Types of Visitors
The Ontario Potjie Festival has two types of visitors:
Campers: People who are staying in the KOA campground for the whole weekend of the Festival.
Day Visitors: People staying outside the campground in hotels and who enter the campground during each day for one or both days.
The Potjie competition takes place on the Sunday of the festival.
Call Toronto North/Cookstown KOA at 705-458-2267 to make reservations for cabins, RV stands, or tents. It is important to mention that your reservation is for the Potjie Festival. To help with your reservation, here is a map of the Toronto North/Cookstown KOA Campground.
If you would like to stay in a hotel and enter as a day visitor, there is Motel 400 that is close by. There are also plenty of hotels to choose from in Barrie, which is about a 15 minute drive away from the KOA campgrounds.
Festival & Campground Fees
Generally, there will be two fees to pay, one for the Potjie Festival itself and one to Toronto North/Cookstown KOA Campground for the use of the campground facilities.
Campground Fees (These are KOA's campground fees)
- If you are a Camper (i.e. you are staying in the KOA campground), your KOA fee is included in your camping fees.
- If you are a Day Visitor (i.e. you are not staying in the KOA campground), there will be a KOA fee of $5 per visitor (5 years old and over) per day, or $10 per visitor for the weekend. (So if you’re coming for only one day, you will only pay $5 per person.)
Ontario Potjie Festival Tickets
All Ontario Potjie Festival attendees (Campers & Day Visitors) will have to pay Festival admission tickets.
You will get an armband to wear the whole weekend.
- The money is used to cover expenses such as the rental of the hall, charcoal, firewood, kids games, boeresports games, and any other expenses associated with hosting the Festival.