Simcoe County Events and Festival Schedule

By: Arianna Pile

Simcoe County Events and Festival Schedule

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July 8 - 10: Craft Beer and BBQ Festival | Heritage Park
If you like beer and you like BBQ, this festival is for you. Experience some of the best craft  beer around and taste award winning BBQ from teams across North America.
For more details, visit:
Craft Beer & BBQ Fest
 
July 28 - 30: WayHome Music & Arts Festival | Burl's Creek
Awarded the best new festival award, WayHome is a 3 day music and arts festival that offers multiple stages, late night spectacles and experiences, food, camping and more.

For more details, visit: WayHome

July 28 - 30: 23rd Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival 
 A salute to the legendary career and life of the world's most celebrated musical icon, Elvis. The Collingwood Elvis Fest features Street party, tribute artist competition, vendors food and more.
For more details, visit:
Elvis Festival
 

August 5 - 7: Kempenfest | Barrie's Waterfront | 10am to 6pm
 The 47th annual Kempenfest is a Barrie long weekend tradition and features over 300 artisans, antiques, food vendors, midway, children's activities, live entertainment and more.

For more details, visit: Kempenfest
 
Aug 10 - 13: Boots and hearts | Burl's Creek
Boots and Hearts is the largest camping and country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on
Canadian Soil.
For more details, visit:
Boots and Hearts
 
Aug 11 - 13: 44th annual Alliston Potato Festival | Beech St E & Church St S 
Fairground, vendors, food, animals, beer gardens  and tons of entertainment.

Friday Aug 11th: Parade begins at 7:00pm | Starts at Banting Memorial High School
For more details, visit: Alliston Potato Festival
 
Aug 18 - 19: Carrot Fest | Downtown Bradford
Voted as one of the top 100 events in Ontario for the last 7 years, Carrot Fest features hundreds of vendors, professional wrestling, BMX stunt show, Kid zone, live stage entertainment and more.
For more details, visit:
 Carrot Fest

Aug 24 - 27: The 164th Barrie Fair | Essa Agriplex
Thurs/Fri  10am to 11pm - Sat  9am to 11pm - Sun 9am to 6pm
Filled with so many things to see and do, including a variety of livestock, home craft shows, vendors, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies and more

For more details, visit: Barrie Fair
 
Saturday, Aug 26th:  Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival | 11am to 6pm 
Enjoy live music, great food and drives, brewery tours, local market, kids activities, classic cars and more.
For more details, visit:
Copper Kettle Festival
 
Saturday, Aug 26th: Barrie Dragon Boat Festival | Heritage Park | 7am to 6pm
A fun-filled day for the whole family, the objective of this festival is to strengthen community spirit.

For more details, visit: Dragon Boat Festival
 
September 16 - 17: 15th Annual Essa Salmon Derby | Don Ross Fishing Park, Angus
If you enjoy fishing, come by and show us what you got. Different prizes to be won and fun for the whole family to be had .
For more details, visit:
Salmon Derby