After four years at the Oxford Auditorium in Woodstock, Ontario we have decided to move the location of the Dairy Capital Cheese Fest to the Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum. Our intent with the move is to create a more immersive and educational experience for our festival attendees and the Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum is the perfect fit. By the year 1900 there were 98 cheese factories operating in Oxford County hence our title as the Dairy Capital of Canada.
The Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum was voted Top Small Museum in Ontario, received the Ingersoll Chamber of Commerce Business Award for Excellence in the category of agriculture, and is a co-winner with other museums in the county of the Dorothy Duncan Public History Award from the Ontario Historical Society for the Oxford Remembers Oxford’s Own project.
The Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum consists of a re-creation of a 19th century cheese factory. A former barn had been dismantled and the pieces moved to Centennial Park, where they were re-assembled in the shape and design of a typical cheese factory in Oxford County. You will have to opportunity to tour the replica 19th century cheese factory, see the machinery in action, and get dressed up as a cheese maker.
You will also have the oppourtunity to check out the other buildings including the blacksmith shop, the large Sherbrooke Barn, and a newer building that currently houses the Oxford County Museum School in which our complimentary festival demonstrations and talks will be taking place. You won't want to miss getting your photo taken with a 7300 pound of cheese! Kids attending the event can also check out the cheese themed playground. There are so many things to see and do at the Museum and we are very excited to be partnering with the Museum for the 5th year of the festival!
To avoid disappointment, we highly encourage you to grab your tickets now!