Here at the LEX, we have spent the winter looking at the layout of the LEX and the feedback that we received last fall through the customer satisfaction survey and direct from patrons. Two items rose to the top of the list that we want to address in 2017. It’s a long way to walk to see everything at the LEX and we don’t have enough seating capacity to serve everyone for our more popular events.
Having a large site to work with is a blessing and a curse – we aren’t crammed into a small footprint in the same way we were for the final years at the old fairgrounds but it is farther to walk to see everything (although, depending on where you used to park near the old fairgrounds, the walk may not be that much longer).

For #LEX2017, all the events that were at the far east end of the grounds are being moved up the hill to the west end of where the midway was and the weekend events that were in the Sheep and Goat barn will be found in the building formerly known as “The Show Ring.” (Stay tuned for the decision on what the new name will be)

  • You will find the WoofJocks, the pony rides and the antique power display up at the west end.
  • The bunny petting, animal interaction and ag education displays will be in the old Show Ring building.
  • The Family Stage is moving down to where the beer tent was (yes the beer tent is moving – watch this space to find out where.)

Thus, families will be able to make a circuit from the Commonwell Mutual Building to The WoofJocks Canine All-stars, the pony rides, past the antique equipment, pet the bunnies, and end up listening to one of the many acts on the family stage in one condensed seamless circuit. And, once rested, they will then be able to move right into the Midway from there.

At the same time, we are adding seating and improving the views for the main events.

  • We’re bringing back the bleachers on the east of the track so people will be able to safely view the demo derbies and pulls from both sides.
  • We’re expanding the running area for the demo derbies so that people at either end of the seating will be closer to some of the action (and there might be a little more action with a little more space 😉 ).
  • We’re going to put a better angle on the portable bleachers on either end of the grandstand so that people sitting in them will have a better view of the action.
  • The WoofJocks Canine All-stars are getting their own set of large portable bleachers since last year they had people sitting on the ground despite allocating every spare bleacher we could to them.

The final place we are expanding is the parking which will shorten the walks of people who had to park off-site.

  • With the antique power coming back inside the ring fence, we gain parking around their building.
  • We’re regaining the parking lot taken up by the helicopter rides.
  • We are re-configuring the fencing along the livestock trailer parking at the east end to increase the trailer spaces beside the sheep and goat barn.
  • We’re re-configuring how and where the horse trailers park on the weekend to prevent them from spilling into visitor parking.
  • We’re working with our parking management people to ensure that we maximize the use the of the parking spaces that we do have – by making sure that cars are parked in the most efficient layout and spaces get re-used efficiently throughout the day.

Stay tuned to find out more about what will be new and improved for #LEX2017.

Upcoming Events

all-day HB Cycle’s Annual Trailer Show a...
HB Cycle’s Annual Trailer Show a...
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
HB Cycle's Annual Trailer Show and Sale
Hours: 9-5 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday. This is HB Trailers annual spring trailer show and sale. They’re from just north of Lindsay and will have an extensive inventory at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds for you to[...]
all-day Little Ray’s Wildlife Show
Little Ray’s Wildlife Show
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
Little Ray's Wildlife Show
MEET A SLOTH and so much more! – April 21st and 22nd, ‘Diversity of Living Things’ is coming to the Lindsay Exhibition in the City of Kawartha Lakes! Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo is combining forces[...]
all-day Beef Youth Forum
Beef Youth Forum
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
Youth Forum is one of Ontario’s most highly recognized beef shows. We offer showmanship classes from PeeWee to Senior and conformation classes for both purebred and percentage animals. Open to competitors up to the age[...]
all-day Antique Automotive Fleamarket
Antique Automotive Fleamarket
May 5 – May 6 all-day
Antique Automotive Fleamarket
GENERAL INFORMATION Date & Hours: May 5th & May 6th, 2017 Saturday-Sunday 7:00am – 5:00pm Admission: $7.00 per person per day Free Parking on Site Children under 12 FREE Handicapped Parking: Visible Blue Sign in[...]
11:00 am Cottage Country Spring Craft Show
Cottage Country Spring Craft Show
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cottage Country Spring Craft Show
“COTTAGE COUNTRY presents 2nd Annual Lindsay Spring Fair Craft Show featuring 130+ unique craftors and vendors. Lindsay Commonwell Exhibition Bldg. 354 Angeline St S, Lindsay, ON SUNDAY, May 21, 2017 11:00 am to 4:00 pm[...]
all-day Kawartha Antique Power Show
Kawartha Antique Power Show
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day
Kawartha Antique Power Show
The Lindsay Exhibition Grounds will be painted orange this year – as in original CASE Orange. Admission: Adults $8.00; Children under 12 are FREE, parking is FREE Visit  for more information.
all-day Dairy Summer Show
Dairy Summer Show
Jul 25 – Jul 27 all-day
Dairy Summer Show
The 2017 Summer Show saw over 200 quality head entered, making it one of the largest dairy shows in Ontario after The Royal. If you want to see what the 2018 Ontario show scene is[...]
10:00 am 31st Annual Craft and Gift Show
31st Annual Craft and Gift Show
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
31st Annual Craft and Gift Show
Beat the rush! Do your Christmas Shopping in August! Over 100 vendors with a focus on local and unique. You won’t find these items in a mall anywhere. Note that we have added evening hours[...]
all-day 164th Lindsay Exhibition
164th Lindsay Exhibition
Sep 19 – Sep 23 all-day
164th Lindsay Exhibition
2018 will be the 164th edition of the Lindsay Exhibition. All the usual livestock shows will be back plus one or two additions. The midway, LEX Party!, WoofJocks and a solid entertainment lineup is being[...]
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