Carrot Fest returns to Downtown Bradford on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15, 2020!
Vendors applying for Carrot Fest should keep the following in mind:
If you have any questions regarding vendor applications please contact:
Leisure Events & Marketing Programmer
905-775-21-62 ext. 5103
Carrot Fest starts tomorrow! Check out some of these pictures from Carrot Fest in past years:
1. Are there any admission costs?
Entry to Carrot Fest is completely free! All the shows and entertainment at the festival are free, except:
2. How can I get water at the festival?
The Healthy Communities Committee will be handing out free re-usable water bottles at their tent beside the Town of BWG Info Booth (at Holland & Barrie St.). The Committee will also have water jugs for you to fill up your bottle. At the Info Booth, the Town will be selling re-usable Carrot Fest water bottles for only $5! Inside the Community Centre, there is a water fountain by the washrooms.
Bonus question: Are there any Carrot Fest giveaways/souvenirs?
On Friday and Saturday, the Info Booth at Holland & Barrie St. will be giving out free Carrot Fest souvenirs including carrot-shaped pens and temporary tattoos! This Info Booth will also be selling Carrot Fest t-shirts in different styles and sizes.
On Saturday, the Info Booth at the Community Centre will be giving out free Carrot Fest pop sockets and stickers! Also on Saturday, the Holland Marsh Growers Association will be giving out bags of free carrots (at Holland St. E. & Bingham St.).
1. Carrot Juice
Sabella will offer carrot juice, along with Italian and Mediterranean food (including pizza and sausages).
Freshii will offer their Renew and Recharge cold pressed juices, including carrot juice.
2. Savory Carrot Foods
Liko's Hawaiian BBQ
Liko's Hawaiian BBQ will offer Kalua Pork on a bun, topped with Hawaiian BBQ sauce, pineapple, and carrot salsa ! They will also be serving chicken and pork skewers, cooked onsite at their charcoal grill.
La Mexicanada will offer tacos with carrot salsa, and churros! They will also be serving a variety of drinks on their patio, including beer, margaritas and mojitos.
Hay Caramba will be serving carrot tacos, along with fresh corn on the cob!
Auntee Donnas Jerk Products
Auntee Donnas Jerk Products will be selling carrot marmalade, as well as jerk sauces, hot sauces, jellies, jams, and more!
Glad I Ate Here
Glad I Ate Here will be offering their signature poutine with a glazed carrot topping! They will also be serving hotdogs, fries, burgers, sausages, and chicken tenders.
3. Carrot Desserts
Hutchinson Maple Syrup
Hutchinson Maple Syrup will be offering various maple products including maple carrot cupcakes, maple syrup, maple sugar, and more!
The Strudel Lady
The Strudel Lady will be serving fresh-baked strudels stuffed with carrot cream cheese! Other strudel fillings will include apple, cherry, Muskoka wild blueberry, and strawberry.
1. The vendor market
On Friday, the vendor market will only feature vendors based in Bradford, so come support your local businesses! On Saturday, more than 200 vendors will be lining the streets of downtown Bradford, with a mix of local and non-local businesses, including food trucks and artists selling handmade goods.
2. Music performances
All music performances at Carrot Fest are completely free to attend! The Main Stage will be located by the Village Inn at Holland St. & Simcoe Rd.
Main Stage - Friday:
On Friday, a secondary stage will be set up in the parking lot of the Courthouse (on Holland St. E.).
Courthouse parking lot - Friday:
3. Busker shows
Buskers will be showing off an amazing display of talents, including fire breathing, juggling, aerial acrobatics, stilt walking, drumming, and more! Busker shows will be on the Main Stage and at the Tim Hortons Busker Pitch on Holland St. E., and the Alectra Busker Pitch on Holland St. W.
Main Stage - Saturday:
At 7 pm on Saturday, don’t miss Carrot Fest's grand finale, The Flaming Carrot Show, where various buskers will come together to perform a magical show!
4. The food and drinks
Explore all the different food and drinks Carrot Fest has to offer, whether you’re into savory or sweet, hot or cold! Here’s a sampling of the different food options available:
1. Pony rides