2019 Ontario, Canada 2019 January through June Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos (see also: 2020 - 2018 - 2017 - 2015)
January 11-27, 2019 Niagara Icewine Festival Niagara, Ontario, Canada For three weeks in January the Niagara region is transformed into a wintry wonderland, celebrating one of Canada's most cherished products, Ontario Icewine.
January 25-27, 2019 Lifestyle Home Show London, Ontario, Canada A variety of products and services for in and around the home. (also: www.westernfairdistrict.com )
February 22-24, 2019 36th Annual London Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show - London, Ontario, Canada Show goers will see hundreds of exhibits in acres of show space featuring new boats for sale, fishing accessories and outdoors adventure and travel opportunities all under one roof at the Western Fair District. Take advantage of the exclusive show specials and deals or if you are new to boating, fishing or the outdoors, start your research at the show - bring your questions for our boat dealers and fishing & outdoor product specialists.
February 24-26, 2019 Restaurants Canada Show Toronto, Ontario, Canada Restaurants Canada proudly presents Hospitality Unleashed: the Restaurants Canada Show every year in Toronto. It’s the biggest event of the year for the hospitality industry! (Formerly called the CRFA Show/HostEx). Thousands of visitors and exhibitors flock to the show each year to learn about exciting new products, discover new trends and ideas, connect and network with colleagues, and gather tips and trends to help grow and promote their business.
March 1-3, 2019 9th Annual Hamilton Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Located Right Beside The Hamilton International Airport. A Spectacular Show Experience! 108,000 square foot location full of show stopping features, special attractions & hundreds of exhibits of boats, fishing, outdoor accessories and recreational power products. The Hamilton Boat, Fishing and Outdoor Show is one of the premier regional boat, fishing and outdoor shows in Canada. Come get inspired, get informed, be entertained and most importantly be ready to take advantage of great show deals.
March 2-3, 9-17, 23-24 & 30-31, 2019 Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek - Oakville, Ontario, Canada Visit Bronte Creek Provincial Park for the annual Maple Syrup Festival and enjoy 1890's costumed interpreters demonstrating how to tap maple trees and how to make maple syrup. View artifacts in the maple museum, take a wagon ride, and enjoy hot pancakes with pure maple syrup. Weekends through March.
March 3-31, 2019 Maple Syrup Festival Westfield Heritage Village, Ontario, Canada Explore the making of maple syrup at Westfield Heritage Village. Join us for living history programs, embark on an old-fashioned horse and wagon ride, stroll the 1860's village, and savour the flavour of Canada's own sweetener. March 3, 10, 13, 14, 17, 24, & 31.
March 6-8, 2019 - London Farm Show - London, Ontario, Canada The London Farm Show at the Western Fair District features over 275,000 square feet of exhibit space, and over 360 exhibitors. As the Largest Indoor Spring Farm Show in Eastern Canada it continue to provide companies an opportunity to display big brand equipment, provide insightful speaker programs and showcase the latest products and services in agriculture. Attendance: 15,000.
March 9-10, 2019 Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival Warkworth, Ontario, Canada For over 30 years the community has marked the coming of spring with a fun-filled family weekend with events to enjoy both at Sandy Flat Sugar Bush and the Village of Warkworth in Ontario, Canada.
March 9-17, 2019 - Bugfeast Food Truck Festival Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. BugFeast: Come Sample REAL Insects. Join us during March Break and put your taste buds to the test! We'll tempt you with 3 bugtastic food samples: Samples are FREE with paid admission. Save the planet, eat a bug!
March 16-17, 2019 - Junior Beef Expo - London, Ontario, Canada Join our future in Agriculture as Juniors 21 and under compete for cash and prizes in showmanship and confirmation.
March 30-31, 2019 - Maple in the County Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Celebrating the maple syrup industry of Prince Edward County with various events at sugarbushes, farms and businesses throughout the area. 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.
April 3-4, 2019 National Poultry Show London, Ontario, Canada The National Poultry Show in partnership with Poultry Industry Council is the largest Poultry Show in Canada! The show leads the industry with over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space and 3,500 attendees, as it continues to provide companies with an opportunity to display the latest in the poultry industry, equipment and feed.
April 3-4, 2019 Canadian Dairy XPO Stratford, Ontario, Canada Your Canadian Dairy Showcase.
April 4-6, 2019 Eat & Drink Norfolk Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Norfolk County Fairgounds. With close to forty different food producers, restaurants, wineries, and breweries, all from within or close proximity to Norfolk County, it’s a great way to ‘nibble and nosh’ your way around the County, all under one roof. Each of the exhibitors is proud to showcase samples of their fine culinary products to the many who attend Eat & Drink Norfolk.
April 5-28, 2019 County-licious Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Prince Edward County's twice annual celebration of fine dining featuring dinner menus created by each participating chef exclusively for the event.
April 6, 2019 Elmira Maple Syrup Festival - Elmira, Ontario, Canada Fun for the whole family--pancakes with maple syrup, pancake flipping contest, sugar bush tours, crafts, petting zoo and much more. The event raises money for local charities. Attendance: 68,000.
April 6-7, 2019 Maple Sugar Festival - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada The Maple Sugar Festival guarantees fun-filled activities for everyone. Aside from serving delicious pancakes and offering a traditional style sugar shack brunch, we also encourage you to come and take part in our festivities including sleigh rides, a petting zoo, storytelling, entertainment, etc.
April 6-7, 2019 Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival Sunderland, Ontario, Canada Everyone enjoys the exciting variety of events taking place during the festival weekend.
April 12-14, 2019 Home & Outdoor Show - London, Ontario, Canada Come Spring Time, the Home and Outdoor Show will arrive at the Western Fair District. The show boasts over 200 exhibitors in over 125,000 square feet of show space alongside industry experts in home, outdoor, décor, interiors, exteriors and more!
April 22, 2019 Earth Day - Worldwide Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
April 30-May 2, 2019 SIAL Canada 2019 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada The leading North American agrifood show. SIAL Canada offers to North American and worldwide producers and distributors a powerful business platform to make a way into the North American marketplace. Held in Montreal even years and in Toronto odd years.
May 2-5, 2019 Slow Food Canada National Summit Guelph, Ontario, Canada There is no better place to discuss the future of food than in the city of Guelph and the County of Wellington which is working towards becoming Canada’s first Circular Food Economy.
May 4, 2019 Annual Spirit of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Spirit of Toronto is Toronto’s Annual Whisky Gala, a spectacular evening featuring a dazzling array of 100 plus whiskies and premium spirits, tutored tastings, live jazz, gourmet catering, classic cocktails, and a poolside cigar bar on the outdoor lower level of Roy Thomson Hall.
May 4, 2019 Annual Maple Festival & All That Jazz Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada Where you're once again tempted by the Maple Syrup Products, especially the maple donuts! This is a festival that appeals to young and old alike, made better by the spirit of the town’s residents. Enjoy a hot pancake breakfast, stroll through the historic town with its many boutique shops and services and to see the joy on the faces of the children as they wait to go on the latest rides. While enjoying maple products sit a listen to some of the many jazz bands sprinkled throughout the town.
May 6, 2019 Terroir Symposium - Toronto, Ontario, Canada The TERROIR SYMPOSIUM is Canada’s leading hospitality and tourism event. This year, we will explore the choices we make and how they affect the growth, change and collective identity of our industry. The event will offer more main stage programming with multiple concurrent hands-on workshops.
May 17-19, 2019 Party in the Vineyard: Food Truck Edition Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada Kick off your summer at the ultimate backyard bash held over the May long-weekend at Peller Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Party in the Vineyard: Food Truck Edition, in its 8th year, brings together 20 food trucks and pop-up food vendors, and Chef Parsons’ Barrel House Grill to deliver some of the most daring, tasty and innovative food available, alongside some of our award-winning VQA Peller wines.
May 18-19, 2019 Annual Terroir Wine & Farmer's Market Picton, Ontario, Canada Annual Terroir at the Crystal Palace in Picton. Sample newly-released wines from 20+ Prince Edward County wineries, taste delicious food from local restaurants and shop for cheese, baked goods, preserves and other farmer's market favourites. A farm-to-table experience showcasing local food, handcrafted wine, artisan bread, preserves and other one-of-a-kind products from local farmers.
May 25, 2019 Beeton Honey & Garden Festival Beeton, Ontario, Canada The Festival features over 190 vendors including beekeepers and honey products. Enjoy a full day of great food, shopping and entertainment and enter the Cooking With Honey contest.
May 25-26, 2019 Apple Blossom Tyme Festival Colborne, Ontario, Canada Celebrate Spring and our apple-growing heritage with farm tractors, classic cars, festival foods, marketplace, entertainment and a pie-eating contest.
June 1-2, 2019 Ottawa Veg Fest - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Veg Fest is a 100% vegan event, and there is no other event like it in the Ottawa market. It attracts not only vegetarians and vegans, but also those who are generally health conscious, people interested in eating more ethically / sustainably, and locavores / foodies. $5 admission, payable at the door. Kids under 10 are free.
June 6, 2019 Artisan Cheese Night Market - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Artisan Cheese Night Market is a sampling show where you can try before you buy. Once you have purchased a ticket, sampling of award-winning Canadian cheese, Québec charcuterie and Ontario artisan foods, plus Niagara wines and Prince Edward County spirits is free. That’s correct, FREE and included in the price of admission. Admission also includes a generous sample of the 2018 Canadian Cheese of the Year to take home PLUS a big insulated souvenir tote bag for your purchases. Regular admission price at the door is $40.00 plus tax. Save $5.00 by ordering your tickets in advance below, and avoid having to line up to buy a ticket at the event.
June 6-9, 2019 LaSalle Strawberry Festival - LaSalle, Ontario, Canada The four-day event takes place at Gil Maure Park featuring carnival rides and games, fireworks over the Heritage Detroit River, parade, entertainment and local strawberries. Admission is $5 per person at the gate (children under 6 and seniors over 65 are free), or weekend passes are $12 per person.
June 7-9, 2019 Annual Rosy Rhubarb Festival Shedden, Ontario, Canada Every year, on the second weekend in June, we celebrate the plant that put our village on the map. Gardens are lush with ripe rhubarb waiting to be turned into tasty treats for families, friends and visitors. Only the best pies, tarts and cakes make it into our annual rhubarb bake-off. The winning entries are auctioned on the Friday night of the festival, kicking off a weekend of fun, community spirit and fundraising. Come browse the yard sales, participate in the rhubarb pie auction, indulge in local baked goods and our famous Ice Cream With Rhubarb Sauce.
June 8-17, 2019 Ontario Craft Beer Week Various locations, Ontario, Canada Ontario Craft Beer Week is a week-long, province-wide festival that celebrates the thriving locally-based craft beer industry in Ontario and exposes consumers to the premium quality and culture of Ontario craft beer.
June 14-15, 2019 Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival Toronto, Ontario, Canada The Wine & Spirit Festival; Toronto’s first outdoor wine and spirit festival, is celebrating eleven years of bringing you some of the best wine, spirits, beer, cider, cocktails, food and live music in the world! We return to the city’s fabulous waterfront, centrally located in downtown Toronto. Join us at Sugar Beach, located at the foot of Lower Jarvis and Queen’s Quay!
June 14-15, 2019 London Beer & BBQ Show London, Ontario, Canada If you love beer and grilled foods you can’t ask for a better place to be! Bring your friends and enjoy the true tastes of summer at the London Beer and BBQ Show.
June 14-16, 2019 Beach, BBQ & Brews - Toronto, Ontario, Canada The Beach BBQ & Brews Festival is an annual festival taking place on Father’s Day weekend at Woodbine Park. An incredible venue located at Woodbine Park in the “Beach” in the east end of Toronto. Supported by the City of Toronto and buoyed by a large consumer base this event is family friendly, active and the place to be! Come out to this FREE EVENT to enjoy great BBQ, Live Music, Children’s Area (complete with rides!), BBQ competitions, Grilling Demonstrations, Craft Vendors and of course the Beer and Beverage vendors. It’s a community favourite and has something for everyone!
June 15, 2019 St. Agatha Strawberry Fest St. Agatha, Ontario, Canada On the third Saturday in June, The Lions Club of St. Agatha invites you to a full day of games, live music and lots, and lots of strawberries! For more than a decade, the St. Agatha Lions Club StrawberryFest has entertained families and delighted tourists all while supporting local businesses and promoting healthy eating. Come down to St. Agatha, Ontario, and meet Aggie the Strawberry, enjoy the music, have your face painted, and, of course, treat yourself to mouth-watering strawberry dishes and desserts.
June 15-16 & 22-23, 2019 Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival Niagara, Ontario, Canada The Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival is the perfect time to celebrate the start of summer. With fresh farm flavours, and everyone heading outdoors, there is no better place than Niagara to enjoy over 14,800 acres of lush vineyards! Award-winning winemakers are eager to showcase their best as Niagara opens its cellar doors to share this New Vintage experience with you. From wine route culinary pairings to vineyard celebrations, the Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival is celebrated in many ways and each includes VQA wine sure to please any palate.
June 16, 2019 23rd Annual Smoke & Steam Show Keene, Ontario, Canada Lang Pioneer Village Museum 10am to 4pm. . View unique antique tractors and steam engines up-close and learn more about the many uses of smoke and steam!
June 28-July 1, 2019 Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival Stouffville, Ontario, Canada Highlights include the Lions beef BBQ, comedy night, parade, carnival, crafters, fireworks and, of course, strawberries! Attendance: 35,000.
2020 Ontario, Canada 2020 January through June Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
January 16-18, 2020 London Wine & Food Show 2020 London, Ontario, Canada An annual event showcasing London's culinary culture. Presented by White Oaks Mall, with more food, wine and entertainment than ever before. The show brings Londoners an enticing mix of local restaurants, wineries, craft beers, and spirits and pairs them with tasting seminars, stage presentations and entertainment.
2018 Ontario, Canada 2018 January through June Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos events waiting for new dates
February 7-8, 2018 London Dairy Congress - London, Ontario, Canada Introducing the newest Dairy event in Ontario. This show brings together leaders to showcase the latest industry trends and newest technology. You’ll find interactive educational sessions, a strong lineup of 150 exhibitors, and an educational junior dairy component. Free
May 1, 2018 Annual Bon Appetit Ottawa - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada This year, Bon Appetit Ottawa will welcome over 1200 people to enjoy the delicious creations from the kitchens of the region’s trendiest restaurants and caterers paired with smooth samplings of the most popular wineries, breweries and beverage companies. Age of Majority event. Ottawa's premiere charitable gourmet event at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa. Your $95 ticket (including a $55 tax receipt) includes all food and beverage for the evening. No extra cost once you are on the show floor! All samples included in ticket price.
June 6-7, 2018 Canadian Cheese Awards - Toronto, Ontario, Canada The 2018 Cheese of the Year and 33 category winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Tasting Gala on June 6 in Toronto at historic St. Lawrence Market followed on June 7 by the inaugural Canadian Cheese Expo for the trade and the first-ever Artisan Cheese Night Market for the public.
January 27-29, 2017 - Lifestyle Home Show - London, Ontario, Canada A variety of products and services for in and around the home. (also: www.westernfairdistrict.com )
May 4, 2017 The Brewers Plate Toronto - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Unlimited tastings from over 20 celebrated chefs, food artisans and fresh Ontario craft breweries create an extraordinary local sustainable, feast for you! Gourmet cuisine, libations, a relaxed atmosphere, live music and entertainment, and a silent auction creates a foodie’s paradise! Time: 6:00pm. Price: $80-$90..
June 19-23, 2017 APGA Conference Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario, Canada American Public Gardens Association (APGA) Annual Conference
2015 Ontario, Canada 2015 January through June Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos these events waiting for new dates
June 14, 2015 A Taste of Warm Bread Westfield Heritage Village, Ontario, Canada Come and taste a little history! Warm, soft, crusty - bread is the theme of this day. Learn how different types of breads are made in hearths, woodstoves and the bake oven. Samples will be available!