Meet Our Advertisers
Judi and I wish to thank our wonderful 2016 Advertisers. Their faith in Ontario Visited Websites allows us to continue discovering, visiting and promoting Ontario’s great festivals and events. Please support these advertisers whenever possible. This following is a list of our current 2016 Banner Advertisers, a brief description about them and a link to their websites.
The Albion and Bolton Agricultural Society is a group of enthusiastic volunteers who spend many months preparing for the Truck and Tractor Pull and Bolton Fall Fair; two large events bringing the rural and urban people of our town together.
Artfest Ontario produces four outdoor juried Art & Craft Shows per year. We proudly showcase Canada’s best Artists & Artisans in unique historic settings. We strive to build partnerships between communities, artists and art patrons and celebrate creativity and artistic innovation.)
Beaverton Fall Fair
“Now, I would like to welcome everyone to the Beaverton Fall Fair. Our theme this year is “Fun is our Passion because we are Old Fashion”. We have 3 days of excitement booked for all ages to enjoy, a few new things and yes some ever so popular events. New this year, we have an amazing wood carver coming in to show off his talents and a local band called Great Cdn. Nobodys.”
Celebrating 160 years the Beeton Fall Fair provides a great weekend of family fun with exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and rides that is sure to provide great entertainment for all ages.
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit, community Arts organization based in Collingwood, Ontario – 2 hours north of Toronto. The BMFA’s mandate is to support the arts across the South Georgian Bay region.
Bowmanville Rotary Ribfest
Bowmanville Rockin’ Rotary Ribs and Brews is the 8th annual Ribfest. Barbequed ribs and chicken, plus a beer festival with great craft-brewed beer, featuring live entertainment – it all happens at the great atmosphere of the Garnet Rickard Complex. Life doesn’t get much better!
Buckhorn Berry Farm
Caza Berry Farm has new owners and a new name Buckhorn Berry Farm. Ben, Jenny, Sam, Erin and Jane McLean are the proud new owners of the Farm. We plan to carry on the great tradition of Caza Berry Farm including the Pumpkin Festival.
Buckhorn Community Centre
“The Buckhorn Community Centre is the heart of activity in the Kawarthas. From our renowned art festival, wine and food extravaganza, entertaining dinner theatre, Canada Day celebrations, unique craft shows and ongoing programs, there’s something for everyone in beautiful Buckhorn, Ontario!”
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival
Meet me in Buckhorn! Recognized as one of the premiere Canadian Art Festivals, the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival promotes North American artists who collectively present thousands of choices of fine art in a vibrant array of style, medium, and message.
Every year at the fairgrounds on , we combine the traditions of the – livestock shows, Homecraft, food and the midway – with continuous to make Caledonia Fair a perfect autumn outing for the entire family. From homemade pie to heavy horses – we have it all.
Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre preserves and tells the story of Canada’s bushplane and forest fire protection heritage and how it has shaped life in northern and remote parts of Canada.
Welcome to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame! We honour the legends in horse racing – Builders, Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, Jockeys, Trainers and Driver/Trainers.
City of Oshawa
We are proud to host many festivals and special events throughout the year for our residents and visitors to enjoy. From seasonal delights like thePeony FestivalandChristmas Tree Lightingto time-tested favourites likeOshawa Celebrates and ourCommunity Clean Up, there is always something going on.
City of Port Colborne
The City of Port Colborne is a community steeped in marine heritage. With a generous climate, ample beach front, and cultural attractions, Port Colborne is an ideal holiday destination. Add to this to our historic shopping districts, variety of restaurants, location, selection of natural attractions and recreation facilities, and Port Colborne is a unique holiday destination.
Cobourg Highland Games
“Come and spend the weekend with us by purchasing tickets to the Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe & Drum Band “Forte” Concert on Friday June 14th at 7:30pm, tickets are $40 and $50 and are available now by reservation at the Cobourg Concert Hall 905-372- 2210 or 1-855-372-2210 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm. For more information see our Featured Entertainment section.”
Cobourg Waterfront Festival
“In 1990 a small group of interested citizens approached the Town of Cobourg to ask that the existing Arts and Crafts show be enlarged to include Fine Art. The town agreed and suggested the use of Victoria Park as the site for the Fine Art Show and Sale. The Cobourg Lions and Lioness Clubs were approached to spearhead this part of the expanded festival.”
Coghlin and Upton
Coghlin and Upton originated in 1976 as a part-time business, researching and producing custom items of historical military uniforming and accessories. In 1987 this became a full-time enterprise under the name of Musket, Fife & Drum. In 1997, Musket, Fife & Drum acquired Coghlin MIlitary Leather of London, Ontario. This business had been supplying contemporary dress regalia and accoutrements to the Armed Forces and other uniformed organizations since 1983.
Collingwood Arts & Music Festival
“The Collingwood Arts and Music Festival returns in 2017 to the roots of this popular event. 2009 and 2010 were the first years for the event and drew 7,500+ people to Downtown Collingwood each year.“
Country Heritage Park – your theme park to yesteryear; rooted in our farm, food, and rural lifestyle heritage, and an 80-acre emporium of entertainment options and events. Experience all the fun, food, farm facts, features and frivolity at the Summer Fair & Farm Expo, July 15-18
County of Brant
Welcome to the County of Brant’s website! Visitors will be able to plan vacations to Brant County including accommodations, activities, and festivals. We hope you enjoy your stay and encourage you to visit often!
Experience our award winning Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario! Kitchener City Hall has been home to Canada’s original Christkindl Market since 1996. Every Christmas, since medieval times, towns and cities across Germany come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas.
The Annual Dunnville Agricultural Fair will feature competitions in home/hand craft,(quilting, knitting, fancy work, crafts & clothing), canning, baking, horticulture, amateur photography, art (any medium), community challenge, junior competitions, school fair, home craft demos, goats, novice goat keepers, sheep, future shepherds, light/heavy horse show, miniature horse show, baby show, pet show, petting zoo, kid’s games & activities, entertainment, food, fun, Emergency Personnel Chilli contest!
Explore Mississippi Mills
Just minutes from Ottawa – the nation’s capital – are some country roads, stunning waterfalls, charming storefronts and a way of life that make it easy to slow down and breathe deeply.
Proudly presented by the Oshawa Folk Arts Council, Fiesta Week is an annual Multicultural Family Festival.
Georgina Studio Tour
Follow the Georgina Studio Tour signs, September from Keswick, Sutton, Jackson’s Point, Pefferlaw, Baldwin for a “Wonderful Local Adventure“.
Great Northern Exhibition
Our fair started out on property in Duntroon in 1855, later moving to Collingwood and since 1984, on Fairgrounds Road in Clearview Township. One of the Anniversary projects was establishing a plaque, at each of the locations with a brief History of the time spent at each. All this and more will be available for easy reading in the GNE History Book, researced and compiled by Marie Cruikshank, edited by Dan Needles and available for sale at the 2005 Fair.
International Plowing Match 2017 (IPM)
The International Plowing Match and Rural Exhibition is an event organized yearly by the Ontario’s Plowmen association. It has many facets including mechanized and horse drawn plowing contests, artisans’ displays, quilting bees and many more.
Plowing Matches have been part of the agricultural history in Ontario for well over a century. In the early days they were sponsored by Agricultural Societies, the first farm groups to be established.
Jazz & Blues in the Village
WELCOME to Jazz & Blues In the Village, a charity fundraiser for the Sarnia Organ Donor’s Awareness Group. Now in its’ 7th year, our festival promises something for everyone – great music, a wonderful atmosphere, and plenty to eat and drink. Once again, we’ll be located in beautiful McGibbon Park in the heart of the city.
Judi McWilliams Fine Art
“I am a self taught watercolour artist and have been painting now for over 20 years. My style of art is impressionist and my painting technique is wet on wet. I try to involve the viewer in my paintings. The subjects spring from my imagination and I attempt to paint the feeling, so that people react to that feeling and not necessarily to the image itself. I work in watercolour because of its immediacy… imagination won’t wait around while you plan… so I just let it happen. The work presented on my website represents the complexity of the world around us.“
Kawartha Settlers’ Village
Once a thriving family farm, the ten acres of Kawartha Settlers’ Village is now home to a fascinating collection of historic homes and buildings. Experience what life was like for pioneers in the Kawarthas as you stroll leisurely through the Village.”
Plans for this year’s event are well underway. We are pleased to announce our headline entertainment this year. This year’s entire entertainment offering has been enhanced thanks to a grant from Celebrate Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Click on the MUSIC tab for all the details about our expanded secondary stage at Centennial Beach featuring Indie Rock shows both Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Lang Pioneer Village
“On August 19, 1967, Lang Pioneer Village opened its doors as the foundation of Peterborough County’s Centennial celebrations. The Museum was made possible through federal grants, contributions from the county municipalities and the tremendous vision of an outstanding corps of volunteers. Many felt that the County was getting an invaluable permanent summer tourist attraction. The County Warden, David McIntyre, predicted that there “was a very bright future for the project” and Napier Simpson, project consulting architect, called the site “one of the best in Ontario”.“
Lindsay Central Exhibition
“The Lindsay Agricultural Society is the governing body of the Lindsay Central Exhibition. The first Lindsay Central Exhibition was held in 1854. The Lindsay Central Exhibition is a five day event, commencing each year on the third Wednesday following Labour Day.“
Visit one of the participating sugarbushes, enjoy pancake breakfasts with fresh maple syrup, taffy on snow, S’mores, petting zoos, BBQ sausages, fire trucks, lumberjack show, artisan vendors, wineries and more.
Mariposa Folk Festival
“Mariposa is renowned for its wide range of folk/roots artists and performances of every kind on its 9 stages including music, dance and spoken word, but there lot’s more than that going on at Mariposa Folk Festival!“
McLean Berry Farm
“McLean Berry Farm is a family owned and operated strawberry and vegetable farm located in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes Area of southern Ontario. We have been in operation since 1991 and have expanded and improved our services constantly since that time. We now employ many local people during our busy seasons, to help at our market and with the constant process of tending for and harvesting over 100 acres of our fresh fruit and produce. We aim to provide an enjoyable ‘farm experience’ for the whole family. Our emphasis is on Quality Produce and Warm friendly service.“
Milton Fall Fair
Fall Fairs have a lot of competition these days but they continue to thrive thanks to their unique ability to bring farm life to the city in a way that everyone can enjoy. Where else can you see perfectly groomed calves being proudly paraded by 4-H Club members or Pinterest worthy crafts and baked goods vying for prize ribbons and cash rewards?
Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
“The Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show is the fifth largest fair in Ontario, with over 100,000 visitors each year. This fair features agricultural displays, craft exhibits, food vendors, art demonstrations, talent competitions, midway rides, free grandstand entertainment, and many added special attractions.“
Northumberland Rotary Ribfest
Join us in Cobourg’s beautiful Victoria Park August 19th to 21st for the 2016 Northumberland Ribfest.
Norwood Fall Fair
Please join us for this fun-filled Thanksgiving tradition taking place just a short drive East of Peterborough, Ontario, in the beautiful village of Norwood. Fair Highlights: Antique Car Show and Tractor Pull, Animal Exhibits, Horse Shows and Competitions, Crops and Home Arts Competitions, Lawn Tractor Races, Flyball, Midway, Parade and Kids’ Talent Contest, Live music every day.
Pathways Health Centre for Children ~ Artzscape
Pathways Health Centre for Children will deliver defined services to children, youth and young adults with physical, developmental and communication needs, to help them achieve their potential for a better quality of life.
Peterborough Garden Show
The Peterborough Horticultural Society, the Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners, and the Northumberland Master Gardeners invite you to the 2016 Peterborough Garden Show.
Port Hope Fall Fair
“We celebrate 1831 as the founding date for the Port Hope & District Agricultural Society. Farmers in Hope Township were interested in forming an Agricultural Society and a meeting was held at Bletcher’s Inn, at what is now Dale Corners, in December of 1830. A constitution was drawn up and the Port Hope Agricultural Society became a reality in the spring of 1831. The Secretary was authorized to import purebred cattle in 1832. Durham and other breeds were introduced and sold at cost to the members. By 1834, the Society began to import good seed wheat.”
Port Perry Fair
The Port Perry Fair celebrates agriculture every Labour Day weekend. The action starts at 12:00 p.m. Saturday September 1st, with the Midway and Classic Car Show. The opening ceremonies will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the fair grandstand followed by the exciting Tractor Pull!
The Richmond Fair is unique in that it is by far the largest spectator event held annually within the surrounding community.
The Roseneath Carousel is a phenomenal historical attraction! Built in 1906 in Abilene, Kansas by C. W. Parker, the carousel boasts 40 basswood horses, three abreast, and 2 boats. A 1934 Wurlitzer 125 Military Band organ, complete with paper rolls, ushers out the nostalgic music.
Redpath Waterfront Festival
The Redpath Waterfront Festival is a unique festival that provides on-land and water programming while positioning and promoting Toronto locally, nationally and internationally as a waterfront destination. The Redpath Waterfront Festival is proud to recognize Toronto Brigantine Inc. as the Festival’s charity of choice. Toronto Brigantine provides sail training opportunities to youth, “building character through adventure”.
Some of the highlights of the Russell Fair include Education Day, exhibits for the Home Craft division, Craft Beer Fest, Demolition Derby, Truck Pull, Tractor Pull, Livestock exhibits, Horse shows, Midway, and Entertainment throughout the Fair.
Ruthven Apple Festival
“Come celebrate the Annual Ruthven Apple Festival on Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in Ruthven. This is a great community event for the entire family, filled with fun, food, crafts, entertainment and a classic car show on Sunday.“…
St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
“The Company began to take shape in 2002 after Deborah Smith of Chesterville brought a small, self-produced, touring production of Romeo and Juliet to the area. The community was charmed by the idea of having live theatre in its midst and it was agreed that the Company could utilize the outdoor amphitheatre for a full production of The Tempest in the summer of 2003; the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival was born.
South Mountain Fair
PAY ONE PRICE ADMISSION ~ Admission bracelet includes: All Midway Rides (height restrictions for young children shown at gates), Musical Entertainment (please note Age of Majority may be in effect for some Entertainers), Kid’s Entertainment, Kid’s Mountain of Fun, Exhibits, and Agricultural Shows
Sunset Cruises is owned and operated by Captain R.S. Potts. Captain Randy Potts has a long association with Muskoka and boats. Born and raised in Muskoka, on the water for over 40 years, and a licensed captain for over 20 years. Sunset Cruises was formed to enable passengers looking for an alternative to the larger ships, to enjoy cruising aboard the Peerless II & Idyllwood. Captain Potts, will show you Muskoka scenery accessible only by our smaller ships.”
Sutton Fair & Horse Show
We hope to be seeing you at this year’s Sutton Fair. This should be another big year for the Sutton Agricultural Society. Our list of events has something for everyone in the family, but we haven’t lost touch with the roots that make this a true Country Fair.
ALL the money raised goes via the Rotary Club of Etobicoke into supporting community activities and requirements. 100%. And with such a terrific event, the Rotary Club of Etobicoke is fortunate to be able to really help make a difference in the lives of many Torontonians.
Our experienced staff at the Tourism Information Center will be happy to mail you a visitor information package. Simply call or e-mail the office to request your package and provide your mailing address.
Uxbridge Fall Fair
“Preparations are underway and as new contests and events are finalized, we will be adding them here. How about entering a quilt block for the 150th quilt or joining us to suggest ways to celebrate? Our meetings are posted on the calender below and everyone is very welcome.”
Wasaga Beach is a town in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. Situated along the longest freshwater beach in the world, it is a popular summer tourist destination, located along the southern end of Georgian Bay.
Welland Fair (Niagara Regional Exhibition)
The Niagara Regional Exhibition is owned and operated by the Niagara Regional Agricultural Society. The purpose of the Niagara Regional Agricultural Society is to promote better understanding between rural and urban communities.
West Coast Blues Festival (Goderich)
West Coast Blues is a non-profit organization that supports blues artists – locally, nationally and internationally – by producing blues events. These events in turn support the arts, culture and tourism of Huron County, and in particular the *Port of Goderich, Ontario, Canada… the heart of Ontario’s “West Coast”.
The first fair was instituted at Pine Grove in 1847, under the auspices of the West York Agricultural Society and the Vaughan Agricultural Society, with John Gamble as President and W. Harvey as Secretary. It was located on property owned by Mr. Gamble and now known as Gamble Avenue in Pine Grove.
Since 1836, the Woodstock Fair has been the signature event of the Woodstock Agricultural Society. At each Fair the Agricultural Society prides itself on continuing to promote high quality events, competitions and entertainment that allow competitors the opportunity to move on to higher levels of competition.
We invite you to take a break from your everyday routine and join York Durham Headwaters for a fresh change of scenery and a weekend of unexpected adventure – just a hop skip and a jump north of Toronto.