Elgin County has granted a total of $6,000 to local events including Port Stanley Harbour Fest, the Strawberry Fields Kite Festival, the Off the Wall Off the Vine Art Show, and Cactus, Cattle and Cowboys.
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 seventh 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 2017.
For more information on all festivals and events in Elgin this summer visit: www.elgintourist.com.