Who will be this year’s Royal Champions?
Since 1922, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been Canada’s premier showcase for excellence in livestock, crops and food. The 2020 Royal features nine food competition categories. Successful home and professional canners of jams, jellies and pickled products, bakers; cheese, butter and ice cream processors and enthusiasts in hot sauces, ready-to-eat meats; maple syrup and maple products and honey can earn bragging rights, new business opportunities, a champion rosette and maybe even a little prize money. Join this proud Royal tradition and enter your food item at the 2020 Fair. We look forward to crowning this year’s Royal Champions and celebrating our food enthusiasts through our 2020 Virtual Champions Showcase.
Agriculture Competition: View the 2019 Results
Food Product Competitions
Honey, Beeswax & Mead
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!
They say where there's ice cream there's happiness, so come get your scoop of happiness at our Royal Ice Cream Competition! Judged on aroma, appearance, texture and flavour, this competition is sure to please all the senses!
Spice up your life with our Hot Sauce Competition! Judged on originality, flavour, texture, aroma and salinity, this new competition is sure to turn up the competitive heat!
Maple Syrup & Maple Products
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...
Cheese & Butter
Witness over 400lbs 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.
Ready To Eat (RTE) Meat Snacks
Who doesn't love delicious meat snacks! This competition gives meat lovers the opportunity to showcase and compete their best and tastiest versions of dry cured, smoked and dehydrated meats.