Amherstburg’s Uncommon Festival has been named the Best New Festival or Event by Festivals and Events Ontario. The town also took home top honours as Municipality of the Year.
Congratulations to our talented and hard-working tourism department and the residents who volunteered and took part in the first-ever Uncommon Festival.
The festival drew an estimated 35,000 people over three days, according to the town.
Artists and unique exhibits, including an escape room, a hay-bale maze and a super-cool Owl exhibit, were set up around 500,000 square feet of festival space in the core.
There were 260 volunteers and scores of participants decked out in Harry Potter or Steampunk gear.
With this feather in its cap, there’s reason to believe the town can top that success this year. Organizers have the lessons learned and momentum from last year and a solid foundation on which to build.
"Amherstburg is always looking to meet the highest standards in delivering quality experiences and quality of life to our residents and visitors alike," said Mayor Aldo DiCarlo in a release.
"The key word here is partnerships. Working together with our volunteers, our attractions, our sponsors and the collaboration of staff is paramount."
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