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Kawartha Farmfest

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Save the date - Saturday, October 2, 2022

Kawartha Farmfest is an annual one-day, self-guided driving tour of farms and rural attractions in Kawartha Lakes. Bring the whole family for a COVID-safe, fun-filled day of farm and food experiences!

Tickets available mid-August 2022

Our annual Kawartha Farmfest was huge success and was held on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Thank you to all host farms and participants. We're already looking forward to next year:

Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 10am to 4pm

Tickets are expected to be on sale in mid-August through this site. Be certain to get your tickets early as many sites often sell out.

Adults are $5 per person, kids under 14 are free. Ensure that each person obtains both Admission tickets for the day and free Farm Site Entry tickets for each Farm Site you plan to visit for the time you plan to attend. Tickets will NOT be available at tour sites on event day. No walk-ins. Please note that there will be no on-site ticket sales.

Plan Your Tour Stops

Kawartha Farmfest follows provincial regulations and local Health Unit guidance, recommendations and advise for festivals. To manage this, ticket sales will be restricted to online sales only again for 2022.

2022 Guidelines will be amended to current at the time that sales begin. To regulate the flow, reduce overly large crowds, and reduce waiting an line ups each site will likely have hourly Farm Site Entry tickets. They will be limited in number and may sell out before the event. Be sure to plan your day and get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

To assist in estimating travel time and distance between 2021 Farm Sites the following chart was provided, with the caution that times and distances may vary depending on traffic volumes, road conditions and speed and route of travel.

Travel times and distances between 2021 Farm Sites

Farm

Sites

F1F2F3F4F5F6F7F8F9
F1 - 8 min
7 km
36 min
40 km
35 min
40 km
33 min
40 km
37 min
48 km
25 min
32 km
26 min
32 km
17 min
21 km
F2 8 min
7 km
- 36 min
41 km
33 min
37 km
31 min
38 km
35 min
46 km
23 min
29 km
24 min
29 km
15 min
19 km
F3 36 min
40 km
36 min
41 km
- 5 min
5 km
23 min
28 km
43 min
56 km
36 min
45 km
36 min
46 km
32 min
41 km
F4 35 min
40 km
33 min
37 km
5 min
5 km
- 17 min
20 km
37 min
48 km
30 min
38 km
31 min
39 km
27 min
34 km
F5 33 min
40 km
31 min
38 km
23 min
28 km
17 min
20 km
- 25 min
30 km
26 min
32 km
26 min
32 km
23 min
28 km
F6 37 min
48 km
35 min
46 km
43 min
56 km
37 min
48 km
25 min
30 km
- 30 min
40 km
31 min
40 km
27 min
36 km
F7 25 min
32 km
23 min
29 km
36 min
45 km
30 min
38 km
26 min
32 km
30 min
40 km
- 3 min
3 km
12 min
16 km
F8 26 min
32 km
24 min
29 km
36 min
46 km
31 min
39 km
26 min
32 km
31 min
40 km
3 min
3 km
- 11 min
12 km
F9 17 min
21 km
15 min
19 km
32 min
41 km
27 min
34 km
23 min
28 km
27 min
36 km
12 min
16 km
11 min
12 km
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 Event-Day Admission & Farm Site Ticket Purchase only online
Participants will purchase tickets online through the "Buy Tickets" link above which links to the Eventbrite site. All admission and farm site entry tickets must be purchased in advance of the event day. No tickets will be sold on-site or at other third-party sites due to COVID-related health and safety protocols. Ticket sales will end at 6pm September 30, 2022 or when sold out.
 Have a Safe and Fun Event Day
Health and safety of participants, volunteers and hosts is a top priority. Protocols were put in place again for 2021 to allow for physical distancing, and contact tracing through online registration and farm site check-in. Participants were asked to observe all signs and travel through each site as a group with those in their carload; Maintain 6 feet of separation from other guests and the site hosts at all times; Use hand washing and sanitizing stations at arrival and departure from each site, as well as before and after eating; Masks were required at all stops on the tour; Volunteers monitored attendee numbers at each site. See below for full COVID-safety protocols during the 2021 event like physical distancing, hand washing, masking, self-assessment, reduced touch points and increased sanitation. An updated protocol will be developed for 2022.

Kawartha Dairy logoWhat's a day out without a stop for Kawartha Dairy ice cream?

As a special treat, advance ticket holders received a "Buy one cone, Get one cone free" at Kawartha Dairy in Lindsay or Bobcaygeon coupon. It was valid during Farmfest only. Saturday, October 2, 2021. Special thanks goes to Kawartha Dairy Ltd. for their continued support of Kawartha Farmfest.

Kawartha Farmfest Passport

Kawartha Farmfest Passports were used to confirm actual attendees, collect comments and suggestions about the sites and as a Contest Ballot for a draw for a basket of items from Kawartha Farmfest sites. One passport was issued per group.

If you forget to deposit your 2021 Passport with comments at the end of the day, you can scan and email your Passport entry to kmaloney@kawarthalakes.ca by October 8, 2021. Winner to be drawn October 13, 2021.

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