Norfolk County Awaits: Discover Outdoor Fun, Live Music, and More

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Where Is Norfolk & Why Is It Worth A Visit?

Located on the north shore of Lake Erie, Norfolk is a breezy 2-hour drive from Toronto. The county’s mild climate makes it an ideal destination for anyone looking to get out of the city and enjoy the adventures offered by this Ontario gem.

This post is presented with Visit Norfolk

Make Norfolk a destination this year by taking in incredible live music at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds Festival, sampling the region’s beer, wine, and distillery offerings, glamping, outdoor adventures, dining, and so much more the local communities offer. These vacation destinations include Port Dover, Turkey Point, Long Point, Simcoe, Delhi, Waterford, and Port Rowan.

What’s Happening in Norfolk This Summer?

Norfolk County Fairgrounds Festival

This year features The Fairgrounds Festival, presented by Edward Jones and supported by Amplify Norfolk, showcases live music from the likes of Huge Canadian headliners – Theory of a Deadman, Saint Asonia, 54-40 and Sam Roberts Band.  A Pre-Concert  

Tickets for the Fairgrounds Festival start at just $15 for all ages grounds access, and are available at various price points, up to a VIP experience. All tickets and more info are available at fairgroundsfestival.ca

In addition to the Fairgrounds Festival, this season features many musical events across the county, with performances from Blue Rodeo and Terri Clark at the Burning Kiln Winery, a jam packed schedule at the quaint Delhi theater Capitol 33 and a plethora of weekly offerings of live local music, at numerous locations, including Wishbone Brewing, Homegrown Hideaway, and Inasphere Wines to name a few.

Glamping and Outdoor Adventure

Spend a night under the stars at one of Norfolk’s beautiful glamping locations. Long Point Eco Adventures offers glamping options; so too does Homegrown Hideaway. And Hide-Away-Hills presents a private glamping location for couples.

For the outdoor adventurist, Long Point Eco-Adventures has got you covered. This eco-adventure destination offers a range of exhilarating activities amidst the stunning backdrop of Long Point Bay and the surrounding Carolinian forest. Visitors can embark on thrilling zipline tours that take them soaring through the treetops, offering breathtaking views of the landscape below. For those seeking a more serene adventure, guided kayak tours allow exploration of the pristine waters, providing an up-close encounter with the abundant wildlife and diverse ecosystem.

Beautiful Beaches

Norfolk County is home to an array of stunning beaches that offer a delightful escape for both locals and visitors. One of the most popular destinations is Turkey Point Beach, situated along the shores of Lake Erie. Long Point Beach beckons with its serene beauty and pristine shores stretching for kilometers along Lake Erie’s coast.

Food and Drink

Norfolk, Ontario, is home to a vibrant and growing brewery scene that attracts beer enthusiasts from near and far. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Norfolk County, this region boasts a rich agricultural heritage that influences the exceptional quality of the local brews. Norfolk’s breweries showcase a wide range of styles and flavors, from traditional ales and lagers to innovative craft creations.

Norfolk, Ontario, is home to a vibrant and growing brewery scene that attracts beer enthusiasts from near and far. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Norfolk County, this region boasts a rich agricultural heritage that influences the exceptional quality of the local brews. Norfolk’s breweries showcase a wide range of styles and flavors, from traditional ales and lagers to innovative craft creations.

Also known as Ontario’s Garden, Norfolk County boasts great markets and restaurants, theatre, and endless options for unforgettable outdoor adventures including beaches, fishing, cycling and hiking.

For those interested in an autumn trip to the area, should check out the 184 years of tradition at the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, featuring HUGE headline concerts, local entertainment, fabulous food trucks, midway, commercial vendors and a huge local artisan market, taking place October 8-14, 2024.  NorfolkAgSociety.com for more info. 

For more information and the latest news on what’s happening around Norfolk County, download the Visit Norfolk app in the Google Play Store or the App Store on iOS.

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