SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO EVENTS & FESTIVALS

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 2-8, 2018

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

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519-426-7280  www.norfolkcountyfair.com

Come celebrate our 178th 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

Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show - Sept. 28- 30, 2018

Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd , Ancaster, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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519-448-1236  www.ancastergemshow.com

Join us for our 10th Anniversary. A rockhound & jewellery lover's paradise! Great event for the whole family. Lots to do and see. Enjoy free kids activities, jewellery making classes, educational seminars & loads of fascinating gemstones, rocks, minerals & beads. A guaranteed good time.  » More

Festival of Arts & Crafts - Goderich - July 6-8, 2018

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 Annual Festival of Arts and Craft is held on the square in beautiful downtown Goderich. The event proudly hosts as many as 120 crafters and 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 and meet the talented artists too. The festival is also the largest fund raiser for Huron Women’s Shelter.  » More

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