Butter tarts are literally one of the most Canadian treats ever, right up there with Nanaimo bars and beaver tails! There's something about their creamy, gooey, molten centre that's so comforting and sweet. Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival and Contest in Midland, Ontario is the largest butter tart party in Canada!
There are more butter tarts than you could possibly imagine, let alone eat, at this festival with estimated counts between 150,000 to 200,000 butter tarts for sale. Professional and amateur bakers are invited to participate in the contest to see who makes the Best Butter Tart in Ontario! Expect more than 200 vendors and food trucks throughout the downtown core and along the waterfront at this epic butter tart festival like no other.
Whether you like your butter tarts with or without raisins, classic or new-school, you're bound to find the most delicious butter tarts ever at this festival. Midland is just over 2 hours away from Toronto, so this would be a great day-trip with your bestie who has a serious sweet tooth. There will be live entertainment down at the Town Dock all through the day so you can really make a day of it together. There's even going to be a +19 party at night on the dock so you can dance off all the butter tarts you ate!
The Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival is happening this Spring in Midland, Ontario on Saturday, June 8. It's totally free to attend! The festival runs all day long, beginning at 9 a.m. and going until 5 p.m., so there's plenty of time to get your fill of butter tarts.