Sundridge Sunflower Festival Returns to Almaguin Highlands

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On August 10th and 11th, 2012, the town of Sundridge, Ontario, once again hosts a weekend of fun for the entire family with the annual Sundridge Sunflower Festival, a popular cottage country event that attracts visitors to the Almaguin Highlands / Near North tourist region of Ontario.

On August 10th and 11th , 2012, the annual Sundridge Sunflower Festival returns once again to the north Muskoka town of Sundridge, Ontario on the shores of Lake Bernard. Offering many things to see and do, the Sunflower Festival has something for every member of the family, with a wide array of events, entertainment and attractions. It has been a popular cottage country event for many years, attracting visitors to the beautiful Almaguin Highlands / Near North tourist region of central Ontario, located just north of Muskoka. According to organizers, the 2012 Sundridge Sunflower Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The festival gets underway at dusk on Friday night with the outdoor screening of the family film “RATATOUILLE”. On Saturday, a full schedule of events runs from morning until late at night at the festival’s three main locations: Sundridge Lions Park, Main Street and the area and fairgrounds. During the festival, visitors can enjoy the art show and sale, the Main Street Market vendors, baking contests, canoe races, cardboard boat races, face painting, the OPP Canine Unit Demonstrations, the Heritage House display, yard sale and equipment display, Fit Camp demonstrations, and COPA for kids’ airplane rides. Live musical entertainment throughout the day includes shows by The Shindigger, One Hung Low, and Doug and Ada Maeeks. Main Street will be shut down from 7pm until 11pm for a family-friendly street dance on Saturday night.

During the festival weekend, visitors will be tempted with a wide variety of delicious food options, including the Volunteer Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast, Tea & Sandwiches served by the Harmony Guild, the Lions Club’s BBQ, the Fish Fry/ Roast Beef dinner at the Legion, and several Main Street Market vendors offering tasty items like home baking, gourmet coffee, hotdogs and fries. On Sunday, the final event of the weekend is the annual RBC Sundridge Triathlon, which wraps up the festival.

“Tourists in Muskoka this summer looking for something fun to do should drive a few kilometres north on Highway 11 to the town of Sundridge, Ontario for the Sunflower Festival,” says Michael Piraino, owner of Northridge Inn & Resort (, an upscale, four-season resort on Lake Bernard, located near Sundridge. “Many people are not aware of this thriving tourist destination area, located just minutes from Muskoka. We are very pleased to have the Sundridge Sunflower Festival as an annual event in the Almaguin Highlands. Our resort guests tell us that they really enjoy the festival and it draws more tourists to the area. The festival organizers should be commended for the great job that they do," states Piraino.

For more information about the Sundridge Sunflower Festival and a schedule of events, visit the Sundridge Sunflower web site
About Northridge Inn & Resort: Located in the Almaguin Highlands, in the heart of North Muskoka, Northridge Inn & Resort is a full service, year-round resort with luxurious accommodations in a private setting. With stunning lake views, large sand beach, gourmet dining, wedding and conference facilities, and a wide range of recreational amenities, Northridge Inn has everything to make your Ontario resort vacation, romantic couple’s getaway, wedding or conference extraordinary. Be sure to inquiry about Northridge Inn’s many exciting value-added accommodation packages. For more information and to book your North Muskoka resort getaway at Northridge Inn, call 705-384-2252 or visit

Contact Information:
Michael & Brenda Piraino
Northridge Inn & Resort
712 South Bernard Lake Road
P.O. Box 1189
Sundridge, Ontario P0A 1Z0

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