Kempenfest (Barrie, Ontario) Inc is a not-for-profit event. It is the largest outdoor arts festival in North America. Featuring over 400 vendors including live music, a midway, over 40 different food vendors, juried artisans, one of kind purchases that will keep you coming back and Kempenfest has given back over 10 million dollars to our community since its inception over 50 years ago. Kempenfest is for people of all ages. We have something for everyone and we are located on 2kms of Barrie’s beautiful waterfront. Make Kempenfest a part of your summer tradition.