The greatest street festival in Elgin!

Something different everyday!

Festival Hours:

Thursday, August 16 from 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday, August 17 from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, August 18 from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, August 19 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Accessible parking available in the Holy Angels parking lot,
with access from the Centre Street side.

Festival Grounds:

Festival grounds run from Elgin Street to St. Catherine Street
~ Main Stage in Hepburn parking lot with access off of Southwick Street ~
~ Community Stage at Hincks Street ~
~ Kids’ Junction at St. Catherine Street ~
~ Tech Tent on Mondamin Street ~
~ Community Event Tent at Elgin Street ~

Iron Horse Midway presented by Magical Midways

Midway Hours:
Thursday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm

 

$20 in advance
$30 during festival days

 

Purchase your All-day Midway Passes in advance at the following locations:

  • Railway City Tourism (605 Talbot St.)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (all 3 St. Thomas locations)
  • Dixie Dairy Bar (51 St Catharine St.)
  • Iron Horse Festival Office (750 Talbot St., beside Las Chicas)
Three nights of great music!

This year’s Iron Horse Festival promises to bring high caliber talent to the streets of St. Thomas’ downtown!

 

Stay tuned for this year’s music line-up.

Food. Music. People.

They will all come together at the CASO Station for FreshFest!

FreshFest is a celebration of our local farmers and the food they grow, presented in partnership with talented area chefs, vintners and brewers to create the ultimate tasting experience!

 

Details:
Date: Thursday August 16th 2018
Time: 5:30pm-9pm
Place: CASO Station 750 Talbot Street
Advance tickets: $15 – includes entry, commemorative glass, entertainment & five tasting coupons + MAIN STAGE ENTRY
At door tickets: $20 – includes entry, commemorative glass, entertainment & five tasting
Additional coupons are available for $1 during the event

Check out the FreshFest website for more details!

2018 Psychic Fair at CASO Station

Free Admission

We all know and love that Iron Horse Festival brings great rides, food, and music, but did you know that there is also a PSYCHIC Fair!?

The Psychic Fair is at CASO Station; 750 Talbot St., St Thomas, Ontario! Come visit with us inside this gorgeous historic building and learn, heal your soul, and be enlightened! We have an exciting line up of Vendors and Readers offering several avenues for spiritual growth and healing! Have a reading and learn what Spirit has to tell you. Connect with loved ones from the other side. Learn what is in store for your future! Partake in energy healing and find tables of spiritual, natural items and products.

 

Schedule:
August 17: 11am-8pm
August 18: 10am-8pm
August 19: 11am-4pm

 

Featuring:

  • Medium Kathleen- Kathleen Janes, Spiritual Psychic, Medium, Grief Coach.
  • The Blue Hair Medium – Rev Kathryn Louise. Colour Work, Spiritual Medium Muze.
  • Believe In Angels And Beyond – Medium Lena Kamenicky. Angel Readings, Medium.
  • Loraine Watkins, Spiritual Medium
  • Barbara Hyland – The Fairy Lady
  • Your Souls Content – Claudia Dale, Healer
  • Chris’ Gems and Jewellery – Christopher Mawson
  • Inner Temple Blends – Deb Murray Organic body care products.
  • VoxxLife – Kim MacDermott
  • Reiki. Oils. Salts. Rocks. Crystals. Smudging Supplies. Jewelry.
  • Supplies – Products – Accessories.

 

All vendors are available each day. Prices for readings/ products/ hearings vary.

Play time in Kids' Junction!

Brought to you by Dotsy’s Entertainment Co., Kids’ Junction has lots of fun games and activities for kids to enjoy!

 

Times:
Thurs, Aug 16 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Aug 17 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat, Aug 18 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sun, Aug 19 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Featuring:

  • Balloon Animals
  • Face Painting
  • Air Brush Tattoos
  • Crafting Table
  • Bubble Station
  • Live Performances
  • Selfie Booth
  • Carnival-style games
Full STEAM ahead!

Kids explore & learn with science, engineering, art, and math. Participate in workshops and see how play-time can also be learning time!

The Tech Tent is sponsored by Telus.

Check out the schedule below for specific times of programming.

Virtual Reality Gaming by Ctrl-V

Have you tried Virtual Reality gaming yet? Now is your chance!

Test out some VR games with Ctrl-V, a Virtual Reality Gaming company out of London. Ctrl-V will be with us at the festival for all four days! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Find Ctrl-V inside Volunteer Central, located at 540 Talbot St at the corner of Talbot St. & White St. (right across from City Hall).

Come Together

The Community Event Tent is a space for community-focused entertainment & programming, provided by local businesses or other community organizations.

Dog training, live art, children’s readings, and even yoga – come see what your community has to offer!

Check out the schedule below for specific times of programming.

Free Train Rides

Maintenance of the train tracks is currently being done along Center Street. Due to this, we will not be able to offer free train rides during Iron Horse Festival this year. Train Rides will return next year!

We encourage you to enjoy the rest of the Festival and all it has to offer!

MUSIC ACTS

DAYS

VENDORS

DEAD ELEPHANT

Performers

We have some fantastic bands coming at you this year!

Main Stage Performers

Jesse Stewart

Main Stage Headliner:
Sunday, August 19 at 3:00 PM

I Mother Earth

Main Stage Headliner:
Friday, August 17 at 9:30 PM

Eric Ethridge

Main Stage Headliner:
Saturday, August 18 at 9:30 PM

From Waves to Shore

Main Stage:
Thursday, August 16 at 7:00 PM

Ascot Royals

Main Stage:
Friday, August 17 at 7:00 PM

Denis Gauthier and the Horrible Mischief

Main Stage:
Thursday, August 16 at 5:00 PM

Bodhi Jar

Main Stage:
Friday, August 17 at 5:00 PM

Melissa Megan

Main Stage:
Saturday, August 18 at 5:00 PM

The Stanley Brown Blues Band

Main Stage:
Sunday, August 19 at 11:00 AM

    The Smokin’ Bass Band

    Main Stage:
    Sunday, August 19 at 1:00 PM

    Community Stage Performers

    Pat Maloney

    Community Stage:
    Friday, August 17 at 2:30 PM

    Chris Casserly

    Community Stage:
    Friday, August 17 at 5:00 PM

    Heather Valley

    Community Stage:
    Friday, August 17 at 7:00 PM

    Michael Trudgen

    Community Stage:
    Saturday, August 18 at 12:30 PM

    Little Magic Sam (Sam Taylor)

    Community Stage:
    Saturday, August 18 at 2:30 PM

    Zach McCabe

    Community Stage:
    Saturday, August 18 at 5:00 PM

    Ashley O’Connor

    Community Stage:
    Saturday, August 18 at 7:00 PM

    Justin Maki

    Community Stage:
    Sunday, August 19 at 12:30 PM

    Connor Morand

    Community Stage:
    Sunday, August 19 at 3:00 PM

      Schedule

      Four fun-packed days to enjoy.

      5:00 PM
      Deni Gauthier and the Horrible Mischief - CANCELLED
      7:00 PM
      From Waves to Shore - CANCELLED
      9:30 PM
      Jesse Stewart - CANCELLED
      4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      Kid-Focused Fun!

      From 4:00 – 7:00 PM Dotsy’s Entertainment Co. will have all kinds of great activities for kids!

      • Balloon Animals
      • Face Painting
      • Air Brush Tattoos
      • Crafting Table
      • Bubble Station
      • Live Performances
      • Selfie Booth
      • Carnival-style games
      5:00 PM
      Fanshawe College

      Digital Discoveries is bringing music education to the digital age!

      Come check out the DJ stylings of Keegan Whale, and learn how he uses cutting edge technology to create music.

      4:00 PM
      Crystal Meloch: Children's Reading & Book Signing
      7:00 PM
      Katelyn Tippin: Acrylic Portrait Painting

      Grab your yoga mats and join Jennifer for an evening session at the Community Event Tent amidst the festival surroundings!

      5:00 PM
      Bodhi Jar
      7:00 PM
      Ascot Royals
      9:30 PM
      I Mother Earth
      2:30 PM
      Pat Maloney
      5:00 PM
      Chris Casserly
      7:00 PM
      Heather Valley
      11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
      Kid-Focused Fun!

      From 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Dotsy’s Entertainment Co. will have all kinds of great activities for kids!

      • Balloon Animals
      • Face Painting
      • Air Brush Tattoos
      • Crafting Table
      • Bubble Station
      • Live Performances
      • Selfie Booth
      • Carnival-style games
      11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      St. Thomas Public Library

      Edit yourself into a historical picture of St. Thomas using green screen technology! Drop in any time between 11:00 AM & 4:30 PM to try it out!

      4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      St. Joseph's Robotics Club
      11:30 AM
      Yoga with Jennifer Surerus

      Grab your yoga mats and join Jennifer for a morning session at the Community Event Tent amidst the festival surroundings!

      2:00 PM
      Crystal Meloch: Children's Reading & Book Signing

      Bingo is back this year as part of our Community Event Tent!

      Test Lady Luck’s loyalty and join us! Games will be running from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM on both Friday & Saturday.

      4:00 PM
      Red Rover Dog Training Demo
      5:00 PM
      Melissa Megan
      7:00 PM
      Cory James Mitchell Band
      9:30 PM
      Eric Ethridge
      12:30 PM
      Michael Trudgen
      2:30 PM
      Sam Taylor
      5:00 PM
      Zach McCabe
      7:00 PM
      Ashley O'Connor
      11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
      Kid-Focused Fun!

      From 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Dotsy’s Entertainment Co. will have all kinds of great activities for kids!

      • Balloon Animals
      • Face Painting
      • Air Brush Tattoos
      • Crafting Table
      • Bubble Station
      • Live Performances
      • Selfie Booth
      • Carnival-style games
      1:00 PM
      Magic Show
      4:00 PM
      Magic Show
      11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      STEAM Centre

      Digital Discoveries is bringing music education to the digital age!

      Come check out the DJ stylings of Keegan Whale, and learn how he uses cutting edge technology to create music.

      11:00 AM
      Yoga with Tru for U
      1:00 PM
      Yoga with Tru for U
      2:00 PM
      Crystal Meloch: Children's Reading & Book Signing

      Bingo is back this year as part of our Community Event Tent!

      Test Lady Luck’s loyalty and join us! Games will be running from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM on both Friday & Saturday.

      11:00 AM
      The Stanley Brown Blues Band
      1:00 PM
      The Smokin' Bass Band
      3:00 PM
      Jesse Stewart
      12:30 PM
      Justin Maki
      11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Kid-Focused Fun!

      From 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Dotsy’s Entertainment Co. will have all kinds of great activities for kids!

      • Balloon Animals
      • Face Painting
      • Air Brush Tattoos
      • Crafting Table
      • Bubble Station
      • Live Performances
      • Selfie Booth
      • Carnival-style games
      1:00 PM
      Magic Show
      11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      STEAM Centre
      11:00 AM
      Yoga with Tru for U
      12:00 PM
      Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue Demo
      1:00 PM
      Red Rover Dog Training Demo
      2:00 PM
      Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue DEmo
      3:00 PM
      Yoga with Tru for U
      4:00 PM
      Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue Demo
      4:30 PM
      Crystal Meloch: Children's Reading & Book Signing

      Music Passes

      Buy a pass for access to the Main Stage musical entertainment. Choose your favourite night, or get a pass for the whole weekend!

      Click here for VIP Passes.

      Thursday Night Pass
      $20
      • Thursday Access to Main Stage
      • Beer Garden
      • Standing Room Only
      Buy now
      Friday Night Pass
      $40
      • Friday Access to Main Stage
      • Beer Garden
      • Standing Room Only
      Buy now
      Saturday Night Pass
      $20
      • Saturday Access to Main Stage
      • Beer Garden
      • Standing Room Only
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      Sunday Pass
      $10
      • Sunday Access to Main Stage
      • Beer Garden
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      Hot!
      Weekend Pass
      $75
      • Weekend Access to Main Stage
      • Beer Garden
      • Standing Room Only
      Buy now

      Vendor Registration

      We are pleased to invite you to the 24th Iron Horse Festival, held in St. Thomas, Ontario, on August 16-19, 2018.

      Each year the Festival considers our existing database of current vendors and tries to secure new, clean, appealing and interesting vendors that will complement our event.  If you feel that your company has something to offer please contact us using the form below.

      Our Partners

      These awesome companies support us.

      Main Stage Partners

      Platinum Partners

      Gold Partners

      Silver Partners

      Bronze Partners

      Volunteer signup

      We’re eager to share our amazing railway heritage and pride in our region with you through volunteer opportunities.

      The Iron Horse Festival has many key volunteer positions and more than 100 volunteers.
      Their time, energy and leadership have made the Iron Horse Festival one of the most enjoyable experiences in St. Thomas.

      Contact Us

         info@ironhorsefestival.com
         (226) 799-9727

      Festival Office

      750 Talbot St., St. Thomas