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The Tecumseh Corn Festival has once again been named one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario.

“We are pleased to be recognized as one of the top festivals in Ontario again,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “I give high praise to the Parks and Recreation Staff and volunteers for their tireless work every year to put this event on. It takes a great deal of time and effort and this award recognizes all that they do to deliver it.”

The award, selected by Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) recognizes festivals and events that excel within the industry. Submissions from FEO members were received for consideration in the fall of 2019 and were judged by an independent panel of judges. Festivals and events of all kinds from every corner of Ontario were represented in the submissions – from community festivals to internationally recognized events. The 2020 Top 100 Awards announced on Thursday, February 27 during FEO’s Annual Conference “INNOVATE-Elevate-Enhance-Evolve” in Richmond Hill, ON.

“The Corn Festival is a major event for Tecumseh and this is 17th consecutive year that the festival has received this award,” said Paul Anthony, Director Parks & Recreation. “We are proud of the work the staff and community volunteers do every year to put on a successful event and we look forward to another great event this summer.”

Parks and Recreation recently held an open house to gather public input on the future direction of the festival. That information will be shared in an upcoming Council Report with details on the 2020 festival entertainment and schedule to follow. The 45th annual Tecumseh Corn Festival will take place on Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Lacasse Park, Tecumseh, Ontario. Full details for this year’s event will be posted on, when available.


Corn Festival Contact:
Kerri Rice
Manager Recreation Programs & Events
519-735-4756 Ext. 421