Here's a look at some of the exciting programs showcasing the finest talent and expertise for 2017. 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 Egg Farmers of Ontario Road to The Royal Farm to Table series and daily food demonstrations featuring local chefs and farmers.

Come partake in some great food and beverage and stop by at the café or bar for a relaxing time.

Operated by The Liberty Entertainment Group.

The Royal Wine

The Royal uncorks the competitive spirit of Ontario wineries and shines a spotlight on their top vintages. 2017 Champions will be crowned in the Fall and available to try at the Fair in November.


Royal International Invitational Chef Challenge
Saturday November 4th at 1pm

The Royal presents its 4th annual International Chef Competition where top chefs from Canada, USA and abroad will come and compete to assume the Royal title.

Champions Day
Wednesday November 8th starting at 3pm  

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.


Cooking with the Wolfman®
Sunday, November 5th, 11am and 1pm  

At the Burnbrae Farms Food & Lifestyle Stage. Chef David Wolfman will demonstrate the art of indigenous fusion cooking. Some lucky audience members will have a chance to assist Chef Wolfman during his show and audience members will have a chance to sample his creations.

Brent Preston of The NEW FARM
Wednesday, November 8, 11am and 2pm  

Meet farmer Brent Preston the founder of The NEW FARM. The New Farm supplies organic foods to some of the best restaurants in Toronto, including Momofuku whose chef de cuisine, Paula Navarrete, will create some delicious dishes for audience members to sample.


Culinary Historians
November 10th and 11th  

Could you make a cake without butter, eggs and milk? The Culinary Historian will show how the ingenious Canadian women in WWI did just that with a demonstration re-creating the Canadian War Cake. Commemorating the WWI sacrifices made at places like Vimy, guests will learn about Homefront cooking, rationing, the role of women and Canada's agricultural contribution. Plus front line food preparation including building of a Field Kitchen, how the Sergeant Chefs cooked food, how the food was transported and how the soldiers heated it. Don't miss is inside look at Canadian ingenuity.

Rediscovering Acadian Food
Monday November 6th, 12pm and 2pm  

Simon Thibault is a proud member of the Acadian community who, along with an accomplished chef from George Brown College, will create delicious foods from traditional Acadian recipes handed down from the earliest Canadian settlers.



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 Restaurant

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.

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

*Reservations call 416-263-3421 or email Reservation lines OPEN.

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)

*Reservations call 416-263-3422 or email Reservation lines OPEN.

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)

*Reservations call 416-263-3136 or email Reservation lines OPEN.

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


Heritage Court Café

The Royal Court

A quiet Oasis located in the Heritage Court to sample a selection of wines, beers and cider while enjoying a fondue or charcuterie board.

*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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