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2016 Ontario, Canada 2016
July thorough December
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(see also: 2017 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011)


July 14-17, 2016  Mississauga Rotary Ribfest
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
BBQ contest, family activities, music and more enjoyed by over 100,000 visitors. Supports many community charities and service organizations.

 

July 17-24, 2016  31st Annual Greater Sudbury Blueberry Festival - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Long recognized as the Nickel capital of the world for its vast underground wealth, Sudbury celebrates its above ground natural resource, the lowbush blueberry, which grows wild in abundance.

July 17-31, 2016  A Taste Burlington - Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Now is your chance to savour a bite of everything and discover the many eateries located in beautiful Burlington. Experience the eclectic styles and flavours of the world, as Burlington’s finest restaurants will be offering prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner options.  Lunch and dinner menus include an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Reservations highly recommended.

July 22, 2016  Passion – a Celebration of Niagara on the Lake  Wine, Food and Cultural Arts
Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada
This high end cultural, wine, food and music event is designed to educate visitors in the art of wine tasting, wine pairing, gourmet food tasting and the culinary art of preparation.

July 22-24, 2016  Ribfest - Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Ribfest is a three-day outdoor event that features professional rib teams from across North America. Ribbers cook and compete for various Best titles (as decided by honorary judges). And, in addition to the many delicious food options, there is also live entertainment, a children and toddler's fun zone and a beer garden featuring new, local craft beers!  This year, Richmond Hill is hosting its first ever Rib Eating Contest!

July 22-24, 2016  Toronto's Festival of Beer
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The annual festival will be held at Bandshell Park. A celebration of Canada's rich brewing history, highlights include 200+ brands of beer onsite, music, grilling tent, and World of Beer pavilion.

July 30, 2016  Food Day Canada 2016 - Nationwide
The largest national food event in the country, encouraging and inspiring people to celebrate local food and community.

July 31-August 1, 2016  Ice Cream Carnival
Westfield Heritage Village, Ontario, Canada
Celebrate summer with the sweet taste of ice cream at this lively family event.  Enjoy Edwardian carnival foods, games, amusements and music. Hand cranked real ice cream making demonstrations and samples throughout the day.  Don’t miss this delicious and festive family outing!

 

August 5-7, 2016  23rd Annual Taste of the Danforth
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street Festival, welcoming 1.6 million attendees annually. As we enter our 23rd year, the Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before with dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages – and of course Food, Food and more Food! 

August 11-12, 2016  Food Chemistry and Hydrocolloids
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The prestigious International Conference on Food Chemistry and Hydrocolloids. Food Chemistry 2016 will focus on the theme “Recent Advancement and Progress in the field of Food Chemistry and Hydrocolloids”.

August 18-21, 2016  Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society Fair
Vankleekhill, Ontario, Canada
The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society is proud to host this year’s edition of the Vankleek Hill Fair – one of the oldest agricultural fairs in the province.  There is so much to see at the Vankleek Hill Fair, including the cattle and horse shows, the flower and homecraft displays. The demolition derby is always a highlight of the fair, and is held on Saturday evening.  Our midway is provided by Carter Shows and musical entertainment is available throughout the week-end. A petting zoo is also available for visitors of all ages.

August 19-20, 2016  Annual Carrot Fest
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada
Deemed "The World's Greatest Carrot Festival!", Carrot Fest takes place on the streets of downtown Bradford, Ontario.  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!  Discover why Bradford West Gwillimbury is the Heart of the Ontario Vegetable Industry!

August 19-21, 2016  Hot & Spicy Food Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Set your temperature soaring! A fiery palette of hot and spicy food, music, dance and the always-popular Iron Chef Competition.

August 19-21, 2016  11th Annual Northumberland Ribfest
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Join us in beautiful Victoria Park for the annual So You Think You Can BBQ Contest, with lots of entertainment for the whole family.

 

August 20, 2016  BluesBERRY Festival
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Celebrating the best of the BLUES and our local berry producers!  Stay tuned for more details!

August 25, 2016  Tastes of the Hill - Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Celebrate diversity and culture at Richmond Hill’s Tastes of the Hill, a multicultural festival that provides a great opportunity for visitors to learn about cultures from around the world; to try international foods; to make crafts from different places; to visit animals from far away lands; to experience entertainment you have never seen before; and to discover new sports.

August 25-28, 2016  41st Annual Tecumseh Corn Festival
Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
Tons of hot buttered corn with live entertainment each night, pageant, parade, car show, and midway.

August 26-28, 2016  Winona Peach Festival
Winona, Ontario, Canada
49 years of peach sundaes, rides, arts & crafts, exhibits, car show, and more food than you can eat!

August 26-Sept 4, 2016  Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
The annual derby will offer $150,000 plus in prizes. Giant fish fry, kids' and seniors days, and entertainment.

August 27, 2016  Coconut Festival - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Soak up the sun and sip on fresh coconuts as Toronto hosts Canada’s 2nd Annual Coconut Festival and Marketplace at David Pecaut Square (behind CBC bldg and next to Roy Thompson Hall). The Coconut Festival is produced by Coconut Festival Canada which aims to bring the community together to learn about the many health benefits of coconuts as well as its diverse culinary uses.

September 9-11, 2016  Veg Food Fest - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mouth-watering burgers. Thick and juicy hot dogs. Fluffy cupcakes smothered in frosting. All meat and dairy free. Veg Food Fest is not your average vegetarian food festival - it’s the biggest one in North America, celebrating 30 years of delicious food that you never thought could be vegetarian. Enjoy tasty dishes from over 130 vendors, local restaurants, and bakeries, plus free presentations, events, cooking demonstrations, and plenty of veg-friendly products for sale. It will change your mouth’s mind.

September 10-11, 2016  Stratford Garlic Festival
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
The 10th annual festival will include the Gourmet Garlic Dinner, Garlic Chef Competition, Braiding Workshop, and much more.

September 10-25, 2016  Niagara Wine Festival
Niagara, Ontario, Canada
More than 100 events including winery tours and tastings, concerts, Niagara cuisine, artisan shows, wine seminars, live entertainment and one of Canada's largest street parades during the Niagara Wine Festival.

September 13-15, 2016  Canada's Outdoor Farm Show
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Canada’s biggest outdoor trade show.  As our nation's premier outdoor agricultural showcase, Canada's Outdoor Farm Show offers "one stop shopping" for farmers and highlights the most innovative and technologically advanced agricultural products and services available.

September 15-18, 2016  CHFA East 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Health Food Association Conference & Trade Show. Expo East is the largest trade event for the natural products and organics industries in Canada.

September 17-25, 2016  Organic Week - Nationwide, Canada
Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country.  (Also: www.facebook.com/organicweek )

September 22-25, 2016  153rd Carp Fair - Carp, Ontario, Canada
The shows, classes and displays from agriculture to homecraft are mainstays of the fair that generations have come to love.

September 24, 2016  Taste Community Grown
Picton, Ontario, Canada
Join us for a celebration of our regional cuisine with area chefs, growers, brewers, and winemakers.

October 4-10, 2016  Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
The Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show is in its 175th year, and is the fourth 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.

October 10, 2016  THANKSGIVING DAY CANADA
Nationwide, Canada
A day of thanksgiving celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. (2nd Mon. in Oct.)

October 14-15, 2016  Bala Cranberry Festival
Bala, Ontario, Canada
Highlights include the Cran-Anne contest, juried craft market, exhibits, fireworks, music, cranberry related foods, and cranberry marsh tours.

October 14-16, 2016  Waterford Pumpkin Festival
Waterford, Ontario, Canada
The schedule includes entertainment, a parade, native reptile display, mad scientist show, tractor and car shows, and over 1,500 carved, lit pumpkins.

October 15, 2016  APPLEFEST - Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
This tremendously popular annual street festival celebrates all things apple.  Four city blocks become a showcase for our many local apple growers who proudly offer up a wide variety of fresh picked apples and other goodies.   You'll also find fresh-pressed apple cider, homemade apple pies and crisps, candy and carmel apples, cider donuts, and so much more.  Be sure to make a stop for our famous fresh hot apple fritters.

October 15, 2016  Prince Edward County Pumpkinfest
Wellington, Ontario, Canada
Centered around the weigh-off of huge pumpkins, the event includes a pancake breakfast, games, music and a parade.

October 15-November 6, 2016  Toronto Chocolate Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The 11th annual Festival will present several delectable, delicious and simply decadent events, including some new ones.

October 17-18, 2016  Grocery Inovations Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Exhibits by food and consumer product manufacturers, equipment technology and service providers, food processors and more.

October 22, 2016  Whisky Live - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Whether you are a whisky enthusiast, newcomer to the world of the dram, or just want a day out at one of the most entertaining events of the year, Whisky Live has something to offer everyone.

October 22, 2016  Annual Keene Pumpkin Festival
Keene, Ontario, Canada
Come enjoy our fall fair and beautiful village. Car show, music, food, pumpkin pyramid, parade, and contests--home decorating, capture the pumpkin, best pumpkin pie, weigh-off, and farmer Olympics.

October 23, 2016  Pumpkin Sunday
Westfield Heritage Village, Ontario, Canada
A fun event for the whole family, especially the little ones!  Featuring pumpkin-themed games, demonstrations, crafts and activities.  Bring your camera!

October 28-November 20, 2016  County-licious
Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Prince Edward County's celebration of fine dining featuring dinner menus created by each participating chef exclusively for the event.

November 4-6, 2016  Ottawa Wine & Food Festival
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Taste a wide variety of culinary creations while perusing the selection of wines, spirits and beer. Choose from over 40 events.

November 13-15, 2016  The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Since its inception 90 years ago, the event now attracts more than 340,000 visitors to Toronto every year. Under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth II, the Fair is synonymous with agricultural innovation, state-of-the-art technology, health and well-being and world class competition.

November 17-20, 2016  Gourmet Food & Wine Expo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Offers 45,000 guests an unparalleled opportunity to sample over 1500 fine wines, beers and spirits from around the globe. This event is for everyone, novice or collector, to experience wines from nearly every wine-making region worldwide.

November 19-20, 26-27 & Dec 3-4, 2016 - Wassail 2016
Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Wassail is an annual event held in Prince Edward County which celebrates another harvest and the laying of vines to rest. The event takes place over 3 weekends in November & December and each participating winery hosts a variety winter festivities including things like mulled wines, tasty treats and caroling! A singing cavalcade also sweeps across the County each weekend.

November 21, 2016  Ontario Culinary Tourism Summit
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Destination Delicious.  The Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance (OCTA) is an industry-driven organization that builds capacity for culinary tourism development in Ontario by connecting growers, producers, processors, tourism operators and others rooted in our agri-food and travel sectors.

December 2, 2016 - Christmas Moonlight Magic & Tree Lighting
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
6:00pm until 10:00pm in Historic Downtown Bowmanville.  Bring the entire family downtown for a carol sing and countdown to the lighting of Bowmanville's huge Christmas Tree in the town square.  You can also have your picture taken with Santa and his live reindeer.  Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides along the main street.  FREE admission and FREE parking.

December 3, 10 & 17, 2016 - ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Westfield Heritage Village, Ontario, Canada
Enjoy Westfield by candlelight and feel the warmth of the season through music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas. Christmas shopping is available at the Gift Shop and the restaurant features light meals and refreshments.  Saturday Evenings in December.
 

 

2017 Ontario, Canada 2017
July thorough December
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos


August 11-13, 2017  Alliston Potato Festival 2017
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
The 44th annual Potato Festival will include a full schedule of events, with lots of music and one of the biggest parades in the area. The Festival plays an active role in the community, lending a helping hand to various organizations.

August 12-13, 2017  20th Annual Perth Lions Garlic Festival 2017 - Perth, Ontario, Canada
A celebration of the "stinking rose", to promote Ontario grown garlic, share ideas on how to grow, harvest, market, cook and enjoy garlic, and to bring together "garlic heads" and producers.

September 19-23, 2017 - International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
Walton, Ontario, Canada
Ontario Plowmen's Association.  The OPA is the parent host of the International Plowing Match. Each year the OPA partners with a local plowing association to organize and host the IPM. The International Plowing Match is a sanctioned member of the North American Farm Show Council. As such, it maintains the highest standards set by the council.

September 24-25, 2017  Canadian Coffee & Tea Show
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show is designed to meet the needs of independent café owners, restaurateurs, foodservice operators, distributors, franchise operators, and buyers from all sectors of the industry.

September 30, 2017 - Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese Festival 2017
Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
Every great festival is built on great food, great events, and great fun! In Wellesley, the food begins with a pancake breakfast at the crack of dawn and continues with a smorgasbord at noon, not to mention the apple butter and apple cider available all day long. Enjoy markets, performances, stage coach rides and more.
 

 

2015 Ontario, Canada 2015
July thorough December
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos

these events waiting for new dates

August 8-9, 2015  Peach of a Celebration
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Niagara-on-the-Lake's agricultural roots remain strong, with ongoing celebrations and tributes to our favourite fruits! Don't miss the celebration of the Peach.

August 14-16, 2015  Annual Leamington Tomato Festival
Leamington, Ontario, Canada
In times-gone-by, the H. J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd. held its traditional employees' picnic to celebrate the bountiful Tomato Harvest. As time moved forward, community-minded citizens with support from Heinz extended this unique Family tradition into today's "Tomato Festival". We've never forgotten our Cultural and Rural Heritage... and we look forward to a bigger and better future.   The Field Tomato is the largest locally grown crop in the region and has been used by Heinz Canada in its food products worldwide. Additionally, Leamington proudly hosts one the largest concentrations of Commercial Greenhouse operations in the world. Our Community supplies supermarkets across North America and the World.   The Tomato is the centrepiece of the Festival and symbolizes the our strong identity and belief in Family and Community.

August 21-23, 2015  Festa Italiana - London, Ontario, Canada
2016 EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

September 11-13, 2015  22nd Annual Niagara Food Festival
Welland, Ontario, Canada
The annual showcase of all things food and drink in Niagara brings together growers, producers, restaurateurs, chefs, wineries, brewers and entertainers to celebrate the best the Niagara region has to offer. Apple Pie Baking Contest, Preserve Contest, Waiter Race.

Sept 25-27, 2015  Canada's Baking and Sweets Show
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A Consumer Show catering to everyone who loves to bake and anyone who loves to eat sweets and baked goods.

September 28-29, 2015  GIC 2015 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Grocery Innovations Canada is the only grocery show for new products to exhibit at to get in front of Canada’s top retailers, whether corporate, franchise or independent. GIC has 95,000 square feet of exhibit space, with more than 350 exhibiting companies.

December 20, 2015  Christmas Table
Westfield Heritage Village, Ontario, Canada
This extra special evening features delicious, historical foods, traditional entertainment and a chance to experience the holiday traditions and delights of early Canada. Seating is limited.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  Call the office for details: 519-621-8851
 

 

2014 Ontario, Canada 2014
July thorough December
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos

these events waiting for new dates

July 19-20, 2014  IHA Conference & Meeting
West Toronto, Ontario, Canada
International Herb Association Educational Conference and Meeting of Memers.

July 19-20, 2014  Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival - Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Perth County farmers and artisanal food producers join Stratford Chefs at the table in two days of grazing in the heritage district of Stratford, Ontario.  Sip, Savour and Sample the best of Perth County pork, produce and preserves.  Free public outdoor concerts, craft beer and Ontario wine samples, BBQ and chef demonstrations and more!

December 6-7, 2014  Ottawa Tea Festival
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
A unique opportunity to taste a wide selection of teas from different regions of the world; tea ceremonies, workshops and more. Each year the event benefits a local community project and a project in a tea producing region.
 

 

2013 Ontario, Canada 2013
July thorough December

these events waiting for new dates

August 17, 2013  Food Fight for Foodies Festival & Cooking Competition
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Niagara is known for its abundant produce and rich culinary tradition.  To celebrate the food heritage of the region, Niagara Essential Oils & Blends (NEOB) in partnership with Niagara College will hold a Food Fight for Foodies Festival & Cooking Competition.  Guests will get to sample local delights from food trucks & vendors, and enjoy shopping in the market area.  The highlight of the event will be a cooking competition where contestants vie for the title of “Aroma Genius”.

September 11-13, 2013  Savour The Season
Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
Savour the Season is Durham’s annual culinary festival showcasing our local harvest. Durham Region chefs are paired with local farmers and producers to transform fresh local fare into mouth-watering dishes offered at a fixed price.

September 15, 2013  Festival of Flavours
Vankleekhill, ON, Canada
Enjoy food and beverages from local producers and from many ethnic cultures in a unique outdoor setting.

October 6, 2013  Lang Pioneer Village Applefest
Keene, Ontario, Canada
Tempt your taste buds at this colourful fall celebration of apples and the harvest season. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, freshly-baked apple treats and cider, as well as lots of family fun including apple crafts, a petting zoo and apple games.
 

 

2012 Ontario, Canada 2012
July thorough December
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

these events waiting for new dates

August 11-12, 2012  Afrofesta - London, Ontario, Canada
A celebration of African food, music, and dance, celebrating London's diverse and rich black culture, held in the market square at Covent Garden.

September 16, 2012  Fortune Cooking Food Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Explore the hot spots (and pots!) of Pan-Asian cuisine and its influence across the globe. Taste the trends, witness the wizardry and savour the sounds.
 

 

2011 Ontario, Canada 2011
July thorough December
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

these events waiting for new dates

July 2, 2011  Toronto Food Truck Eats Festival 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Celebrating the diversity and quality of food available from gourmet food trucks around Toronto, focusing on the Distillery District.

July 16, 2011  16th Annual Fiesta Buckhorn
Buckhorn, Ontario, Canada
EVENT CANCELED FOR 2012
Our 16th year of great wine, extraordinary food and craft beers in the unique setting of the Buckhorn Community Centre. A one-day event this year.

August 13-14, 2011  Conscious Food Festival
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A celebration of local food and sustainability--a collaborative event to help promote the growing sustainable food movement while introducing thousands of people to food that is local, natural, healthy and delicious.

August 20, 2011  Bobcaygeon Wine & Food Festival 2011
Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada
Held at the historic Kawartha Settlers' Village, the tasting event is a fund-raising effort by non-profit groups and offers demonstrations, exhibitors and entertainment.

September 20-24, 2011
Int’l Plowing Match & Rural Exposition
Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada
An event organized yearly by the Ontario Plowmen association, including mechanized and horse drawn plowing contests, artisans' displays, quilting bees and much more.

September 22-25, 2011  37th Brighton Applefest 2011
Brighton, Ontario, Canada
Celebrates the bountiful apple harvest at the height of the harvest season along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario. BBQ's, entertainment, children's activities, dances, a street fair and a parade.

October 28-31, 2011  A Nightmare on Liberty Street 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vote for your favorite carved pumpkin while enjoying some delicious food and drinks. A trick-or-treating event supporting Project Connect, a joint initiative with Habitat for Humanity to put computers in the homes of needy families.

 

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