Round up the family and get ready to experience the tastiest food Ontario has to offer! During the summer, Ontario hosts many exciting food festivals. From jerk chicken to carrot-flavored delicacies, Ontario food festivals have dishes for all appetites!
Top 8 Ontario Food Festivals
1. Night It Up! – Markham, Ontario (July 13-15)
Celebrating Asian street food, Night It Up! is one of the best food festivals in Ontario. Not only will you sample ramen burgers and everything matcha-flavored, but you’ll be able to watch and listen to performing artists.
2. Toronto Food Truck Festival – Toronto, Ontario (August 3-6)
Woodbine Park will welcome many food truck vendors to the Toronto Food Truck Festival. These diverse chefs will provide guests with great food while local artists render amazing performances. Additionally, this festival features lots of options for various dietary preferences.
3. Grace JerkFest – Etobicoke, Ontario (August 9-12)
Experience the delicious tastes of Caribbean jerk food at Grace JerkFest. In addition to the food, there will be amazing performances, including a concert by Fantasia, winner of American Idol. Add that to children’s activities and you have a great afternoon in store!
4. Taste of the Danforth – Toronto, Ontario (August 10-12)
Ever had an authentic gyro? Visit Taste of the Danforth in Toronto’s Greek Town and you can! Your family will also enjoy entertainment, a kid’s fun zone, and performances during this celebration of Greek culture.
5. Carrot Fest – Bradford, Ontario (August 17-18)
Voted as one of the top 100 festivals in Ontario for the last seven years, Carrot Fest is a celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage. Anything and everything here is carrot-flavored, plus you can wear your gaudiest orange apparel in celebration.
6. Winona Peach Festival – Winona, Ontario (August 24-26)
Held in the height of peach season, the Winona Peach Festival is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Food vendors will be on hand with unique and delicious peach inspired treats for you to enjoy. You can also explore many arts and crafts vendors, commercial vendors, and a car show.
7. Tecumseh Corn Festival – Tecumseh, Ontario (August 24-26)
Situated near the U.S.-Canada border, the Tecumseh Corn Festival offers entertainment, vendors, a parade, and more. You can even make it into a weekend trip and check out the attractions of Windsor and Detroit.
8. Niagara Grape and Wine Festival – St. Catharines, Ontario (September 12-30)
One of the top Ontario food festivals, the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival takes place during a two-week celebration. Tour wineries throughout the region for tastings, but be sure to check out the main event. Taking place at Montebello Park, the festival will offer you a chance to enjoy great food and wine pairings.
Bonus: Sherkston Shores Food Truck Festival
Love food festivals but don’t want to venture far? Join us every Thursday at Sherkston Shores Beach Resort & Campground, where we host our own mini food festival near the Welcome Center. Guests can enjoy a variety of food trucks before ending the day with a relaxing walk through the resort.
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