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
17
Fri
all day Junior Angus and Simmental Show ...
Junior Angus and Simmental Show ...
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all day
Junior Angus and Simmental Show - POSTPONED
The Junior Angus and Junior Simmental Associations are joining forces for a joint 3-day provincial show. Come and see the next generation of showpeople and their cattle.
Jul
22
Wed
all day Ontario Holstein Summer Show – P... @ Cattle Barn & Ag Pavilion
Ontario Holstein Summer Show – P... @ Cattle Barn & Ag Pavilion
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all day
Ontario Holstein Summer Show - POSTPONED to Fall 2020 @ Cattle Barn & Ag Pavilion
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?
Aug
5
Wed
9:00 am CANCELLED 33rd Annual Craft Mark... @ Commonwell Building
CANCELLED 33rd Annual Craft Mark... @ Commonwell Building
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CANCELLED 33rd Annual Craft Marketplace @ Commonwell Building
Due to ongoing restrictions and for the safety of our vendors and patrons, the Lindsay Agricultural Society has decided to cancel this event.   New name, same show! Join us for the 33rd Annual Craft[...]
Aug
14
Fri
all day CANCELLED – Summer Circuit Quart... @ Horse Rings
CANCELLED – Summer Circuit Quart... @ Horse Rings
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all day
CANCELLED - Summer Circuit Quarter Horse Show @ Horse Rings
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
15
Tue
5:30 pm Bulls & Bikes Rodeo @ Grandstands
Bulls & Bikes Rodeo @ Grandstands
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bulls & Bikes Rodeo @ Grandstands
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[...]
Oct
14
Wed
8:30 am International Plowing Match & Ru... @ Exhibition Grounds
International Plowing Match & Ru... @ Exhibition Grounds
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
International Plowing Match & Rural Exhibition - POSTPONED TO 2021 @ Exhibition Grounds
The 103rd edition of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) has been postponed until October 2021. The IPM will run from Wednesday, October 13 to Saturday, October 16 and will be held at[...]
Oct
30
Fri
all day Trillium Dog Fanciers Dog Show @ Commonwell Building
Trillium Dog Fanciers Dog Show @ Commonwell Building
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all day
Trillium Dog Fanciers Dog Show @ Commonwell Building
More details coming soon!
Nov
13
Fri
all day Georgina Kennel Club Dog Show @ Commonwell Mutual Building
Georgina Kennel Club Dog Show @ Commonwell Mutual Building
Nov 13 – Nov 15 all day
Georgina Kennel Club Dog Show @ Commonwell Mutual Building
A wide range of breeds will be competing in both conformation and obedience classes. Free admission. No pets please. More details coming soon!
Nov
21
Sat
8:00 am Crayola Sale – Fundraiser for th... @ The Commonwell Building
Crayola Sale – Fundraiser for th... @ The Commonwell Building
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Crayola Sale - Fundraiser for the United Way @ The Commonwell Building
The Annual Crayola Sale! Bring Your Own Bags | Cash Only
Nov
28
Sat
11:00 am Cottage Country Christmas Craft ... @ Commonwell Mutual Building
Cottage Country Christmas Craft ... @ Commonwell Mutual Building
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm
Cottage Country Christmas Craft Show @ Commonwell Mutual Building
Cottage Country Craft Show Presents 5th Annual Lindsay Christmas Craft Show   Over 140 Exhibitors and Food Court Kids Under 12 are FREE | Adults $2.00 Admission ALL PROCEEDS IN SUPPORT OF PETERBOROUGH “ELECTRIC CITY”[...]
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