How it all got started

Dairyfest was started in 1988 by a small committee of merchants to celebrate Winchester’s Centennial year.

Joel Steele was one of the founding fathers of Dairyfest and passed the torch on only after ensuring that Dairyfest was well rooted and an annual event that residents looked forward to every August.

The funds raised during Dairyfest don’t just go toward making the event fun for the whole family.

They get redistributed back into the community.

Dairyfest has contributed to many local projects over the years, including:

  • The addition and elevator at the Winchester Arena;
  • The replacement of the air conditioner at the Winchester Arena;
  • The purchase of chairs and tables at the Community Centre;
  • Contributions toward the 100 Club Park development;
  • Curtains for the Community Centre;
  • Replacement of the ceiling of the Community Centre;
  • Purchase of picnic tables for the park;
  • Purchase of baby change tables for the bathrooms in the Arena;
  • Purchase of two sand diggers for the 100 Club Park playground;
  • Contribution to the redevelopment of the Sweet Corner Park; and
  • Contribution to the upgrade & refurbishment of the kitchen and bar upstairs at Winchester Arena.

Dairyfest has also made contributions to the following community groups:

  • Winchester Heelers;
  • North Dundas Movie Committee;
  • Happy Face Nursery School;
  • Rideau Hill Camp; and
  • Winchester Curling Club.

Dairyfest has also made contributions to the following community groups:

  • Winchester Heelers;
  • North Dundas Movie Committee;
  • Happy Face Nursery School;
  • Rideau Hill Camp; and
  • Winchester Curling Club.

Did you know...

An average dairy cow weighs about 1200 pounds!

Antonella Holmes – Royal Lepage Team Realty
Badger Excavating Ltd.
Bridals by Al Mor
Brister Insurance
Cedarview Builder's Supply Ltd.
Cass, Grenkie & Remillard
Collins Barrow WCM LLP
Countryman Electric Ltd.
Dr. Carlin Dental Clinic
Green Tech Ag and Turf Inc.
Greg's Quality Meats
Guy Fuels
H.D. Tile Drainage Ltd.

Ideal Pipe
Job Zone d'emploi
Milano Pizzeria
Nation River Health Clinic
Neal's Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration
Summers Physiotherapy
The Co-operators Insurance Company
The Planted Arrow Flowers & Gifts
Vanden Bosch Elevators Inc.
Winchester Grain Elevator, Division of P&H
Winchester Foodland

Winchester Dairyfest

Thank Moo!