2018 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

2018 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

Best New Festival or Event

$100,000 or less
100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

$100,001 to $500,000
Live on the Waterfront

$500,001 or more
Deck the Falls - Holiday Walking Tour

Best Promotional Campaign

$100,000 to $500,000
Carrousel of Nations

$500,001 or more
Redpath Waterfront Festival

Sponsor of the year

$100,001 to $500,000
Winona Peach Festival

Best Community Partner Outreach Program

$500,001 or more
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

Best Fundraising Idea

Hillside Festival

Best Social Media Campaign

Small Halls Festival

Best Youth Initiative

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Best Volunteer Program

Sound of Music Festival

Best New Single Sponsorship


Hall of Fame

Guy Lamarche - Manager Tourism & Events, City of Timmins (Timmins)
Maria Fortunato - Executive Director - Hamilton Halton Brant RTO 3 (NOTL)
Mike Mueller - Retired (Coordinator Festivals & Events) City of Burlington
Stephen Hollingshead - Director – Tourism North Bay (Sault Ste. Marie)

Volunteer of the Year

Carol Parsons
Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival/Georgian Bay Folk Society (Owen Sound)

Municipality of the Year

Population less than 50,000
City of Timmins

Population more than 50,000 and less than 150,000
City of Thunder Bay

Population more than 500,000
City of Ottawa

Service Excellence Awards

Entertainment – Alternative Entertainment Providers
Grand River Inflatables and Games Inc.

Entertainment – Performers
Mega Magic

Operational – Foundational Product Providers
Modu-Loc Fence Rentals

Student Leadership Award

Kelly Burke – Student (Niagara College, Event Management Program), Niagara-on-the-Lake


2018 Top 100 Festivals and Events

Doors Open Ontario
Carrousel of Nations
Eat & Drink Norfolk
International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
LaSalle Craft Beer Festival
Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
TD Sunfest: Canada's Premier Celebration of World Cultures
Tecumseh Corn Festival
Western Fair
Wine and Food Show
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival
Niagara Wine Festival
OPG Winter Festival of Lights
Pelham Summerfest
Canada's Largest Ribfest.
City of Burlington's Canada Day Celebration.
City of Burlington's Children's Festival
Downtown Milton Street Festival.
Dundas Cactus Festival
Dundas International Buskerfest.
It's your Festival.
Paris Fair.
St. George AppleFest.
Telling Tales Festival.
The Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek.
Winona Peach Festival.
Sound of Music Festival.
Christkindl Market.
Erin Fall Fair.
Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games.
Guelph Hillside Festival.
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest.
Stratford Festival.
The Mount Forest Fireworks Festival.
Brampton Celebrates Canada 150.Brampton New Year's Eve.
Canadian National Exhibition.
Carassauga Festival Inc.
Christmas Tree Lighting.
Grace International Jerk Food and Music Festival (Jerkfest)
Luminato Festival.
Mississauga Italfest.
Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport.
Remembrance Day Parade and Service.
Rogers Cup Presented by National Bank.
SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.
TD Salsa in Toronto Festival.
The Streetsville Founders' Bread and Honey Festival Inc.
The Word on the Street Toronto.
Toronto Caribbean Carnival.
Toronto International Film Festival.
Aurora's Haunted Forest.
Aurora's Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Richmond Hill Canada Day.
JAMBANA, One World Festiva.
Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival.
Oshawa Peony Festival.
Richmond Hill Ribfest
Tastes of the Richmond Hill Multicultural Festival
Barrie Automotive Flea Market
Barrie Winterfest
Carrot Fest
Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegence
Collingwood Elvis Festival
First Light
Lighthouse Blues Festival
Mariposa Folk Festival
Meaford Scarecrow and Family Festival
Blue Mountain Peak to Shore
Salsa at Blue Mountain
Sidelaunch Days
Small Halls Festival
The Blue Mountains Apple Harvest Festival
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival
*Havelock Country Jamboree
Westben Arts Festival Theatre
Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival
Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival
Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival
Canada Day Celebrations (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Canadian Tulip Festival
Capital Ukrainian Festival
*Ottawa International Chamber Festival
*RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
*TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
*Winterlude (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Bancroft Rockhound Gemboree
Stewart Park Festival
Bala Cranberry Festival
Festival of the Sound
Haunted Fort Night
Kirkland Lake Winter Carnival
Live on the Waterfront
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge
Voyageur Winter Carnival