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Usually, there’s something happening just about every weekend on Ontario’s West Coast, from large music festivals to classic country fairs. This year may look a little different with event postponements and cancellations, but we hope you’ll join us in 2021 to celebrate their return!

May Events

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Barn Dance Jamboree & Campout Weekend

Country music-filled weekend honouring the musicians and entertainers who were featured over the years on the CKNX Barn Dance with the “world’s largest travelling barn dance.”

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Huron Waves Music Festival

Huron Waves Music Festival is a new festival that will showcase the best of Canadian and visiting international artists in an annual springtime music festival at venues in Grand Bend, Exeter, and other communities. *Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Festival is December 1-11.

June Events

Courtesy of Alice Munro Festival

Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is an annual three-day festival celebrating Canadian authors and the short story format with readings and writing workshops in the places where 2013 Nobel Laureate for Literature, Alice Munro was born and wrote about.

Courtesy of Clinton Spring Fair

Clinton Spring Fair

An annual event for over 160 years, the Clinton Spring Fair features livestock displays and demonstrations, midway, performances, and youth and children activities along with its fan favourite demolition derby.

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Dungannon Super Pull

This is the biggest horsepower sport in North America and the largest of its kind in Huron County attracting over 5,000 people annually. Voted #1 Pull of the Year for 6 years of the 20 years the event has been running.

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Huron Multicultural Festival

Held in Courthouse Square Park in beautiful downtown Goderich, the Huron Multicultural Festival is a free outdoor festival celebrating the customs and traditions of Canada’s diverse ethnic populations. The festival features music and dance performances from around the world, international cuisines and licensed beer garden.

July Events

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Goderich Festival of Arts & Crafts

Over 100 talented artisans from all over Canada gather on Courthouse Square in Goderich to sell their arts and crafts in this large outdoor craft show and sale. All items are unique and handcrafted.

Courtesy of Vette Fest Bayfield

Bayfield Vette Fest

Outdoor show of classic and new Corvettes in Clan Gregor Square in Bayfield. Vendors in the park, food booths, and Bayfield Firemen’s Breakfast. Corvette owners and spectators welcome! All proceeds go to area charities.

Courtesy of Goderich Kinsmen Summerfest

Goderich Kinsmen Summerfest

A fun-filled three-days to bring everyone together in Courthouse Square, Goderich to celebrate summer. Dubbed “Goderich’s Annual Outdoor Reunion,” the event features a licensed refreshment tent, live and DJ music, and family-friendly events. Proceeds support Goderich Kinsmen community programs.

* Moved to August 13, 14 and 15, in 2020

Courtesy of Memories Now & Then Car Show

Memories Now & Then Car Show

Hosted by the Circle City Cruizers, this one-day annual car show and cruise set-up around Goderich Square is a must for all car enthusiasts.

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Seaforth Country Classic Golf Tournament

Come and cheer on the pros as they play at the Seaforth Golf Course! The Seaforth Country Classic began in 2008 when it hosted the first of four Canadian Tour, now MacKenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada, tournaments. Following these successful events it was decided to host an annual “Open” to continue to support aspiring golfers.

August Events

Courtesy of Exeter RAM Rodeo

Exeter RAM Rodeo

On the weekend following the Civic Holiday, plan for an action-packed weekend in Exeter as the RAM Rodeo tour makes its way to Exeter. Bring the entire family out to witness the thrills and spills of this exciting event.

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Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

The ultimate Celtic experience! Traditional three-day weekend outdoor Celtic Roots Festival in Lions Harbour Park preceded by the week-long Celtic College and Celtic Kids Camp, makes for 10 days of musical madness!

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Walton TransCan Grand National Championship

The TransCan Grand National Championship is a week-long festival of fun and excitement! At this annual “Celebration of Canadian Motocross,” over 1,000 motocross riders and their families cross borders and cross the country to compete for Canada’s most prestigious motocross awards.

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Bayfield Fair

The quintessential rural country fair for over 160 years!  The Bayfield Fair has indoor/outdoor home craft and agricultural competitions, 4-H shows, horse riding demonstrations, children’s events, parade, musical entertainment, and other fun events.

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Zurich Bean Festival

For nearly 55 years, the Town of Zurich puts on a celebration of the humble bean – an important local agricultural crop – on the 4th Saturday in August.  Pork and bean dinners, midway, bingo, car show, street vendors, FREE entertainment, licensed area, plus live bands on Friday and Saturday!

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Lucknow's Music in the Fields

Lucknow’s Music in the Fields is an exciting three-day music festival tailored for friends and family in small-town, rural Ontario. Celebrating 12 exciting years of music, camping, and fun, they bring a unique experience with authentic, Lucknow flair

September Events

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West Coast Bluesfest

Held on Labour Day Weekend in Goderich, West Coast Bluesfest includes a Downtown Shuffle Walkabout event at local venues on Friday. Show and Shine Motorcycle Show on Saturday and music on the performance stage on Saturday afternoon and night featuring blues bands and a beer tent. 

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Blyth Steam Show & Threshers Reunion

The Blyth Steam Show and Threshers Reunion share Huron County’s agricultural legacy with displays of antique tractors and equipment. Tractor pulls, petting zoo, music and dance competitions, children’s activities and a daily corn roast are some of the other features of this jam-packed annual event. 

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Seaforth Fair

A celebration of rural life. Come out to the Seaforth Agriplex for some fun! Livestock and home craft exhibits, 4-H Championship Show, fun zone for kids, live entertainment, educational displays, penny sale and silent auction, antique tractor show, and so much more!

Courtesy of Howick-Turnberry Fair 

Howick-Turnberry Fair

Celebrate over 160 years of country fairs at the Howick-Turnberry Fair. Pork auction, home craft, and crop displays, feature tractor, kid’s zone, horse show, pet show, garden tractor pull, and entertainment.

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Ciderfest

Ciderfest is an annual fall celebration including craft demonstrations, commercial vendors, and tours of Van Egmond House Museum. Apple fritters, apple cider, burgers, hotdogs, fries, and soft drinks are available.

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Bayfield Volkfest

Bayfield Volkfest is a celebration of classic and vintage VW busses, bugs, vans, campers, and more! Held the last Sunday of September in Bayfield.

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