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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is back in-person for 100th anniversary this November

TORONTO — After a two-year in-person hiatus, The Royal will be back bigger than ever to celebrate its 100th anniversary this fall.

The event is scheduled Nov. 4-13 at Toronto’s Exhibition Place.

“Since 1922, The Royal has celebrated the very best of what Canada has to offer through world-class competitions, interactive education and inspiring entertainment,” said Charlie Johnstone, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. “This year’s Royal promises to be truly special as we celebrate ‘A Century of Champions,’ creating exceptional and unforgettable experiences for all those who compete, exhibit and attend The Royal.”

New this year, The Royal will kick off its centennial celebration ahead of opening day with a 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Royal Showcase on November 2. The historic Heritage Court at Exhibition Place will be transformed to welcome 1,000 high-profile guests for a meal curated and prepared by acclaimed chef, Michael Bonacini.

Following dinner, the evening will continue inside the Coca-Cola Coliseum where an additional 4,000 guests will be treated to The Royal Showcase hosted by comedian and television personality, Rick Mercer. The show will include presentations from St. Andrew’s College Pipes & Drums, The RCMP Musical Ride, Ontario’s first poet laureate, aspiring country musicians, First Nations singer-songwriters and a special performance from the legendary Canadian band, Blue Rodeo. Tickets will be available for purchase at royalfair.org in the coming months.

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