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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....

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Warriors’ Day will be held on Saturday, September 10, to celebrate and commemorate the long and strong connection between the Western Fair, our serving military and the many sacrifices and contributions of war veterans. This year’s Warriors’ Day theme is “Celebrating our Military Families”.  This day will recognize the sacrifices that families make when their loved ones serve our country. As a token of the Western Fair’s appreciation, all retired or serving personnel will be given free admission at the gates on September 10th with proof of...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

London will once again welcome all the Bavarian traditions, with Oktoberfest returning for a second year to the Western Fair District’s Metroland Media Agriplex. The extremely popular event will take place in partnership with the world famous Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, and will run October 7th and 8th plus October 13th through the 15th. Once again the highlight of festivities will be Rock the Festhalle, presented by Classic Rock FREE 98.1. This year Juno award winning, Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom Cochrane, along with his long time band, Red Rider, will...

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Located just off the King Street entrance the I Love Local Beer Garden is a destination for the local beer and music lover at the Western Fair.   The garden is open on weekdays at 3PM and weekends at 10AM. See the Daily Schedule for a complete list of scheduled music and performances on the Jack Richardson London Music Awards Stage, in the garden.   one Local Beer Get away from the hustle and bustle of the mid way and enjoy a locally crafted brewski from on of these fine brewers: Forked River, Strathroy Brewing Company, Railway City,...

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Western Fair District is excited to announce “The Mane Event” will be added to our 2017 show season line-up in place of the All Equine Show. The Mane Event will take place May 12th – 14th at the Western Fair District’s Metroland Media Agriplex. The expo which also takes place in Red Deer, Alberta; Chilliwack, B.C. and Scottsdale, Arizona will bring a variety of clinicians in English and Western disciplines, a Trainer’s Challenge, an Equine experience show and a the Youth Pro Am Competition.   Stay tuned for more information regarding The Mane...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The gates are just over a month away from opening and you can almost see the sights, hear the sounds, taste the food and feel the thrill as tickets go on sale and all the 2016 Fair fun is announced. Parents, tots, families and friends will make lasting memories at the Fair as the new and long-time favourites arrive this September. From Acts in Adrenaline Alley to story time in Imagination Park and the Rawhide Rodeo at Down on the Farm all the Western Fair entertainment is FREE with admission! Here’s what awaits:   Thrill Zone and Lil’ Thrill Zone Last year...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

London’s kick-off to summer is here with the Beer and BBQ Show presented by Clubhouse LaGrille. The show runs June 17th – 19th at the Western Fair District’s Metroland Media Agriplex. To quench your thirst we have brought together all of Canada’s top breweries and over fifty beers from Ontario’s established culture of craft beers. And, if beer isn’t your style check-out our wine garden or sample from a selection of coolers, ciders, wine beverages and liquor brands. To complement the ice cold beverages indulge in the Beer and BBQ Show’s serious...

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Experiencing a minimalist lifestyle for a weekend and embracing the great outdoors actually requires a great deal of preparation. You can always brave the experience with just a backpack and the open road like you see in the movies, but it doesn’t hurt to have back-up supplies and tools to help you have a stress-free trip. Here are eight tried-and-true camping hacks that will help you have a smooth wilderness adventure. © Blend-Memento / Alamy ​ Use Fritos as fire starters ____ A bag of Fritos makes for a great fire starter, believe it or not. The chips are...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sun's Out. Gun's Out. Grill's Out! Are you ready?  The May 2-4 weekend means different things to different people: camping, lazing on the patio, partying with friends, reading a book or just getting to throw on a pair of flip flops and shorts. But regardless of your May 2-4 preference, one shared pleasure is and always will be grabbing the tongs, turning up the heat and biting into a deliciously juicy piece of meat! To ensure you will be touted as the weekend's undoubted Grill Master we've compiled a list of tips and tricks to amplify your...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  Written By: HEATHER When I started running it was a means to an end. I needed to get healthier and be more active, and running seemed liked the easiest way to do that.  I downloaded a Couch to 5k training plan, and I took off.  It didn’t take long before I was hooked. I Run the District because running makes me feel better about myself. I feel accomplished, healthy, energized, and motivated – and I get to experience that pretty much in my backyard. It doesn’t get much better than that!     ...

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