Riverside Exhibition Centre

The Riverside Exhibition Centre, formerly the Old Arena, was completely renovated in 2020 and has been transformed into Haldimand County's largest event space.

The Riverside Exhibition Centre features a 14,000 sq. ft. hall with a theatre-production stage with green room, bar with walk-in cooler, commercial catering kitchen, concession kitchen, and several smaller rental spaces. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand River from the 2,800 sq. ft. Mutual Room.

The Riverside Exhibition Centre is connected online with both Wi-Fi 6, and gigabit CAT6 wired connections serviced by a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network.

Learn more about the spaces in the Riverside Exhibition Centre below:

To rent the Riverside Exhibition Centre or inquire about pricing, please contact the Caledonia Fair Office.

Phone: (905) 765-6861 or email manager@caledoniafair.ca


Grand Hall

This 14,000 sq. ft. hall can accommodate concerts for up to 1200, seated banquets for up to 800, and conferences up to 1000 people.

It has a 1,300 sq. ft. theatre-production stage with functional and stylish black curtaining. 

The space has a built-in sound system, and access to a commercial kitchen and bar with walk-in cooler.


Commercial Kitchen

Our large commercial kitchen is accessible from outside, or from the main floor hall. It features two ten-burner gas ranges, two stock-pot ranges, cabinet convection oven, reach-in fridge and freezer, and a commercial conveyor dishwasher. It has a locker room and washroom.


Education Room

The 800 sq. ft. Education Room features an audio-visual presentation system and kitchenette. It is perfect for meetings, parties, and conference breakout sessions.


Main Washrooms

Compliment your Fairgrounds rental by providing access to the main washrooms. These fully-accessible men's and women's washrooms can be accessed from the Fairgrounds without providing access to the Riverside Exhibition Centre.


Mutual Room

This 2,800 sq. ft. hall, with views overlooking the Fairgrounds and Grand River, can hold up to 150 seated, or 250 standing. It has a kitchenette, and private washroom facilities, including an accessible family washroom.


Concession Kitchen

The Concession Kitchen features a variety of electric appliances and boasts service windows to the Lobby and outside to the Fairgrounds.



Our theatre-production stage is accessible from the main floor hall via stairs or lift, or from the Education Room. It features a separate 200amp service, and conduit for A/V monitoring to the centre of the Main Hall. The stage features functional and stylish black commando curtaining. 


Board Room

The Board Room, located on the 2nd floor, opens into the 2nd Floor hall. It enjoys views overlooking the Fairgrounds, and features a kitchenette. A stunning glass-wall can be used to separate the Board room from the 2nd floor lounge area.



The Bar- with a service window to the main floor hall, comes equipped with two ice-basin & drink mixing stations, a reach-in fridge, and access to the walk-in cooler.


North Washrooms

Compliment your Fairgrounds rental by providing access to the North Washrooms. Separate men's and women's accessible washrooms also feature showers.