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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 24-27, 2019
Guelph Organic Conference & Trade Show
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Where Farmers & Consumers Meet.

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 19-22, 2019  Easter Egg Hunt at the Maple Sugarbush
McDonalds Corners, Ontario, Canada
Children's Easter egg hunt, pancake meals, maple taffy-on-snow, and horse drawn sleigh rides.

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  Spring Sessions: Toronto's Festival of Beer
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
It's finally here, another session of Toronto's Festival of Beer - and this time in the spring.

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.

May 26-30, 2019  Canadian Culinary Federation National Chefs Conference - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
56th Annual Conference.  This international event brings chefs from around the world to compete and experience fine foods.

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.

June 9-11, 2018  2nd International Conference on Diabetes, Nutrition, Metabolism and Medicare - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Diabetes Conference 2018 in Toronto, Canada with theme " Join Hands to Eradicate the Diabetes"  offers Young Researchers Forum to the scholars who are at their early stages of research to present and share their views with eminent personalities.

June 24, 2018  PoultryFest Niagara - West Niagara, Ontario, Canada
After close to 20 years in Niagara, PoultryFest has been discontinued.

 

 

2017 Ontario, Canada 2017
January through June
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
these events waiting for new dates

January 19-21, 2017 - London Wine & Food Show
London, Ontario, Canada
An annual event showcasing London's culinary culture.

January 26-29, 2017 - Guelph Organic Conference & Trade Show
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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!

 

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