this year they are changing it up a bit and it is the vineart of bear tasting along with appropriate foods. There are a lot of specialized small breweries in the area and this is a town full of specialty food producers and gourmet chefs.
Stratford is smack in the middle of a large agricultural area. What is going on in that sector is very interesting, a lot of organic growers, farm gate sales etc. I have a few favorites One being Gourmet cook and organic farmer as well as a talented artist Anthony John, also known as the Manic Organic. Then there is Montefort Cheese, yummy and a neighbour of mine Perth County Pork Products. they are a family farm that offers farm gate sales of the best Octoberfest sausage as well as other pork products including wild bore. Haven't tried that yet. If you are ever in the area, check them out.
Anthony John the Manic Organic and owner of Soil Reputation organic farm.
From the DeMartines family