Mmmm Butter Tarts!
Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival is Canada’s original and largest butter tart festival.
Plan your visit to the Town of Midland, on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay, for all the wonderful sweet fun.
At the very first Butter Tart Festival in June 2013, the festival sold out by 11am of the 10,000 butter tarts available for sale.
The number of butter tarts available for sale increases each year (now up to 150,000 to 200,000 butter tarts available for sale) as does attendance (65,000 butter tart lovers visited in 2018).
The festival includes a contest to award the prize for the BEST Butter Tart in Ontario.The contest is open to both professional and amateur/home bakers.The contest features both Traditional and Wild Style categories. The judges include celebrities, chefs, food and travel bloggers, local dignitaries all with one thing in common – a love of butter tarts!
Midlands downtown core and waterfront parks host over 200 vendors and food trucks. Vendors sell everything from butter tarts to unique, hand-made items. And the variety of butter tarts you’ll find at the festival includes plain, raisin, pecan, walnut, skor, maple, bacon, coconut, chocolate covered, PB&J, s’mores, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, cheesecake, pumpkin...and many more.
The festival also includes free, family-friendly entertainment, a kids zone, free shuttles, a butter tart trot (pre-registration is required) and much more! Mark your calendar to join us for the sweetest day of the year!