The 94 th annual Royal returns to Exhibition Place November 4-13, 2016 bringing the finest in food, agriculture and equine competition to TorontoTORONTO, Nov. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - The big city is about to get a little country when The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair opens its doors to the public on November 4. The Royal has been the world's largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian fair since 1922. Whether your passion is prize-winning cattle, goats, sheep or pigs, the best in agriculture, local food and beer or equestrian competitors from around the globe, this year's event offers something fun and exciting for everyone. "The Royal is a spectacle, a celebration and a stage for competition among the best of what Canada offers the rest of the world," said Charlie Johnstone, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. "From Olympic champions who strive for show jumping perfection to farmers who proudly compete to be recognized as the country's best in agriculture, visitors are guaranteed an immersion in a truly amazing, not to mention, fun and educational experience." A perennial favourite for nearly a century, The Royal enjoyed more than 300,000 visits in 2015. This year's program features more than 5,000 animals including 800 horses and thousands more head of livestock all competing for the coveted title of " Royal Champion." What's new and noteworthy for 2016?