Summer is almost over, but before we say goodbye and prepare for another good ole’ Canadian winter…we get to play for 10 days!
There’s just something about the energy, atmosphere and amount of SCREAMING in the city when Western Fair is on in London. Our long wait it over as the fair is here Sept 8-17 and has everything you remember as a kid.
I’ve put together a list of 6 reason why you NEED to find time to get to the fair this year, so check it out and let us know in the poll why you can’t miss it each year!
The annual Western Fair is returning starting September 8 at the Western Fair District! In honour of Canada 150, this year’s fair will be extra spectacular with over 50 rides, 800 animals, indoor concerts, rodeo and lots of entertainment! For more information, please visit http://www.westernfairdistrict.com/western-fair #western #fair #westernfair #ldnont #nwlrc
You can’t replicate the feeling you get as you strap into the seat and the ride slowly starts to move. I always loved when I would try to scream with joy, excitement and fear…but the ride was moving so fast that I couldn’t get any noise to come out. As I got older, I can’t seem to handle any of those same rides (unless you count the ones for the kids)…but I still laugh when I hear the screaming!
Since eating is 3 of my top 5 hobbies, this is MY reason for coming to the fair. How could you not step up to the challenge to deep fry EVERYTHING! We’ve seen deep fried pickles, Oreos, Mars bars, bacon…can’t wait to see what they came up with this time!
Incredible Live Entertainment!
“That’s incredible”, “I’ve never seen anything like that before”…are just are few of things you’ll say (if you’re not speechless) at Western Fair this year. There are so many exciting and unique shows and demonstrations to have the kids talking all year!
The Flying Fools High Dive Show- You won’t believe what they are able to do as they dive 80 feet into a 10 foot pool! They put on multiple shows a day, every day…so you have plenty of chances to catch their show. Click here for a full list of times.
Millennial Esports Tournament- If you’re a gamer or have one at home, you gotta check this out. You can watch people play video games in a tournament inside the Progress Building. Click here for details on how you can sign up!
Rawhide Rodeo- You can see real life cowboys battling it out with each other and these powerful animals. There is a show Saturday night from 7:30pm-11:30pm and Sunday from 3:00pm-8:00pm. Click here for more information and some exciting videos!
FMX Motorcross- Watch amazing stunts as these bikes fly through the air. Just get to the Grandstand on Sept 15th & 16th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Click here for more information and some exciting videos!
Demolition Derby- This is always my favourite event. Not sure if it’s acting out what I sometimes feel like doing when I’m stuck in traffic on Wellington, but there is something really cool about watching cars slam into each other! Take the family to the Grandstand on Sept 17th from 2:00pm-4:00pm for the Figure 8 Race heats & feature and then 6:00pm-8:00pm for the Full size straight Demolition Derby! Click here for more information.
If you have little kids, or just LOVE animals…then you’ll love being “Down On The Farm” for the next 10 days! You’ll get a chance to see these animals up close, plus there are fun and interactive activities including; milking demonstrations, sheep sheering and even riding mini horses! Click here to see how you can enjoy all the animals at the fair!
One of my fondest memories at the fair was spending about $25 trying to win a “Spin the Wheel” game, all to win a stuffy that was likely worth about $3…and yes, it was for a girl!
Here’s a taste of an exciting “pop-up concert” from The Washboard Union from last year’s Western Fair, which just happened to coincide with the CCMA Awards.
Hope to see you at the fair!
Click here for more of what you need to know including; the map of the fairground, parking & pricing details and the daily schedule of events.