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Annual Festivals In Central Manitoulin

There are tree major annual festivals in Central Manitoulin over the course of the summer season. 

Bluegrass in the Country

Second weekend in June 
Providence Bay, ON

Bluegrass in the Country is a three-day Bluegrass Music Festival that takes place on the second weekend in June at the Providence Bay Fair Grounds. Proceeds from this festival go directly to the Manitoulin Special Olympics.
Contact Ben Lentir at or by telephone or 705-210-0807.

Bluegrass in the Country performance. Providence Bay, ON

Homecoming Weekend and Manitoulin Ribfest

June/July - Canada Day Weekend 
Mindemoya, ON 

Homecoming Weekend and Manitoulin Ribfest is a July long weekend tradition for Mindemoya. Hosted by the Central Manitoulin Lions Club, the weekend involves the annual Canada Day parade, children’s events, soapbox races, cookoffs, beer gardens and a ribfest. The majority of the events are located at the Municipal ball fields in Mindemoya, ON. 


Homecoming Parade Mindemoya Ontario

Providence Bay Agricultural Fair

Third weekend in August 
Providence Bay, ON 

The Providence Bay Fair is an agricultural fair held on the third weekend of August. For 140 years, the Providence Bay Agricultural Fair had been a mainstay for fun and entertainment for the entire family on beautiful Manitoulin Island.  It is an event for everyone, with a agricultural exhibits, Fair Ambassador competition, midway, musical entertainment, and horse pull. 


Providence Bay Fair Ambassador Competition

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