Discover The Taste of Purple

The Purple Onion Festival        
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Millennium Park (Map)

What's it all About?

The Purple Onion Festival is a celebration of our local community, a more resilient and sustainable one, one that supports our local farmers and locally owned businesses by building relationships with them, by making connections and by living more locally. Such changing lifestyles ultimately result in more local jobs and a lower carbon footprint for our entire community.

The Kawartha Loon, the official currency of the festival, provides the catalyst to realize the economic multiplier effect by keeping currency circulating here in our community. You can get Kawartha Loons at the festival or in advance directly from Peterborough Community Credit Union at 167 Brock Street. 

Admission is free

Admission to the festival grounds is free as is participation in most events such as the Skills Forums and the Entertainment. You can buy lunch, food, and other goods using Kawartha Loons. Come for the celebration; stay for the education, new relationships, and the food. 

Check out this short video to see just how vulnerable Canada's food supply is. 

Events at the Purple Onion Festival


Local talent performs on the Sun Stage throughout the day. 

I Love Local Food Tent

Visit the Local Food Tent and sample the tasty variety of local food from local caterers. 

Local Food from Local Farmers

Bring your shopping bag and buy produce from your local farmers in Kawartha Loons. 

The Climate Change Rally, held in support of the People's Climate March in New York on September 21, will be held front and centre at the Sun Stage from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. headbands will be available. 

Painted Rain Barrel Contest

25 Rain Barrels painted by local students and volunteer organizations will be on display throughout the grounds. Vote for your favourite and stay for the announcement of the winner at the end of the Climate Change Rally. 

Wellness Village

Come for tea at the Herbal Tea House in the Wellness Village. While you are there, check out the displays of holistic wellness providers. 

Transition Skills Forum

Attend one of the workshops that can help you in your quest to live more locally. 

Discover the Taste of Purple at the Purple Onion Festival, Millennium Park, Sunday, September 21.


The Purple Onion Festival is an all volunteer initiative of Transition Town Peterborough sponsored by the City of Peterborough, DBIA, Peterborough Community Credit Union, Peterborough Kawartha Rotary, Rocky Ridge Drinking Water, Taylors Recycled Plastic Products, The WIRE, Community Greenzine, For Our Grandchildren, Kawartha Loon Exchange, and Magic 96.7.