It is the final weekend of August and the perfect time to create lasting memories with friends and family. Check out these exciting events happening in and around Simcoe County this weekend.

Orillia Ribfest Experience

The Orillia Rib & Beer Festival is back for 2022! Get ready for an amazing weekend full of food, fun, and entertainment including live music, giant yard games, a kid’s zone, & classic carnival eats and treats! With free entry, all weekend long, get ready for a Mouth Waterin’, Finger Lickin’, Belly Rubbin’ Good BBQ! For more information, click here.


After two long years of waiting, the CNE is finally back, bigger than ever before. This annual end-of-summer tradition takes the fall fair to new heights. Packed with midway rides, live music, dog and pony shows, and over-the-top culinary concoctions, The CNE is fun for everyone. Click here for ticket information.

D Spot Dessert Café

D Spot Café will change the way you look, taste, and feel about desserts! Using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients available, D Spot Dessert Cafe offers homemade ice creams, fresh-daily batters, cakes made from scratch, and much more! To view their menu, click here.

Simcoe Makers Market at Murphy’s Farm

Join Simcoe Makers Market on August 28th at Murphy’s Farm for a day of family fun on the farm. Offering over 40 local artisan vendors, original handmade items, delicious foods, and snacks, this event will surely be a blast! For more information, click here.