� and 20 of them are Foodie focused!

On March 5, A�Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) proudly to announce the 2012 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario, sponsored by VIA Rail Canada.

These Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry. Included in the Top 100 are the Festivals & Events of Distinction, a select group which represent some of the most well-known and respected celebrations in the province; celebrations which draw both an international and domestic audience.

The 2012 Top 100 Awards were given out on Saturday, March 3 during FEO�s Annual Conference Beyond Borders in Niagara Falls.


Check out these well-received province-wide events for your next delicious adventure:

A�30th Annual Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival A�in Sioux Lookout
a ten-day festival celebrating the community of Sioux Lookout and is accessible to everyone. With over 100 events annually, the Blueberry Festival has become a grand summer celebration attracting thousands of visitors from around the region and around the world.

A�Alight at Night Festival at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg
tempt the senses with new lighting technology expanded to all buildings and the addition of a new outdoor Festival Food Court, featuring warm cinnamon rolls fresh from the Village Bakery!

A�Blue Mountain Apple Harvest Festival A�A�in A�Blue Mountains
There’s no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend and no better place to explore the countryside, harbour towns and fall colours! Free activities throughout the Blue Mountain area from the Village to Thornbury & Clarksburg!

A�Carrot Fest A�in A�Bradford
takes place on the streets of Downtown Bradford, Ontario. Here you will find many vendors, a farmers market, Ontario Dockdogs Association Competition, Pro Wrestling, Carrot Fast 5km Charity Run, Midway, amusement rides, main stage acts, strolling entertainment, buskers, bands, new this year B.A.G. “Artisit Walk!”, and much more!

A�Carrousel of the Nations A�in A�Windsor
Spice things up at the Culinary Explosion Pavilion, showcasing cooking demonstrations and challenges featuring a variety of elite chefs.

A�JerkFest: Jerk Food Festival A�in A�Toronto
… Come & satisfy your taste buds from sampling over 20 chefs Caribbean cuisines and help us determine who is GTA�s finest chef!

A�Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest A�in A�Kitchener-Waterloo
a community based Bavarian Festival that is committed to significantly contributing to the social, economic and cultural vitality of Kitchener-Waterloo

A�Maple in the County 2012A�A�in A�Bloomfield
features, first and foremost, the sugar bush and syrup production. But don�t miss all the great food, music, shopping, dancing, fine dining, and family activities.

A�Niagara Food Festival A�in A�Welland
a spectacular experience for festival goers of all ages. The Region’s largest festival of food is an annual showcase that brings together the best Niagara has to offer featuring local growers, producers, restaurateurs, chefs and entertainers.

A�Niagara Wine Festival A�in A�St. Catharines
From the wineries and vineyards to tastings and events, you can look forward to all these activities when you visit the Niagara Peninsula!

A�Royal Agricultural Winter Fair A�in A�Toronto
synonymous with agricultural innovation, state-of-the-art technology, health and well-being and world class competition. Since its inception 89 years ago under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth II, The Royal now attracts more than 340,000 visitors to Toronto every year

A�Shores of Erie International Wine Festival A�in A�Amherstburg
a perfect mix of great wine, scrumptious food, excellent entertainment and some new activities.

A�Straffordville Watermelon Fest A�in A�Straffordville
attracts thousands every year, features a parade, rides, contests, games, food, entertainment, a movie night and, of course, lots and lots of watermelon.

A�Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival A�in A�Streetsville
celebrate with bigger and better live entertainment and a wide selection of rides and games for the whole family, including a massively popular village-wide parade, three stages filled with activities for everyone!

A�Taste of the Kingsway in A�Etobicoke
Discover international cuisines, quality entertainers, a fresh food market, celebrity chefs at a culinary theatre – all conveniently located at Royal York Station on the subway line.A�A�I mean, who can drive on a full stomache?

A�TASTE! A Celebration of Regional Cuisine A�in A�Bloomfield
a celebration of regional cuisine, our annual one-day wine and culinary event featuring regional chefs, gifted growers, wonderful winemakers and the best beers, cider and cuisine Prince Edward County has to offer!

A�Taste of Asia in A�Markham
one of the best Asian cuisine restaurants featuring a blend of Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine.A�

A�Tecumseh Corn Festival in A�Tecumseh

A�Toronto Ribfest A�in A�Toronto
… gearing up for another great year with fabulous food, new family-focussed events, two stages of entertainment, and lots of features – including a Haunted House!

Click here for a complete list of all the 2012 winners!

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