The Best Butter Tart Festival

The Best Butter Tart Festival is Canada’s original and largest butter tart festival. It is an annual event in Ontario’s butter tart heartland of Midland. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 festival was cancelled, however the date for next year’s fun is June 12, 2021.

At the inaugural festival in June 2013, the bakers sold out of the 10,000 butter tarts available for sale by 11 a.m.  The number of butter tarts available for sale is increasing each year. In the last few years there has been between 150,000 to 200,000 butter tarts available! In 2019, the festival had a record 65,000 butter tart lovers in attendance. Find out more information here: Best Butter Tart Festival

The reigning champion of the festival contest is from Alliston. The Carriage House Bakery was recognized as the “Best In Show” and the bakery won in the category “Traditional: Professional Bakers.” Read more on this victory: Alliston bakery wins best butter tart, business has never been sweeter

BTW – you can find recent news, photos and comments on the festival on the I Love Butter Tarts Facebook Page.


By George has declared July as “Butter Tart Month.” Here is a menu of our delectable articles on Canada’s iconic dessert.

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