About Norfolk County

Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast. These towns include Port Dover, Turkey Point, Long Point, Simcoe, Delhi, Waterford and Port Rowan. Fishing is another key attraction for tourists, as well as birding, hiking, camping and cycling.

Main festivals include the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show in Simcoe (October), Canada Day Celebration in Port Dover (July), Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival (August), Delhi Strawberry Festival (June), Port Dover Summer Fest (August), Norfolk Studio Tour (September), BayFest in Port Rowan (September), Waterford Pumpkin Fest (October), PD13 (the Port Dover motorcycle enthusiasts’ event every Friday the 13th), Delhi Harvest Fest (September) and Simcoe Christmas Panorama (December).

These events, as well as places to stay and eat, can be found in the Ontario’s South Coast Experience Guide, available by contacting Norfolk County through http://www.norfolktourism.ca.

Agritourism and culinary tourist are expanding attractions for tourists coming to Norfolk County, with four wineries and a distillery, as well as a microbrewery in development. There are numerous farmgate retailers, featured on the Norfolk County Map and Local Food Guide, available by contacting Norfolk County through http://www.norfolkfarms.com or calling 1-800-699-9038.

Motorcycle tourism is also a popular activity in Norfolk County, and Ontario’s South Coast, which includes Norfolk, Haldimand, Elgin and Chatham-Kent. For more information, visit http://www.cruisethecoast.ca.