Agriculture Competitors


Ready to compete in our Food Competitions?

Since 1922, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been Canada’s premier showcase for excellence in livestock, crops and food products such as honey, maple, jams and jellies. For professional farmers, a win at The Royal can grow your business. Successful home canners and cooks can earn bragging rights for years to come. Join this proud Royal tradition and enter your food item at the 2022 Fair. We look forward to crowning this year’s Royal Champions.

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Take advantage of our special block at the Fairmont Royal York!

Reserve your stay with the Official Hotel partner of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The Fairmont Royal York is situated close to the action in downtown Toronto and located just minutes from The Fair. Use the Fairmont’s complimentary courtesy shuttle, the TTC or GO Transit for convenient access to The Fair.

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The Agriculture Team is pleased to welcome all exhibitors to The Royal Food Competitions. To get you ready to compete please review the information below. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the Agriculture Team at or the Agriculture Show Office at 416-263-3418.

President’s Message

Shelley Peterson, President and Chairman of The Board

After 100 years, there is much to celebrate about The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the world’s largest combined indoor agricultural and horse show. Since our inaugural event in 1922, The Royal has grown in substance, quality, and size, and remains a leader in increasing awareness of Canadian agriculture and agri-food, educating about agriculture and sustainability, celebrating new cuisine and chefs, and encouraging our youth to seek jobs in the agricultural sector. We are renowned for establishing and maintaining the highest of standards for quality and excellence in our livestock, food, and equestrian competitions. The Royal is the highlight of the year for many competitors and exhibitors, and a hub of agricultural business locally and internationally.

Exhibitors, buyers, and spectators from around the world come to The Royal to watch and compete with the best of the best. This year, we are thrilled to announce these exciting new changes to our Agriculture Competitions:

• The livestock barns will look a little different this year. With support from the Government of Canada, The Royal has invested in new stalling for the livestock barns. This upgrade to stalling will improve the overall look of the barns, make transitioning between competitions easier, and help facilitate the ever-changing demands of our competitions into the future.
• We are extremely proud to be hosting many National livestock shows at this year’s Fair. As a result, we have invested in upgraded live-streaming technology and expertise to enhance the livestream broadcast of these competitions to local and international audiences alike.
• In 2022, the competitions for cheese and butter, ice cream, and Ready-to-Eat Meat Snacks will take place in June. This change received full support from the exhibitors, industry and community. We look forward to promoting the Royal Champions in these competitions through the Summer months and during the Fair in the Fall.

As we celebrate a Century of Champions, attendees will see special activities throughout the Fair that commemorate The Royal’s tremendous heritage. In true Royal style, we will also be hosting a spectacular 100th Anniversary event this November that will make us all proud. Details about The Royal 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner and The Royal Showcase will be released shortly, and we hope you’ll be able to join the fun and support the Fair. Stay tuned.
We very much look forward to a live show this November, especially after two years of COVID darkness. With a committed Board, CEO and staff, and the thousands of highly valued volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors, supporters, and fairgoers who cherish this historic institution, we will bring the excitement, the vibrancy, and the magic of The Royal into the next century.

Thank you for your continued support,
Shelley Peterson
President and Chair of The Board of Directors

Awards & Bursaries

Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary
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Women of Excellence in Agriculture Award
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General Rules & Regulations

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Entry Forms

Canadian Cheese & Butter Competition Entry Form

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Food Product Entry Form

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Agriculture Products Entry Form

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Small Livestock Entry Form

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Large Livestock Entry Form

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Food Competition Sponsors

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