Celebrating 50 Years
Kempenfest (Barrie) Inc is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to produce an annual art and music festival in Barrie. Kempenfest is one of the largest outdoor arts, crafts, and music festivals in North America. Featuring over 300 juried artisans and crafters, 4 days of live music on two stages, a midway, over 15 different food vendors, juried artisans, antiques and so much fun you will want to attend every day. Kempenfest has given back over $10 million to our community since its inception over 50 years ago. Kempenfest is for people all of all ages – we have something for everyone. We are located on 2kms of Barrie’s beautiful waterfront. Make Kempenfest a part of your summer tradition.
OLG MAIN STAGE
Fours days of live music kicking off on Friday night and keeping the crowd dancing all weekend. Free daytime shows on Saturday and Sunday, with ticketed evening shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday and a ticketed show on Monday Afternoon. Headliners include The Sheepdogs, Death From Above 1979, Tebey and Practically Hip – a tribute to Canada’s Tragically Hip.
KOOL-FM STAGE in the Ontario Turkey Farmers Kids Village
The Ontario Turkey Farmers Kids Village is fun for all ages. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The vibe in this area is like no other. Free activities for the kids including painting, colouring, arts and crafts – plus shows on stage including magicians, drumming circles, and local talent. And on Saturday and Sunday evening – make way for the Bash By The Bay as Barrie Wrestling presents two nights of pro wrestling. Fun for the whole family.