2012 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

2012 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

Best Official Printed Program

Buckhorn Fine Art Festival

$100,000 - $500,000
Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival

$500,000 or more
Hillside Festival

Best Poster

Kingston Sheep Dog Trials

$100,000 - $500,000
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest

$500,000 or more
TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Best Promotional Campaign


$100,000 - $500,000

$500,000 or more
2011 Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games

Best New Festival or Event


$100,000 - $500,000
Jazz Sudbury

$500,000 or more
Stein & Dine: Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

Best Youth Initiative

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Best Social Media Campaign


Best Greening of a Festival or Event

$100,000 - $500,000
Canada’s Largest Ribfest

$500,000 or more
Hillside Festival

Sponsor of the Year

Canada’s Largest Ribfest
Fearmans Pork Inc.

Most Innovative Partnership

Straffordville Watermelon Festival
Municipality of Bayham

Hall of Fame

Lloyd Grinham
Chuck Jackson
Walt Metulunsky

Volunteer of the Year

Margaret Forsythe
Collingwood Elvis Festival

Service Excellence Awards

Entertainment – Children’s
Mega Magic

Entertainment – Performer
Sultans of String

Alternative Entertainment Performers
Niagara Inflatables & Games Inc.

Operational – Foundational
Fast Fence Inc.

Operational – On-Site
Emergency Rescue Academy Inc.


2012 Top 100 Festivals or Events

11th Annual Holstein Rodeo Weekend (Brampton)
30th Annual Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival (Sioux Lookout)
49th Annual Rockhound Gemboree (Bancroft)
Taste of Asia (Markham)
Alight at Night Festival at Upper Canada Village (Morrisburg)
All Canadian Jazz Festival (Port Hope)
Art in the Park Windsor (Windsor)
Aurora Jazz+ Festival (Aurora)
Barrie Winterfest and Festival of Ice (Barrie)
Blue Mountain Apple Harvest Festival (Blue Mountains)
Bon Soo Winter Carnival (Sault Ste. Marie)
Brantford International Villages Cultural Festival (Brantford)
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival (Buckhorn)
Burlington's Canada Day (Burlington)
Burlington's Sound of Music Festival (Burlington)
CAA Winter Festival of Lights (Niagara Falls)
Canada Blooms (Toronto)
Canada Day Celebrations (Ottawa)
Canada Day Celebrations (Sarnia)
Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) (Toronto)
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival (Port Colborne)
Carassauga Festival of Cultures (Mississauga)
Carrot Fest (Bradford)
Carrousel of the Nations (Windsor)
Children's Festival (Burlington)
Collingwood Elvis Festival (Collingwood)
Cruising on King Street (Kitchener)
Doors Open Ontario
Dundas Cactus Festival (Dundas)
Dunnville 38th Mudcat Festival (Dunnville)
Festival of Northern Lights (Owen Sound)
First Light (Midland)
Fort Fright (Kingston)
Friendship Festival (Fort Erie)
Glengarry Highland Games (Maxville)
Hanover Sights & Sounds Festival (Hanover)
Hockeyfest (Brantford)
Home County Music & Art Festival (London)
Huntsville Girlfriends' Getaway Weekend (Huntsville)
It's Your Festival (Hamilton)
Jazz Sudbury Festival (Sudbury)
JerkFest: Jerk Food Festival (Toronto)
Kapuskasing Annual Lumberjack Heritage Festival (Kapuskasing)
Kempenfest 2012 (Barrie)
Kingston Sheep Dog Trials 25th Anniversary (Kingston)
Kirkland Lake Homecoming Week (Kirkland Lake)
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest (Kitchener-Waterloo)
Luminato - Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity (Toronto)
Maple in the County 2013 (Bloomfield)
Mattawa Voyageur Days (Mattawa)
Mississauga Waterfront Festival (Mississauga)
Mosaika: Canada Through the Eyes of Its People (Ottawa)
Mount Forest Fireworks Festival (Mount Forest)
MuslimFest (Toronto)
Niagara Food Festival (Welland)
Niagara Wine Festival (St. Catharines)
Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show (Norfolk)
Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival (Orangeville)
Ottawa Folk Festival (Ottawa)
Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (Ottawa)
Peak to Shore Music Festival (Blue Mountains)
Peterborough Little Lake Musicfest (Peterborough)
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest (Port Elgin)
RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest (Ottawa)
Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek (Hamilton)
River Lights Winter Festival (Amherstburg)
Rockton's World Fair (Rockton)
Rogers Bayfest (Sarnia)
Rogers Cup Presented by National Bank (Toronto)
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (Toronto)
SALSA at Blue Mountain (Blue Mountains)
Sauble Beach's 24 Weeks of Summer (Sauble Beach)
Scotiabank BuskerFest (Toronto)
Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (Toronto)
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (Toronto)
Shores of Erie International Wine Festival (Amherstburg)
Straffordville Watermelon Fest (Straffordville)
Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Stratford)
Streetsville Founders' Bread and Honey Festival (Streetsville)
Taste of the Kingsway (Etobicoke)
TASTE! A Celebration of Regional Cuisine (Bloomfield)
TD Kitchener Blues Festival (Kitchener)
TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival (Ottawa)
TD Sunfest 2012: Canada's Premier Celebration of World Cultures
TD Toronto Jazz Festival (Toronto)
Tecumseh Corn Festival (Tecumseh)
Telling Tales: A Family Festival of Stories (Rockton)
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival (Timmins)
The Windsor International Film Festival (Windsor)
The Word on the Street (Toronto)
Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival
Toronto Fringe Festival (Toronto)
Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival (Toronto)
Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto)
Toronto Pride Week (Toronto)
Toronto Ribfest (Toronto)
Trenton Scottish Irish Festival (Trenton)
Western Fair (London)
Winterlude (Ottawa)
World Heritage Sunset Ceremonies (Kingston)