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Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival

May 27 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

On June 8, 2024 from 9am-5pm our downtown core and our waterfront parks will host 200 vendors and food trucks for Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival.  Vendors sell everything from butter tarts to unique, hand-made items.  And the variety of butter tarts you’ll find at our festival includes plain, raisin, pecan, walnut, skor, maple, bacon, coconut, chocolate covered, PB&J, s’mores, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, cheesecake, pumpkin…and many more.

At the inaugural Butter Tart Festival in June 2013, the festival sold out of the 10,000 butter tarts available for sale by 11 a.m.  The number of butter tarts available for sale increases each year and we  are now up to 200,000 butter tarts available for sale. Attendance has also increased to now approximately 60,000 visitors each year.  

The Egg Farmers of Ontario Butter Tart Contest will award the prize for BEST Butter Tart in Ontario.  The contest is open to both professional and amateur/home bakers.  The contest features both Traditional and Wild Style categories.  Our judges include celebrities, chefs, food and travel bloggers, local dignitaries all with one thing in common – a love of butter tarts!

The Dairy Farmers of Ontario Entertainment Stage will feature family-friendly musical performances all day. And kids will love the Kids Zone in Harbourside Park. Enjoy free shuttle service provided by the Faris Team, free bike valet service, and free transit.

And while you are here, visit our downtown merchants and their unique shops.  Some will be offering butter tart festival sales, deals and sweet treats.  Mark your calendar to join us for the sweetest day of the year!



May 27
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Town of Midland


Downtown Midland