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Regional Food Festivals

There is no better way to experience a destination like South Eastern Ontario than through its various food and wine festivals. We dare you not to salivate at the many exciting choices where you get the best of the home grown food from our area! Your culinary journey will lead you to incredible food, delightful venues and entertaining hosts. Our extraordinary culinary culture awaits you!

Food & Drink Events at its Best

Fall & Winter
Fall & Winter

Colder Days Just Make Warm Food Even Better

  • Fall


    • Maple in the County – Prince Edward County: Celebrate nature’s gold with Maple in the County. A dozen sugar shacks and maple syrup producers open their doors to the public, partake in pancake breakfasts with fresh maple syrup, taffy on snow, s’mores, petting zoos, BBQ sausages, a lumberjack show, artisan vendors and more.  
    • Maple Syrup Festival in Delta: This festival has roots as deep as the tapped maple trees – it has been a community mainstay since 1967. Find pancake breakfasts, a huge book sale, activities for the kids, tours of the National History Site Old Stone Mill, taffy on snow and, of course, lots of maple products to try.

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Warm With Delicious Treats

  • Spring
    • Spring Countylicious – Prince Edward County: Countylicious is a twice-annual celebration of fine dining in Prince Edward County featuring prix fixe menus from local participating restaurants. It’s your chance to experience some of Prince Edward County’s best dining experiences, explore new restaurants, or re-visit old favourites
    • Terroir – Prince Edward County: Terroir is a spring celebration of the newly released wines from the highly acclaimed wineries in Prince Edward County, paired with signature dishes created at live cooking stations by culinary partners of local chefs.
    • Downtown Brockville Street Eats Festival: A party in the street! Sidewalk sales galore, delicious food trucks and patios, Battle of the Bands, hydroplanes, police trucks, martial arts displays and a whole lot of family fun!
    • YGK  Craft Beer Fest: Fan food, craft beer and live entertainment combine to make this a kick off to summer party on the hill overlooking the water at Fort Henry!
    • The Great Canadian Cheese Festival – Picton (on hiatus)

Festivals Revolving Around Food

    • Taste of Kingston: Treat yourself to this popular annual event that sees amazing local cuisine and live entertainment combine in this family-friendly fundraiser.
    • Ribfest: Savour the best in ribs, mixed with fun activities for the whole family in areas across South Eastern Ontario, such as Belleville, Brockville, Cornwall, Gananoque and Kingston.
    • Island Breakfast in Brockville: Island Breakfast is a popular event for Brockville locals and visitors alike to enjoy a true 1,000 Islands experience: a boat ride and breakfast on one of Brockville’s municipally owned islands, Refugee Island. In fact, this event was a finalist in the 2016 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Culinary Event of the Year.
    • Athens Cornfest: Where being corny is expected!
    • Verona Lions Garlic Festival: Celebrating all things garlic – fun for the fam!  Rain or shine. Children’s Centre with arts and crafts, mini-golf, and the popular mini-tour train provide popular entertainment for all ages.
    • Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival in Cornwall: This is a country fair in the city where vendors and exhibitors showcase produce and products grown and created locally; featuring artisans, farmers market, foodies, workshops and more.

Food & Drink Events Articles

Your Guide To Summer Food & Drink Festivals Happening in South Eastern Ontario

One of the best things about summer is the drool-worthy treats and yummy drinks you get to enjoy while out in the sun. That's why we have made a guide of where to get the best festival grub in South Eastern Ontario. *Keep this blog bookmarked and part of your Bucket List for the Summer! How many Festivals will you attend? Kingston 1. YGK Craft Beer Festival When: Saturday, June 8 You can’t go wrong if there is beer involved, can you? Get your stretchy pants ready and keep some ...
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This Guide Will Take You On A Roadtrip Of Food Festivals in South Eastern Ontario

Summertime has come at last! What better way to celebrate the warm weather than to attend a festival with your foodie friends? We have rounded up the top festivals for you this Summer 2018 - mark your calendars! Brockville Street Eats Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale - Saturday, May 26th, 2018  Get the family together for a street party in Brockville to kick off the nice weather this May. With local food trucks and open patios galore, sidewalk sales from local businesses, live music fr...
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You Need To Try These Authentically Canadian Maple Syrup Experiences

From pancakes to taffy you will definitely have a sugar rush once you get back home.  The late winter temperatures bring our favourite time of year - maple syrup season. Headlining maple season in South Eastern Ontario are two events: Maple in the County in Prince Edward County, and Maple Madness in Kingston. Consider these 8 amazing experiences for your maple "bucket" list this March. 1. Eat Pancakes In A Sugar Shack Piping hot pancakes piled high, slathered with butter ...
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