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Bradford Carrot Festival

Event Summary

Check out the Carrot Festival this Friday August 16th-Saturday August 17th in Bradford! 

Event Details

August 16, 2019

Bradford, ON

1. The vendor market
On Friday, the vendor market will only feature vendors based in Bradford, so come support your local businesses! On Saturday, more than 200 vendors will be lining the streets of downtown Bradford, with a mix of local and non-local businesses, including food trucks and artists selling handmade goods.

2. Music performances 
All music performances at Carrot Fest are completely free to attend! The Main Stage will be located by the Village Inn at Holland St. & Simcoe Rd.
Main Stage - Friday: 

  • 5 pm: Big Shiny 90s (90s alternative rock cover band)
  • 8 pm: Coming of Age (classic rock)

Main Stage - Saturday: 

  • 12:30 pm: Rolling Stones Tribute Show
  • 4 pm: Monkey Wrench (Foo Fighters tribute)
  • 6 pm: Neon Nostalgic (hits from the 1980s to present)
  • 8 pm: Joy Brigade (hits from the 1980s)

On Friday, a secondary stage will be set up in the parking lot of the Courthouse (on Holland St. E.). 
Courthouse parking lot - Friday: 

  • 6 pm: Neo Young (Neil Young tribute) 
  • 8 pm: British Invasion (1960s music)

3. Busker shows
Buskers will be showing off an amazing display of talents, including fire breathing, juggling, aerial acrobatics, stilt walking, drumming, and more! Busker shows will be on the Main Stage and at the Tim Hortons Busker Pitch on Holland St. E., and the Alectra Busker Pitch on Holland St. W. 

Main Stage - Saturday: 

  • 9 am: Fire Guy Show
  • 10 am: Steve Goodtime Rock n Roll Comedy Show 
  • 10:30 am: The Circus Drummer
  • 3 pm: Spencer Scurr Magic Show

Tim Hortons Busker Pitch - Saturday: 

  • 10 am: Fire Guy Show
  • 12 pm & 4 pm: Spencer Scurr Magic Show
  • 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm: Bex in Motion Hula Hoop Show

Alectra Busker Pitch - Saturday:

  • 10 am, 1 pm & 3 pm: The Stupendous Silver Sisters Aerial Show
  • 12 pm & 5 pm: The Circus Drummer
  • 2 pm & 4 pm: Steve Goodtime Rock n Roll Comedy Show 

At 7 pm on Saturday, don’t miss Carrot Fest's grand finale, The Flaming Carrot Show, where various buskers will come together to perform a magical show! 

4. The food and drinks
Explore all the different food and drinks Carrot Fest has to offer, whether you’re into savory or sweet, hot or cold! Here’s a sampling of the different food options available: 

Savory Food:

  • Hay Caramba (Mexican)
  • Milanoz Pizzeria (Italian)
  • Kenzington Burger Bar
  • Golden Taste of Asia (Indian) 
  • Freshii (vegan options)
  • Tornado Potato Canada
  • Auntie Jo's Kettle Corn


  • Sweet B’s desserts
  • 3 Scoops Kawartha Dairy ice cream
  • The Strudel Lady


  • McCafe drinks (coffee, smoothies, etc.)
  • Beer gardens at the Village Inn
  • Beer and Margarita gardens at La Mexicanada (includes patio with live music) 

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