There is no other place that you can sample so many different Canadian cheeses and purchase them at direct-from-producer prices than at The Great Canadian Cheese Festival.

If you love cheese, you will love the seventh edition of #TGCCF—now the biggest artisan cheese show in North America—on June 3-4, 2017, at Picton Fairgrounds in the heart of Ontario’s Prince Edward County, just south of Belleville and Highway 401 in Bay of Quinte Region.

Show hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Some 5,000 cheese lovers are expected to attend.

You will be able to sample and purchase close to 200 different cheeses made by artisan producers from Atlantic Canada to British Columbia. You’ll be able to meet cheesemakers themselves, including a big contingent from Québec.

All in all, cheese producers, artisan food producers, small-batch wineries and craft breweries and other exhibitors and vendors have reserved 130+ booths. There will be an estimated 500 foods and beverages on offer, much more than you can take in during one day, so plan to make a weekend of it!

NEW FOR 2017:

Super Saturday offers a fully-featured program including extras such as Cheese Seminars, a Festival tote bag for your purchases, a Festival souvenir glass for sampling wine, beer and cider for 19+, live music and much more. Ticket price $50 plus tax.

Super Saver Sunday now is a streamlined day, without the extras but with a lower ticket price: $25 plus tax.

Admission on either day covers:

  • Express access to more than 130 exhibitors and vendors
  • Chance to meet Canada’s outstanding cheesemakers face-to-face
  • More than 500 foods and beverages for sampling and purchase
  • Local VQA wines available for purchase by bottle or case
  • Dairy farm animals and displays
  • Food court
  • Plus FREE parking.

Families are welcome. Children 15 and younger admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult. Special pricing for groups of 10+.

Please note some vendors may require token payment for samples.

For additional information, visit CheeseFestival.ca. For assistance, email info@cheesefestival.ca or telephone 1.866.865.2628.


No fee charged for ticket purchases online. All ticket sales final. No refunds.