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

Jul
20
Sat
5:30 pm Bulls and Bikes Rodeo
Bulls and Bikes Rodeo
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bulls and Bikes Rodeo
It’s Bulls and Bikes at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds. Enjoy an evening watching the world’s most dangerous sport combined with some great acrobatic bike jumps all in support of Camp Maple Leaf. Gates open at[...]
Jul
24
Wed
all day Summer Show
Summer Show
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all day
Summer Show
3 days of dairy cattle. Juniors, Jerseys, and Holsteins. Ontario Summer Show is the largest dairy cattle show in Ontario outside of the Royal. All the top cattle will be there. Will you?
Jul
25
Thu
7:30 pm 2020 IPM Community Volunteer Mee...
2020 IPM Community Volunteer Mee...
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2020 IPM Community Volunteer Meeting
Interested in volunteering with the 2020 IPM? This is your chance to meet with members of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association and find out about the various roles they will be looking for volunteers for.
Aug
7
Wed
10:00 am 32nd Annual Craft and Gift Show
32nd Annual Craft and Gift Show
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
32nd Annual Craft and Gift Show
Enjoy browsing the wares of over local 80 vendors and artisans. Admission $3
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[...]
Sep
20
Fri
6:00 pm LEX Party! @ Grandstand
LEX Party! @ Grandstand
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:59 pm
LEX Party! @ Grandstand
Twice the headliners for twice the music and fun! Cold Creek County and Jason Blaine headline this year’s LEX Party! with the winner of the new LEX Battle of the Bands starting the evening off.[...]
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