Daily Events

Bayfest 2022: Daily Events Calendar

Bayfest Schedule 2022 (PDF – large file, could take a bit to download)

Vendor Market:  Saturday only from 12pm-8pm at the Harbour.

 Friday, September 2

  • 8pm – Family Movie Night – Downtown on Bay Street/Port Rowan Park. Bring lawn chairs. Sponsored by LMP Mini Excavating and Landscaping & 519 Films

Saturday, September 3
*Contests require pre-registration 1/2 hr. before start time.
**Meal pricing subject to change

  •  Street Chalking – “ALL DAY” Bay Street & Bay Hill Area
  • 9am Dog Show* Bay Street Pets Global Inc. & Doerksen Country Store
    Categories: Best Costume, Best Trick, Musical Sit, Best Treat Catcher, Loudest Bark
  • 9:30am Build-A-Boat By The Bay The Harbour/Dock Area, Contest forms available at Port Rowan Home Bldg. Centre. Register in advance.
  • 10am Frog Toss* Bay Street – Test your skills tossing plastic frogs at a target. Sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion Br. #379
  • 10am Canadian Long Drive Championship Stark’s Golf Course, Port Rowan
  • 10:30am Wacky Hair Contest* 1010 Bay Street. Ages 5-13. Sponsored by The Cutting Wave. Wackiest…Be Creative!
  • 10:30am – 2pm Try Pickleball Drop by the Port Rowan Community Centre Courts. Learn to Play Pickleball – All equipment provided, proper athletic footwear required. For more information call 519-842-3200 ext 209. Sponsored by Stonebridge Community Centre
  • 11am Hula Hoop Contest* Downtown on Bay Street. Ages 4-16. Bring your own hula hoop. Sponsored by Cattail Cove.
  • 12 noon Kids Casting Contest* Ages 4-12 and 8-12. You’ll need your own pole! Community Centre Park. Sponsored by The Thrift Shoppe
  • 12:30pm Build-A-Boat By The Bay Race The Harbour/Dock Area Sponsored by Port Rowan Home Bldg. Centre, Mike Scruton Marine & Ducks Landing
  • 1pm – 3pm Sandcastle Contest Long Point Beach by Stubbs Grub. Sponsored by Long Point Pest Control and Stubb’s Grub
  • 1pm – 4pm Open Mic Dock Area Stage. Hosted by Nolan Gibson. 12-1pm Registration.
  • 1pm – 5pm “The 50’s Café” 1023 Bay Street. Sponsored by Olde Tyme Deli & Eatery
  • 1:30pm Ice Cream Eating Contest Twins Ice Cream Parlour, 1028 Bay Street Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 50 & Over. First 20 in each group will compete. Pre-register at Twins one week before Bayfest
  • 2:30pm Soap Box Derby Ages 8-88 Cenotaph Hill. Sponsored by Glendinning Funeral Home, Mark Rose Automotion & Shear Creations
  • 3pm – 6pm “Atkinson Brothers” Live Music on the Patio. Port Rowan Legion Br. #379 Patio, 12 Centre Street
  • 4pm Selfie Scavenger Hunt Pre-registration at 3pm, Bay Street. Teams of 2-4 people. Digital camera or smartphone required. One must have a driver’s licence and a car. Sponsored by Norfolk Electric.
  • 4:30 – 7pm McDonald Chapter of the Eastern Star ROAST BEEF DINNER** Port Rowan Community Centre

Sunday, September 4
*Contests require pre-registration 1/2 hr. before start time.
**Meal pricing subject to change

  • 7am – 1pm Kids Fishing Derby Port Rowan Harbour. Age Categories: 0-6; 7-12; & 13-18. Sponsored by Averie Rose Bonin
  • 8:30am – 12noon Royal Canadian Legion Br. #379 Brunch** 
  • 9am – 1:30pm Big Boy Toy Show Community Centre. Bring your CLASSIC CAR, RAT ROD or ANTIQUE TRACTOR to display! Come dressed in the era of your car! Ride in the parade at 2pm Sponsored by Norfolk Packers.
  • 10am Adult Casting Competition Corner of Bay St. & Wolven St. Bring your own pole. Overhand Casting. Cash prizes. Youth competition for 12-18 years. Sponsored by: At The Bridge, Bayview Harbour Marina, Biddle Marine, Lake Erie Bait & Tackle, Marina Shores, Old Cut Marine Service, Sandboy Marina, Stark’s Golf Course, Twins Ice Cream Parlour, R&R Outdoors, Lily Mart, Old Cut Livery
  • 10am Interdenominational Christian Worship Service Side lawn of the Community Church. Bring Your Own Lawn Chair. Sponsored by Port Rowan Ministerial
  • 10am Canadian Long Drive Championship Stark’s Golf Course, Port Rowan
  • 11am Barricades AT: BAY & CHESTNUT and BAY & PRICE
  • 11:30am Lucas Wilson Magic Show Harbourview Park. Sponsored by Port Rowan Pharmasave
  • 1:30pm Decorated Bike Contest* Ages 4-12. Free Methodist Church Parking Lot. Sponsored by Godfather’s Pizza. Bring Your Helmet and Plan to Ride in the Parade!
  • 2pm Bayfest Parade Bring Your Own Lawn Chairs. Donations for Fireworks.


  • 3:30pm Lucas Wilson Magic Show Harbourview Park. Sponsored by Port Rowan Pharmasave
  • 4pm – ? Long Pt. Lion & Lioness Chicken BBQ & Pie Sale** Port Rowan Community Centre. Eat-in or Take-out. Prices subject to change.
  • 4pm – 7pm Norfolk Fire Stn. #9 Pork BBQ** Port Rowan Fire Hall. Prices subject to change.
  • Entertainment Sponsored by Norfolk Packers Dock Area Stage
    • 3-3:45pm  Olivia Mae Graham
    • 3:45-4pm  Eric Harris
    • 4-4:30pm  Sara Van Hamme & Friends
    • 4:30-5pm  Joe Rohrer
    • 5-6pm  Doug Smith & Friends
    • Pre-Fireworks Entertainment 7-9pm 2nd Line Bluegrass
  • Approx. 9pm FIREWORKS!!! Special thanks to the Port Rowan Fire-Fighters for their assistance. Partly Sponsored by Ducks Landing and Townsend Lumber

Note: Events, times, locations subject to change. Updates will be made on Facebook.