Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival is returning June 8

Feb 21 2019, 10:50 pm

Now this is what we call a sweet escape.

This June, you can drive up to Midland for an all-day street festival dedicated to the ultimate Ontario dessert.

Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival boasts 200,000 butter tarts of all sizes and flavours for sale, from 200 vendors and food trucks.

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And the variety of butter tarts you’ll find are vast: we’re talking plain, raisin, pecan, and walnut, of course.

But also: Skor, maple, bacon, coconut, chocolate covered, PB&J, s’mores, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, cheesecake, pumpkin… and many more.


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There are also plenty of downtown merchants to visit, that will be offering butter tart festival-sales, and sweet treats of their own.

And the festival includes free entertainment, a kids zone, free shuttles and much more.

There will be live entertainment from 10 am to 4 pm at the Town Dock, and in the evening, the area will be transformed into ‘Party on the Dock.’ The party will be a ticketed, 19+ event with live music. Ticket information will be posted when available.

Lastly, if those looking for a way to burn off the sugar rush can partake in the Butter Tart Trot, a run (1 km kids run, 5 km, 10 km, and a ½ marathon course) where each water station will offer a chance to rehydrate as well as eat more butter tarts.

If you want to partake in the trot, you’ve got to pre-register.


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So when you’re making your warm-weather plans, make sure you schedule this event in. It might just be the sweetest weekend of the season.

Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival and Contest

When: Saturday, June 8 from 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 333 King Street, Midland, Ontario
Price: Admission is free


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