2022 FEO Award Winners (NO Top 100 Because of COVID-19)

2022 FEO Award Winners (NO Top 100 Because of COVID-19)

Service Excellence Awards

 

Higgins Event Rentals
Classic Displays
Incirque
Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG)
Grand River Party Rentals
RED 61

 

Volunteer Awards

 

Irene Timko - Carrousel of the Nations
Hailey Birch - Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
Connie Barker - Port Elgin Pumpkinfest
Paddy Honey - Aurora's Christmas Market and Concerts in the Park
Bavani Subramanian - SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival
Roman Typer - Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
Pat Wallace - Aurora's Concerts in the Park
Roopa Sree Tungaturthi - The Great India Festival
Sandy Robertson - Westben Concerts at the Barn
Greg and Louise Knuth - Aurora's Haunted Greenhouse & Santa Under the Stars Parade

 

Achievement Awards

 

Terror-Interactive Court Room Drama
Snowen Sound Frolics
Cycle Aurora
BWG Celebrates Canada Day
Clearview Winterama
Richmond Hill Santa's Drive-Thru
Burlington Sound of Music Festival
Family Day in Pelham
Mississauga Light Up The Square
Savour Owen Sound
Aurora's Canada Day Festivities
Mississauga Italfest
Because Beer Craft Beer Festival
Aurora's Concerts in the Park
Bridges Festival
Northumberland Diversity Festival
Rural Lights & Winter Nights
Canada Day in Pelham
Georgina Field to Table Farm Tour
The Great India Festival
Owen Sound Harbour Nights
Richmond Hill First Night
Mississauga Happy 10 MCS
Belleville Buskers on the Bay
Dundas Cactus Festival
Aurora's Movies in the Park
Taste of the Middle East
Niagara Falls Music Live
Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Celebration of the Nations
Pickering Winter Nights - City Lights
Supercrawl
Feast on the Farm Culinary Tourism
Aurora's Family First Night
Share Your Holiday Spirit
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest
Mississauga Music Walk of Fame
Aurora's Ribfest
Live on the Waterfront Thunder Bay
Historic Chatham Retrofest
Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
Clearview Canada Day Celebrations
SummerChill Series in Pelham
Toronto Garlic Festival
Redpath Waterfront Trail
Aurora's Christmas Market
Richmond Hill Ribfest
Carrousel of the Nations @Home
OPG Winter Festival of Lights
SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival
Multicultural Festival Aurora
Taste of Clearview Township
Paris Fair
Christmas in Pelham
Streetsville Bread & Honey Festival
Owen Sound Canada Day
Orangeville Summer Concerts
Aurora Saturday Night Fever
Bloor West Ukrainian Festival
Bala Cranberry Festival
Oshawa Peony Festival
Owen Sound Music at the Market
Richmond Hill Canada Day
Aurora's Haunted Green House
Town of Pelham Hoppin Easter
Carrot Fest
Fan Expo Canada Limited Edition
Southside Shuffle and Blues
Westben Concerts at the Barn
Taste of Georgina
Santa Under the Stars Parade

 

Hall of Fame

 

Christine Morgan from the City of Richmond Hill
Kathleen Thomas from the Multicultural Council and Carrousel of the Nations
Raya Shadursky from the Toronto Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival
Lori Albanese from the City of Niagara Falls

 

 

2021 FEO Award Winners (NO Top 100 Because Of COVID-19)

2021 FEO Award Winners (NO Top 100 Because Of COVID-19)

Achievement Awards

 

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival
Canada Day The Niagara Way
Belmont Village Bestival
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest
City of Vaughan Menorah Lighting
Taste of Clearview
Port Hope Santa Claus Parade
Newmarket 46th Annual Turkey Luncheon
Aurora's Movies in the Park
Brampton Remembrance Day
Georgina's Drive-Thru Parade of Lights
Christmas in Pelham
Aurora's Santa Under the Stars
Brampton New Year's Eve 2021
Port Hope Arts Festival
Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park
Newmarket Moonlight Movies
Richmond Hill Canada Day
Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival
Bradford West Gwillimbury Carrot Fest
World of Jazz Festival
Paris Fair 2020
Grace International Jerk Food & Music Festival
Supercrawl 2020
Fort William Haunted Fort Night
Oshawa Peony Festival
Christmas in Cambridge
Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival
Markham's Virtual Canada Day
Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Brampton Winter Lights Festival
Aurora's Haunted Greenhouse
Pickering Summer Concerts
Muslimfest 2020
Ajax Pumpkinville Halloween
Mississauga Winter Programming
Markham National Indigenous People's Day
Oshawa Celebrates
St. George Apple Fest
Dundas Cactus Festival
Clearview Canada Day Celebrations
Pumpkins After Dark
TD Sunfest Connected '20
Oakville Fireside Chat with Santa
TD Niagara Jazz Festival
Collingwood Art Crawl
Richmond Hill Santa's Workshop
Barrie Canada Day Celebrations
Vaughan Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Kitchener Christkindl Market
Coney Island "Maybe Annual" Festival
Georgina Field to Table Farm Tour
Port Hope Candlelight Festival
Aurora Multicultural Festival
Orangeville Summer Concerts
Clearview Virtual Holiday Greeting
Town of Caledon Winterfest 2021
Barrie Downtown Countdown NY Eve
Westben Concerts at the Barn
Richmond Hill Concerts in the Parking Lot
Pickering Tree Lighting Ceremony
Clearview's Christmas in the Valley
Vaughan Canada Day
Oakville Firefighter Toy Drive
Windsor BIA Winter Fest 2020
Vibrant Brampton
Markham-Milliken Children's Festival
Aurora Concerts in the Park
Goderich Festival of Lights 2020
Sarnia Christmas off the Farm
Belleville Waterfront and Multicultural Festival
Amherstburg River Lights Festival
Aurora's Family First Night
Ajax Merry & Bright Festival
Goderich Canada Day Celebrations
Telling Tales Festival
Collingwood Art of Winter Festival
Aurora's Christmas Market
Thunder Bay Virtual Live
Brampton Canada Day
Stayner Santa Tour
Pickering Artfest of the Esplanade
Vaughan Jean Augustine Complex Commemoration
Newmarket Santa Claus Lane
Bradford West Gwillimbury Pumpkin Fest
Light Up Orillia Lake Country
Burlington Canada Day Celebration
Amherstburg Uncommon Festival
Christmas Season in St. Marys
Sound of Music Festival @Home
Canada Day the Durham Way
Small Halls Festival
Santa's Holiday Magic Trail
Eden Mills Writers Festival
Collingwood Live & Original Music Initiative
Pickering Santa at the Drive In

 

Service Excellence Awards
 

The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation
Classic Displays
Modu-Loc Fence Rentals
X-Events
INCIRQUE
Impact Canopies Canada
Mega Magic


Volunteers of the Year
 
 

Marek Ruta - Carassauga Festival of Cultures
Monica Reid - Kitchener Christkindl Market
Michelle Bergauer - Belmont Village Bestival
Scott Dynes - Burlington Santa's Holiday Magic Trail
Gregory McKnight - Grace International Jerk Food & Music Festival
Herb Jung - Port Hope Arts Festival
Barry Hussey - St. George Apple Fest
Adamson-Price Family - Port Hope Santa Claus Parade

 

 

 

2019 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

2019 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

Best Greening of a Festival or Event

$500,000 or more
Hillside Festival

Best New Festival or Event

$100,000 or less
Amherstburg Uncommon Festival

$100,001 to $500,000
WTF Festival

$500,001 or more
Ride, Dine 'N' Stein

Best Promotional Campaign

$100,000 or less
Open Streets Whitby

$100,001 to $500,000
Live on the Waterfront

$500,001 or more
Winter Festival of Lights

Sponsor of the year

$100,000 or less
Small Halls Festival with Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

$100,001 to $500,000
Live on the Waterfront with Ontario Power Generation

Best Community Partner Outreach Program

$500,001 or more
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest with Not-For Profit Groups of Port Elgin

Best Fundraising Idea

Creation Station: Make Your Own Button - Blue Mountain Village Association

Best Social Media Campaign

Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show

Best Youth Initiative

Supercrawl

Best Volunteer Program

Vaughan Celebrates Volunteer Program

Best New Single Sponsorship

Port Elgin Pumpkinfest with Sunbelt Rentals

Hall of Fame

Guy Laflamme

Volunteer of the Year

Maduba Ahmad - MuslimFest (Mississauga)
The Beattie Family – Winona Peach Festival (Winona)

Municipality of the Year

Population less than 50,000
Town of Amherstburg

Population more than 50,000 and less than 150,000
Municipality of Clarington

Population more than 150,000
(TIE) City of Hamilton and the Town of Richmond Hill 

Service Excellence Awards

Entertainment – Alternative Entertainment Providers
Science North Outreach Science En Route.

Entertainment – Performers
Mega Magic, Mike D’Urzo

Entertainment – Agency
Mega Magic Talent

Operational – Administrative Service Providers:
OLG

Operational – Foundational Product Providers
Modu-Loc Fence Rentals

Student Leadership Award

Leah Letford – Student (Niagara College, Event Management Post Graduate Certificate), Niagara-on-the-Lake

 

2019 Top 100 Festivals and Events

 

Doors Open Ontario
Carrousel of Nations
Eat & Drink Norfolk
Hogs for Hospice
Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
River Lights Winter Festival
Simcoe Christmas Panorama
TD Sunfest: Canada's Premier Celebration of World Cultures
Tecumseh Corn Festival
Western Fair
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival
Niagara Wine Festival
OPG Winter Festival of Lights
Pelham Summerfest
TD Niagara Jazz Festival
Canada's Largest Ribfest
City of Burlington's Canada Day Celebration
City of Burlington's Children's Festival
Dundas Cactus Festival
Dundas International Buskerfest
It's your Festival
Oakville Children's Festival
Paris Fair
St. George AppleFest
Sound of Music Festival
Supercrawl
Telling Tales Festival
The Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek
Winona Peach Festival
Christkindl Market
Christmas in Cambridge Festival of Events
Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Guelph Hillside Festival
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest
Stratford Festival
The Mount Forest Fireworks Festival
Arts Walk of Fame Brampton
Brampton New Year's Eve
Canadian National Exhibition
Carassauga Festival of Cultures
Grace International Jerk Food and Music Festival
JAMBANA™ One World Festival
Luminato Festival
Mississauga Italfest
MuslimFest
Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport
Remembrance Day Parade and Service
Rogers Cup Presented by National Bank
SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival
TD Salsa in Toronto Festival
The Streetsville Founders' Bread and Honey Festival Inc
The Word on the Street Toronto
Toronto Caribbean Carnival
Toronto International Film Festival
Aurora's Haunted Forest
Aurora's Tree Lighting Ceremony
Brooklin Harvest Festival
Richmond Hill Canada Day Celebrations
Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival
Oshawa Peony Festival
Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park
Barrie Automotive Flea Market
Barrie Winterfest
Carrot Fest
Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegence
Collingwood Elvis Festival
First Light
Creemore Springs Turas Mór
Lighthouse Blues Festival
Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival
Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest
Pumpkinferno
Sidelaunch Days
Small Halls Festival
Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival
Havelock Country Jamboree
Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival
Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival
Canada Day Celebrations (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Canadian Tulip Festival
Ottawa Chamberfest
RBC Bluesfest
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Winterlude (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Bancroft Rockhound Gemboree
Stewart Park Festival
Tweed & Company Theatre Season
Bala Cranberry Festival
Festival of the Sound
Fire & Ice Festival
Haunted Fort Night
*International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (Verner, West Nipissing)
Live on the Waterfront
Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival
Teddy Bears Picnic
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival
Voyageur Winter Carnival

 

 

2020 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

2020 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

Best Community Outreach Program

$500,001 or more
Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest - Downtown Kitchener BIA & Willkommen Platz

Best Greening of a Festival or Event

$100,000 - $500,000
Muslimfest

$500,001 or more
Hillside Festival

Best New Festival or Event

$100,000 or less
Oshawa Bright and Merry Market

Best Promotional Campaign

$100,000 or less
Christmas in Cambridge

$100,000 - $500,000
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest

Sponsor of the Year

$100,000 or less
Small Halls Festival - Tim Hortons

$100,000 - $500,000
Winona Peach Festival - Tim Hortons

$500,001 or more
Toronto Caribbean Carnival - Grace Foods Inc

Best New Single Sponsorship Opportunity

Carrousel of the Nations
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

Sudbury Poutine Fest
Thornloe Cheese

Best Social Media Campaign

Vaughan Celebrates Canada Day

Best Volunteer Program

Town of Whitby

Best Youth Initiative

Paisley Blues Festival

Hall of Fame

Delores MacAdam
Deb Dalziel

Municipality of the Year

Pop 50,000 or less
Township of Centre Wellington

Pop 50,000 - 150,000
Town of Aurora

Pop 150,000 - 350,000
City of Richmond Hill

Service Excellence Awards

Entertainment Awards - Alternative Entertainment
Grand River Party Rentals & Inflatables

Entertainment Agency
Mega Magic Talent

Performer of the Year
Mega Magic Talent - Magician Mike D'Urzo

Operational Awards - Administrative Service Provider
Place My Booth

Foundational Product Provider
Modu-loc Fence Rental

Student Leadership Award

Stephanie Singeris - Niagara College

Volunteer Award

Family Volunteer of the Year
Pardalis Family - (Carrousel of the Nations)

Individual Volunteer of the Year
Seimone Kpiniong - (Hillside Festival)

 

2020 Top 100 Festivals and Events

 

Doors Open Ontario
Carrousel of Nations
Eat & Drink Norfolk:
Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
TD Sunfest: Canada's Premier Celebration of World Cultures
Tecumseh Corn Festival
LaSalle Strawberry Festival
Western Fair
Amherstburg River Lights
Chatham Retrofest
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival
Niagara Grape & Wine Festival
OPG Winter Festival of Lights
Pelham Summerfest
TD Niagara Jazz Festival
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade
Niagara Falls Canada Day
Canada's Largest Ribfest
City of Burlington's Canada Day Celebration
City of Burlington's Children's Festival
Dundas Cactus Festival
​It's your Festival
Paris Fair
St. George AppleFest
Sound of Music Festival
Supercrawl
Telling Tales Festival
The Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek
Winona Peach Festival
​Christmas in Cambridge Festival of Events
Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Guelph Hillside Festival
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest
Belmont Village Bestival
Erin Fair Horse Tent
Acton Leathertown Festival
Brampton New Year's Eve
Canadian National Exhibition
Carassauga Festival of Cultures
Grace International Jerk Food and Music Festival (Jerkfest)
Luminato Festival
Mississauga Italfest
MuslimFest
Redpath Waterfront Festival
Remembrance Day Parade and Service
Rogers Cup Presented by National Bank
SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival
TD Salsa in Toronto Festival
Streetsville Founders' Bread and Honey Festival Inc
Toronto Caribbean Carnival
Toronto International Film Festival
Brampton Winter Lights Weekend
Feast of St. Lawrence
Brampton Canada Day
Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival
Aurora's Christmas Market
​Brooklin Harvest Festival
Markham Canada Day
Canada Day Celebrations
Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival
Oshawa Peony Festival
Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest
Richmond Hill Ribfest
Markham Milliken Children's Festival
Newmarket 10 Min Play Fest
Bright and Merry Market
Barrie Automotive Flea Market
Barrie Winterfest
Carrot Fest
First Light
Creemore Springs Turas Mór
Lighthouse Blues Festival:
Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival
Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest
Pumpkinferno
Sidelaunch Days
Small Halls Festival
Paisley Blues Fest
Kempenfest
Tottenham Bluegrass Festival
Havelock Country Jamboree
Buckhorn Festival of the Arts
Belleville Waterfront & Multicultural Festival
Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival
Canada Day Celebrations (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Ottawa Chamberfest
RBC Bluesfest
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Winterlude (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Tweed Elvis Festival
Bala Cranberry Festival
Festival of the Sound
Fire & Ice Festival
Haunted Fort Night
Snow Day on the Waterfront
International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (Verner, West Nipissing)
Live on the Waterfront
Battle of Fort William
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

 

2018 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

2018 FEO Award Winners and Top 100

Best New Festival or Event

$100,000 or less
100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

$100,001 to $500,000
Live on the Waterfront

$500,001 or more
Deck the Falls - Holiday Walking Tour

Best Promotional Campaign

$100,000 to $500,000
Carrousel of Nations

$500,001 or more
Redpath Waterfront Festival

Sponsor of the year

$100,001 to $500,000
Winona Peach Festival

Best Community Partner Outreach Program

$500,001 or more
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

Best Fundraising Idea

Hillside Festival

Best Social Media Campaign

Small Halls Festival

Best Youth Initiative

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Best Volunteer Program

Sound of Music Festival

Best New Single Sponsorship

Supercrawl

Hall of Fame

Guy Lamarche - Manager Tourism & Events, City of Timmins (Timmins)
Maria Fortunato - Executive Director - Hamilton Halton Brant RTO 3 (NOTL)
Mike Mueller - Retired (Coordinator Festivals & Events) City of Burlington
Stephen Hollingshead - Director – Tourism North Bay (Sault Ste. Marie)

Volunteer of the Year

Carol Parsons
Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival/Georgian Bay Folk Society (Owen Sound)

Municipality of the Year

Population less than 50,000
City of Timmins

Population more than 50,000 and less than 150,000
City of Thunder Bay

Population more than 500,000
City of Ottawa

Service Excellence Awards

Entertainment – Alternative Entertainment Providers
Grand River Inflatables and Games Inc.

Entertainment – Performers
Mega Magic

Operational – Foundational Product Providers
Modu-Loc Fence Rentals

Student Leadership Award

Kelly Burke – Student (Niagara College, Event Management Program), Niagara-on-the-Lake

 

2018 Top 100 Festivals and Events

Doors Open Ontario
Carrousel of Nations
Eat & Drink Norfolk
International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
LaSalle Craft Beer Festival
Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
TD Sunfest: Canada's Premier Celebration of World Cultures
Tecumseh Corn Festival
Western Fair
Wine and Food Show
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival
Niagara Wine Festival
OPG Winter Festival of Lights
Pelham Summerfest
Canada's Largest Ribfest.
City of Burlington's Canada Day Celebration.
City of Burlington's Children's Festival
Downtown Milton Street Festival.
Dundas Cactus Festival
Dundas International Buskerfest.
It's your Festival.
Paris Fair.
St. George AppleFest.
Supercrawl
Telling Tales Festival.
The Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek.
Winona Peach Festival.
Sound of Music Festival.
Christkindl Market.
Erin Fall Fair.
Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games.
Guelph Hillside Festival.
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest.
Stratford Festival.
The Mount Forest Fireworks Festival.
Brampton Celebrates Canada 150.Brampton New Year's Eve.
Canadian National Exhibition.
Carassauga Festival Inc.
CeleBRAMPTON.
Christmas Tree Lighting.
Grace International Jerk Food and Music Festival (Jerkfest)
Luminato Festival.
Mississauga Italfest.
MuslimFest.
Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport.
Remembrance Day Parade and Service.
Rogers Cup Presented by National Bank.
SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.
TD Salsa in Toronto Festival.
The Streetsville Founders' Bread and Honey Festival Inc.
The Word on the Street Toronto.
Toronto Caribbean Carnival.
Toronto International Film Festival.
Aurora's Haunted Forest.
Aurora's Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Richmond Hill Canada Day.
JAMBANA, One World Festiva.
Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival.
Oshawa Peony Festival.
Richmond Hill Ribfest
Tastes of the Richmond Hill Multicultural Festival
Barrie Automotive Flea Market
Barrie Winterfest
Carrot Fest
Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegence
Collingwood Elvis Festival
First Light
Kempenfest
Lighthouse Blues Festival
Mariposa Folk Festival
Meaford Scarecrow and Family Festival
Blue Mountain Peak to Shore
Pumpkinferno
Salsa at Blue Mountain
Sidelaunch Days
Small Halls Festival
The Blue Mountains Apple Harvest Festival
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival
*Havelock Country Jamboree
Westben Arts Festival Theatre
Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival
Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival
Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival
Canada Day Celebrations (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Canadian Tulip Festival
Capital Ukrainian Festival
*Ottawa International Chamber Festival
*RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
*TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
*Winterlude (Ottawa/Gatineau)
Bancroft Rockhound Gemboree
Stewart Park Festival
Bala Cranberry Festival
Festival of the Sound
Haunted Fort Night
Kirkland Lake Winter Carnival
Live on the Waterfront
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge
Voyageur Winter Carnival