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!

Stay tuned for our full list of 2019 Sponsors! Want to become a sponsor? Find out how.

Ault & Ault Law Office
Bakertilly LLP
Barkley's Shoes & Accessories
Cass, Grenkie & Remillard
Cedarview Builder's Supplies
Chuck Doran
Clear Cut Installations
Countryman Electric
Devries Electric
D&H Fencing
Dr. Carlin Dental Clinic
Dr. Dave and Valeria Flowers
Dr. Patrick Lau Optometry
D's Collision Center – CSN
Dundas Dairy Producer Committee
Fawcetview Farms
Grenville Mutual Insurance
Guy Fuels & Propane
Heritage House Spa
Horner & Pietersma
JED Express

Lannin Home Building Centre
McDougall Insurance & Financial
Nation River Health Clinic
Neal's Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration
New Life Mills
Parmalat
Planted Arrow Flowers and Gifts
Quintan Products
Rideau Auctions
Royal Canadian Legion
R/T Auto Center
Sandfire Design
Shirley Fawcett
Summers Physiotherapy
Seaway Valley Pharmacy
Vanden Bosch Elevators Inc.
Weagant Farm Supplies
Winchester Grain Elevator, A Division of Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.
Wubs Transit

Winchester Dairyfest

Thank Moo!