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

Jan
19
Sat
11:00 am Purebred Shorty-Bull Dog Show
Purebred Shorty-Bull Dog Show
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Purebred Shorty-Bull Dog Show
Shorty-bulls – Think bulldog but shorter and cuter. They’re relatively new to Canada but the Commonwell Building is going to have quite a few in a full breed show.
Jan
24
Thu
6:30 pm LAS AGM
LAS AGM
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
LAS AGM
This is your chance to hear a summary of the year’s activities and elect the board members of the Lindsay Agricultural Society.
Feb
16
Sat
all day FXR Kawartha Cup Snowcross
FXR Kawartha Cup Snowcross
Feb 16 all day
FXR Kawartha Cup Snowcross
All the SnowCross action you’ve come to expect. A completely new starting gate this year will put the start in full view of the grandstand. Visting www.snowcross.com for more details.
Mar
1
Fri
all day Ontario Breeders Dog Show
Ontario Breeders Dog Show
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all day
Ontario Breeders Dog Show
Many rings, many breeds, many many dogs.
Mar
6
Wed
9:30 am East Central Farm Show
East Central Farm Show
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am – Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm
East Central Farm Show
The 39th 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
15
Fri
all day KLTW Spring Home Show
KLTW Spring Home Show
Mar 15 – Mar 16 all day
KLTW Spring Home Show
If you are looking forward to tackling some projects around the house once warmer weather arrives, This Week’s 2019 Spring Home and Outdoor Show at the Lindsay Fairgrounds is the place to be. Friday, March[...]
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