The Friendship Festival
is a summer event that takes place on the Civic Holiday
weekend (first weekend in August) in the town of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Small trinkets and valuable goods are sold in a lively outdoor market that is open from sunrise
. Food items suitable for snacks and light meals are served in certain booths. Most of the items sold at the Friendship Festival are earrings
, and other items oriented towards a female demographic. Music by local artists are also demonstrated in special tents where the people have room to perform their musical artistry of all kinds of genres. The cheerleaders
from Simcoe Composite School
are also involved in the summer event, giving away raffle tickets to support the local festivities like duck
races and cow paddy bingo
. The Simcoe Reformer
advertises this event throughout Norfolk County
and Haldimand County
just days prior to the event. The festival can be accessed quickly from the Queensway
as well as through nearby residential roads.
As of September 2005, the Rotary Club of Simcoe is the title sponsor of the event.