The 90th Annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair continues this weekend in Toronto, through 6pm on Sunday, Nov. 11. It is a fabulous place to bring your kids for a bit of farm fun in the city. Little Boo and I went last Sunday, and spent about 6 hours touring the Pizza Pizza Petting Farm, taking in the Presidents Choice SuperDogs show, riding a child-sized mechanical bull, and more! The giant veggie competition is always a hit. Little Boo was particularly excited to see one of the giant squash/pumpkin that was actually grown right here in Scarborough!
Kids love to visit, touch, and feed the animals. Although we had a tense moment when one of the goats grabbed the cup of food out of LB's hand and gobbled down the whole thing!!
|Here's the sneaky culprit. Still hungry and looking for another "victim."|
We also spent a fair bit of time at the Grain Farmers' of Ontario "Grains in Your Life" exhibit. We were pretty surprised at the variety of ways soy, corn and wheat are used to create products we use every day. I think the centrepiece of the exhibit for us was the bio-car, shown below.
|Compostable drapes. Whooda thunk.|
This exhibit is in the family area in Hall C, so check it out while you're there.
Disclosure: I was invited to attend a media preview event, but was unable. The Grain Farmers and their PR group were kind enough to offer me a pass to bring Little Boo at a later date instead. Coverage of their exhibit was not required, and all opinions on this blog remain my own.