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  • Elizabeth H
    1 contribution
    On Sunday, September 1, 2019, I went to the Canadian National Exhibition. I bought my lunch at the Food Building - a sub sandwich from the Steak and Cheese Factory, some fries from the same vendor, and a coffee from Hula Girl - and ate them outside. It was the weekend of the Canadian International Air Show, so I watched the planes fly overhead while eating lunch.

    After I finished my lunch, headed down to the "bleachers" / Bandshell Park to watch the remainder of the airshow, which ended with the Snowbirds.

    After the airshow was over, I walked through the midway past the rides and games, to Oktoberfest, a Bavarian-themed food truck and craft beer festival on Princes' Boulevard. I'd buy myself a 'glass' of Wasaga Beach beer, and spin the wheel to win a prize at one of the games and would win a Wasaga Beach tote bag. I stuck around and took in the Bavarian-themed music and entertainment on stage sung in German as well as English.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • 416GYPSY
    Toronto, Canada374 contributions
    always fun..
    Great vibe..
    Tons of people just having a great time
    The beer gardens at 519 church St park are not to be missed..
    LIVE WINS 🥰
    Written 16 July 2019
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  • Faemke
    The Hague, The Netherlands129 contributions
    What a party! Smiling people everywhere, nice music (sometimes a bit loud), moving your hips, no violence or grumpy people, a feast for everybody. What I especially likes is the way that Toronto embraces all people and everybody is free to dress up as they like.
    Written 15 August 2019
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  • Davie65
    Calgary, Canada257 contributions
    We went in the day as the weather the evening we were there was not going to be good. Good selection or artisan shops. A lot of the kiosks were not open the time we were there. Good for an hour or two.
    Written 13 December 2021
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  • L-A_Cameron
    Port Elgin, Canada201 contributions
    great venue, excellent performances. Lots of water available and good food for purchase. Liquor is expensive but that's not what we are here for. People attending were great - a fantastic time!
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • Brian B
    Toronto, Canada506 contributions
    This is a big agricultural fair. Attended by city folk who come to gawk and hold their noses at the barnyard smells, but this is the real deal - there are the farmers and breeders here from around the world. Most of the stages are held by the livestock auctions and prize ceremonies. A different animal species is featured each day. There is a big commercial market show of food booths and crafts and all the regular junk of a craft show... Look for the small craftsmen shops - hand made goods, farmers direct sales of jams, jelly, meats, leather goods etc. The evenings are for the horse show - - jumping, rodeo, carriages, dressage - you name it. The horse show is extra and is ticketed seating. There are a few upscale bars and eateries associated with the horse show - but hard to get in.... A must see for every Canadian.
    Written 1 December 2019
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  • Jerry D from Bramalea
    Caledon, Canada242 contributions
    We have been attending the Beaches Jazz Festival for a number of years now.
    For anyone who likes music : Street Fest is a must - what a smorgasbord of music - our favourites : Paul James Band, Johnny Max Band, The Toronto All-Star Big Band and on and on !
    You get to check out and sample over 40 amazing bands in one place - just an enchanted evening !!
    Written 5 September 2019
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  • Whennie78
    Napanee, Canada45 contributions
    The lights were beautiful and it was nice getting outside & embracing Canadian Winter life. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this festival. It is too expensive. The Admission only covers getting inside. The rides are expensive, as are the snacks & beverages. Skating is free if you bring your skates, if you have to rent them expect to pay $7.00. There is story time with Santa for younger children. We had 2 12-year olds and didn't find that they were overly impressed with this event.
    Written 2 March 2020
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  • Fort080
    Ft Myers33 contributions
    Lots of vibrant bands, depicting characters,food from various parts of the world, vendors.Held in downtown Toronto every year on the waterfront.
    Written 13 September 2019
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  • Brian E
    3 contributions
    This company is a scam!! They will charge you for an event, then change the dates and location while refusing to give refunds!!
    Written 10 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Athena
    130 contributions
    We have been attending the “One of a Kind” show each December as a family for over 25 years! (With the noticeable exception of 2020’s Covid virtual event). It’s been one of our favourite family holiday experiences through all of those years.
    There is a huge variety of products including pottery, glass art, painting, woodwork, metal art, jewelry, food products, health & beauty products, fashion, accessories and many more. Meeting the makers and experiencing such a diverse selection of products is half the fun!

    This is a big venue and show with lots to creatively experience in many ways
    A few important things to note:
    > TIme: it takes a minimum of 1.5 hours to just walk through the whole show! It’s a huge building and lots of exhibits ~ plan for 2-3 hours if you want to take your time and explore

    > Lots of walking: it’s over 1.5 -2 km just walking the simplest route up and down the main aisles - wear comfortable footwear

    > Cost: admission is $10-15/person
    Parking is $15-20 under the building or transit is a great option
    Most vendors have cashless payments so plan on what you are willing to spend - we go with a shopping budget & a gift list

    > Food > there a food trucks etc in dining area - be prepared to line up to place your order & get your food!

    > Lots of people! ~ this is the biggest craft show in Canada and it’s holiday season!
    Written 3 December 2021
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  • Rekker F
    Guelph, Canada8 contributions
    I had heard amazing reviews of the Van Gogh immersive exhibit from friends who had attended, so for Christmas I decided to buy tickets for my mother-in-law to the Immersive Nutcracker. I invited the rest of the family as I thought it would be a fun outing for us all. I was sadly mistaken. The show ran for all of 35 minutes. It was extremely loud. We had to stand on a cement floor for the entire time, which was not very kind to older feet/legs and backs. It was a cheap, animated version of the Nutcracker. It possibly may have appeal to a young audience, perhaps those with children under the age of 10, however, as all of us were over the age of 14 it was really, lame and a total money grab as far as I'm concerned. I do NOT recommend.
    Written 11 December 2021
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