Kempenfest 2021. Barrie's Waterfront Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival.
Festival details available at: kempenfest.com
Kempenfest is recognized as one of the largest outdoor arts and crafts festivals in North America. It is held each year on the August Civic Holiday weekend on the beautiful shores of Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. It attracts nearly a quarter million visitors from across Ontario and the northern United States.
Kempenfest is much more than just an arts and crafts festival. While its roots exist in the arts and crafts community, over the past 47 years the event has grown to include an antiques show, top-notch Canadian entertainment, and food galore.
Kempenfest is an incredibly valuable vehicle for six non-profit groups and service clubs in the Barrie area to utilize for what is likely their most intense and valuable fund-raising effort the entire year. Kempenfest is on the FEO Top 100 list of Ontario events.