Successful recipients of this grant funding were the Rosy Rhubarb Festival, the Sparta Scarecrow Festival, the Off the Wall…And Off the Vine Art Show, and Bayham Beachfest who received a combined total of $6,000 in funding.
“One of the most exciting and anticipated aspects of summer in Elgin County is the array of diverse festivals and events offered by various community groups,” said Tourism Services Coordinator Lindsey Duncan. “These events celebrate our area’s cultural vibrancy, provide important recreational and educational experiences for our residents, and attract visitors from outside the community.”
Applicants selected best met the program criteria, which included, but was not limited to attracting visitors to the County; retaining local spending; and enhancing the quality of place by organizing festivals and events within the community. This is the eighth year that the County of Elgin has encouraged festivals and events by providing contributions to community organizations that take it upon themselves to organize these events.
Elgin County encourages all local festivals and events in the area and congratulates them for their significant contributions to the cultural landscape.
For more information on all festivals and events in Elgin this summer visit: www.elgintourist.com/events
Source: Elgin County Economic Development