Shakespeare-Hub of SW Ontario Festival Country

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With it's central SW Ontario location, Shakespeare is right in the middle of tourism events and festivals throughout SW Ontario.    As the Gateway to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, with it's half million annual visitors, Shakespeare is the first impression for most theatre guests. Many guests combine Stratford Shakespeare venues with other regional activities including regional and local community theatres, world championships-crokinole,  regional competitions, International festivals (MOPAR-fest), local harvest fests (Apple Butter and Cheese), Menonite and Amish traditional markets and auctions, and other rural heritage draws. Shakespeare is Tourism-Central for these venues. These customers stay in our unique European boutique accommodations as they spend time relaxing in and savoring our charming and quaint unique local shops offering a world of unique and collectible treasures. Our quiet ambiance is a key  component of their cultural experience, without which they affirm to us that they will choose to go elsewhere.  

Key festivals include:

Ø Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Ø Regional festivals/activities 

§  Regional Maple Syrup Sugarbush Festivals

§  St Jacobs & Local Farmers Markets

§  Drayton, Blythe Festivals, Theatres

§  Tavistock World Crokinole, Fiddle & Stepdance

§  New Hamburg Mopar Fest

§  Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese Festiva

§  Fergus Highland Games

§  New Hamburg Mennonite Quilt Auction

§  Bright Walters Family Dinner Theatre

§  Birtch Farms Apple, WIne & Food festivals

§  Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest

§  Woodstock Canada Outdoor Farm Show