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MEDIA RELEASE: ‘Record-breaking Year’ 
for Downtown Acton’s Leathertown Festival

Downtown Acton [August 17, 2018]


The 2018 Leathertown Festival wrapped up this past Sunday (August 12, 2018) after an incredible turn out. This trended in record-breaking numbers as measured by attendance, vendors number and entertainment points.

Over it’s 42-year history the Acton Leathertown Festival has attracted thousands of visitors from all across Ontario. It is the largest annual single-day event that occurs in Halton Hills. The festival is a celebration of Acton’s unique heritage and pushing the message of why, “It’s Worth The Drive To Acton!”


This years’ festival featured 3 main components:

  • 3 Live Performance Stages, with headliner Juno-Award-winning Splash N’ Boots.
  • A Large Car Show, featuring classic, performance and custom vehicles.
  • Impromptu entertainment around the festival streets.


This year Downtown Acton was host to over 15,000 attendees coming in from across the Province of Ontario. It is the largest turn-out the Festival has accommodated in its 42-year run. This year also marked the largest year for vendors – 120 to be exact – an the majority of them from the Town of Halton Hills and Acton community.

The Festival team and the Downtown Acton BIA was very to receive such an overwhelming amount of community engagement during this year’s event. It was truly fantastic to see. A big thank you goes out to the businesses, corporate sponsors, volunteers and community groups who helped pull this together.

And a special thank you goes out to this year’s Festival Manager, Kim Duncanson and Festival Marketer, John Brooks for their valued contributions in organizing much of what was seen this year.

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About the Downtown Acton BIA

The Downtown Acton Business Improvement Area (BIA) was formed in 1977 to help beautify and promote the historical downtown. We strive to distinguish Acton as a premier shopping, dining and cultural destination in the Town. We are committed to our members, the Town and the residents of Halton Hills to ensure that the downtown continues to offer a positive experience for everyone. For the latest information on stores, events and parking please visit Follow Downtown Acton on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @DowntownActon


Media Contact:

Tyler King, Manager
Downtown Acton BIA
45 Mill Street East in Acton

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