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Friday, September 8, 2017

Western Fair District Mobile App Now Available! We Are Excited To Announce The Release Of The Western Fair District Mobile App!  App Features & Highlights: Purchase Tickets & Access Barcodes Using Your Phone (Paperless Transactions) View & Save Upcoming Events In The App & Receive Notifications (Set It & Forget It) Comprehensive District Map With Geofencing Functionality That Trigger Notifications When Walking Throughout Fair Grounds (Navigation Friendly) Send Feedback On Events In Real Time (Tell Us What You Like & Dislike About...

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

  8 days until 70 acres transforms into annual Western Fair August 31st, 2017 – London, Ontario: Once a year London watches as 70 acres of pavement and parking lot transform into the annual Western Fair, ready to welcome the community to makes memories throughout the 10 day run of the 142 year-old tradition. Parking spots become midway, parks become pastures, the racetrack welcomes demo derby and buildings becomes barns. Although the transformation seemingly happens overnight there are countless hours, people, participants, preparation and planning that goes into the...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  London, Ontario – July 18th, 2017: After the success of last year’s inaugural Day of Dreams the event is back again to provide a unique opportunity to children and their families who aren’t otherwise able to enjoy the wonder of the annual Western Fair. Western Fair will open its gates early on September 13th for children with special-needs, and their families, to experience the fair in an environment tailored just for them. Many guests come for the sights, sounds and smells of the Fair, but for some the giant Midway, bustle of busy vendors, strolling performers,...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  London, Ontario – July 18th, 2017: After the success of last year’s inaugural Day of Dreams the event is back again to provide a unique opportunity to children and their families who aren’t otherwise able to enjoy the wonder of the annual Western Fair. Western Fair will open its gates early on September 13th for children with special-needs, and their families, to experience the fair in an environment tailored just for them. Many guests come for the sights, sounds and smells of the Fair, but for some the giant Midway, bustle of busy vendors, strolling performers,...

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Monday, July 10, 2017

London’s historic Western Fair comes to life for 10-days, September 8-17th. In the year that Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, a month where families return to back-to-school basics, summer wanes and leaves begin to turn; young and young at heart look for one more chance to make memories with family and friends, celebrate their community, see something new and revisit traditions. This year's Western Fair will bring London over 50 rides, fair food, more than 800 animals, rodeo, entertainment and attractions. Endeavoring to make memories happen for fair patrons in Canada’...

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

 The Western Fair has opened its gates for the final weekend of the annual event. Despite the rain there is plenty to do and see around the Fair.  Most attractions, entertainment, rides, games and competitions will continue with minor schedule and location adjustments. Down on the Farm in the Metroland Media Agriplex is still in full swing with the Western Horse Show and the Clydesdale Hitch and parade later this afternoon as well as animal displays, milking demonstrations, our agricultural timeline and more!  In the Progress Building guests can be awed by Terrance B...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Western Fair opened its gates early today for children with special-needs, and their families, to experience the fair in an environment tailored just for them. Day of Dreams is a new, unique opportunity for youngsters, designed to extend the fun of the annual Fair to those who may not otherwise experience it. With Western Fair District staff volunteering their time, and the support of partner North American Midway Entertainment, Spectra Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality and our sponsors the event was a huge success. “It’s the perfect way to help...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Western Fair District is delighted to announce their new partnership with Growing Chefs! Ontario. By means of a $30,000.00 investment, Growing Chefs! Ontario’s school-based programming will be delivered as Western Fair District Presents: The School Food Education Project. This project will serve over 3,000 students at select schools across London and area. Western Fair District is one of the first major London-based organizations to support Growing Chefs! Ontario to this level. The opportunity for the partnership was clear to both organizations, as the recently released...

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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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