The cold weather has returned, bringing with it one of the most anticipated winter attractions. The Royal Agricultural Fair officially opened on November 1, and it's already full of excited visitors. From thrilling horse shows to butter sculptures and local vendors, the fair draws 300,000 people every year and is the largest indoor agricultural event in the world. Gazing at adorable goats and wandering through a million square feet of entertainment isn't even the best part. You'll be in heaven after indulging at the Toronto's Royal Winter Fair food vendors who are selling some truly delicious treats.
The Royal Fair showcases tons of local goods to try. You can sample lots of different Ontario products from ice cream to pepperettes, all filled with farm-to-table goodness. The artisan food sampling area is a perfect place for anyone with an appetite to explore, offering all sorts of diverse goodies.
You can also check out a brand new food station this year called Spotlight On Local. Presented by Metro Grocery Stores, this area allows you to taste some of the most recent and innovative foods being created in Ontario. The Champions Showcase will take you through some of the prize-winning dishes of 2019 so you can try them for yourself.
While wandering through the fair, you'll notice a wide selection of Ontario cheese. Satisfy your cheesy cravings by sampling some of the finest products across the province, and maybe even pick up one or two blocks to enjoy at home.
You'll also find chocolate, meat, and jam vendors with samples and products you'll want to bring back with you.
Stop by Haute Goat for some unique treats, including goat milk caramel corn and goat milk chocolate. These unique items are perfect for Christmas gifts of treats for yourself.
Holy Dough is serving up some truly delectable Canadian treats with its s'mores on a stick. Enjoy a freshly toasted marshmallow coated in chocolate, bacon, and other fantastic flavours. You can even pick up a s'mores kit and mini roaster to bring home.
You'll get major cozy vibes with How's freshly made apple cinnamon dumplings. Watch them peel and core the apples on-site, fill them with brown sugar, and wrap them in dreamy dough before baking them.
You'll be in dessert heaven after biting into one of these. If you can't get enough cinnamon, don't leave the fair without picking up a glorious bun as well.
No Canadian event is complete without butter tarts, and the Royal has every flavour under the sun. You can taste this year's butter tart champions including the Maple Whiskey and Praline Pecan from Doo Doo's bakery, as well as explore other delicious tart vendors.
For lunch, fill up on these bigger-than-life sandwiches from Albion Hills Farm. There are also a variety of restaurants and booths like Pizza Pizza to keep you full all day long.
No matter what you treat yourself to, you'll find just about every dreamy food product under the sun at this year's Royal Agricultural Fair.
The event is on until November 10 at Exhibition Place. This is the 97th year the fair has been hosted, and it promises to be just as wonderful, and yummy as ever.
Royal Winter Fair Food
Price: $27.50 per adult admission
When: November 1, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Address: Exhibition Place, 100 Princes Blvd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Stroll through a local food wonderland at this year's Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.