Perth Festivals.
Festival of the Maples Stewart Park Music Festival
Garlic Festival Perth Fair
Polar Bear Plunge 

Festival of The Maples.

Perth is located in Lanark County, the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario.

Sugar Maple Leaf. The Festival of The Maples is an annual event since 1974. It is held in April each year and attracts about 15,000 visitors.

Originaly called 'The Spring Festival of Maple' this time of the year marks the end of the Maple Sap run and was initially started to bring the people outside to an event after a long winter hibernation.

The Festival is a Showcase for:
  • a pancake breakfast in the arena
  • maple flavoured foods
  • maple taffy on snow
Pancakes & Fresh Maple Syrup - umm umm good.
  • commercial displays
  • maple product awards
  • demonstrations
  • variety of entertainment

  • maple syrup producers with products for sale
  • free horse-drawn trolly rides
  • children's activities, rides and petting zoo
  • artisans
  • classic antique cars and trucks
  • teen bands
  • roving busker
  • chainsaw carving competitions
  • . . . and many more things to see and do.

Perth Garlic Festival.Garlic Bud.

Chopping Garlic.
"The Perth Garlic Festival has a little something for everyone."

garlic bulb. 2 Day Garlic Festival at the Perth Fairgrounds
garlic bulb. annual event
garlic bulb. since 1998
garlic bulb. 5,000 visitors

The garlic season is at its peak when it is harvested and cured. Our Farmers produce some of the world's highest quality garlic.

  • educational lectures
  • cooking demonstrations
  • garlic flavoured foods
  • fresh garlic for sale
  • great entertainment
  • children's activity area
  • garlic folklore
  • craft vendors
  • award winning recipes
  • garlic braiding
  • growing, harvesting & preserving garlic

Garlic has experienced a recent surge in popularity due to increased reports about the health benefits. No longer are people eating garlic just for its great flavour.


Reported Benefits Include:
  • lower cholesterol
  • lower blood pressure
  • kills intestinal worms
  • fights bacteria in the body
  • wards off colds
  • draws out heavy metals (i.e lead)
  • natural mosquito repellant: eat for 5 days before going camping
Festival Purpose:
  • promote Ontario grown garlic
  • provide networking for producers & consumers
  • share information and knowledge
  • raise funds for community projects
  • to have fun

"Come and learn how to grow, harvest and store garlic while exploring its many uses and health benefits."


Polar Bear. Polar Bear Plunge.
The Perth Polar Bear Plunge is an annual event held on January 1st. to raise money for local charities.

The event starts off at 9am with a buffet breakfast at the Legion. At 10am the people move outside in preparation for the start at 10:30.

There are about 60 participants each year with prizes for the youngest plunger, oldest, best costume, etc.


Stewart Park Music Festival.

  • FREE 3 Day Music Festival - Outdoors
  • annual event
  • since 1992
  • last weekend in July
  • 20,000+ visitors
  • held in Beautiful Stewart Park (behind the Town Hall)
"Beautiful scenery, great music, good food, friendly people,
 lots of fun for everyone."

Entertainment Includes:
  • country
  • jazz
  • folk
  • world beat
  • maritime music
  • children's performers
  • musical workshops
  • up-and-coming musicians

Stewart Park Music Festival brings in some of Canada's best musicians, with more than 30 performances.

Acres of open space and huge shade trees gives the audience room to spread out and really enjoy the music.

On Saturday & Sunday mornings the Children's Performers take to the main stage and bring out the best in everyone.


Kid's Stuff
  • flamingo croquet
  • face painting
  • balloons
  • story tales
  • arts
  • crafts
  • and more . . .

The streets around the Town Hall are closed-off and here you'll find the Festival Artisans and Food Vendors. Deadline for Artisan Vendors is the end of April. Deadline for Food Vendors is the end of May.


Local merchants, corporations, volunteers, and the Town of Perth sponsor the Summer's "Main Event".

Admission is Free!      

For Safety & Health reasons,
dogs and other pets are not allowed in the park.


Perth Fair.
Ferris Wheel."Fun for the whole family. Features good food, fun games and the Robertson Amusement Midway."
  • 4 Day Agriculture Based Fair in Beautiful Perth
  • annual event
  • since 1845
  • Labour Day Weekend
  • 25,000 visitors

  • Attractions      
  • parade
  • midway
  • demolition derby
  • antique tractor pull
  • evening grandstand shows
  • harness racing
  • arts & crafts
  • good food
  • 4-H achievement day

  • Children's Resource on Wheels is a quiet space to change diapers and feed infants.

    Exhibit Halls      
  • Home Businesses
  • Commercial Vendors
  • Flowers
  • Baking
  • Bottled Goods
  • Handicraft
  • Hobbycraft
  • Photography
  • Syrup & Honey
  • Eggs
  •  
    Agricultural Exhibits      
  • hay
  • field crops
  • seed & grain
  • giant vegetables
  • garden vegetables
  • Handicraft
  •  
    "Fantasy Farm" is a great attraction with farm animals, rabbits and poultry.

    Livestock      
  • saddle & harness show
  • family horse & pony show
  • hunter horse show
  • heavy horse show
  • open junior holstein
  • European beef
  • British beef
  • goat show
  • poultry show

  •      Don't miss the draws for baby beef, quilts and other prizes.


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