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AUGUST 20 and 21, 2021

2021 TugFest Georgian Bay Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


TugFest & HarbourFair is scheduled for August 20 and 21 at the town dock in beautiful down town of Midland, located on the Southeast corner of Georgian Bay, just half an hour north of Barrie.

TugFest & Harbour Fair offer visitors two days of family entertaiment with over 20 historic and interesting tugs and work vessels and exciting on-shore activities.

This year, due to Covid-19, Tugfest will be offering a limited list of activities and will update this page as more information is obtained.

Our last event featured two days of displays, activities, demonstrations and entertainment. Here is a last years event.

Thursday: Tugs start arriving at Town Dock
12:00 noon 
Horn Blast and boats leave dock
12:30 pm

Tug Race start off main dock

3 - 9pm
Vendors on Walkway
6:30 pm
Midland Pipe Band performs on Dock
 7- 9pm

Entertainment on the Dock

08:45 pm(dusk)

Light parade of tugs

Saturday, Aug. 17:

10:00 am
Entertainment until 6pm
12:00 am
Tugs leave dock for sail past
Displays on dock
Artisans of Georgian Bay and Vendors on walkway
Kids Area, buskers and magician
12:30 pm
Tug demonstration and tug push contest
02:00 pm
Tugs return to dock
3-5:00 pm
Select tugs open for tours. Entertainment on the dock until 6pm
Boats disperse back to their Ports of Call