Celebrating Our 51st Edition, August 4 to 7, 2023
Young boy carrying a giant stuffed dog

Bring the kids to the Ontario Turkey Farmers Kids Village located beside the midway next to Centennial Beach. Kids will enjoy colouring and painting. Grab some markers and help them colour in our giant Kempenfest Mural. Take in some local music talent on the KOOL Family Stage. Plus try out some delicious Butterball Turkey Frank samples and snap a selfie with the Ontario Turkey mascot. 

The full stage schedule will be announced shortly.

It just isn’t summer until you’ve hit the midway. Be sure to stop by the Robertson Amusements Midway for some cotton candy and a spin on the Ferris Wheel or ride the pony on the Merry-Go-Round. Robertson has provided amusement rides to Kempenfest for over 25 years. Safety and cleanliness are top priority for this family-run business. See you at the midway.


Are You Ready For This?

It’s back! We are excited to host Barrie Wrestling at Kempenfest again this year for Bash By The Bay 2. Join us on Saturday August 5 at 6pm for a live show on the KOOL-FM Family Stage featuring Krystal Beth, Barrie’s own KISS tribute band.. And then at 7:30pm the bell rings and the body slams begin.