Just east of Toronto. Just west of Kingston.

Welcome to Arts 'n Tarts!

Things are getting artsy on Ontario’s biggest Butter Tart Tour. It all started last year, when the bakers celebrated Canada's 150th by putting together a signature line of "Canadiana Collection" butter tarts. With all that kitchen creativity, it seems the bakers have caught a bit of an artsy inclination.

This year, local bakeries are joining forces with local artists, artistic traditions, and studio tours. The result is the sweet combination of “Arts ‘n Tarts” for visitors to enjoy with events popping up throughout 2018.

Another entire collection of signature tarts is in development, some in close collaborations with local artisans (= tartnerships).

Stay tuned and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook so you're the first to get all the sweet details as soon as they are available!

Apple Blossom Tyme Festival

It's springtime and the orchards are bathing in the beautiful fragrance of apple blossoms. This weekend (May 26-27) come feast your senses on the sights, scents, tastes and talented artists of Colborne as you enjoy the Apple Blossom Tyme Festival!

While you're in town, be sure to stop by The Big Apple (claimed to be the world's biggest apple!) to try the brand new Big Apple T'Art which features apple custard with an apple streusel topping and English Toffee drizzle. This apple-licious tart is the brain child of the folks at the Big Apple, the Colborne Art Gallery and the amazing aluminum artistry of Hoselton: Art in Aluminum. Here is the Red Apple sculpture by Hoselton's that inspired the T'Art. 

50 cents from the sale of each tart will be donated to the Colborne Art Gallery. Hoselton's will match that up to a total of $500 this season.

Here is your Google Map route to enjoy a fun road trip to Colborne and discover all these unique local destinations.

Get all the details of the event via Northumberland Tourism's Events Calendar - Click Here!


Apple Blossom Tyme Festival

Saturday May 26-27 from 9am - 5pm

80 Division Street, Colborne.

The Big Apple

Bakery | Restaurant | Country Store | Market Shoppes

Open 7:30am - 8pm

262 Orchard Drive, Colborne.

Colborne Art Gallery

Open 12-4pm

51 King Street East, Colborne.

Hoselton: Art in Aluminum

124 Big Apple Drive, Colborne.

Call for hours: 905-355-3993


The Great Butter Tart Tour Tragedy

A Treat of a Murder Mystery

In collaboration with Globus Theatre at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon

Life is usually pretty sweet for the butter tart tour bakers but, recently, treachery beyond the treats has led to a sticky situation.

The question is… How to find a murderer when everyone prides themselves on being nicer than pie?!

The Sweet Details:

  • A delicious, FeastON certified, locally-sourced meal.
  • Dessert: a butter tart tasting experience, of course!
  • Solve the sweetest murder mystery ever.
  • Enjoy the company of some of the bakers from the Butter Tart Tour.
  • Buy some extra butter tarts to take home with you.

Show Dates:

  • Monday, July 30
  • Saturday, September 29

Tickets $71/person + HST

Doors open at 6pm. Event starts at 6:30pm.

Book now >> Call the Box Office

Between 10am - 2pm, Monday - Friday



Driving directions & details about Globus Theatre at the Lakeview Arts Barn: lakeviewartsbarn.com


This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Michelle, who won two tickets to the May 18 experience of "The Great Butter Tart Tour Tragedy - a Treat of a Murder Mystery."

Tickets still available for the July 30 and September 29 evenings: call 1-800-304-7897 now!