Celebrate the best in agriculture, discover career opportunities, learn about all of the innovations in the food world, interact with equestrian athletes, get cooking tips from some of the very best, and much more at the virtual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, a one-of-a-kind online event.
Nice try, COVID, but you don’t get to ruin this event. Even though the in-person celebration of the classic Royal Agricultural Winter Fair will be on hold until next year, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. We’re excited to share that The Fair will celebrate its 98th anniversary with a special virtual experience, taking place from November 10-14, 2020.
Find out what all the fuss is about and why this epic event has been going strong for nearly a century. Speaking of…
1. It’s Been Around for 98 Years
Look, your event doesn’t stick around for 98 years if it isn’t awesome. We’re talking about the largest indoor agricultural and international equestrian competition around. Find out for yourself why this event keeps getting better each year.
2. Discover a Potential Career in Agriculture
The agricultural industry is lowkey a great one to work in. The Grow Your Skills exhibition, in particular, is a great place to learn about some surprising careers that focus on STEM and explore an industry you may not have otherwise considered for a career. And before you ask, no, not all agricultural careers require you to work in overalls every day.
3. You Can Wear Your PJs
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is usually an event that happens at Exhibition Place, but this year will be different and that’s not necessarily a bad thing for you. Because now you don’t have to head into downtown Toronto to attend, you can do it from home, in your PJs. We’re calling that a win.
4. Lots of Animal Content
For the horse lovers, there are the world-class equestrian champions to check out in the Fireside chats. If you’re a dog person, you can tune into the President’s Choice SuperDogs to get a behind the scenes look at how they prepare for their amazing shows. It may not be March Madness, but you can cast your vote to determine the fan-favourite Grand Champion cow in the Grand Showdown.
5. Cooking + Food
You gotta give it up to the Fair, they know what the people want: food! Start off by checking out an exhibition from the University of Guelph on the advances in food and agriculture from their campus. Or see the one from Metro on the best local foods produced in Ontario. Then, don’t miss the Royal Food Competition Champions or the Burnbrae Farms Culinary Series to learn how to cook from well-known chefs like Michael Bonacini.
6. It’s Free
This entirely online Fair will combine quintessential Royal traditions and new experiences specifically adapted for a virtual audience. But most importantly, it’s free to attend!
Interested in tuning in? Register now.
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