Butter Tart Festival in the News



Ashaw, Always (June 11, 2017) “Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival - Midland, Ontario” Always Ashaw

Bain, Jennifer (June 25, 2015) "Ontario's Best Bakers Gather in Midland for a Contest and Festival" The Toronto Star

Bell, Roberta (June 14, 2015) "Midland Hosts Third Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival and Contest" Orillia Packet & Times

Boughner, Bob (June 9, 2017) “Butter Tart Festival Being Held on Saturday” Sarnia Observer

Burns, Ian (September 28, 2016)  “Midland's butter tart festival not resting on its laurels” Midland Mirror

Comm Team (June 12, 2017) “Bravo! Butter Tart Festival 2017 Puts Midland On The Map” OurMidland blog

Dunning, Jenni (June 10, 2015) "Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival in Midland is going from Sweet to Savoury" Simcoe.com

DH Toronto Staff (May 2, 2017) “The world’s largest butter tart festival is happening next month”  Daily Hive

Elphick, Katherine (May 28, 2015) "Midland Festival Pays Homage to Butter Tarts" Simcoe.com

Fleming, Rebecca (May 3, 2017) “The top 10 butter tarts in Ontario, according to two Torontonians who are on a mission to try every one” Toronto Life Magazine

Fry, Scott  (May 2, 2017) “Butter Tarts” Man Travels

Greer, Susan (February 16, 2015) "Blue Cheese? Maple Bacon? Butter Tart Festival Accepting 'Freestyle' Submissions" The Canadian Press

Greer, Susan (February 17, 2015) "Butter Tarts: A sweet way to start an arguement" Canadian Press

Hood, Sarah B. (July 27, 2017) “Home is where the butter tart is” TVO

Johnson, Kelsey (June 1, 2017 ) “The great Canadian butter tart tour — yes, it’s real” The Western Producer

Lam, Peter, (June 15, 2017) “The Sweetest Day” Peter Lam Photography

Lindsay (June 7, 2017) “10 Iconic Foods of Ontario” Eat This Town

Lowrie, Wayne (July 3, 2017)  “Business is Sweet”  Brockville Recorder


Million-Cole, Nicole (June 17, 2013) “Buttertart Fans Flock to Midland” The Midland Mirror.

Mealing, Travis (June 12, 2013) “Who Makes the Best Butter Tart in Ontario?” The Midland Mirror.

Mealing, Travis (February 2, 2016) “Butter tarts offer path from Midland to Canadian Food Championships” The Midland Mirror

Mealing, Travis  (June 7, 2016) “10 tips to survive Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival this Saturday in Midland” The Midland Mirror

Mendler, Andrew (June 18, 2017) “More than 150,000 butter tarts sold as thousands pack downtown Midland” The Midland Mirror

Mendler, Andrew (July 26, 2017)  “Butter tart festival's economic impact on Simcoe County estimated at $3.6 million“ The Midland Mirror

Morassutti, Melanie (June 9, 2017) “Butter Tarts Are Canada’s Most Competitive Confection” Passport 2017

Persico, Amanda (June 15, 2016) “Newmarket is Home of Ontario’s Best Butter Tart” Newmarket Era

Rickard, Adam, (May 2, 2017) “The World’s Largest Butter Tart Festival Is Next Month” Edge102 blog

Rideout, Howard  (June 8, 2017) “Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival is Midland’s Sweet Success” Howard Rideout Architect’s Blog

Staff, Indie88 blog, (May 12, 2016) “Try 150 Different Kinds of Butter Tarts At Festival Near Toronto” Indie88

Staff, re:porter, (May 2017) “Sample Ontario’s best butter tart at Midland’s annual festival” re:Porter Magazine

Staff, The Midland Mirror (May 20, 2017) “Midland’s Butter Tart Trot to help send sick kids to camp” The Midland Mirror

Staff, The Midland Mirror (March 3, 2017) “Midland butter tart festival organizer calls out Rick Mercer” The Midland Mirror

Staff, The Midland Mirror (July 5, 2016) “Butter tart festival in Midland set new attendance record” The Midland Mirror

Staff, The Midland Mirror (June 28, 2016) “Record number of butter tarts sold during Midland festival”  The Midland Mirror

Staff, The Midland Mirror  (June 10, 2016) “Welcome to Midland (a.k.a. Butter Tart Heaven)” The Midland Mirror

Staff, The Midland Mirror (May 12, 2016) “Midland BIA just wild about butter tarts” The Midland Mirror

Staff, The Midland Mirror  (April 8, 2016) “Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival names new manager” The Midland Mirror

Staff, Wasaga Sun (June 20, 2015) "Wasaga butter tart wins silver at Midland festival." Wasaga Sun

Staff, The Midland Mirror (June 16, 2015) "Butter Tart Trot on Midland Waterfront" The Midland Mirror

Staff, The Midland Mirror (June 17, 2014) "Butter Tart Festival a Sweet Success for Midland" The Midland Mirror

Thomson, Hilary (June 21, 2017) “MERRICKVILLE’S OWN BUTTER TART QUEEN” The Grenville Times

Tieman-Lee, Gabrielle (July 14, 2017) “The great butter tart throw down” Today Magazine

Whitehead, Connor (March 30, 2017) “A guide to food and drink in Canada” Cruise and Maritime Voyages

Winton-Sarvis, Giséle (June 16, 2013) Barrie Woman Wins Top Spot at Butter Tart Festival.” The Barrie Examiner.

Whitton, Meg (June 2013) “The Best Butter Tart in Ontario Is…” 104.1 The Dock

Wootton, Jenna (May 24, 2016) “Ontario’s Annual Best Butter Tart Festival Returning to Midland this June” Cottage Life




CBC Radio (September 25, 2016)  “Inside butter tarts, the ultimate Canadian delicacy”  The Sunday Edition

Kane, Marion (June 2013
) “Midland’s First Annual Butter Tart Festival: A Tribute to Canada’s Iconic Dessert.”




Cristini, Angela (July 6, 2017) Midland Buttertart Festival with Angela Cristini  

Colby, K.C. (June 15, 2013) “The Best Butter Tart in the Region.” BarrieCTV News.

Legate-Wolfe, Amy (August 6, 2015) "Butter Tart Beer Takes Top Prize in Ontario Competition" CTV News.

Mulligan, Shelby (June 15, 2013) “The Perfect Buttertart-The Judges.” Midland Cultural Centre.

Staff, CTV News Barrie (June 14, 2014) "Thousands attend second annual butter tart festival in Midland" CTV News Barrie

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