We have just finished celebrating our 45th year of the Alliston Potato Festival. What an accomplishment to all the volunteers, organizations, non-profit groups and sponsors. It is through their contributions, dedication and hard work that the Festival is made possible.

This year we were able to bring you two new events: The Vodka Distillery Tour and the Motorcycle Stunt Show.   Judging by the attendance both were very popular and hopefully back on our list for next year.

The committee would like to thank you, the participant, for making this festival another success. From the kick off with the Potato Festival Parade to the closing Concerts in the Park, crowds were with us showing support.

It is the people in our community that contributes to the success of this yearly event. Our years of tradition in having such a festival are indications that you look forward to this weekend and what it represents – community, fellowship, home coming and sometimes new beginnings.

We hope you enjoyed the Festival this year and look forward to seeing you for our 46th year of the Alliston Potato Festival.

The Alliston Potato Festival Committee

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Where would we be without our sponsors for the Alliston Potato Festival? They play a very important part not only in our community but in helping us to bring the festival to you ever year. We are very fortunate to have sponsors that provide either monetary contributions or in kind contributions both essential services when organizing any event. Therefore, we would like to list our sponsors below and acknowledge them for their participation in our festival.

A big thank you to the following:

Sponsors 2019

Potato Festival Float

Another team building float for our annual parade. The banner was made by our expert banner makers on our team, the flatbed used was supplied by another team member, our famous potato man was done by another team member and our float was put together by 2 volunteers looking for community hours. It was a great effort by all. We didn't win any prizes at the parade but we had a lot of fun. A lot of folks did selfies with our potato man down at the fairgrounds. A great weekend was had by all.


Baby Contest 2018 1
Baby Show Winners
0- 6 Girls - Avelyn Amonite; Evelyn Williams
0-6 Boys - Cosmo Webster; Caleb Hinde
6-12 Girls - Isabelle Mirichigni (Princess); Laila Doolittle
6-12 Boys - Jensen McEachern (Prince); Nathan Guibord
12-18 Girls - Aliyah McConnery; Myan Humer
12-18 Boys - Noah Mulholland; Alexander DeZotti
Costume - Miles Wiken
Baby Contest 2018 2

Winners of the 2018 Window Decorating Contest:
First place:The Attic
Second place: Contact Clothesline
Third place:Concession Rd Mercantile

Alliston Potato Festival Parade Float Winners

  • Murphys Farm Market won the best commercial float entry
  • Oetiker was the second place commercial float entry
  • Alliston Out of the Cold won the best non-commercial entry
  • Bradford Lions was the second place non-commercial float entry
  • Girl Guides won the best children’s float entry

• Most Photos on this site have been provided as a courtesy from Simcoe.com.

MrPotatoHeadSelfieSignThe Rotary Club is putting the final touches to the Friday night parade, the Rurban Sites and Sounds on Victoria Street are all a buzz waiting to get started and the 3 day event down at the fairgrounds are waiting for you to join us. The town of Allistion will be in celebration mode August 10-12 celebrating our 45th year for the Alliston Potato Festival. Come join us and be part of the fun. See you at the festival.

The Alliston Potato Festival Committee.

Mr. Potato was at Murphy’s Farm greeting all the customers!

Supporting Community Organizations

Rick and Dennis presenting the Legion with a cheque for $500 from the Alliston Potato Festival Committee in support for the paintings on the Alliston Memorial Arena.



Rotary Club


Alliston Christian Fellowship

• The Alliston Potato Festival has been selected for a consecutive number of years as one of the Top 100 Festivals to visit in Ontario!


WOW! Can’t believe our Alliston Potato Festival is 45 years young this year. Where does the time go?! We have another great year planned. The Committee, The Rotary and The ABIA have been very busy putting together a year full of events for you to enjoy. You will see some new events and as well our reliable popular attractions. Follow us on our website especially the Attractions tab. We are in the process of updating. Be sure to come down to the fairgrounds and get a selfie with our own Mr. Potato. See you at the festival!

The Alliston Potato Festival Committee


The Alliston Potato Festival would like to thank the following
for their sponsorship and support:
Sponsors 2019