Celebrating Our 51st Edition, August 4 to 7, 2023

Apply to be part of Kempenfest 2023

Join us as an Art & Craft Exhibitor

Kempenfest is one of the largest outdoor arts and crafts shows in Canada with over 250 exhibitors each year. The show is curated by the Huronia Festival of Arts and Crafts an organization formed by the Barrie Art Club and the Kiwanis Club of Barrie.  It is open only to original arts and crafts. If you are a commercial business, please see the SPONSOR section below. To apply for admission as an arts and crafts exhibitor CLICK HERE.

Join us as a Performer on Stage

Applications to perform at Kempenfest are now closed. We want to thank the more than 380 bands, artists, and performance groups who submitted applications for the 2023 festival. The committee has a huge job ahead of them to narrow the list down to several dozen to join us. Applications for 2024 will be opened in December 2023. ONLY THOSE BANDS WHO ARE HIRED WILL BE NOTIFIED.

Join us as a Food Vendor

What’s a festival without Festival Eats? With nearly 200,000 visitors each year Kempenfest relies on local service clubs like Kiwanis to sell food and beverages, and of course a great selection of food trucks and trailers. Offering a variety of food to meet many tastes, from gluten-free to vegan, from Asian to Mexican, Kempenfest has much to offer the massive crowds.



Join us as a Sponsor

If you are looking to engage with consumers one-on-one, Kempenfest has much to offer you. With attendance typically reaching 200,000 or more over four days, your consumer interactions will be off the scale. National brands who do product sampling on site typically go through tens of thousands of samples. Our sponsorship programs offer site space, sponsor recognition in a robust marketing campaign, and event exclusive product categories and official supplier status. Many of our sponsors have been with us for decades. If you would like to partner with us CLICK HERE.