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

Feb
28
Fri
all day Ontario Breeders Dog Show @ Commonwell Building
Ontario Breeders Dog Show @ Commonwell Building
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all day
Ontario Breeders Dog Show @ Commonwell Building
Many rings, many breeds, many many dogs! Join us for the Ontario Breeder’s Association Dog Show. Event Secretary: Diana Edwards Show Services Additional details available here: https://dogshow.ca/en/2502    
Mar
4
Wed
9:30 am 40th East Central Farm Show
40th East Central Farm Show
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm
40th East Central Farm Show
The 40th annual East Central Farm Show will take place in the Commonwell Exhibition Building at the Lindsay, Ontario Fairgrounds. The only show of its kind between London and Ottawa, the event happens on Wednesday,[...]
Mar
13
Fri
all day KLTW Spring Home Show @ Commonwell Building
KLTW Spring Home Show @ Commonwell Building
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all day
KLTW Spring Home Show @ Commonwell Building
If you’re looking forward to tackling some projects around the house once warmer weather arrives, Kawartha Lakes This Week’s 2019 Spring Home and Outdoor Show at the Lindsay Fairgrounds is the place to be! Friday,[...]
Mar
19
Thu
all day Indian River Reptile Zoo & Dino ... @ Commonwell Mutual Building
Indian River Reptile Zoo & Dino ... @ Commonwell Mutual Building
Mar 19 – Mar 22 all day
Join us for a brand new event! Buy tickets from EventBrite Dinosaurs LIVE Exhibition is a Fundraising Event in support of the Indian River Reptile Sanctuary presented by Indian River Reptile & Dinosaur Park and[...]
Apr
18
Sat
all day HB Cycle Annual Trailer Show and... @ Commonwell Building
HB Cycle Annual Trailer Show and... @ Commonwell Building
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all day
HB Cycle Annual Trailer Show and Sale @ Commonwell Building
Are you in the market for a new camper trailer or motorhome? Join us for the annual HB Cycle Trailer Show! Fantastic deals and an amazing selection. More information available here!
May
3
Sun
11:00 am Cottage Country Spring Craft Show @ Commonwell Building
Cottage Country Spring Craft Show @ Commonwell Building
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cottage Country Spring Craft Show @ Commonwell Building
More details coming soon!
May
9
Sat
10:00 am Spring Whiteface Hereford Sale @ Ag Pavilion & Cattle Barn
Spring Whiteface Hereford Sale @ Ag Pavilion & Cattle Barn
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details coming soon!
May
15
Fri
all day Area 3 Spring Classic Quarter Ho... @ Horse Rings
Area 3 Spring Classic Quarter Ho... @ Horse Rings
May 15 – May 18 all day
Area 3 Spring Classic Quarter Horse Show @ Horse Rings
250 competitors come from across Ontario, Quebec. Nova Scotia and the US Northeast to compete in a variety of disciplines including Halter, Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Western Pleasure, Trail, Horsemanship, Western Riding, and Reining[...]
May
23
Sat
all day Antique Automotive Flea Market @ Exhibition Grounds & Commonwell Building
Antique Automotive Flea Market @ Exhibition Grounds & Commonwell Building
May 23 – May 24 all day
Antique Automotive Flea Market @ Exhibition Grounds & Commonwell Building
The AACA Automotive Flea Market Lindsay is always held in May and is a rain or shine event. The Lindsay Fair Grounds is the ideal location for our Flea Market. With great anticipation we look forward to[...]
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