Two Oxford County tourist attractions are celebrating after winning provincial awards.
Two tourist attractions in Oxford County rose to the top and claimed provincial awards.
Oxford County was well represented at the Ontario Tourism Summit in Ottawa last night with the Oxford County Cheese Trail and the Ingersoll Cheese and Agriculture Museum up for some big awards.
The Oxford County Cheese Trail was awarded the Ontario Culinary Tourism Leadership Award of Excellence.
During the ceremony, the award presenters said all the winners and finalists have set the bar for culinary tourism in Ontario and are ideal representations of local talent and business.
Tourism Specialist for Tourism Oxford Meredith Maywood says this is thanks to the 23 partners they have worked with to build the trail.
“We are so happy to be able to bring home this Excellence in Culinary Tourism award. It’s really a tribute to all of the partners who came together to make the cheese trail such an immersive experience. We would also like to thank the agencies such as Ontario’s Southwest, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Culinary Tourism Alliance for supporting our culinary vision for Oxford County.”
And the people have spoken - the Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum is Ontario's Top Small Museum. This was the first year for the Ontario Choice Awards presented by Attractions Ontario, but Curator Scott Gillies says the people of Oxford really stepped up.
“We were up against some of the finest largest museums in the province, but in the end, the people have spoken and the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum came out on top. We were commended by the staff at Attractions Ontario on our use of social media, websites and the involvement of various media outlets to get the word out to the public.”