2014 Headwaters Taste of Tourism Award Nominees Announced

Celebrating Tourism Excellence in the Hills of Headwaters

The Hills of Headwaters will be celebrating excellence in tourism at our annual tourism awards ceremony, A Taste of Tourism on Wednesday, November 19th at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives.

The evening honours those tourism businesses and individuals who exemplify service excellence, and help profile the Hills of Headwaters region as one Ontario’s premier tourism destinations.

During this Taste of Tourism celebration, guests will enjoy libations from local purveyors and will be treated to taste samplings from chefs from some of our region’s finest dining establishments.

Tickets for A Taste of Tourism are $45 each (tax inclusive) and are available online.

Join us as we celebrate the best in tourism in the Hills of Headwaters. Award finalists include:

Best Arts, Culture or Heritage Experience

  • Alton Mill
  • Belfountain Conservation Area
  • Dufferin County Museum & Archives
  • Optimist Club of Orangeville
  • Silver Creek Arts Project – The Year of the Horse

Artisan of the Year

  • Ken Hall
  • Paul Morin
  • Ann Randeraad

Best Agri-Tourism Experience

  • Downey’s Farm Market
  • Landman Gardens & bakery
  • Rock Garden Farms

Tourism Event or Festival of the Year

  • Canadian Show Jumping Tournament
  • Christmas in the Park
  • Fire & Ice Festival at the Alton Mill
  • Headwaters Arts Festival
  • Island Lake Conservation Area Fishing Derby
  • Island Lake Maple Syrup
  • Mono on a Bike
  • Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival
  • Stitches Across Time

Best Culinary Tourism Experience

  • Forage
  • Millcroft Inn & Spa
  • Mono Cliffs Inn
  • Ray’s 3rd Generation Bakery & Bistro
  • Savour Fair

Best Overnight Getaway Experience

  • Albion Hills Campground
  • Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites
  • Hockley Valley Resort
  • Millcroft Inn & Spa

Best Customer Service Experience (business or individual)

  • Bill Cutt
  • The Chocolate Shop
  • Heatherlea Farm Market
  • Inglewood Antique Market
  • Millcroft Inn & Spa

Best New Tourism Business

  • Jungle Oasis Playground
  • Landman Gardens & Bakery
  • Treetop Trekking

Tourism Innovator

  • Hockley Valley Resort
  • Orangeville Show Jumping Tournament
  • Woolwich Dairy

We will also be presenting a special Chairperson’s Award of Merit, and award that honours commitment and passion for our regional tourism community.

Congratulations to all our tourism industry stakeholders, and to all who took the time to nominate their favourite tourism businesses.  We look forward to welcoming visitors, residents and our tourism industry stakeholders to A Taste of Tourism on Wednesday, November 19th at 5:30 pm at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives, where we will celebrate the best of tourism in the Hills of Headwaters, and will be announcing our tourism industry award winners!

Tickets for A Taste of Tourism are $45 each (tax inclusive) and are available for purchase online