The reception takes place on Wednesday, February 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm on the trade show floor. It is a great opportunity to catch up and network with exhibitors, speakers and fellow hort enthusiasts in a casual environment.

All pre-registered 2 day and pre-registered single day Wednesday attendees receive complimentary drink tickets in their registration package. A cash bar will be available. Shuttle service to the hotel is available until 7:30 pm for this event.

Guests receive a souvenir custom-printed wine glass with their first drink to use throughout the evening and then take home.

Bar locations are located throughout the floor space and are marked with colourful balloon displays.

Reception Menu

An assortment of Ontario inspired hors-d'oeuvres served throughout the floor space. Refreshments include Ontario wines, craft beers, ciders and other beverages.

Cold canapes - tomato bruschetta; herb goat cheese purse; Thornloe aged cheese maple bacon tart

Hot canapes - mini quiche; spanakopita; mini yorkie with braised beef & Baco Noir reduction; bacon wrapped scallops.

Featured Ontario Wines
Casa Dea Estates
Erie Shore Winery
Jackson Triggs Winery
Sandbanks Estate Winery

Featured Ontario Craft Beers
Block 3 Brewing Co.
The Blue Elephant Craft Brew House
New Limburg
William Street

Featured Ontario Hard Ciders
Bonnieheath Estate
Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Featured Ontario Beverages
Warner Farms (cider)

Featured Ontario Snacks
Martin's Family Fruit Farm (apple chips)
White Meadows Farms (maple kettle corn)

Roaming entertainmment by Sandy Vine Entertainment

Event Co-ordinator

Catherine Clark, Farmers' Markets Ontario