Barrie’s Waterfront | July 29 to August 1, 2022
EXHIBITS OPEN SAT/SUN/MON 10AM-6PM

Celebrating 50 Years of Kempenfest

In 1971 a handful of artists gathered in Barrie at the Formosa Springs Brewery to display their art on snow fencing and hopefully sell a few pieces. It was the birth of what would eventually be called Kempenfest. Fast forward 50 years and Kempenfest is now one of the largest outdoor arts, crafts, and music festival in Ontario. 2022 is our third attempt at a 50th edition and it is shaping up to be a fantastic celebration of reconnecting with our community of art and music lovers.

THE 2022 LINE UP

The Sheepdogs
The Sheepdogs
Death From Above 1979
Death From Above 1979
Tebey
Tebey
Practically Hip
Practically Hip

Arts

One of the main attractions to Kempenfest are the arts and crafts exhibitors. Featuring nearly 300 jury-selected artisans.

Antiques

One of the biggest draws to Kempenfest – the annual antique show – attracting exhibitors from all over Ontario.

Bring your Kids!

Make sure you spend time in the Turkey Farmers Kids Village. Fun for all ages. Enjoy live music, interactive games, face painting, create art and have fun.

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