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Barrie & Area has an abundance of cultural festivals and events, many located on the waterfront. Come and enjoy a live theatre performance. Check out a film under the stars or browse arts & crafts and culinary delights at Kempenfest and Promenade Days. Barrie has it all to keep you and your family entertained all year long.


Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

  • Dates: 22 Sep - 01 Oct 2023
  • Location: Barrie
  • Address: Festival headquarters is located in the Sea Cadet building (located on the Barrie waterfront at the bottom of Simcoe Street/Bayfield Street). Look for the BFFF HEADQUARTERS signs near the Spirit Catcher Monument.
  • Contact: Stuart Pound
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:
  • Phone: 705-720-0025
The 2023 Barrie Fall Fishing Festival is a catch and release tagged Perch fishing tournament taking place over 10 days from September 22nd to October 1st on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. It encourages anglers of all ages and skill levels to enjoy fishing, the beautiful fall weather, and the spectacular fall colours of Kempenfelt Bay from boat or shore.
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