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 161 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 is the governing body of the Lindsay Exhibition. The first Lindsay Exhibition was held in 1854. 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. Governed by the Lindsay Agricultural Society, over 30 committees and 300 volunteers work together to stage the annual Exhibition and other events.

Based on the amount of prize money paid to agricultural exhibitors, Lindsay Exhibition is classified as an ‘A’ fair by Ontario’s Agricultural Societies Act (Classifications are A, B, & C). The Lindsay Exhibition is the single largest annual event in the City of Kawartha Lakes. LEX is a member of the North American Six Horse Hitch Classic Series Inc.

As host of the East Central Ontario 4-H Championship Show, the LindsayExhibition is a qualifying event for 4-H members to compete at the Royal Winter Fair in November.

The Exhibition has an average of approximately 7,000 entries each year. 2001 commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the Fountain in our Park. Dedicated September 13, 1941, to the Children of Great Britain, funds were raised for this fountain through the Evening Telegram British War Victims’ Fund. ‘The Boy with the Boot’ bronze statue, which tops the granite base, was donated to the War Fund by a Toronto artist. The statue represents “the cause of a needy and suffering humanity” during the war.

Refund Policy

Cancelled and rescheduled events: We will alert you ASAP.

Cancelled Events: You will receive an automatic refund for tickets bought online or by phone using your purchase payment method.

Re-scheduled Events: You will be contacted with new date & time.  If you can’t attend on that date you will receive a refund upon request.

Replacement: If your receipt gets lost, contact our office.

Refunds & Exchanges: All tickets are fully refundable for 72 hours after purchase.  If you can’t make it, we will exchange for you whenever possible.

Our standard policy is ‘no refunds or exchanges’ but, if something comes up, let us know. We are here to help.


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