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August 9, 10, 11 2024! Fun for the Whole Family


The festival dates are August 9, 10, and 11 2024. The committee has already started to plan their 2024 celebration year. The committee is working on some new exciting ideas that will be fun for the whole family.

Do you have an idea for the 2024 Alliston Potato Festival?  Send us an email and let us know.   to

Recycle Teenagers Classic Car Show

🚗 Car Show – A Potato Festival Tradition! 🥔 📅 Mark your calendars: Saturday, August 10th, 2024🕘 Time: 9 AM – 3 PM📍 Location: 126 Victoria Street West, Downtown Alliston Join the  Recycle Teenager  Teenage for a day filled with stunning automobiles, fun, and excitement at the Alliston Potato Festival Car Show! This year’s event features 12 car classes and

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The Baby show will win over your heart.

  We’re thrilled to announce the return of the much-loved Baby Show at the Alliston Potato Festival, and we couldn’t have made it possible without the generous support of our sponsor, Ramin Nickpor from Remax Hallmark York Group Realty Ltd. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your contribution to this cherished community event. The Baby

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Ghost Walk of Alliston

Get ready for an adrenaline-packed experience: goosebumps, racing heartbeats, and those eerie moments when the hairs stand up on the back of your neck! Brace yourself, because the New Tecumseth Ghost Walks are making their spine-tingling debut at the Alliston Potato Festival 2024! These bone-chilling tales, steeped in history and authenticity, will lead you through

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Get Ready for Fun: Alliston Potato Festival Parade Applications Now Open!

The much-awaited Alliston Potato Festival is just around the corner, and excitement is building up as parade applications are now officially open! Organized in collaboration with our esteemed partners, the Rotary Club, the parade promises to be a highlight of the festival, showcasing the vibrant spirit of our community. Scheduled to kick off on Friday,

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APF Summer Beach Babies are the cutest.

The Alliston Potato Festival would just like to extend their biggest thanks out to all the families who came out and joined us Sunday morning at the Alliston Potato Festival Baby Contest! We had just shy of 30 beautiful babies and the families show up to be judged by our volunteers Donna Jebb & Heather.

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Is Your Dog ready to Strut His/Her Stuff at the Alliston Potato Festival?

‘Strut Your Mutt Dog Show’ is taking place Saturday, August 12 at 10am with registration at 9am. After the success of the show in 2022 we are bringing back the Strutt Mutt Talent Show. We ask all those interested in joining the divisions to pre-register by visiting going to and downloading the registration form and sending

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It is time to put your card-playing skills to test at the Domino’s Texas Hold ‘em Tournament at the 2023 Alliston Potato Festival. The Alliston Potato Festival is once again hosting the Domino’s Texas Hold’em tournament on Friday, August 11 to kick off the 2023 Festival. This year the venue for Domino’s Texas Hold’ ’em

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The Baby show will win over your heart.

The baby show is one of the most popular events at the Alliston Potato Festival and for a good reason. All of the cutest babies from around New Tecumseth and surrounding areas showing off their chubby cheeks and breathtaking smiles. After last year’s summer heat, we thought to set this year’s theme to Summer Beach

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Strutt Your Mutt at the Alliston Potato Festival

The Alliston Potato Festival Strut Your Mutt Dog Talent Show, held in August of 2022, was a barking success with over 50 dogs showcasing their talents and charm. This exciting event, which took place in Alliston, Ontario, attracted participants from all walks of life, eager to show off their furry companions’ unique abilities. The dog

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The Alliston Rotary Club has committed to organizing the famous Alliston Potato Festival Parade on Friday August 5, 2022.

The Alliston Potato Festival has become a tradition in our community. It still remains the reason many return home that weekend.

If you have an idea for an event or just want to become involved, this is the ideal committee. They will work with you and help you make a dream become a reality.

Step up and join the committee and be part of the new wave while keeping sight of the old traditions. Email


After two years of COVID, the Alliston Potato Festival is back. That means the Parade, brought to you by the Rotary Club of Alliston, will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2022. After all the cancellations and restrictions, we’ve endured since the spring of 2020, we’re looking forward to another fun in-person event, following in the footsteps of the Rotary Santa Claus Parade this past November.

There is a maximum number of entries for the parade, so we encourage if you want to have a float you submit your form as soon as possible.

The Theme this year for floats is The Versatile Potato!! We have prizes for Best theme Float both commercial and not-for-profit entries. In designing your parade entry, you should bear in mind that the judges will be looking for consistency with the theme of the parade.  The judging criteria include the presence of potatoes, evidence of effort, number of participants, and overall attractiveness

Click here for the application. Please mail the completed application to: Alliston Potato Festival,  Attn: George Scott, Rotary Club of Alliston, 27 Hussey Street, Alliston, L9R 1M3

Looking forward to seeing you August 5th, 2022

Just Sing New Tecumseth.

Seven Singers from New Tecumseth are vying for the title of “Just Sing” 2022 Champ as the Just Sing Competition is now underway. The young artists are all asked to perform one song each night and will be adjudicated by the judges after their performance.  On April 27th, Lorne Derraugh joined us and shared some notes with each of the performers to help them with their performances moving forward.

Lorne reminded them that “music is magic” and when they sing, they capture that magic for us to hear. He told them not to be afraid when they are up there as the magic will shine through when they sing. He also commended each of them for joining this competition and claim they were all winners for believing in their selves and sharing their gift of song with us.

 On May 18th the performers will each be performing a song of their choice from the Country Genre, on June 22 they will be singing a Movie Theme Song and then In July they will dig deep and sing some good ole Rock N Roll.

Each performance the singers will also share with you their theme song “Just Sing” that they have rehearsed as a group. As they sing you will experience and feel the magic that Lorne spoke about,  as their love for music and song, echoes thru the room.

We invite you to come out and join us at the Gibson Centre at 7 pm on May 18th, June 22, and July 20 and support these amazing young artists as they sing their hearts out.  Admission is Free.

See what they are seeing in the news about Just Sing

Make sure to mark August 5 to 7 2022 on your calendar for the Alliston Potato Festival.  The semis and finals for the Just Sing will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Alliston Potato Festival.