Thursday, 29 October 2009

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to kick off spectacular opening weekend at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

- Free admission to attend The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair's Royal Opening Ceremony -

TORONTO, October 27, 2009 /Canada NewsWire/ - Looking for some pageantry and thrills? Be sure to book off the entire weekend of November 6th to 8th because you'll be down at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, where the most spectacular line-up of events will be taking place, from The Royal Visit to an action packed rodeo show.

As part of their Canadian tour, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will officially open this year's Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on Friday, November 6th. Admission will be free to Royal spectators and fairgoers alike who want to welcome the famous couple at the grand opening ceremonies taking place in The Ricoh Coliseum.

For Royal watchers wishing to welcome Prince Charles and Camilla, The Royal will grant free admission between 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Before the famous couple's arrival, savvy spectators will be treated to equestrian entertainment, including performances by The Canadian Cowgirls Precision Riding Team, Pony Club members and hunter jumper competitors.

Rounding out The Royal Visit on opening weekend, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair will keep guests entertained with the first-ever new country music concert series, produced by Bayfest Music Festival, featuring Emerson Drive on Friday, November 6th at 7:30 p.m. and the Road Hammers on Saturday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m. On Friday and Saturday nights of opening weekend, The Royal will also feature the Canadian Show Jumping Championships, pitting the country's best riders against one another. Be sure to keep your spurs on until Sunday, November 8th for The Ontario Toyota Dealers Royal Rodeo taking place at 1:00 p.m. Barrel racing, rodeo clowns, bareback and bronco riding will thrill adults and children alike.

The excitement will continue at The Brew House, The Wine Tasting Bar and Vintners' Terrace restaurant where guest chef Corbin Tomaszeski of Holt's Café and Restaurant Makeover will be featured.

"This year's Royal Agricultural Winter Fair opening weekend will be the most spectacular one we have ever had," said Bill Duron, chief executive, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. "Starting with free admission to see Prince Charles and Camilla, followed by the new country concert series, Canadian Show Jumping Championships and The Royal Rodeo, fairgoers will receive the royal treatment the entire weekend."

The largest of its kind in the world, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is an experiential event that takes place in Toronto every November at Exhibition Place. Now in its 87th year, The Royal offers urban adults and children alike a chance to see, smell, hear and taste authentic country life.

Running from Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 15, 2009, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair will showcase innovations in food and agriculture, thousands of livestock animals, and dozens of the world's top equestrian horses and riders.

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