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Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour

Ontario’s biggest self‐guided year‐round Butter Tart Tour is famous for award‐winning butter tarts. Whether your perfect butter tart is plain, with raisins or with pecans, you’ll be sure to have your sweet tooth satisfied in Kawarthas Northumberland. We have over fifty bakeries along the Butter Tart Tour and each adds their own special touch, making every stop a unique and delicious experience.

Whether you visit one stop or many, remember to share your Butter Tart Tour experience on social media using #ButterTartTour.

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Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Taste‐Off

To celebrate all the great butter tarts and the continuing success of our Tour, we are hosting the annual Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Taste‐Off on Saturday September 24th in the Morrow Building at the Peterborough Farmers’ Market. Competition in The Taste-Off is open to any of the participating bakeries, cafes, and businesses of our Butter Tart Tour. The winner of each of the Best Tart categories will win a spot to represent our region at Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival in Midland in June 2017.

From 9:30AM to 10:00AM many of our participating bakeries will be offering FREE Samples for the People’s Choice Tastings and Judging

Panels of five judges for each of the first four categories will select winners from the following categories, with the People’s Choice being decided by your votes cast during the event!

  • 10:00AM – Best Overall Plain Butter Tart (just the plain facts in this one)
  • 10:30AM – Best Locally Sourced Tart
  • 11:00AM – Best Alternative Tart
  • 11:30AM – Best Gluten Free Tart
  • 12:00PM – People’s Choice & Category Winners announced

The Locally Sourced Tart must include at least 75% local ingredients from the Kawarthas Northumberland region. The Best Alternative Tart is where the tart makers can get creative!

To Your Tarts Content

Lindsay, Bobcaygeon,
Fenelon Falls & Kirkfield

Tart Me Up!

Rice Lake to Peterborough
to Stoney Lake

Dash & Dine

Along Highway 401 to Port
Hope, Cobourg & Brighton

You Had Me At Butter

A Country Drive through Northumberland