There’s so much to do, see, hear, eat and indulge in at The Royal!
The Royal is over a million square feet of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Check out some of the amazing acts and features happening at this year’s Fair and plan your visit today.
2019 Special Attractions
Stay Tuned for 2020 Special Attractions
The Royal is proud to announce a brand new feature from our friends at Cottage Life. Take in an informational session from Cottage Life experts or meet some of your favourite on-air Cottage Life TV personalities including animal rehabilitator Hope Swinimer from the hit series, Hope for Wildlife. Let Cottage Life improve your outdoor living and leisure.
A Place To Grow – University of Guelph
Come check out this year’s University of Guelph exhibit!
Experience and explore how science, technology, the arts and entrepreneurship are changing the way we grow, think about and consume food. Our interactions with the environment, animals and ingredients can make us healthier, create high-tech jobs and protect our natural resources.
Made By Me Artisan Pavilion
New this year is the Made By Me Artisan Pavilion, a space dedicated to local, Canadian vendors to display their unique, hand-crafted products. In this space you will find an array of wares, ranging from woodcrafts, glass and pottery, to clothing, decor, pet products and artwork. Don’t miss this brand new pavilion at this years’ Fair!
Interested in being a part of this years’ Made By Me Artisan Pavilion? Click below!
Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy
Every day the Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy will feature notable chefs teaching their favourite recipes and highlighting amazing local ingredients. Space is limited so be sure to sign up today. $20 per session.
OLG Entertainment Stage
Experience live music and entertainment at the OLG Entertainment stage, which will host a range of programming from lifestyle and educational sessions to music from local artists! Some features for this year’s stage include lifestyle presentations from Cottage Life Magazine, historical recipes from Fort York and a range of indigenous programming!
McDonald’s AG-tivity Central
Your kids will love McDonald’s AG-tivity Central. Let them learn to draw their favourite barnyard animals or catch a show with them at the Agri-tainment Stage. There’s so much fun to be had they won’t even realize they’re learning.
Spotlight on Local:
Presented by Metro
Spotlight on Local presented by Metro is a unique feature that celebrates the very best in local food being grown, produced and manufactured in Ontario. Come visit the Champions Showcase where many of our winning entries will be on display. Enjoy samples from some of our Royal Grand Champions every day. Also on hand, we have Metro Grocery Stores showcasing many of the successful participants in their Locally Sourced Program which fosters new businesses trying to break into the grocery market and helps them find success. On top of all that we have several regions from Ontario that have brought their local success stories to give us a taste of their region.
President’s Choice® Animal Theatre
Animals at work and play are the stars of the show. You will be inspired by the skills of both horses and riders in the Spirit of the Horse™, border collies herding sheep on command, the Medieval Times Knights, President’s Choice® SuperDogs®, the Toronto Police Service’s Mounted Unit and more.
The Presentation Theatre is a unique venue at The Royal that offers comfortable, theatre-style seating just off the show floor. Stay tuned for more information regarding screenings and seminars in this space.
This event is only available for pre-registered high school students.
2019 Feature Performances & Activities
Stay Tuned for 2020 Feature Performances & Activities
RCMP Musical Ride
November 1-3, 2019 (Select Events)
An iconic symbol of Canada, the Musical Ride features 32 horses and riders that will provide visitors to the Royal an opportunity to experience the heritage and traditions of the RCMP.
Their performance consists of intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. These movements demand the utmost skill and control and showcase the unique bond between horse and rider.
The Musical Ride acts as an ambassador of goodwill and promotes the RCMP’s image throughout Canada and all over the world and The Royal is extremely proud to host the Ride in 2019.
See the Ride during paid Royal Horse Show performances on the 1st, 2nd (matinee & evening) and 3rd of November, 2019.
Ontario Toyota Dealers Rodeo
Nov. 15, 2020 at 1pm
Ontario Toyota Dealers Rodeo brings together the best bull, saddle bronc and bareback riders from across the country. Guests will also get a chance to cheer on top barrel racers and pole benders and saddle bronc riders while enjoying entertainment.
The Royal K9-Equine Relay, presented by The Toronto Star
Nov. 14, 2020 at 1pm
This is a partnership of an International Rider/horse paired with a PC® SuperDog®. Each member of the team goes around their respective course – horses over horse jumps and dogs around dog obstacles. The fastest combined time wins. It’s a fast and fun event for the whole family.
November 5–9, 2019 (Select Events)
Internationally acclaimed Sylvia Zerbini will demonstrate amazing communication and partnerships with her magnificent horses in her mesmerizing Grande Liberté presentation during Royal Horse Show paid performances November 5 – 9, 2019.
Witness her herd of Stallions and Geldings working together to create the quintessential Equestrian Ballet experience. Sylvia and her horses provide the ultimate in equestrian performing art entertainment and can be celebrated and enjoyed by friends and family alike.
Nov. 8-9, 2019
Amber Marshall, star of CBC’s Heartland returns to The Royal this November 8-10, 2019. We’ve got some great activities planned for Amber’s fans to participate in, so stay tuned for details on how you can meet Amber.
Amber in the Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy
Friday November 8th – 1:00pm | Tickets: Sold Out
Location: Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy
Amber’s Favourite Episode Screening & Q&A*
Friday November 8th – 5:00pm | First come first serve for the first 100 people (No reserved seating)
Location: Presentation Theatre
Amber Marshall Autograph Signing*
Saturday November 9th – 10:00am | First come first serve for the first 200 people (wristbands can be picked up at The Royal Paddock at 9:00am)
Location: Ontario Equestrian Booth, Hall A
* Event does not have an additional charge, wristbands do not include general admission. All schedules subject to change.
Final Sunday (November 15) - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday November 15th is filled with fiddle music as partners take the stage to compete in the Royal Square Dancing competition. Cheer on entries both young and old as this traditional dance gets its time in the spotlight. Drop by the Lower East Annex (Hall F) from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Farm to Table Discovery Zone (Hall B)
Royal butter sculpting is open to students enrolled in art programs across Ontario. Be sure to visit this unusual art-form that evokes the ‘farm fresh fun’ atmosphere of The Royal. See the butter sculptures during The Fair located at the Gay Lea butter cooler in the Farm to Table Discovery Zone (Hall B). Don’t forget to vote for your favourite sculpture to win the People’s Choice award.
Craft Beer & Cider Awards
November 13, 2020 (5:00 pm)
The Ontario Craft Beer & Cider Awards is a perfect way to start or end your evening festivities. This event will showcase some of the best local breweries and cideries across Ontario, some of which will be presenting specially crafted, limited quantity beverages just for the occasion!
Sip the night away alongside live entertainment and enter for a chance to win some great prizes!
McDonald’s Family Day
November 14, 2020
Join us for McDonald’s Family Day where you and your family can have fun meeting Kids Can Press authors, receive free signed books, listen to exciting stories including “Ninja Cowboy Bear”, “The Call of the Cowboy” and “Starring Shapes”. McDonald’s will be giving away prizes all day as well as free coffee and McDonald’s colouring sheets. Don’t miss out on the McDonald’s Family Day Matinee Horse Show featuring the K9 Equine Challenge.