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!

Dundas Dairy Producers

Ault & Ault Law Office
Cass, Grenkie & Remillard
Collins Barrow WCM LLP
Dr. Carlin Dental Clinic
Dundas Veterinary Clinic
Farmer John Cinnamon
Job Zone d'emploi
McDougall Insurance & Financial
Milano Pizzeria
Nation River Health Clinic
Neal's Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration

New Life Mills, A Division of Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.
Planted Arrow Flowers and Gifts
Rideau Auctions
Royalty Limousine Services Ltd.
Vanden Bosch Elevators Inc.
Winchester Grain Elevator, Division ofP&H to Parrish and Heimbecker
W.S. Stewart Trucking

Winchester Dairyfest

Thank Moo!