The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (the Royal) is yet another in-person event that has been cancelled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Royal's board of directors made the decision to cancel the 2021 after "considerable research and consultation." The board said in a release that the Royal will return to an education focused online experience this year, but are working hard to make the 2022 event "bigger and stronger than ever." The Royal will mark its 100th anniversary in November 2022, and plans are underway to celebrate a century of champions.
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the largest combined indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition in the world. It is a unique event comprised of many components, including sporting events, livestock shows, trade shows, family attractions, and top-ranked international equestrian competitions. In a typical year, The Royal brings together thousands of competitors and animals and nearly 300,000 guests to celebrate the best in agriculture, local food, and equestrian competition.