Food Competitions



Compete in The Royal Food Competitions!

Create. Compete. Conquer. For over a century, Food Competitions at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair have been recognized as the premier showcase of culinary excellence in Canada. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this historic event and leave your mark in the world of exceptional Canadian food! See the full list of 2023 Food Competition categories below. 

Online Entries Will Open on September 1

Food Competition Champions at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Full Cheese Display

Food Competition Books

When you win in your category at The Royal’s Food Competitions, you earn the opportunity to be part of something special—the Champions Showcase presented by Metro. This event celebrates the winners from past years and gives you a chance to proudly display your prize-winning creations.

Spotlight on Local presented by Metro is a unique feature that honors the finest in locally grown, produced, and crafted food within Ontario. Metro proudly highlights numerous accomplished participants from their Locally Sourced Program, a platform dedicated to nurturing emerging enterprises seeking entry into the grocery market and guiding them towards triumph. This activation features Ontario’s diverse regions, each sharing their tales of local achievement.

Competitor FAQ

The Agriculture Team is pleased to welcome all exhibitors to The Royal 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.

Entries can be made online by visiting For a step-by-step guide to entering, please click here. If you have a question or require assistance please contact the Agriculture Show Office at 416-263-3418 or by e-mail at

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The health and safety of our staff, exhibitors, partners and the community at large are our top priorities, and we will adhere to all recommendations put forward by the government and health officials.

Staff work to ensure that all of our competitions meet the current regulations of the City of Toronto and the Government of Ontario.

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