Agriculture Competitions


Who will be this year’s Royal Champion?

The Royal features over 2,000 agricultural competitions featuring more than 5,000 animals, artisan cheeses, honey, giant vegetables, butter sculpting and more. It really is the best of the best in Canadian agriculture. Find out who will be crowned Royal Champion this year.

Agriculture Competition: View the 2018 Results

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2017 Results: Beer & Cider

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Animal Competitions

Beef Cattle

Breeders of Limousin, Charolais, Hereford, Angus, Shorthorn and Simmental cattle will all vie for the esteemed title of Masterfeeds Supreme Champion. Youth will be participating in the National Junior Beef Heifer Show.

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Dairy Cattle

The National Ayrshire, Red and White Holstein and Jersey shows will take place in the new Ring of Excellence. In the new ring will be the TD Canadian 4H Dairy Classic, a youth show (12–21). The National Black and White Holstein show will be held in the Coca-Cola Coliseum.

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Love goats? Everyone does. The Royal welcomes over 250 goats into the barns and are now competing in 13 divisions in the dairy and meat goat shows. The Youth Goat show has pee wee, junior, intermediate and senior divisions.

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Poultry, Waterfowl & Fancy Birds

There are over 50 different breeds of standard Poultry, 48 of Bantams, 40 of pigeons, and 34 breeds of waterfowl competing this year.

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Rabbits & Cavies

They're fun, they're cute & kids love em! The Royal showcases over 100 different selections of breeds of rabbits and cavies, and several fiber classes to showcase wool, or garments made of angora wool and other natural fibers.

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Sheep & Wool

The Royal welcomes over 400 sheep with eight different & unique breeds into the barns. You will see everything from Suffolk's, Oxford's, Lincoln's, Texel's, North County Cheviot's, Southdown's, Hampshire's, and Dorset's.

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Every year The Royal hosts the Ontario Junior Barrow Show & Sale on opening day of the fair. The competition is for Ontario youth (9-21) passionate about raising and showing swine. Competitors are vying for championship titles in showmanship and conformation.

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Food Competitions


Whether you eat em, or bake em, you're sure to find a new appreciation for these gems. The apple competition has three main categories: Commercial, Heritage and New Variety.

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Butter Tarts

We have amateur and professional divisions of this traditional treat, as well as a special ingredients class for those creative bakers.

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Cheese & Butter

Witness over 400/lbs of cheese competing in five major categories. See everything from giant blocks of cheddar, round brie wheels, flavoured goat's cheese, and buffalo milk cheese.

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Field Crops

The youth of Ontario have combed their fields to bring us samples of the very best, award winning wheat, oat and barley sheave crops. Competition open to 4-H Ontario members.

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Giant Vegetables

Our annual competition for the biggest, tallest, heaviest beets, cabbages, carrots, gourds, parsnips and sunflowers attracts exhibitors from all over. The Giant Pumpkin display is a spectator favorite, so come get your picture taken with these scale-tippers!

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Honey & Beeswax

This liquid gold often combined with golden pieces of honey comb submerged right in the honey will be judged on clarity, colour, flavour and aroma. Come and learn about the 5 different categories of honey and get your "sweet" on!

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Jams, Jellies & Pickles

The preservation masters of Canada compete for the best strawberry jam, marmalade, and dill pickles for the Premier Jam or pickle maker in professional and amateur divisions.

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Maple Syrup

It's dense, clear, flavourful and a gift from the many Canadian maple trees to us. The judging of the maple syrup contest is a sticky, but sweet job if you can get it. You put it on your pancakes, we put it to the judges...

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Vegetables & Potatoes

Horticulture is one of the brightest displays at The Royal. With fruits and vegetables of all shapes and sizes. Baskets overflow with apples, pumpkins, onion ropes, potatoes and more.

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