Each September, Terra Cotta Country Store hosts Buzzfest, an art and gourmet food festival, on our property. Held on the banks of the Credit River, Buzzfest is a weekend that celebrates fine arts and crafts, gourmet food, live music, and much more.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Buzzfest 2020 has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for details on the 2021 event!
Check out the incredibly talented artisans, foodies, and musicians that joined us as participants at Buzzfest this past year.
Bob McCloskey’s commitment to the natural world is reflected in the depth of his photography. His work shows an understanding of an interconnected universe where every corner of our environment is meaningful and sacred. Celebrate the wonder of the world through his lens.
Skytree's work is influenced by and often reflects nature. As the planet is, Skytree's work is either bright, colourful, and whimsical or earthy and grounded. In many cases, Skytree's work does not resemble glass, but rather glazed pottery. It is an interesting thing to alter the chemical make-up and therefore appearance of glass based on the composition of the working flame.
A blend of thyme, sumac and roasted sesame seeds, zaatar is a Middle Eastern specialty to be combined with olive oil and eaten with bread. Learn from the Lebanese Professor Radouan how to make Man’ooshe on the Saj. So delicious...
A proud Canadian, Radouan practices the art of Lebanese poetry and promotes the flavours of Lebanon.
Oakville’s Gigi’s Foods handcrafts vinaigrette salad dressings in small batches to ensure quality and consistency. Unlike most store-bought dressings, Gigi’s does not add sugar, preservatives. xanthan gum, or water. We are currently offering White Balsamic Vinaigrette (our signature), Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette, Apple Cider Vinaigrette and Avocado Vinaigrette.
The Urban Lumberjack is a Hamilton based company that uses only local and reclaimed wood to create art and home decor. What sets The Urban Lumberjack apart is that their artists are the arborists that have been with your piece every step of the way. From climbing and removing a standing tree, to milling logs, down to the final touches of the artwork, this method ensures your new art piece will have only been through two sets of hands when it reaches your home. The Urban Lumberjack specialize in custom artwork that fuses rustic and modern, while emphasizing the beauty of local trees.
The Northern Goddess is a natural, creative and handmade bath and body company. All products are made in micro-batches to ensure quality and freshness. All products are created with unique recipes.
The Soup Girl dry soup mixes were developed with the aim of creating healthy, delicious, vegetarian foods that are suitable for busy lifestyles. Fourteen tasty and unique flavours filled with simple wholesome ingredients. Each artfully created jar makes eight cups of soup, just add water and cook for an hour.
Change your life with amazing fresh tasting premium olive oils and vinegars sold direct by an internationally trained olive oil expert during Buzzfest at below store prices. These are true expressions of the best that nature can offer us...UNIMAGINABLE UNTIL TASTED.
Rebel Honey is a small scale beekeeper focusing on local honey and other hive products. Rebel Honey has hives in Guelph, Kitchener, Erin and Shelbourne. Rebel Honey loves raw honey, keeping things simple and giving you exactly what the bees made! Rebel Honey uses their own beeswax in my products, helping to purify with candles and reducing plastic waste with cotton wraps.
Jolanta Jung is primarily a ceramic artist, who for the past several years has been experimenting with combining many different materials with clay, such as wood, glass, and leather. Jolanta will be selling decorative tableware such as platters, bowls, small plates, vases and wall pieces.
Tease Cuisine offers a unique product line that will give you a convenient solution to creating chef quality meals. Tease Cuisine is most famous for their condiments; chutney, relish, marmalade and dry rubs! Tease Cuisine offers a wide range of flavours from sweet and savoury to tangy and hot. Their products have no added sugar, are gluten-free and low in sodium.
Oil art on canvas painting of floral and nature subjects inspired by the artists own photographs.
Memory bears are the perfect way for you to remember a loved one. Send Imperfect 10 a loved ones shirt, an old fur coat, baby’s sleepers, blankets and more and they will take it and turn it into a memory bear that you can always cherish. If you're looking for something other than a bear, just let Imperfect 10 know what you would like to see! All of Imperfect 10 stuffies are made with 100% new polyester fiber fill along with plastic safety eyes and noses.
Visit: Imperfect 10 on Facebook
Zesty Fusions specializes in handcrafted samosas and fresh dips.
Tempting varieties of samosas include beef, veggie cheese, chicken cheese and vegan.
Hummus, garlic cheese and fresh cilantro are our featured dips.
Visit: Zesty Fusions on Facebook and Instagram
Peel, slice and shred away any worries with these great kitchen gadgets.
The 3-peeler complete set will help create your favourite healthy meals faster. Built simply and built to last, these peelers come with a 10-year guarantee.
Hugh’s functional wooden pieces are intended for daily use. Trees are sourced that have either already been cut down or been felled in a storm for his creative work ensuring sound environmental practice. Wood turnings include: small spin tops, pepper mills, ice cream scoops, lidded boxes and bowls.
Joan, Angie and Cathy have combined creative forces to offer a wide variety of handcrafted products. Hand painted cards, tea towels, wine bottle bags, doll clothes, cosmetic bags, eye glass cases and jewellery are among their eclectic offerings.
ChocoSol crafts Bean-to-Bar chocolates that are Dark, Delicious, Stone-ground, and Nutritious We trade with our indigenous friends in Southern Mexico to ensure that our chocolates are direct and dignified, equitable and ecological. … Awesome!
Spice of Life uses real farm fresh food to create Hot Sauces and does not feel the need to add any fillers or junk in their products. Real food made for real people. Spice of Life has come up with an 100% natural Hot Pepper Sauce that they love and hope that you will too!!
Nadine’s functional ceramics are at once modern and rustic. Using soft slab and wheel thrown techniques, the final products have a naturally organic look and feel.
JustOne markets fashion accessories handcrafted by African artisans, allowing them to earn an honest, fair wage and overcome poverty. Each purchase makes a statement - with your fashion choices you can speak your values and make a difference! This is World Changing Fashion.
June & Rose is committed to using ingredients that are good for you and good for our environment. Our candles are made with 100% pure, natural soy wax, a lead-free wick and high-grade fragrance oils, free from harmful chemicals like parabens and phthalates. All ingredients are sourced in Canada and hand poured in small batches in Caledon, Ontario.
My Crafty Neighbour specializes in hand crafted, hand painted wooden signs and decor items such as growth charts, clocks, wine racks, wooden trays and mason jar decor. Indoor and outdoor options available. Custom orders welcome.
Visit: My Crafty Neighbour on Facebook
Mint Jewellery uses Argentinian silver, sterling silver, 14k gold-filled to ensure quality for my customers. Mint Jewellery uses a wide variety of stones from national and international sources. Techniques include wire wrapping, woven wire, wire sculpting, soldering and forging.
Each design is created with an eye toward both aesthetics and functionality. Mint Jewellery abides by strict quality standards for their jewellery that include balance, quality materials and aesthetic value.
Mint Jewellery also offers customization on the spot and will have a “portable studio” at the show.
These beautifully handcrafted pewter pieces make a thoughtful gift to acknowledge someone in your life who has experienced loss or difficult circumstances. This gift honours their resiliency and lets them know you care. All proceeds go directly toward supporting scholarships for youth who have been resilient following the loss of a loved one.
For more information please visit: www.choose2beresilient.com
Naina’s Big Eats is a family run and operated catering company that cooks with heart and locally sourced, high quality ingredients.
They will be offering a delicious luncheon menu at Buzzfest of traditional family favourites.
Ula's Stitches saves new upholstery ends from going to landfill sites and creates stunning unique hand made fabric totes, bags and purses. Ula's Stitches' bags are a must have environmentally friendly accessory.
Visit: ulasstitches on Instagram
Summer Kitchen is an award winning gourmet food company, drawing inspiration from the four corners of the globe, to create an eclectic product line using sustainable local ingredients.
Quality is their standard and flavour their specialty.
Alex and Glen Smyth produce high quality crabapple jelly and crabapple mixers. Crabapples grown on their farm are hand picked and never sprayed with pesticides or herbicides. Their natural products are made with simple ingredients with no artificial colours or sweeteners.