2015 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

2015 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

Best Community Partner Outreach Program

$100,000 or less:
Apple Harvest Festival & Apple Pie Trail, Blue Mountain

$500,000 or more:
Luminato Festival, Toronto

Best Greening of a Festival or Event

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

$500,000 or more:
Hillside Festival, Guelph

Best New Festival or Event

$100,000 or less:
Canada’s only Guitar Trail, Blue Mountain

$100,000 - $500,000
Clearview Small Halls Festival, Clearview

$500,000 or more
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Kitchener

Best Promotional Campaign

$100,000 or less:
Vaughan Celebrates WinterFest, Vaughan

$100,000 - $500,000:
The Word On The Street Toronto, Toronto

$500,000 or more:
Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, Simcoe

Sponsor of the Year

$100,000 or less:
Braden's Hot Chocolate Festival with Marz Homes, Dundas

$100,000 - $500,000:
The Word On The Street Toronto with TD Bank Group, Toronto

$500,000 or more:
Winter Festival of Lights with Ontario Power Generation, Niagara Falls

Best New Single Sponsorship Opportunity

Collingwood Elvis Festival with Zulu Alpha Kilo, Collingwood

Best Social Media Campaign

Sound of Music Festival, Burlington

Best Volunteer Program

Sound of Music Festival, Burlington

Best Youth Initiative

Richmond Hill Canada Day, Richmond Hill

Hall of Fame

Sarah Wood- The Niagara Parks Commission (Niagara Falls)
Darren Winger- Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport (Chatham-Kent) and the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration & International Trade (Sarnia Lambton)

Volunteer of the Year Awards

Volunteer of the Year:
Gerald Lue, Toronto Ribfest (Toronto)

Youth Volunteer of the Year:
Victoria Dominick, Science North (Sudbury)

Family Volunteer of the Year:
The Perissinotto Family, Hillside Festival (Guelph)

Municipality of the Year

Population less than 50,000
The Town of Amherstburg and The Town of Collingwood

Population more than 150,000
City of Greater Sudbury

Service Excellence Awards

Entertainment – Alternative Entertainment Providers
Niagara Inflatables and Games Inc.

Entertainment – Children’s Entertainment
Mega Magic

Entertainment – Performer
Mega Magic

Entertainment – Entertainment Agency
The Feldman Agency

Operational – Foundational Product Providers
Ticketpro Inc.


2015 Top 100 Festivals or Events

Eat & Drink Norfolk (Simcoe)
Stratford Festival (Stratford) 
Passport to Unity (Sault Ste. Marie)
Carassauga Festival (Mississauga)
Huron Fringe Birding Festival (Port Elgin) 
Thunder Bay Kite Festival (Thunder Bay)
Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival (Toronto)
Barrie Automotive Flea Market (Oro-Medonte)
International Dundas Buskerfest (Dundas)
The Streetsville Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival (Streetsville) 
Downtown Milton Street Festival (Milton)
Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek (Stoney Creek) 
Mississauga Waterfront Festival (Mississauga) 
Sound of Music (Burlington) 
Oshawa Peony Festival (Oshawa) 
TD Toronto Jazz Festival (Toronto) 
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (Ottawa)
Redpath Waterfront Festival (Toronto)
Luminato Festival (Toronto)
The Art of Eating Food & Wine Festival (Tecumseh) 
SALSA at Blue Mountain Festival (Blue Mountains) 
The Carrousel of the Nations (Windsor) 
Cuisine - Art Festival (Alton Mills) 
Pride Toronto Festival (Toronto) 
Toronto RibFest (Toronto) 
Peterborough Musicfest (Peterborough) 
Canada Day Celebration (Ottawa/Gatineau) 
Burlington’s Canada Day Celebrations (Burlington)
Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration (Niagara Falls)
World Heritage Sunset Ceremonies (Kingston)
Heritage Mica Days (Tay Valley Township) 
Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (Toronto) 
Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival (Belleville) 
RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (Ottawa) 
Holstein Rodeo & Country MusicFest (Holstein)
TD Sunfest: Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures (London)
Lighthouse Blues Festival (Kincardine)
Pelham Summerfest (Pelham) 
Home County Music And Art Festival (London) 
Mount Forest Fireworks Festival (Mount Forest) 
Stewart Park Festival (Perth)
Rockhound Gemboree (Bancroft)
Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (Ottawa)
Collingwood Elvis Festival (Collingwood) 
Mattawa Voyageur Days (Mattawa) 
Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario (Toronto) 
Hillside Festival (Guelph) 
Glengarry Highland Games (Maxville) 
Harbourfest (Kenora) 
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival (Port Colborne)
Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival (Sioux Lookout) 
Cobourg Sandcastle Festival (Cobourg) 
MuslimFest (Mississauga) 
TD Kitchener Blues Festival (Kitchener)
Alliston Potato Festival (Alliston) 
Taste of The Danforth (Toronto)
The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials (Kingston) 
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank (Toronto) 
Havelock Country Jamboree (Havelock) 
Dundas Cactus Festival (Dundas) 
Carrot Fest (Bradford) 
Balloonapalooza (Windsor) 
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival (Buckhorn) 
Burlington’s Children’s Festival (Burlington) 
Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) (Toronto) 
Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival (Tweed)
Tecumseh Corn Festival (Tecumseh) 
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival (Timmins) 
Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto)
Shores of Erie International Wine Festival (Amherstburg)
Western Fair (London)
Supercrawl (Hamilton) 
Niagara Wine Festival (St. Catharines)
Meaford Scarecrow Invasion & Family Festival (Meaford)
Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival (Toronto)
Headwaters Art Festival (Dufferin County)
Roncesvalles Polish Festival (Toronto) 
St. George Applefest (St. George) 
Telling Tales, A Family Festival of Stories (Hamilton)
International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (Ivy, Simcoe County) 
Carp Fair (Carp)
The Word On The Street Toronto (Toronto)
Haunted Fort Night (Fort William)
Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village (Morrisburg)
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest (Port Elgin)
Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show (Simcoe)
Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest (Kitchener)
Rockton World’s Fair (Rockton)
Blue Mountains Apple Harvest Festival (Blue Mountains)
A Haunted Forest 2014 (Aurora)
OPG Winter Festival of Lights (Niagara Falls)
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade (Niagara Falls)
First Light at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons (Midland)
Christkindl Market (Kitchener)
Alight at Night - Upper Canada Village (Morrisburg)
Winterlude (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Barrie Winterfest (Barrie)
Voyageur Winter Carnival (Fort William)
Aurora Winter Blues Festival (Aurora)
Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival (Toronto)