Just where our food comes from is becoming an increasingly important part of our culinary experience, from organic produce to free-range eggs, and no one is better at showcasing the exciting world of food than the Royal Agricultural Fair, running this Friday, November 1st until Sunday, November 10th at Exhibition Place. Where else are you going to find giant butter sculptures inspired by Canadian Agriculture in the next couple of weeks?
The fair features a top-to-bottom look at the food industry, from farmers to food scientists to chefs, for guests of all ages, offering opportunities to learn just where and how some of our favourite dishes are made… plus there’s a horse show! New this year is a series the Fair is calling “For the Love of Food,” which showcases everything from scientific innovation in farming to George Brown culinary students preparing some of the city’s tastiest food samples.
Other highlights include a maze that takes you through the whole food experience, face painting and sandboxes for the little ones, and a petting zoo with llamas, baby goats, and even mini donkeys.
For us foodies, though, the culinary offerings range from black-tie galas to pub fare. There will even be regularly occurring Chef Challenges showcasing Toronto’s many restaurants and local chefs. Oh, and the Royal Wine Competition will judge the best Ontario Wineries have to offer, so there’s something for absolutely everyone!
Be sure to check out the website for a full list of Royal Agricultural Fair’s many events and activities.