The Great Canadian ButterTart Festival is an excellent excuse to escape the city this fall.
Just an hour and a half drive from Toronto, the festival taking place in Paris, Ontario invites bakers from across the country to compete for the title of Canada’s Best Butter Tart.
From classic varieties studded with raisins or pecans to innovation creations featuring chocolate chips, pumpkin spice, or apple, attendees will have the opportunity to taste and cast votes on their favourites.
Music, food trucks, crafters are also on the bill for the indoor and outdoor event taking place on the second Saturday in October, rain or shine.
The Great Canadian ButterTart Festival
When: October 13, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris
Price: Admission is $3. Children 12 and under are free.