EVENTS & FESTIVALS IN SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

St. Jacob's, Stratford, Waterloo, Perth, Guelph, Elora-Fergus, Burlington, Hamilton, Sarnia and London are the main destinations for festivals & events in Southwestern Ontario but you'll find smaller events everywhere. Watch highland dance, marvel at strongmen/women, weigh in at a pumpkin competition, admire pristine antique cars, or get down at a music festival. Check the list of festivals below; many are worth planning around. You can save them to your Personal Itinerary to ensure they don't get missed! Check the SFG Event Calendar for a list of current events by date.

Fairs and Festivals near Hamilton, London and Windsor

While there are lots of events around the region, don't forget that you'll find a greater volume in some of the larger cities like Hamilton, London and Windsor, which have lots of things to do year round.

Community Events and Shows

Big events are always fun, but keep an eye out for smaller, community events and shows like art and craft shows, antique shows, fall fairs and more.

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Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show - Oct 8-14, 2019

Norfolk County Fairgrounds, 172 South Dr , Simcoe, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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519-426-7280  www.norfolkcountyfair.com

Come celebrate our 179th year! Visit the oldest agricultural fair in Ontario with over 100,000 visitors each year. This year's fair features agricultural displays, crafts, food vendors,art demonstrations,competitions, midway rides,celebrity chefs,amazing concerts,plus many other special events.   » More

2018 OFG Ontario Ribfest Tour - across Ontario

Alliston, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Haliburton, Innisfil, Owen Sound , Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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1-800-514-9306  ontariofestivalgroup.com

Affordable Family Fun! Ribfest, world-class live music all weekend, Kids Zone, jumping castles, activities & the best Award-Winning, Mouth-Watering BBQ Smoked Ribs you’ve ever tasted! Under 12yrs - FREE, 13+ only $3. Raising funds for our communities. Check event details & dates online.   » More

Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games - July 6-8, 2018

Victoria Park Kincardine, 310 Durham Market North , Kincardine, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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519-396-9300  www.kincardinescottishfestival.ca

A gem of a Scottish Festival featuring world class Pipe Band competitions, Highland dance, traditional Highland sports, parades, Clans, Celtic vendors, Bairns’ (children) program. Enjoy Natalie McMaster, Donnell Leahy, The Trews, Albannach, Screaming Orphans and many more in concert.   » More

TD Kitchener Blues Festival - Aug. 8-11, 2019

200 King Street West , Kitchener, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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519-571-2555  Www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com

Experience one of Canada’s largest Blues Festivals! This mostly free admission festival includes multiple stages throughout Kitchener's downtown core. Featuring top flight international, national & local blues & roots artists. Join us for a great weekend of fun & music! See kitchenerbluesfestival.com for more details.   » More

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