Oronofest, family event

Enjoy local artisans, live music, great food, and family fun activities.

This weekend, August 24th Oronofest takes over Orono. The festival begins at noon and runs until 10 pm on Park St.

This family friendly event has many great things happening! Activities for kids include games, face painting and storytelling and so much more. Do you have questions about being a firefighter, maybe try on some firefighting gear – our local Orono Firefighters Association will be at Oronofest from 2-6. There are lots of great activities for children!

The Newcastle Lions group will offer Free vision testing, and diabetes information. They will collect donations for guide dogs, food donations, donations of eye glasses and hearing aids. They are a great group of individuals who give back to our community.

Stroll through the vendors market – you will find over 50 local artisans, showcasing their products. From honey, handmade health & beauty, jewellery, home decor, original art and so much more. Browse to the beat of live music on Park St from noon to 7pm. 

LOVE shopping for hand-crafted items? This is the place.

Wait there is more… see up close and personal some rescued animals, Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue will be with us from noon to 5pm. Did you know they are the ONLY wildlife rehabilitation facility in Durham Region?

While shopping On enjoy music from:

Greg Barry Live
Jeff Leech / Tyson Andringa / Ron Warne

Manantler Craft Beer Company returns this year to our event, find them next to the Orono Gazebo from 12noon to 10pm. Music will be heard through the streets of Orono.  

Be sure to check out the music at the Orono Library Gazebo:

I, the Mountain
Achilles Heel
Jake Lauzon
Mayhemingways

It will be a great day! YOU will work up an appetite. There is a great selection of food to choose from. Visit one of our local restaurants on Main St., BBQs’ hosted by the Orono Rebekah Lodge/Orono United Church, Newcastle Lions or food trucks.

It will be a fun day for all!  Be sure to visit us Saturday, August 24 for the 2nd Annual Oronofest.

Learn More about Oronofest http://oronofest.ca/

Check out the schedule:

Oronofest - Schedule of Events 2019

Please Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Notice, Directions- Constructions

NOTICE: If you are travelling to Oronofest via Highway 35/115 northbound, you will not be able to use the Main Street/Concession 5 off ramp due to construction. However don’t worry we are here to provide you with the detour route. Please follow ALL D-4 detour signs and Oronofest signs along the route shown here. The detour will take you to the Taunton Road exit. Once at Taunton Road go left/west and continue west until you reach Main Street. You will turn left or south and take Main Street until you reach Oronofest in the downtown core of Orono. Parking is available off of Centreview Street on the north end of the Orono Fairgrounds. We will have event members available to assist once downtown. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. We took the detour today and it is a difference of 6 km or 6-8 minutes to complete.

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