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

Apr
10
Fri
10:00 am CANCELLED: Good Friday Service @ Commonwell Mutual Building
CANCELLED: Good Friday Service @ Commonwell Mutual Building
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am
The Lindsay Ministerial hosts an ecumenical Good Friday service in the Commonwell Building. Everyone welcome.
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!
Apr
24
Fri
all day CANCELLED – Youth Beef Forum
CANCELLED – Youth Beef Forum
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all day
CANCELLED - Youth Beef Forum
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[...]
8:00 am CANCELLED – Victoria County Kenn...
CANCELLED – Victoria County Kenn...
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm
CANCELLED - Victoria County Kennel Club Dog Show
Due to COVID-19 concerns, event organizers have decided to cancel this event.
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! Vendor Inquiries: Stuart Booth canmex1@live.com.mx
May
9
Sat
10:00 am CANCELLED -Spring Whiteface Here... @ Ag Pavilion & Cattle Barn
CANCELLED -Spring Whiteface Here... @ Ag Pavilion & Cattle Barn
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
CANCELLED -Spring Whiteface Hereford Sale @ Ag Pavilion & Cattle Barn
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the event organizers have decided to cancel this event.
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[...]
Jun
20
Sat
7:30 am Kawartha Antique Power Show @ Exhibition Grounds & Commonwell Building
Kawartha Antique Power Show @ Exhibition Grounds & Commonwell Building
Jun 20 @ 7:30 am – Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm
Kawartha Antique Power Show @ Exhibition Grounds & Commonwell Building
42nd ANNUAL HERITAGE SHOW Saturday, June 20th & Sunday, June 21th, 2020 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
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