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Butter tart fans feeling sour as festival cancelled again

Pending public health guidelines, Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Contest may still take place
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June 12 won’t mark the sweetest day of the year for 2021.

Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival has been cancelled again this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Sadly, this year we will once again not be able to hold our renowned butter tart festival in downtown Midland. Even though vaccinations are being delivered as supply increases, this serves as another reminder that we are not out of the woods yet with COVID-19,” said Mayor Stewart Strathearn. “In order to provide fair notice to all involved with the festival, the decision has been made to announce the cancellation of the Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival now. That does not prevent you from enjoying butter tarts while staying home, staying safe, and saving lives.”

Pending public health guidelines, Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Contest may take place so bakers watch for details.

This would have been the 9th year for the award-winning festival which was slated to take place on our newly renovated main street.

The festival website will host a list of confirmed vendors, with links to their websites to encourage would-be festival visitors to reach out to downtown Midland merchants and festival vendors for online ordering and curb-side pick-up options.

Town of Midland will miss welcoming butter tart lovers in June and we encourage everyone to stay home and stay safe so we can hopefully enjoy butter tarts together on June 11, 2022!