London, Ontario, December 15, 2022: Regular attendees to the London Farm Show will know – parking is free, and a hot commodity during the annual three-day agri-business event, the largest indoor Farm Show in Eastern Canada. Coming to London, Ontario this March 8-10, 2023, organizers are looking forward to being back in person on the show floor with valued exhibitors and customers after two years of cancellations due to Covid-19. “The anticipation is palpable, people are happy to be back, to reconnect, to see friends and neighbours, and to talk business face-to-face” says Western Fair Association, CEO, Reg Ash, “our annual signature event – The Western Fair - returned in September after a two-year pandemic hiatus, and we had an amazing response from the communities we serve – so we anticipate the same for the London Farm Show.”
What New Equipment will be at the Show?
There will be 25+ new products, services, or equipment at this year’s show, including the Deutz-Fahr 7230 HD TTV, Case IH VT435 Tillage, T7042 Telehandler from Weidemann, DUST from Premium Foliars Ltd., and more. Be sure to check our website at http://www.londonfarmshow.com to see the full listing of new products and services as they are updated.
New Show Highlights!
The last two years have been challenging for everyone, and The Western Fair Association was no different. Our teams spent the pandemic re-connecting with our agricultural roots. The organization announced the launch of The Grove, an agri-business hub working to connect local food and agri-business just prior to a worldwide pandemic. Though we could not have predicted the length and severity of Covid-19’s impact the Western Fair Association, along with many agri-food leaders quickly learned that every effort to support the agri-food sector in the areas of resiliency, sustainability and food security would be beneficial to strengthening Canada’s agriculture economy. Our Grove and Farm Show team members are thrilled to highlight some elements and projects supported by The Grove’s agri-food stakeholders. “We are excited to be a part of the London Farm Show and showcase the results of our partnership project with Western Fair, demonstrating the practicality of modern weed management systems,” said Jason Gharibo, of Haggerty AgRobotics, “we are also appreciative of the funding provided by OMAFRA and their support of this project.” Also displaying at the Farm Show will be recipients of the Fertilizer Accelerating Solutions & Technology Challenge delivered by Bioenterprise Canada Corporation (Bioenterprise) and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) with up to $2 million in funding. Six companies will have the option to display their solutions at the Farm Show and attendees will be able to select their favourite new product, with a winner announced at the end of the show.
Long-time show favourite Moe Agostino with Farms.com will be returning to the Speaker Stage – this year’s topic is Conquer the Volatility – How High is High? Stay tuned - more speakers will be announced in the New Year!
Family Members Welcome:
Do not forget, attendance is FREE for children twelve and under and a $5 student discount is available for those with a valid student card. While at the show, be sure to bring your young ones to test out the Case IH Pedal Tractor Course!
Make a Night of It:
While you are at the event take advantage of being so close to the Top of the Fair Restaurant. Reserve your table on Wednesday, March 8, or Friday March 10, for an amazing evening of dinner and live racing. Space is limited, reserve your table today! Seasonal menu at: https://www.topofthefair.com
Grab Lunch at the Show:
Food offerings will also be available for purchase during The Farm Show from show concessions inside The Agriplex and the BMO Centre. We are also excited to welcome back Field to Truck, who will have their food truck operating between the Agriplex and BMO Centre.
Thank you to the following show sponsors: Deutz-Fahr, Dowler-Karn, and Ontario Mutuals for their continued support of the show.
Dates & Times:
Wednesday, March 8th: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, March 9th: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday, March 10th: 9:00am-4:00pm
If you are visiting from out of town, or staying overnight, plan to book your hotel stay early, as the Tim Hortons Brier will also be taking place at the same time of the London Farm Show.
Western Fair District Agriplex at 845 Florence St, London, ON.
BMO Centre at 295 Rectory St, London, ON.
General Admission: $16.00
Advance Pricing: $12.00
Children 12 & under: Free
For More Information:
WFA Media Liaison
(519) 438-7203 EX 239
Ag Events Manger
(519) 438-7203 EX 313