of London’s best bands on the Jack Richardson London Music Awards Stage.  To satisfy guest’s taste buds, the I Love Local Tent will be serving up a farm fresh menu with craft brews from five local brewers including: Forked River, Strathroy Brewing Company, Railway City, Anderson Craft Ales and Toboggan. Friday will be a Rock Showcase featuring After the Lounge performing at 5:00pm and Hiroshima Hearts at 8:00pm. Saturday will serve up a Hip Hop Slam with A-FOS & The Rude Youth and performances from the AK Arts Academy throughout the day. Sunday will cap off opening weekend with Jack’s new music and youth showcase.

Fair guests can also get their music fix this weekend with Saturday’s CCMA Huron Country Fanfest. This free event will feature a line-up of some of Canada’s brightest country music stars, Chad Brownlee; Lindsay Ell; Tim Hicks; Kira Isabella; Brett Kissel; Wes Mack; Madeline Merlo; Jess Moskaluke; The Road Hammers and Deric Ruttan. The event is Saturday, September 10th from 11:00am until 3:00pm.

Looking for a cool treat? Come to Imagination Park at 10:00am on Sunday September 11th to witness Nestlé’s attempt at the world record for the largest ice cream cone. What’s better than seeing the world’s largest cone? Eating one of the 11,000 samples they will be serving!

Imagination Park will feature family friendly entertainment all week long but Bob the Builder will be making a special appearance this Saturday and Sunday only on the Imagination Park Stage, presented by Med-On-Site. Performances will be at 1:30 and 3:30pm. Bob the Builder, sponsored by AON, will entertain alongside family friendly entertainers from Norman Foote, Doo Doo the Clown, The Balloon Tree, storytime, A Pirate’s Adventure, Old MacDonald’s Farm and much more, all free with admission.

Nearby on the Anne Eadie Stage Warriors’ Day, sponsored by Grandwood Park, will be held on Saturday, September 10th. The special day will celebrate and commemorate the long and strong connection between the Western Fair, our serving military and the many sacrifices and contributions of war veterans.

For more information on all that the Western Fair has to offer on opening weekend and beyond visit

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$5 before 5PM

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday if you arrive at the Fair before 5PM and you can get in for only $5! 



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