8th Annual Oxford Studio Tour Set for May 2nd & 3rd

Meet the artists of the 2015 Oxford Studio Tour and take a moment to view a selection of their work. The will be held on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd from 10:00am – 5:00pm each day, throughout the County of Oxford. “You are invited to visit 20 studios located throughout Oxford County where you will meet 41 different artists, watch demonstrations and experience a world of creativity”, says participating artist, Sue Goossens. Attendance is free and guests will also enjoy a leisurely drive from site to site while taking in the local landscape.


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Festivals & Events Ontario Award Winners Announced

Festivals & Events Ontario recently announced at their annual conference the 2015 Award Winners including: Level of Distinction Festivals and Events in Ontario, Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario, Service Excellence Awards, Municipality of the Year Awards, Achievement Awards, Hall of Fame Recipient and Volunteer of the Year. Click here to see winner in each category.


Congratulations to all the winners, there were many from right here in Ontario’s Southwest among the winners.

Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show Wins Top Achievement Award and Two Top 100 Festivals & Events at FEO

The Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show were presented with three very prestigious awards at the Annual Festival & Events Ontario (FEO) Conference’s Awards Gala Dinner held March 6th, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario.


The Norfolk County Fair won a major provincial award for Best Promotional Campaign. The campaign was judged on entries that demonstrated the positive use of traditional marketing material, media opportunities, promotional material and websites for the benefit of the festival or event. The fair also took home two of the Top 100 Festivals & Events award.


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Plan Your Summer with the Official Elgin County Visitor’s Guide

Elgin County Tourism is pleased to announce that the official 2015 Elgin County Visitor’s Guide is now available! The weather may still be cold outside but Elgin County Tourism is dreaming of long sunny days and warm Lake Erie breezes. Before you know it, summer will be here and now is the perfect time to start planning your vacation. With kilometres of sandy beaches, lush Carolinian forest hiking and cycling trails, peaceful campgrounds, vineyards perched on rolling country hills and an abundance of mouth-watering culinary attractions, Elgin County is the place to be this summer!


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Four local cheesemakers earn 9 nominations for Canadian Cheese Grand Prix

cheeseWith four outstanding local cheesemakers garnering numerous nominations for this year’s prestigious Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, yet another page is being written in Oxford County’s long and illustrious cheese history book. Local entrants, among hundreds of competitors from across Canada, are Bright Brand Cheese & Butter, Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese, Local Dairy Products and MountainOak Cheese Ltd. Cheesemakers from Canada’s east to west coasts submitted 268 cheeses in 27 categories for the 9th annual competition, with 81 finalists chosen for the April 22 Gala of Champions in Toronto.


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