Successful recipients of this grant funding were Port Stanley Harbourfest, 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.
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 hopes to provide the Festival and Event Partnership Program again in 2018.
For more information on all festivals and events in Elgin this summer visit: www.elgintourist.com.
Source: County of Elgin
The Rosy Rhubarb Festival
Shedden June 9 – 11, 2017
Off the Wall…And Off the Vine Art Show
Central Elgin, July 16, 2017
Port Burwell, August 4-6, 2017
Port Stanley Harbourfest
Port Stanley, August 5-7, 2017
Sparta Scarecrow Festival
Sparta, September 23, 2017