Midland pulls the plug on annual butter tart festival for a second year in a row

Festival expected to go ahead in June of 2022

The pandemic has put an end to another fan favourite with the cancellation of Midland’s annual butter tart festival.

This is the second year the Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival has had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. It was to be the ninth year running for the award-winning festival that was slated to begin June 12.

“Sadly, this year we will once again not be able to hold our renowned butter tart festival in downtown Midland. Even though vaccinations are being delivered as supply increases, this serves as another reminder that we are not out of the woods yet with COVID-19,” said Mayor Stewart Strathearn. “In order to provide fair notice to all involved with the festival, the decision has been made to announce the cancellation of the Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival now. That does not prevent you from enjoying butter tarts while staying home, staying safe, and saving lives.”

It is hoped everyone can join in on the festival in June of 2022.

While the festival itself will not go ahead, organizers will use the festival website to host a list of confirmed vendors with links to individual websites. Would-be festival visitors are encouraged to reach out online to arrange pick-up options.