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.

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Board of Directors

Upcoming Events

May
17
Fri
all day Spring Classic Quarter Horse Show
Spring Classic Quarter Horse Show
May 17 – May 20 all day
Spring Classic Quarter Horse Show
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
26
Sun
11:00 am Spring Country Craft Show
Spring Country Craft Show
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spring Country Craft Show
Admission: $2 for Special Needs Hockey
Jun
15
Sat
7:30 am Kawartha Antique Power Show
Kawartha Antique Power Show
Jun 15 @ 7:30 am – Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Kawartha Antique Power Show
41ST ANNUAL HERITAGE SHOW Saturday, June 15th & Sunday, June 16th, 2019 Lindsay Fairgrounds, Lindsay, ON Gates open 7:30 A.M. Admission $10.00 Children under 12 free Parade daily 1:00 P.M. Camping available 2019 FEATURE -MASSEY[...]
Jun
29
Sat
all day Summerama Quarter Horse Show
Summerama Quarter Horse Show
Jun 29 – Jul 3 all day
Summerama Quarter Horse Show
It’s a 5 day show attracting over 250 competitors 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,[...]
Aug
9
Fri
all day Summer Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Summer Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all day
Summer Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Competitors from across Ontario, Quebec. Nova Scotia and the US Northeast compete in a variety of disciplines including Halter, Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Western Pleasure, Trail, Horsemanship, Western Riding, and Reining classes. The shows[...]
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