Thankfully we have the full waterfront park back for full use. That means we can return to our past size with 400+ arts crafts, antiques and sponsors across the full 1.5km park. We are adding back a second stage and beer gardens in Centennial Park. Plus we will have full use of the new parking lots.
The main attraction of Kempenfest is of course the arts and crafts exhibitors. This year we are back to our original size with 350+ exhibitors across the entire 2km of the event. The group who organize this part of Kempenfest is the Barrie Art Club. From its origins in 1949 the club’s mission is to make an artistic contribution to our community. And the arts and crafts portion of Kempenfest is a manifestation of that aim.