2019 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

2019 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

Best Greening of a Festival or Event

$500,000 or more
Hillside Festival

Best New Festival or Event

$100,000 or less
Amherstburg Uncommon Festival

$100,001 to $500,000
WTF Festival

$500,001 or more
Ride, Dine 'N' Stein

Best Promotional Campaign

$100,000 or less
Open Streets Whitby

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

$500,001 or more
Winter Festival of Lights

Sponsor of the year

$100,000 or less
Small Halls Festival with Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

$100,001 to $500,000
Live on the Waterfront with Ontario Power Generation

Best Community Partner Outreach Program

$500,001 or more
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest with Not-For Profit Groups of Port Elgin

Best Fundraising Idea

Creation Station: Make Your Own Button - Blue Mountain Village Association

Best Social Media Campaign

Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show

Best Youth Initiative


Best Volunteer Program

Vaughan Celebrates Volunteer Program

Best New Single Sponsorship

Port Elgin Pumpkinfest with Sunbelt Rentals

Hall of Fame

Guy Laflamme

Volunteer of the Year

Maduba Ahmad - MuslimFest (Mississauga)
The Beattie Family – Winona Peach Festival (Winona)

Municipality of the Year

Population less than 50,000
Town of Amherstburg

Population more than 50,000 and less than 150,000
Municipality of Clarington

Population more than 150,000
(TIE) City of Hamilton and the Town of Richmond Hill 

Service Excellence Awards

Entertainment – Alternative Entertainment Providers
Science North Outreach Science En Route.

Entertainment – Performers
Mega Magic, Mike D’Urzo

Entertainment – Agency
Mega Magic Talent

Operational – Administrative Service Providers:

Operational – Foundational Product Providers
Modu-Loc Fence Rentals

Student Leadership Award

Leah Letford – Student (Niagara College, Event Management Post Graduate Certificate), Niagara-on-the-Lake


2019 Top 100 Festivals and Events


Doors Open Ontario
Carrousel of Nations
Eat & Drink Norfolk
Hogs for Hospice
Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
River Lights Winter Festival
Simcoe Christmas Panorama
TD Sunfest: Canada's Premier Celebration of World Cultures
Tecumseh Corn Festival
Western Fair
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival
Niagara Wine Festival
OPG Winter Festival of Lights
Pelham Summerfest
TD Niagara Jazz Festival
Canada's Largest Ribfest
City of Burlington's Canada Day Celebration
City of Burlington's Children's Festival
Dundas Cactus Festival
Dundas International Buskerfest
It's your Festival
Oakville Children's Festival
Paris Fair
St. George AppleFest
Sound of Music Festival
Telling Tales Festival
The Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek
Winona Peach Festival
Christkindl Market
Christmas in Cambridge Festival of Events
Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Guelph Hillside Festival
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest
Stratford Festival
The Mount Forest Fireworks Festival
Arts Walk of Fame Brampton
Brampton New Year's Eve
Canadian National Exhibition
Carassauga Festival of Cultures
Grace International Jerk Food and Music Festival
JAMBANA™ One World Festival
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
Brooklin Harvest Festival
Richmond Hill Canada Day Celebrations
Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival
Oshawa Peony Festival
Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park
Barrie Automotive Flea Market
Barrie Winterfest
Carrot Fest
Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegence
Collingwood Elvis Festival
First Light
Creemore Springs Turas Mór
Lighthouse Blues Festival
Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival
Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest
Sidelaunch Days
Small Halls Festival
Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival
Havelock Country Jamboree
Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival
Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival
Canada Day Celebrations (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Canadian Tulip Festival
Ottawa Chamberfest
RBC Bluesfest
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Winterlude (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Bancroft Rockhound Gemboree
Stewart Park Festival
Tweed & Company Theatre Season
Bala Cranberry Festival
Festival of the Sound
Fire & Ice Festival
Haunted Fort Night
*International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (Verner, West Nipissing)
Live on the Waterfront
Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival
Teddy Bears Picnic
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival
Voyageur Winter Carnival