Here at the LEX, we have spent the winter looking at the layout of the LEX and the feedback that we received last fall through the customer satisfaction survey and direct from patrons. Two items rose to the top of the list that we want to address in 2017. It’s a long way to walk to see everything at the LEX and we don’t have enough seating capacity to serve everyone for our more popular events.
Having a large site to work with is a blessing and a curse – we aren’t crammed into a small footprint in the same way we were for the final years at the old fairgrounds but it is farther to walk to see everything (although, depending on where you used to park near the old fairgrounds, the walk may not be that much longer).

For #LEX2017, all the events that were at the far east end of the grounds are being moved up the hill to the west end of where the midway was and the weekend events that were in the Sheep and Goat barn will be found in the building formerly known as “The Show Ring.” (Stay tuned for the decision on what the new name will be)

  • You will find the WoofJocks, the pony rides and the antique power display up at the west end.
  • The bunny petting, animal interaction and ag education displays will be in the old Show Ring building.
  • The Family Stage is moving down to where the beer tent was (yes the beer tent is moving – watch this space to find out where.)

Thus, families will be able to make a circuit from the Commonwell Mutual Building to The WoofJocks Canine All-stars, the pony rides, past the antique equipment, pet the bunnies, and end up listening to one of the many acts on the family stage in one condensed seamless circuit. And, once rested, they will then be able to move right into the Midway from there.

At the same time, we are adding seating and improving the views for the main events.

  • We’re bringing back the bleachers on the east of the track so people will be able to safely view the demo derbies and pulls from both sides.
  • We’re expanding the running area for the demo derbies so that people at either end of the seating will be closer to some of the action (and there might be a little more action with a little more space 😉 ).
  • We’re going to put a better angle on the portable bleachers on either end of the grandstand so that people sitting in them will have a better view of the action.
  • The WoofJocks Canine All-stars are getting their own set of large portable bleachers since last year they had people sitting on the ground despite allocating every spare bleacher we could to them.

The final place we are expanding is the parking which will shorten the walks of people who had to park off-site.

  • With the antique power coming back inside the ring fence, we gain parking around their building.
  • We’re regaining the parking lot taken up by the helicopter rides.
  • We are re-configuring the fencing along the livestock trailer parking at the east end to increase the trailer spaces beside the sheep and goat barn.
  • We’re re-configuring how and where the horse trailers park on the weekend to prevent them from spilling into visitor parking.
  • We’re working with our parking management people to ensure that we maximize the use the of the parking spaces that we do have – by making sure that cars are parked in the most efficient layout and spaces get re-used efficiently throughout the day.

Stay tuned to find out more about what will be new and improved for #LEX2017.

Upcoming Events

Mar
2
Fri
all-day Ontario Breeders Dog Show
Ontario Breeders Dog Show
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day
Ontario Breeders Dog Show
-3 Day All Breed Show with International Panel of Judges -3 Day Baby Puppy Competitions -1 Booster – Australian Cattle Dog Club of Canada (Saturday) -4 Group Limited Show – Sporting / Hound / Working & Herding Best[...]
Mar
7
Wed
all-day Farm Show
Farm Show
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day
Farm Show
COST: $5 CONTACT:  Neil Moore  705-324-2594 Wednesday March 7th ~ 9:30am – 9:00pm Thursday March 8th ~ 9:30am – 4:00pm The East Central Farm Show is the largest indoor farm show in Central Ontario. It[...]
Mar
16
Fri
all-day KLTW Home Show
KLTW Home Show
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
KLTW Home Show
Looking for inspiration for your spring projects? The Spring Home and Outdoor Show is the perfect place to meet local businesses and get ideas for the improvements you’d like to make.
Apr
6
Fri
all-day Kawartha Sportsmen Show
Kawartha Sportsmen Show
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day
Kawartha Sportsmen Show
Friday April 6: 12pm-8pm Sat April 7: 9am-6pm Sun April 8: 10am-4pm Known for bringing the great outdoors indoors, the Kawartha Sportsmen Show is the go to show for men and women who rank fishing[...]
Apr
13
Fri
all-day Kawartha Cottage Time Show
Kawartha Cottage Time Show
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day
Kawartha Cottage Time Show
“Being at the right place at the right time is everything and the Kawartha Cottage Time Show at the Lindsay Fairgrounds in the month of April is being at the right place at the right[...]
Apr
21
Sat
all-day HB Cycle’s Annual Trailer Show a...
HB Cycle’s Annual Trailer Show a...
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
HB Cycle's Annual Trailer Show and Sale
Hours: 9-5 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday. This is HB Trailers annual spring trailer show and sale. They’re from just north of Lindsay and will have an extensive inventory at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds for you to[...]
all-day Little Ray’s Wildlife Show
Little Ray’s Wildlife Show
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
Little Ray's Wildlife Show
MEET A SLOTH and so much more! – April 21st and 22nd, ‘Diversity of Living Things’ is coming to the Lindsay Exhibition in the City of Kawartha Lakes! Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo is combining forces[...]
Apr
27
Fri
all-day Beef Youth Forum
Beef Youth Forum
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
Beef Youth 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[...]
May
5
Sat
all-day Antique Automotive Fleamarket
Antique Automotive Fleamarket
May 5 – May 6 all-day
Antique Automotive Fleamarket
GENERAL INFORMATION Date & Hours: May 5th & May 6th, 2017 Saturday-Sunday 7:00am – 5:00pm Admission: $7.00 per person per day Free Parking on Site Children under 12 FREE Handicapped Parking: Visible Blue Sign in[...]
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