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

Apr
4
Tue
8:30 am Alliance Agri-Turf Grower Techno...
Alliance Agri-Turf Grower Techno...
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Alliance Agri-Turf Grower Technology Information Day
Guest Speakers covering topics ranging from Plant Nutrition to Planter Set-up. Please contact Matt Pecoskie at 705-324-7761 or mattp@agri-turf.ca to RSVP or for more information.
Apr
7
Fri
all-day Kawartha Sportsmen Show
Kawartha Sportsmen Show
Apr 7 – Apr 9 all-day
Kawartha Sportsmen Show
Friday April 7: 12pm-8pm Sat April 8: 9am-6pm Sun April 9: 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
14
Fri
all-day Good Friday Service
Good Friday Service
Apr 14 all-day
Good Friday Service
The Lindsay Ministerial hosts an ecumenical Good Friday service in the Commonwell Building. Everyone welcome.
Apr
16
Sun
all-day Easter Sunday Service
Easter Sunday Service
Apr 16 all-day
Easter Sunday Service
Fairview Baptist Church is holding their annual Easter Sunday service in the Commonwell Building. All are welcome to attend.
May
6
Sat
all-day Antique Automotive Flea Market
Antique Automotive Flea Market
May 6 – May 7 all-day
Antique Automotive Flea Market
GENERAL INFORMATION Date & Hours: May 6th & May 7th, 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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