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Farm Show at Western Fair in London. March 7-9, Will Be The Largest Ever. Agriculture Technology, Education, Entertainment.

Farm Show Rises Above the Rest with Agricultural Technology, Education and Entertainment

By Western Fair

Spring is only a snowflake away, or is it?  With a more than mild winter, many have been thinking about getting an early start this spring on everything from the backyard to the back forty. Last year’s Farm Show at Western Fair District battled a blizzard and organizers of the 74th edition are hoping the weather gods are good to them this year with a continuation of the winter that wasn’t.

If you admire shiny new grain bins, covet massive tractors and implements, or are considering your own solar panels there’s a ton of agricultural eye-candy at the Farm Show, March 7-9, at Western Fair District. Among approximately 330 booths, you can expect to see a large number of new products. “In some cases, products are new items or equipment to our show, others are new product lines being introduced for the first time,” says Farm Show Manager, Cheron Chamberlain.

 

The three-day Farm Show, presented by Farm Credit Canada, is a showcase of agricultural exhibits, displays, seminars, and entertainment.  Over the decades this show has focused on the economic and social importance of the agricultural industry.  Farmers in the region have supported the show, due in part to its variety and diversity, its attendees reflecting the wealth of farming in the south-western Ontario region and beyond. 

 

Today the show continues to expand and emphasizes agricultural technology, education and farm improvement throughout five buildings and 250,000 square feet of show space. The event kicks off Wednesday, March 7, at 9am and runs until 6pm with a special comedy show scheduled for the first day in Western Fair District’s newest entertainment venue, Yuk Yuk’s. Special guest comedians, Chris Quigley, Ted Morris and Paul Smith are scheduled to tickle your funny bone for $22.50, March 7 at 7:30pm.  To purchase tickets online visit westernfairdistrict.com

Also among opening day festivities, the Middlesex Agricultural Hall of Fame annual induction and dinner, which takes place at 11:30am in the Carousel Room, Western Fair District. This year’s inductees include: Robert Bedggood, Sir John Carling and William Saunders. For tickets or further information please contact Hugh Fletcher at (519) 666-1572.

The show carries-on Thursday, March 8, (9am to 6pm) and, as in past years, there will be seminars held over the three days. This year, Farms.com’s, Moe Agostino will provide a presentation in the Agriplex Auditorium(1pm & 3pm daily) and (10am & 2pm daily) in the Progress Building, Meeting Room 1 on How low can grain prices go? How to avoid selling your corn for $3.80/Bu or Less!   Andrew Campbell and Fresh Air Media present The Social Farmer and The Smart Farmer, March 7 & 8, at 11am and 2:30pm, Progress Building, Meeting Room 1. 

Friday the Farm Show continues (9am to 4pm) with visitors taking advantage of the live equipment demonstrations in the Pride Seeds Arena, Agriplex, showcasing London City Chrysler Jeep Dodge at 11am.  If you are at the show earlier in the week (Wednesday or Thursday) check out Vandenburg Equipment featuring Schaffer Loaders (2pm-4pm) The best place to take a look and try it out, before you buy. 

The event features 330 exhibitors, and a ton of great prizes: $2,500 worth of Genuity® SmartStax® RIB Complete™ seed; state of the art BBQ (value $1500) compliments of Genuity, Diamond Pendant, and his and her watches from Poags Jewellers Strathroy. Plus, enter to win a Farm Show Hotel Package for two, which includes a one-night stay at London’s Hilton Hotel, two tickets to the Farm Show and two tickets to Yuk Yuk’s or the Wild West Show.  Check out these prizes and more at westernfairdistrict.com

The Farm Show is $10 in advance (online only) and $12 at the door. Children 10-and-under are free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free with show entrances at the north and south sides of the Progress Building and Agriplex.

It’s a great event and worth a day away from the farm to research, relax and amuse yourself at southwestern Ontario’s year-round entertainment destination, Western Fair District.   

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