First Annual

Innisfil

Onion Fest!

Presented by: Innisfil Community Events

Featured Attractions at Onion Fest

 
Live Entertainment

Live Entertainment



Beverage Gardens

Beverage Gardens



Local Vendor Fair

Local Vendor Fair



Midway

Midway



BBQ Competition

BBQ Competition



Rib Championships

Rib Championships



Food Trucks

Food Trucks



Live Entertainment

Live Entertainment



Local Vendor Fair

Local Vendor Fair



Midway

Midway



Beverage Gardens

Beverage Gardens



Rib Championships

Rib Championships



Food Trucks

Food Trucks



Oh yeah!
You can bring your kids!

Lots of fun for the children, including live entertainment, midway rides, games, ice cream truck, family kids zone, fireworks (Saturday), and much more.

Canadian Rib Championships

Meet World Famous Competitors

 

We can’t get more local than Mean Moe’s BBQ! Hailing from Innisfil and trained under the best names in BBQ, Mike Magill and Nick O’Donnell have competed all over North America pitting their chicken, ribs, pork and brisket against the best in the world, winning 2019 Ontario BBQ Team of Year, Top Team in Eastern Canada and multiple Grand Championships. These guys smoke their Ribs HOT & FAST over apple wood and season with their award winning Mean Moe’s BBQ Sweet Heat Rib Rub.
Are you ready for some real southern BBQ?

Check them out here… @meanmoesbbq on Facebook and Instagram.

A gritty BBQ powerhouse with back-home, down-to-earth roots. HellBent BBQ is an award winning competition BBQ team from the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Husband and wife team Marc and Erin LeBlanc crank out amazing eats using little more than fire and smoke. This team has experience competing from Ottawa all the way down to Memphis Tennessee!
 
Check them out here… @hellbentbbq on Facebook and Instagram

From the South African Veldt, where BBQ (Braai) is a right of passage, to the urban jungle of Mississauga, where it bought its first smoker in 1995, HEAVY D BBQ has continued learning and honing its craft among family and friends. It has won many trophies and awards while competing on the BBQ circuit. Heavy D BBQ Consists of David, Pat, Don and Michelle Hunnam.
 
Check them out here… @HeavyDBBQ on Facebook and Instagram

Hailing from Blue Mountain. The Rusty’s Smoke BBQ team is a formidable force on the North American BBQ circuit.

“Master of fire” Chef Stephen Perrin honed his skills at some of the finest restaurants in the world.

Kickin’ ash and taking names. This award winning team has accumulated trophies at world class competitions – The Jack, The World Food Championships, and Memphis in May.

Rusty’s delivers exceptional mouth watering barbeque. Smoked slow ‘n’ low over smoldering sugar maple and oak until tender and juicy.

Rusty’s @ Blue…..DAMN GOOD BBQ!

Amateur BBQ Competition

Do you have what it takes to become our 1st Innsifil BBQ Boss Champion?

 

This year at Onion Fest, we invite 12 contestants to step into our Burger Battle and compete for BBQ Glory.

Our 1 day cooking competition will pit 12 contestants against each other to create the Ultimate Burger.

Each cook will submit 2 fully cooked and dressed burgers for judging. One burger will be presented whole and dressed for success. The other burger will be cut into 4 pieces for the judges to devour.   

Judges have the best job, however the glory of Innisfil BBQ Boss Champion will live on forever.

Only 12 spots available, so time to put your burger to the test and sign up before it’s too late.

For more details please review all rules and regulations.

If interested, please send an email to hello@innisfilonionfest.ca with your full name and cell number. This is a first come, first serve competition.

Onion Fest's Live Entertainment

 
5:00 PM

Doors Open

6:00 PM
Brian John Harwood

Brian John Harwood

Brian John Harwood

7:00 PM
Graham Scott Fleming

Graham Scott Fleming

Graham Scott Fleming

8:00 PM
Dustin Bird

Dustin Bird

Dustin Bird

9:00 PM
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown

Chicken Fried - Zac Brown

Chicken Fried - Zac Brown

11:00 PM

Doors Close

3:00 PM

Doors Open

4:00 PM
Shawn Steinhart

Shawn Steinhart

Shawn Steinhart

5:00 PM
Grant Boyer

Grant Boyer

Grant Boyer

6:00 PM
Errol Blackwood

Errol Blackwood

Errol Blackwood

7:00 PM
Starsik

Starsik

Starsik

8:00 PM
Carl Run Down Band

Carl Run Down Band

Carl Run Down Band

9:00 PM
Simply Queen

Simply Queen

Simply Queen

11:00 PM

Doors Close

SIMPLY QUEEN is a world class act!

This COMPLETELY LIVE tribute performs all the iconic songs that have made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time and faithfully recreates the grand scope of Queen’s live shows – musically and visually capturing the amazing live Queen experience that has filled stadiums around the world.

The band is fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire, Rick Rock (vocal/piano/guitar), CC Lambrick (guitar/keyboards/vocal), Mitch Taylor (bass/vocal) & Phil Charrette (drums/vocals). Based in Windsor, Ontario, CANADA, they are veteran musicians who have performed in festivals, theatres and arenas across North America and beyond!

“Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind!”

Authentic vocals, authentic music, and an authentic band!! Just one of the comments made as someone watched the ZBB tribute band “chicken fried”. This is as close to the real deal as one can get as a Zac Brown fan.

Zac Brown Band hails from Atlanta, Georgia and have taken the country and non country music community by storm. The band has released four studio albums, two live albums, one greatest hits album and two EP’s. They have charted almost twenty singles on Billboard and have had numerous number one hits. ZBB have also won a handful of Grammys to go along with countless other awards and achievements. They have earned the reputation as a ‘must see live’ band and that would explain why their concerts are sold out tour after tour.

Elton Lammie, an award winning vocalist, is the lead singer for the chicken fried tribute show. In his own live performances, he would receive numerous comments on how he resembled and sounded like Zac Brown. Many of Elton’s fans would wait each night for him to break into a few ZBB songs. This led to the formation of ‘chicken fried’. Elton says, ”The ZBB is now a band that makes $500,000+ per show, if people want to hear the music and be inspired from the songs of Zac Brown and can’t afford that then we will give them an alternative.”

Chicken Fried includes all the great songs and radio hits of ZBB in their show as well as some of the unexpected songs that Zac throws in their live concerts. “A Zac Brown show can include anything from Metallica to Ray Lamontagne so we do the same thing, people love the diversity”

Errol (Skipah) Blackwood was born in the Accompong (Maroon) Hills of Jamaica. He moved to Toronto Canada at an early age where he learned to play the Bass Guitar. He played with several bands in Ontario doing a mixture of R&B, Rock and Funk. His love for music comes from a variety of sources, from the church of his father who was a pastor, the Nyahbingi Drummers, the School music drama concert and the Jukebox playing from Country to Rhythm n Blues.


In 1980, Errol formed the band Messenjah, along with Ray Ruddock and Rupert Harvey. They recorded two albums and a video under the WEA record label. Messenjah toured extensively for 6 years travelling across Canada and the U.S.A, the band regrouped in 1986. Highlights included sharing the stage with Hugh Masekela, The Clash, Frank Zappa, Reggae Sun-Splash, CBC TV Concert in the park, and Much Music cross Canada simulcast.
The current working band name is Errol Blackwood Injah Band. 

Presented by Innisfil Community Events

For over 25 years, ICECorp has been providing events and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.  Our Santa Claus Parade, New Year’s Eve Swim & Skate, Polar Bear Dip, Summerfest and Ribfest events have all provided the residents of Innisfil with years of great memories and entertainment. Read more about ICECorp’s initiatives HERE.

 

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