June 11, 2017 at 12pm – 5pm
Erin Fairground
Erin, ON

On Sunday June 11th, at the Erin Fairgrounds, Wellington Water Watchers and Riverfest Elora will present Waterstock – (www.ourwaterstock.ca)


Waterstock is excited to announce the most recent additions to our musical programming, including:

Oh Susanna

JF Robitaille and Lail Arad

Digging Roots

Shannon Kingsbury

Test Their Logik

Moscow Apartment

Hosts: Raina Douris and James Gordon!

​These artists join an already stellar lineup, featuring Jim Cuddy (Of Blue Rodeo) Bry Webb (Of the Constantines), Reuben Bullock (Of Reuben and the Dark), Harrow Fair, and Band of People!


Waterstock has invited over 25 chefs from across Ontario to be ambassadors in the fight for our regional water rights. In a vendor style culinary pop up, chef’s will offer protest inspired culinary delights.  The battle for water rights goes hand in hand with the protection of our farmlands and local food sovereignty.  Chefs are the gateway from the country to city and are natural stewards of our farmlands and aquifers.

With powerful endorsements from the following Chefs, Waterstock is set to be a meaningful culinary statement!

Michael Satdlander(Eigensinn)

Joshna Maharaj (Gladstone Hotel)

Ruth Klahsen (Montforte Dairy)

Jason Bangerter (Landon Gall)

Shea Robinson (Miijidaa Cafe & Bistro)

Anita Stewart

David Sider (Redstone Winery)

Paul Decampo (Slow Food Toronto)

Damian Wills (Beretta Kitchen)

Kim Montgomery (Montgomery’s)

Sean Collins (Red Rabbit)

Scott Yates (Chef Scotty Cooks)

Yasser Qahawish (Artisanale)

Chris Jess (The Food School)

Resa Lent (The Desert Rose)

Brodie Corbara (Savoy Culinary)

Ben Sachse (Elora Brewing Co.)

Erik Peacock (Wellington Court)

Earth To Table Bread Bar

Adam Ryan (Rural Roots)

Terry Doel (Lavender Blue Catering)

Joel Solish (Bespoke Butchers)

Rossy Earle (Sipicucu)

In the spirit of eco activism, patrons are encouraged to bring their own plates, cutlery, and reusable festival beer cups from past Riverfest Eloras or Hillside Festivals


Alcohol will be provided by:
Wellington Brewery (Guelph, ON)
Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON)
Elora Brewing Co. (Elora, ON)
GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co (Erin, ON)
Royal City Brewing (Guelph, ON)
Four Fathers Brewing (Rockwood, ON)
Pommies Cider (Caledon, ON)
Taws Winery (Vineland, ON)
Southbrook Vineyards (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)


Anne Barber of Shadowland Theatre and Aaron Davis of Convergence Theatre are working with Andrea Most, Rochelle Rubinstein, and Lanny Shereck, of Bela Farm, to create the Waterstock Parade. The parade will include a fifteen foot high water goddess puppet, a marching band, stilt walkers, flag bearers, the belly dancers of Invoketress, representatives of indigenous communities, children in water-themed hats and capes, and much more!
After 10 years of Wellington Water Watchers’ diligent work to protect source water in Ontario, Waterstock is the rallying point to send a strong message to Premier Wynne to protect our water against corporate control and exploitation. Inspired by the Foodstock and Soupstock events, Waterstock promises to be a bold, impactful, and a historic day full of artisanal food and beverage, music, artistic displays and protest. Waterstock will be the tipping point, a ‘watershed’ moment, demonstrating broad and far reaching support for the “Water for Life not Profit” campaign.

In addition to live music & chefs, Waterstock will feature guest speakers, artistic installations, a farmers market, community bazaar and a dedicated children’s area with crafts and children’s performances!

Everyone should wear blue! 
Tickets are only $10 and are available at ourwaterstock.ca
It’s not just about bottled water.


Nestlé and other large corporations have exploited outdated provincial water taking bylaws that were originally intended for agricultural and value-added industrial use. Water is sacred but is becoming rapidly commoditized, ‘bottled’, and shipped around the planet for great profit, (to return, if ever, to our watersheds packaged in a piece of plastic.) The record drought of 2016 highlighted the urgency of the situation and how 2017 is the year to make a stand for water.

Farmers and communities face increasing water uncertainty, and recent polls illustrate the strong support for phasing out water permits for the purposes of bottling. Over 20,000 Ontarians have spoken clearly in support for the Province to take action. It is time to take a stand and be stewards of our farmlands and aquifers.  2017 is the year to unite for water protection and your participation is essential for success.

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The Waterstock team would like to acknowledge the amazing support from Bela Farm!

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