The Lindsay Agricultural Society

The Lindsay Agricultural Society (LAS) was formed in 1854 for the purpose of encouraging an awareness of agriculture and promoting improvements in the quality of life of persons living in the agricultural community and beyond. Throughout the society’s 163 years, it has remained loyal to its mandate, consistently promoting the agricultural community and forging ties through the region with service clubs, youth groups, and other organizations. The LAS annually hosts the Lindsay Exhibition, the fourth-largest agricultural fair in Ontario. The new LAS facilities have hosted numerous other shows and events including prestigious livestock shows, agricultural specialty shows, home and craft shows, trade shows and consumer shows; all of which add strength to the fabric of the community and agricultural life.

The goal of the Lindsay Agricultural Society is to present agriculture in a manner that is both educational and entertaining to the rural and urban population.

Facts & Figures

  • The Lindsay Agricultural Society, founded in 1854, is the governing body of the Lindsay Exhibition.
  • The Lindsay Exhibition is a five day event, commencing each year on the third Wednesday following Labour Day.
  • The LEX is a not-for-profit, charitable organization run by the support of our vibrant community, donations, and volunteers.
  • Over 30 committees and 300 volunteers work together to stage the annual Exhibition and other events.
  • The Lindsay Exhibition is the single largest annual event in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
  • Average annual attendance is approximately 45,000
  • As host of the East Central Ontario 4-H Championship Show, the Lindsay Exhibition is a qualifying event for 4-H members to compete at the Royal Winter Fair in November.
  • Supreme Champion beef animals at the LEX qualify to enter the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, SK – Canada’s largest livestock show. The only other event in Ontario with qualifying spots for Agribition is the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
  • Average of approximately 7,000 entries each year.
  • The LEX is a member of the North American Six Horse Hitch Classic Series Inc. and competitors earn points towards competing at the North American Championship Finals.
  • The Commonwell Mutual Building is 49,500 square feet, making it the largest open room in east central Ontario.

Contact Us

Board of Directors

Upcoming Events

Jun
16
Sat
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 $10.00; Children under 12 are FREE, parking is FREEVisit http://kawarthaantiquepower.com/  for more information.
Jul
21
Sat
5:00 pm Lindsay Extreme Rodeo
Lindsay Extreme Rodeo
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lindsay Extreme Rodeo
8 seconds of hang time means completely different things to bull riders and motocross stunt bikes. You’ll get to witness both at the Lindsay Extreme Rodeo. It’s an evening of the World’s Most Dangerous Sport[...]
Jul
25
Wed
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[...]
Aug
4
Sat
all-day Butter Tart Festival
Butter Tart Festival
Aug 4 all-day
Butter Tart Festival
Yes. The Commonwell Building filled with butter tarts. Enough said. Stay tuned for details.
Aug
8
Wed
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[...]
Sep
19
Wed
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[...]
Sep
30
Sun
all-day Kawartha Runs
Kawartha Runs
Sep 30 all-day
Kawartha Runs
Track, Trail, Road & Rail It’s something different..for all levels of runners. Half marathon, half of a half marathon, and shorter distances. This isn’t your typical road race. You will run along a river, through[...]
Oct
20
Sat
all-day Creative Festival
Creative Festival
Oct 20 all-day
Creative Festival
After a couple of year’s hiatus, this show is back. A show dedicated to the fibre arts and more – quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting. Vendors from across Ontario gathered in one place at one time.[...]
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