Food and Drink Festivals: Summer Edition

Jun 23, 2016
Local Food and Drink Festivals in Ontario

Staring with June 20 running until September 21 we are officially in summer!

Summer is the time to get out and enjoy the warm weather! At almost 2 million acres, there’s plenty to explore in Ontario’s Greenbelt.

This summer take advantage of our protected Greenbelt and get out to events happening in your community: July | August | September


June 30 to July 3: Strawberry Festival in Whitchurch-Stouffville - Eat sweet locally grown strawberries while taking part in activities that the whole family can enjoy!

July 1: Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival in Caledon - Celebrate Canada Day by eating locally grown strawberries!

July 1: Canada Day Strawberry Social in Burlington - Sample delicious local strawberries and explore Burlington’s heritage.

July 2: Strawberry Festival Train in Stouffville - Take in picturesque views of the Oak Ridges Moraine, and view the Strawberry Festival from a Train.

July 9: 3rd Annual Durham Craft Beer Festival in Oshawa - Taste and learn more about Ontario Craft Beer in the heart of Oshawa!

July 16: Farm Crawl in Hamilton - Learn about farming in the height of summer, with stops at Jerry’s Berries, Waterhall Farm, Alpacas on Eights and Mud, and Ridge Road Winery among many others.


August 6 to 7: Niagara Craft Beer Festival in St. Catharines - Featuring 100+ of Ontario’s best small batch craft beers and ciders, incredible culinary creations by Niagara’s top food trucks and restaurants, the festival will overlook the Martindale Pond.

August 13: 26th Annual Peach Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake - Listen to live music while enjoying tasty “Peachy” delights from local bakeries, restaurants, and farmers.

August 13: Brock’s Big Bite in Beaverton - Take a stroll in beautiful Beaverton, while enjoying succulent locally-raised beef on freshly baked buns, tasty farm-fresh salads and a variety of mouth-watering fruit pies.

August 13: Taste Ajax in Ajax - Savour the flavours of gourmet food trucks, local restaurants, and craft breweries in Ajax.

August 14: Shades of Summer Dinner in Niagara-on-the-Lake - Celebrate the peach harvest with local food and drink in the Heritage District.

August 18: Harvest Moon Festival in Markham - Come out and enjoy a summer-time celebration of the local harvest with samples of Ontario craft beer, wine, cider and local food.

August 19 to 20: Carrot Fest in Bradford - Here you will find a street market, with over 300 vendors, CarrotFast 5km Charity Run, live music, artisans and much more!

August 19 to 20: Hamilton Beer Festival in Hamilton - Delicious craft beer, many food vendors, and music, all on Hamilton’s waterfront!

August 20: Clarington Craft Beer Fest in Bowmanville - Clarington’s first annual beer festival, hosted by Manantler Craft Brewing Co.! A great way to enjoy beers from the best Indie Breweries in Durham!

August 27: Bacon, Beer & Cider Festival in Bowmanville - A celebration of all things bacon! Enjoy tasty salty treats paired with Ontario craft beers & ciders.

August 27: Toronto Craft Cider Festival in Toronto - Kick back and relax in Muskoka chairs, while enjoying cider at Yonge and Dundas Square.

August 26 to 28: Winona Peach Festival in Winona - Enjoy locally grown peaches while taking part in activities that the whole family can enjoy!


September 17: Georgetown Craft Beer Festival in Georgetown - Sample beer and cider from 30 Ontario Craft Brewers, gourmet food, live music and fun games!

September 17: Georgina Pioneer Village Harvest Festival in Georgina - Celebrate the arrival of autumn with vintage farm equipment, food, crafts, artisans & vendors, historical demonstrations, live music and FREE hot apple cider!

September 17 to 18: St. George Applefest in Paris - Eat local apples and pies while taking part in activities that are fun for the whole family.

September 18: Carrot Fest at Everdale in Hillsburgh - Live music, U-pick carrots, farm tours, harvest games, a farm lunch, home alive tours, farm crafts….need we say more?

September 18: Second Annual Feast of Hops in Erin - Fine food and craft beer festival that includes gourmet food tastings form six Erin restaurants and six Ontario craft brewers.

Year Round: Apple Pie Trail in Blue Mountains - Love apples? This trail’s for you! With over 36 things to see and do - from choosing your favourite variety at the farmers’ market, to sampling apple-based culinary treats, to sipping on hard apple cider-you can sample the Greenbelt’s apple diversity in all its forms.

Year Round: Brewery Discovery Route in and around the Greenbelt - Explore 5 self-guided craft beer, cider & culinary experiences in the beauty of Ontario and its protected Greenbelt.

– Andreea Nicoara

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