Mississauga’s oldest festival on this weekend

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Published May 29, 2024 at 3:17 pm

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Mississauga’s oldest festival returns this weekend.

The 52nd Annual Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival runs Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2 in Streetsville Memorial Park.

The festival includes food vendors, a beer garden, live entertainment, carnival rides, artisans, vendors, games, kids activities and of course, free bread and honey all weekend long.

Held annually on the first weekend of June since 1973, the festival was cancelled for two years, in 2020 and 2021, due to the pandemic.

The festival returned in a scaled-back form for only one day in 2022 along a portion of Queen Street South. Last year, it returned for the full three days but without a parade.

A jam-packed weekend of events is planned this year.

“Delighted that it is back in full form in Streetsville Memorial Park,” said Ward 11 Coun. Brad Butt at the City of Mississauga council meeting today (May 29).

Butt also noted that the Streetsville Legion has brought back its annual Friday night party.

“It’s kind of a kick-off to Bread and Honey weekend,” said Butt.

The opening ceremony is on Saturday with the Streetsville Pipes and Drums, Colour Party and dignitaries marching to Town Square for 10 a.m.

There will be musical performances starting on Friday night and running through the weekend. Kids’ entertainment happens on Saturday and Sunday.

About 50 vendor booths are expected on Saturday until 6 p.m. for the Busy Bee Island craft and artisan show.

On Sunday, The Beauty of Bees Exhibit runs at the Pollinator Showcase Garden, 288 Queen St. S. from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The beer garden is open all weekend.

The Bread and Honey theme originated from commerce in the community, according to the festival website.

Timothy Street started the first flour mill in the area and there were many small apiaries in the community.

Each year at the festival, everyone enjoys bread that is baked specially by the milling companies and generously coated with local honey.

The festival hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it is $5 for children six years old to 12 years old and for high school students with valid ID, and adults tickets are $10. Children five years old and under are free all three days.

For more information and to see the full line-up of events, see the website here.

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