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

2019 Ontario Ribfest Tour - across Ontario

Vaughan, Alliston, Innisfil, Huntsville, Wasaga Beach, Haliburton, 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

Festival of Arts & Crafts - July 5-7, 2019

The Square in Downtown Goderich , Goderich, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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519-955-0679  www.huronwomensshelter.ca/festival-of-arts-crafts-goderich/

The Festival of Arts & Craft is held on the square in beautiful downtown Goderich. The event proudly hosts as many as 120 crafters & artisans with beautiful hand crafted items for sale. Thousands of shoppers are drawn to the lake-side town every year. Don't miss the opportunity to see and purchase unique, hand-crafted items & meet the talented artists too.   » More

Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games - July 5-7, 2019

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

London Children's Festival - June 14-16, 2019

Victoria Park - 509 Clarence St, , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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519-432-5189  canadasbiggestparty.com/victoria-park-kids-expo

25 Years of Fun! Kids Expo is best enjoyed by children 3-15 and their parents & caregivers. The park is filled with free activities that include: crafts, ride on toys, and interactive activities. Also enjoy great food choices like burgers, fries, wraps and other fun food along with parents favorite meals.   » More

Oxford Renaissance Festival - June 14-16, 2019

Dorchester Fairgrounds, 4939 Hamilton Rd. , Dorchester, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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To charge-by-phone: 877-700-3130  www.renfest.ca

Experience the legends of knights and maidens to life through medieval comedy, fire-eating performances, magic shows, jousting on horseback, live Celtic music, and more. Enjoy authentic renaissance foods and family entertainment throughout the weekend. Plenty of wares for your heart's content at our merchandise booths.   » More

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