Agricultural summer fairs in Ontario resort destinations offer family fun. Fresh produce and foods offer family summer outdoors experiences in a carnival setting. Entertainment and amusement park fun are for families during the vacations and holiday season.
Agricultural Fairs, Farmers’ Markets and Rural Hospitality
The greatest opportunity to enjoy rural hospitality and heritage in Ontario is at a country fair, a local farmers’ market or at a special food related culinary event. Each year the first Saturday in August celebrates the agriculture, restaurant and local food industries in Canada.
Many of the resort chefs in cottage country will enter ‘best of food contests’ as well as host special harvest events. Many destinations will hold a celebrate food or food heritage event during the harvest season. See our featured culinary events, or visit a resort dining room on a culinary getaway and experience unique Ontario menus.
June 26-28, 2015, 128th Edition – Maxville Country Fair,
July 10, 11, 12, 2015
July 17 to 19, 2015
July 17, 18& 19, 2015
July 24, 25 & 26, 2015
August 29th, 2015
Stay at featured accommodation: Minett: JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, Clevelands House Port Carling Sherwood Inn, Pier 100 Cottage Resort on Lake Muskoka, Shamrock Lodge
Wilberforce Agricultural Fair-Haliburton County *
Friday, August 7th & Saturday, August 8th, 2015
Don’t miss all of your favourite events like the pony pull, horse draw, children’s dog show, goat show, antique farm machinery, pedal tractor pull, games, homecrafts and so much more!
Click here for more Stay at accommodation in the Haliburton, Minden resort area.
Discover one of Ontario’s oldest agricultural fairs in Halilburton County Ontario.
Barrie Ontario Barrie Fair
August 27th to 30th, 2015
Location: Essa Agriplex
The first of our Fairs was held in 1853 and there is 161 years of tradition of our Fair within the Simcoe County community to celebrate our agricultural heritage. New: The Chefs Challenge Aug 23 1-4 p.m. Chefs will be asked to create dishes in 30 minutes using a “secret ingredient”—locally grown or produced food products from the fairs agricultural competitions. The winning chefs from each fair will then face each other on the Food and Lifestyle Stage on The Royal in November. Stay at Comfort Inn-Hart Drive Barrie or Nottawasaga Inn Resort Alliston.
August 28th, 29th and 30th, 2015
Garlic is Great Festival
August 15 – Newmarket – Riverwalk Commons – 200 Doug Duncan Dr.
Come out for a stinking good time! There will be cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and plenty of garlic vendors and products for sale! Rain or shine the event will run. Fun for the family at the Garlic is Great Festival
Stay at the Briars on Lake Simcoe or at Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston for a family fun weekend
Carrot Fest-Bradford Ontario
August 14 & 15 -Bradford – Downtown Bradford
16th Annual.Deemed “the World’s Greatest Carrot Festival”. Here you will find a street market with over 300 vendors, Ontario DockDogs Association Competition, Pro Wrestling, CarrotFast 5km Charity Run, Gable Bros. Midway, inflatable amusement rides, main stage, strolling entertainment, buskers, live music, artisans and much more! Come out and discover why Bradford West Gwillimbury is the Heart of the Ontario Vegetable Industry.
www.carrotfest.ca Stay at the Briars on Lake Simcoe or at Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston for a family fun weekend