Cultivate Information

Three days of family fun, Cultivate:  A Festival of Food and Drink celebrates local food, drink, art and culture through promotion, education and collaboration.
Tons of locally grown and crafted food choices; the very best craft beer, wine, cider and spirits; live, interactive art installations; educational workshops; open-ended and creative children’s play area and 24 hours of live music. Intimate and engaging, Cultivate is located in a green-space in the heart of downtown Port Hope, Ontario.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does cultivate take place?
In beautiful downtown Port Hope, in Memorial Park to be exact. It’s located on Queen St. between Walton and Augusta. Here’s a map.
What are the hours of the festival?

The festival takes place Friday, Sept 21 / 2017 from 5pm – 11pm, Saturday, Sept 22 / 2017 11am – 11pm, and Sunday, Sept 23 / 2017 11am – 5:30pm

What does the ticket price include?

Depends on what ticket you buy. A general admission ticket will grant you admission to the park which includes all the live music, educational seminars, Cultivate kids area, access to all of the food and beverage vendors and more. A weekend pass is much the same, unless you buy early and get access to the swag bag! VIP passes, both food and drink, get you special access to exclusive tastings. Check out tickets for more info. 

Does it include any tastings?

General Admission does not. Although the beer and wine vendors are good about letting you sample a taste before you buy. VIP’s do include tastings. 

How much is beer, wine, and food?
We want you to be able to taste as much as possible!

Our beers are 12oz servings for $5. Wine is $5 for a 4oz serving. Our food ranges from $3 -$12 depending on the size of the portion. Tickets will be sold in increments of $3.

Where do I park?

Great news! Street parking is free during the hours the festival is open. There are also a few municipal lots around. One on Elias St. between Queen and John. Another behind town hall on Queen St. just south of Memorial Park. Another off of Cavan St. just North of Walton St.

Having said that, it’s going to be very busy downtown Port Hope. We have a non-stop shuttle bus from Port Hope Agricultural Town Park on McCaul St. It will run in constant loops from 30 minutes before gates open, until 30 minutes afterwards. 

Where do I get tickets?
Right here on the site is the easiest. Or on our Facebook page.
What should I bring?
You could bring a blanket or a low folding chair, but we do have some casual seating. Bring some weather appropriate clothing. Cash is good, but we do have an ATM on site. Sunglasses, SPF… Cellphones and cameras are good, but we don’t have chargers. Most of all, bring a hungry belly and lots of joy!
Is Cultivate Family Friendly?
YES! Please bring your kids. They (and you ) will love it. Trust us.
Is Cultivate Accessible?
We are an accessible festival. Although the park is flat, it’s not perfect — it’s an outdoor, grassy surface. Our entrance, washrooms and viewing points are all accessible.
Can I bring outside food or drink?
We certainly don’t encourage it. Alcohol, definitely not. We are pretty reasonable people though, so we understand you gotta do what you gotta do. We, and our vendors, however, would truly appreciate your support within the grounds.
Can I bring my pets?
Because our festival has such a focus on food and beverage, it is an animal-free zone.
Is there a schedule of the days events?

There sure is. Check out the Big Weekend tab. It’s all there!

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Cultivate is located at Memorial Park in Port Hope.
Queen and Augusta Street
Port Hope, ON
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