THREE DAYS OF FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN
Friday, August 19 Saturday, August 20 Sunday, August 21
Friday 6-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday noon-4pm
Street Sale & Vendor Marketplace
Every year at the Dundas Cactus Festival, our local businesses take to the street to display their products and services during the Festival weekend. Dundas is a well-known shopping destination, and it’s a great opportunity to discover all the great shops in our downtown core.
In addition, we welcome a large variety of product and food vendors, community and service groups. Want to learn more about what’s going on in Dundas and the surrounding communities? Visiting the Vendor Marketplace on King Street is a great place to start!
Hungry while walking at the Festival? There’s something for everyone from ethnic specialities to fair favourites.
Located adjacent to the Festival Mainstage, there’s no better spot to take a break and enjoy a cold beer from Shawn & Ed Brewing or a selection of wine from Flat Rock Cellars. And don’t forget to get a slice of the brewery’s famous Beer Pies! Superior pizza served on the patio!
This year, you will be able to purchase food and drink tickets using cash, debit or credit. Our friendly patio staff look forward to meeting you!
Patio access is restricted to patrons 19 and over, and capacity limits are strongly enforced.
This summer, you could see the Nintendo Switch™ Summer Experience tour stopping at Dundas Cactus Festival! Bring the family together to create fun memories with Nintendo Switch.
Get ready to create fun memories with Nintendo Switch from August 19 to 21.
Hours: Aug 19, 2022 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Aug 20, 2022 11:00am – 7:00pm, Aug 21, 2022 11:00am – 4:00pm
You will get the chance to play the newest games on the system:
- Mario Strikers™: Battle League
- Nintendo Switch™ Sports
- Kirby™ and the Forgotten Land
- Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe
Space may be limited at this event, so be sure to pre-register for a Warp Pipe Pass to secure a spot for you and your family. For more info, check out the registration website.
Family Fun Zone
Proudly Sponsored by
Free Family Fun, Interactive & Educational Play!
The Family Fun Zone, located on King Street between Market and Church Street offers affordable fun and family-friendly entertainment all weekend long.
Interactive/educational stage shows are all part of the fun.
Reptile Shows all weekend.
Fortinos Family Fun Zone Hours – Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 11a-3:30p
Check out the free family entertainment on the Family Fun Stage.
Watch for our new attractions this year to make the FAMILY FUN ZONE even better!
Tie Dye T-Shirts
Teddy Bear Picnic
Proudly Sponsored by Fortinos
Saturday, August 20 from 9 – 10:30am
At the Family Fun Zone Stage, King & Market Sts
Join us for a special picnic! ‘Bring Your Own Blanket’ and enjoy…
- A morning of song, activities, prizes, food and drink and fun for families, kids up to 6
- Drinks, fruit and cookies (Provided by Fortino’s)
- Features Book Reading: ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’
- Enjoy My Friend Christopher’s Sing-A-Long
- Best Cactus Themed Baby, Kids and Families
- Prizes for Games, Cactus Themes and Random Draws (Provided by Fortino’s)
Reserve your Blanket spot at email@example.com. Seating and food & beverage is limited to the first 100 kids and their families.
Festival Midway by Robertson’s Amusements, Canada’s Traveling Theme Park.
Kids of all ages will enjoy the rides, games and the best candy apples around at the midway.
Located at Miller’s Lane and Hatt Street. Hours are Thursday 6-10pm, Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 11a-11pm, Sunday 11a-4pm.
Try your hand at the games of skill and chance to win a prize!
Dundas Museum & Vintage Fire Trucks
Visit us at the festival Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 11am-4pm, across from the Festival Patio, on Memorial Square St off King.
The Dundas Museum has stand-up displays telling the story of the ‘Origin of the Dundas Cactus Festival’.
At the Museum booth, we will be offering
- a few local history books
- a Fire Truck pack (plastic fire hat, colouring book, crayons, etc.)
Check out The Vintage Fire trucks. They will be accessible to visitors to go aboard to see them up close.
THE HAMILTON DISTRICT FIRE MUSEUM (thehdfm.org)
Additionally, the Museum will be open for the visiting public from 10am to 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. The Museum admission is free and donations are always greatly appreciated. The Museum is currently featuring an exhibition titled What Dundas Means to Me: 175 Years of Dundas https://dundasmuseum.ca/exhibitions/current/
The Rotary Club of Dundas Valley Sunrise will be on hand at the Cactus festival this year supporting the celebration of Dundas’ 175th anniversary of incorporation.
Stop by the sales table at the Museum & Vintage Firetrucks at the Dundas Firehall in Memorial Square! Lawn signs, t-shirts, puzzles, tote bags, key chains and more will be available for purchase on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. All sales are cash and supplies are limited, so visit early to avoid disappointment.