Here's a look at some of the exciting programs showcasing the finest talent and expertise for 2016. We have culinary competitions & shows, chef challenges, wine competitions and tasting and more. Come and learn all about the latest technologies and get expert advice on healthy living.

The Burnbrae FarmsTM
Food & Lifestyle Stage

The Burnbrae Farms Food and Lifestyle Stage plays host to this year's Egg Farmers of Ontario Road to The Royal Chef Challenge, Royal International Invitational Chef Challenge, and daily food demonstrations featuring local chefs, VQA wines and craft beers.

Egg Farmers of Ontario Road to the Royal Chef Challenge

The Royal will be back on the road for its 4th annual Egg Farmers of Ontario Road to The Royal Chef Challenge, rekindling their historic connection with regional fairs and festivals across Ontario. Six events across Ontario will serve as venues to qualify a local restaurant chef to participate in the semi-final rounds to be held at The Royal.

The Royal Wine

The Royal uncorks the competitive spirit of Ontario wineries and shines a spotlight on their top vintages. 2016 Champions will be crowned in the Fall and available to try at the Fair in November.

Royal International Invitational Chef Challenge

The Royal presents its third annual International Chef Competition where top chefs from Canada, USA and abroad will come and compete to assume the Royal title.

Royal High School Chef Competition

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in partnership with FoodShare Toronto invite teams of up to 4 students from high schools across Ontario to enter their best recipes into the second annual Royal Winter Fair High School Chef Competition.

Champions Day

Passionate about food? Want to try some Royal Champion products? Join us on Wednesday and try some of the best cheese, jams, honey and wine while discovering the secrets that make a Royal Champion.


Love of Food Sampling Pavilion

Enjoy and savour local foods and beverages, artisanal products and new creations in The Royal's premier showcase for sampling and tastings.

Food & Dining

Food, glorious food! At The Royal, you will find a world of gastronomic delights to savour. From elegant multi-course meals to lamb on a bun, from visitor favorite Rosti potatoes to fresh salads and lighter fare - you're sure to find something to suit your fancy. The broad range of dining experiences we have available at The Royal makes it truly unique and a lot of fun.

The Royal Court

The Royal Court

The Royal's flagship restaurant. Catered by Liberty Entertainment Group, providing exemplary service and local ingredients. It's the perfect place to eat before The Royal Horse Show. New this year High Tea served daily, featuring the world's tallest tea tower, service between 10:30am to the last seating at 3:30pm.

HOURS: 10:30am-1:00am
(Horse show nights only, 9pm otherwise)

*For reservations, call: 416-263-3421

Hitching Ring

Hitching Ring

Dine ringside in the Ricoh Coliseum at this family friendly restaurant. You can watch horses warm up while you enjoy a drink from the bar.

HOURS: 11:00am-1:00am
(Horse show nights only, 9pm otherwise)

*For reservations, call: 416-263-3422

Tanbark Club

Tanbark Club

Guests can enjoy this luxurious and exclusive atmosphere where Terrace, Platinum & Royal Club Subscribers can savour pre-show drinks and dinner catered by L'eat followed by a post-show after party. *This is a black tie event. Dress nicely!

HOURS: 5:30pm-1:00am
(2am on last Saturday)

*For reservations, call: 416-263-3136

Bullpen Saloon

Bullpen Saloon

Yea-haw, the Bull Pen is where it's at for a hearty farmer's breakfast, cowboy style lunch and a couple of beers. Lunch, dinner, that awkward afternoon time when you're hungry… come on down.

HOURS: 5:30am-1:00am

*Reservations not required

The Bit & Bridle Pub

The Bit & Bridle Pub

This laid-back restaurant & bar serves breakfast, light lunches, casual dinners and is fully licensed. Early risers know The Bit & Bridle has THE BEST BREAKFAST SANDWICH at the Fair.

HOURS: 5:30am-9:00pm

*Reservations not required

Vineyard & Brewhouse

Perfect for a quick business meeting, or those interested in VQA wines and Ontario craft beers. Sample some of The Royal award winning wine, and enjoy cooking demonstrations all day.

HOURS: 11:00am-9pm

*Reservations not required


Royal Food Court

Hungry? From the famous Rosti Potato and Grampa Ken's Back bacon to traditional salads and vegetarian options there's great food to satisfy every taste. Top off your meal with the new Fruit Bomb Funnel Cake, sure to be a Fair favourite.

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