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 5-11, 2021

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

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Come celebrate our 181st 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

TD Kitchener Blues Festival - Aug. 6-9, 2020

200 King Street West , Kitchener, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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Join us to celebrate our 20th year of the TD Kitchener Blues Festival August 6-9th in downtown Kitchener Ontario, Canada. This special year promises to showcase great international and Canadian Blues & Roots artists on multiple stages with after shows in clubs and restaurants. Check out for the complete schedule.   » More

Mount Forest Fireworks Festival - CANCELLED TIL 2021

514 Main St N. , Mount Forest, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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Looking forward to seeing you in 2021! Join us for a fun-filled 3 days at the Mount Forest Fireworks Festival! 500+ cars on the Main street, Midway, KidZone, street vendors, live shows by entertainers, delicious food & the most spectacular fireworks you have ever seen! Voted a Top 100 festival in Ontario, it’s perfect for all ages!   » More

Sarnia Summer Events - Hobbyfest, Kids Funfest, Summer Music Series

255 Christina Street North , Sarnia, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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June 2 - Aug. 20, 2020. Don’t miss Sarnia’s fabulous summer events for 2020! Summer Entertainment Series: FREE family-friendly, outdoor entertainment at 4 locations, starting June 2! Kids Funfest (June 9): FREE educational, interactive experiences. Hobbyfest exciting hands-on demonstrations.   » More

Telling Tales Virtual Festival-Sept. 20th - Dec. 3, 2020

? BLR - LLP P.O. Box 1521, 20 Main Street North, Unit 4 , Waterdown, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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Telling Tales is a free family festival dedicated to inspiring a love of reading. Connect with Canada's leading children's authors, illustrators, storytellers & musicians. Our 2020 events will look much different than other years as we bring our festival online for the first time ever. In a world where we can’t currently hold large gatherings, we look forward to bringing you our virtual festival and help Stories Connect Us!   » More




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