Daily Events

Bayfest 2018: Daily Events Calendar

Bayfest Schedule 2018 (PDF – large file, could take a bit to download)

FOOD VENDORS & MERCHANDISE: Fri., Sat. & Sun. Dock Area, Bay Street & Bay Hill Area

LICENSED OUTDOOR PATIO: Fri., Sat. & Sun. 2pm-10pm Royal Canadian Legion #379, 12 Centre St. Beer, Refreshments, Food

*Contests require pre-registration 1/2 hr. before start time.

**Pricing for all food events subject to change.

Friday, Aug. 31

  • 8pm -Family Movie Night Downtown on Bay Street/Port Rowan Park. Bring lawn chairs.
  • 4pm – 9pm Fish & Chips Special & Full Menu** Port Rowan Legion Br. #379 Patio, 12 Centre Street Adults: $10; 12 & under: $5
  • NEW! 6pm – 9pm – Quilt Show & Antique Doll Show Port Rowan Community Church Fundraising Committee 1030 Bay Street

Saturday, Sept. 1

  • Street Chalking– “ALL DAY” Bay Street & Bay Hill Area
  • 8am – ? Neal Memorial United Church Breakfast** 1054 Bay Street Adults: $10; Children: $5; Pre-schoolers: Free; Family of four: $25
  • 9am – 5pm – Quilt Show & Antique Doll Show Port Rowan Community Church Fundraising Committee 1030 Bay Street
  • 9am Baby Contest* Community Centre Park Sponsored by Long Point Lioness
  • 9am – 1pm Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale Fellowship Hall, 12 Church Street (across from the Post Office)
  • 9am Dog Show*Bay Street Sponsored by Nestle Purina & Doerksen Country Store
  • IT’S BACK!! 9:30am Build-A-Boat By The Bay The Harbour/Dock Area Contest forms available at Port Rowan Home Bldg. Centre & Mike Scrunton Marine. Build A Boat Forms and Buildaboat Waiver for the 2018 Build-A-Boat. Each member of the team needs to fill out their own copy of the waiver. Also a team is not considered signed up until all paperwork properly filled out and payment has been received. Please email back the completed forms directly to: portrowanhbc@execulink.com
  • 10am Frog Toss* Bay Street – Test your skills tossing plastic frogs at a target. Sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion Br. #379
  • 10am Pickleball Tournament PRCC Tennis Courts.  Cost $20 includes T-shirt. Teams may enter as men’s doubles, women’s doubles or mixed doubles.  Sponsored by Stonebridge Community Services. Pre-registration by calling 519-842-3200 ext. 209 or amalott@stonebridgecs.com. Registration form
  • 10am Canadian Long Drive Championship Stark’s Golf Course, Port Rowan
  • 10:30am Wacky Hair Contest*Ages 5-13 Sponsored by The Cutting Wave. Wackiest…Be Creative!
  • 11am Hula Hoop Contest* Ages 4-16 Bring your own hula hoop.  Sponsored by The Thrift Shoppe
  • 12noon Kids Casting Contest* Ages 4-12 8-12 You’ll need your own pole! Community Centre Park.  Sponsored by Lighthouse on Bay
  • 12:30pm Build-A-Boat By The Bay Race The Harbour/Dock Area Sponsored by Port Rowan Home Bldg. Centre & Mike Scrunton Marine
  • 1pm – 5pm “The 50’s Café”1023 Bay Street Sponsored by Olde Tyme Deli & Eatery
  • 2pm Soap Box Derby Ages 8-88 Cenotaph Hill. Sponsored by Glendinning Funeral Home, Mark Rose Automotion & Shear Creations
  • NEW! 3pm – 5pm Dolly Parton Imagination Library Family Picnic Community Church Lawn. Music by Tia McGraff. BBQ, family games & events. 3:45pm will be the Uncles Pie Eating Contest
  • 3pm 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
  • 3pm – 6pm “Bullitt” 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 Cattail Cove
  • 4:30-7pm McDonald Chapter of the Eastern Star ROAST BEEF DINNER Port Rowan Community Centre Adults: $15; Children 5-12: $8; under 5 FREE
  • 8-11pm STREET DANCE!!! Live Band – TBA Downtown/Bay Street PLUS BEER TENT


Sunday, Sept. 2

  • 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**  Adults: $10; 12 & under: $4; Pre-schoolers: Free
  • 10am Adult Casting Competition Corner of Bay St. & Wolven St. Bring your own pole. $100 First Prize plus other prizes! Overhand Casting. Sponsored by: At The Bridge, Banks Boats, Bayview Harbour Marina, Biddle Marine, Booths Harbour, Inner Bay Marina, Lake Erie Bait & Tackle, Long Point Island Hugger Tours, Marina Shores, Old Cut Marine Service, Sandboy Marina, Stark’s Golf Course, Twins Ice Cream Parlour
  • 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
  • 10am 4-on-4 Volleyball Skatepark – Price & College. Sponsored by Northshore Business Consulting Ltd.
  • NEW! 11am – 1:30pm Big Boy Toy Show Downtown on Bay Street. Bring your CLASSIC CAR, RAT ROD or ANTIQUE TRACTOR to display! Ride in the parade at 2pm
  • NEW! 12-1pm FIREGUY SKATEBOARD SHOW Downtown on Bay St. Fire eating, juggling, skateboard stunts & tricks and see him in the paradge too! Sponsored by Port Rowan Pharmasave & Duck’s Landing
  • 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(see brochure for map) Bring Your Own Lawn Chairs.  Donations for Fireworks.
  • 4pm – ? Long Pt. Lion & Lioness Chicken BBQ & Pie Sale** Port Rowan Community Centre. 1/2 Chicken: $15; 1/4 Chicken: $12 Eat-in or Take-out.  Prices subject to change.
  • 4pm – 7pm Norfolk Fire Stn. #9 Pork BBQ** Port Rowan Fire Hall • Adults: $12; 12 & under: $5 Prices subject to change.
  • 4pm Redneck Rodeo Fun for All Ages! Downtown on Bay Street. Details at the Thrift Shoppe August 19th. Sponsored by Erie Mechanical Services
  • Entertainment – Dock Area Stage

    • 3-4:15pm Old Cut Band
    • NEW! 5-6:30pm “Bayfest Has Talent” Show Cash & Prizes!!! Auditions in August – Audition fee $5 Contact Andrea 519-586-9055 or Pauline 289-689-5779
    • Pre-Fireworks Entertainment 7-9pm The Atkinson McDonald Band
  • 9pm FIREWORKS!!!(by Sky Design) Special thanks to the Port Rowan Fire-Fighters for their assistance.

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