Barrie’s Waterfront | July 29 to August 1, 2022


Your Community

50 Years Strong

Celebrating 50 Years
of Kempenfest

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of giving back to community. Kempenfest is one of Ontario’s biggest and best waterfront festivals featuring over 400 vendors, live music, a youth village, midway, antiques, great food and memories that will last a life time. 


  • Site Space access to half a million event attendees
  • Highly Exclusive – only 50 sponsors on site out of nearly 500 exhibits
  • Exposure to over a million consumers through an intensive marketing campaign supporting the event
  • Valuable PR exposure through media coverage, and involvement of 8 non-profit groups with thousands of volunteers
  • 375 Art and Craft Exhibitors
  • 40 Antique Dealers
  • Theme Park Midway
  • Main Stage & Beer Gardens for 5000
  • Family Center for kids
  • Estimated Annual Visitation of 250,000 over 4 days

We Would Like to Thank Our Organizers

The Barrie Art Club

The Barrie Art Club was founded in 1949, in the city of Barrie, Ontario. Over the past half century it has grown into a vibrant community resource for artists, professional or amateur, and artists-at-heart.

Barrie Chamber of Commerce

Empowering Local Business by fostering a vibrant and economically sustainable region that is driven by an innovative, successful and ever-expanding business community.

Rotary Club of Barrie

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders and take action to create lasting change. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.


Kiwanis is a Global Organization of Volunteers dedicated to Improvingthe World One Child and One Community at a time.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus are a Fraternal Organization of Catholic Men committed to Spiritual support of charities within their Community.

Optimist Club of Barrie

The Optimist Club of Barrie has been an active member of Kempenfest for many years. The club organizes the Optimist Antique Show featuring over 35 antique dealers. Funds raised through Kempenfest are used to support the club’s ongoing work with youth.