2021 Awards

CMAOntario Awards Show:

Sunday, September 5 from 7:00-9:30pm
Ancaster Fairgrounds
630 Trinity Road South

The CMAOntario Awards bring emerging artists to the forefront and celebrate excellence and outstanding professional achievement by Ontario country music artists and songwriters. This inimitable live event features appearances and performances by Ontario’s brightest talents.

Presented by Slaight Music, the CMAOntario Awards acknowledge the talent and achievements of Ontario's country music industry across 18 categories.

2021 HOSTS

Beverley Mahood
Beverley Mahood
Jason McCoy
Jason McCoy

SHOW FAQs

I'VE ALREADY PURCHASED A 2-PAK FOR MY VEHICLE BUT HAVE OTHERS THAT WANT TO JOIN. HOW CAN I BUY/ADD MORE TICKETS FOR MY VEHICLE?

You can absolutely add more passengers to your vehicle, but all occupants must have a ticket.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for guests who will occupy the same vehicle of previous ticket buyers.  Tickets will be $59.00 at the gate for additional guests in each vehicle.

HOW IS THE EVENT PRICED?

Tickets are sold per vehicle. There are two options: a 2-PAK (which is good for 2 passengers in a vehicle) and a carload (which is good for a full-passenger vehicle).

WILL TICKETS BE AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE?

Yes, unless the show is sold out in advance – please check our website.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED PER VEHICLE?

The maximum number is based on vehicle type – there must be a seat and seatbelt for each passenger.

IS THIS A CASHLESS EVENT TO MINIMIZE TOUCH POINTS?

Touchless transactions will be implemented at the entrance and elsewhere when possible to minimize any direct contact.

WHAT IS THE SPEED LIMIT?

10 KPH at all times.

HOW ARE VEHICLES PARKED?

Just like the process with general admission tickets at a typical drive in. As soon as the venue opens, cars are parked as they arrive, moving from the front of the stage to the back.

Pick Up Trucks, Mini Vans and SUV’s will be parked in the last spot on each row moving from the front of the stage to the back.

ARE BUSES & MULTI-PASSENGER VANS ALLOWED?

No vehicles larger than SUVs, Pick Up Trucks, Mini Vans will be permitted. (No monster trucks)

CAN WE RESERVE SPOTS NEXT TO FRIENDS?

The show is General Admission. Cars will be parked as they arrive so there is no saving spots.

CAN I GET OUT OF MY CAR?

Yes! You can bring your folding chairs to sit outside your vehicle to enjoy the show. You must remain in your designated space unless visiting the vendors or washrooms.

CAN I SIT IN THE BACK OF MY TRUCK?

Yes! Feel free to sit in the bed of your truck to enjoy the live music.

CAN I STAND OUTSIDE OF MY VEHICLE?

No, you must remain in your vehicle.

CAN I BRING LAWN FURNITURE?

Yes! Bring your folding camping chairs to sit outside your vehicle to enjoy the show.

ARE WE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS INSIDE OUR VEHICLE?

You are not required to wear face coverings while inside your designated space. Please wear face coverings when visiting vendors or the washrooms.

ARE WE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS OUTSIDE OUR VEHICLE?

Please wear face coverings when outside your vehicle when visiting the washrooms.

WILL FACE COVERINGS BE SOLD AT THE DOOR?

No, you must bring your own face coverings.

HOW DO I LISTEN TO THE SHOW?

To hear the show, attendees can listen to the live PA system.

Alternatively, if they desire, attendees will be provided with a designated FM radio frequency to tune in from their cars without needing to lower their windows.

WILL THERE BE CONCESSIONS ON SITE?

Concessions will be available on site and attendees can place their order online.  Venue staff will deliver orders directly to the attendee’s vehicle.  There will NOT be any alcoholic beverages sold on site.

WILL I BE ABLE TO LEAVE ANYTIME DURING THE EVENT OR ARE WE STUCK IN OUR SPOT UNTIL THE END?

You can leave the event early but please remember that all exits are final.

CAN I LEAVE MY CAR AND LIGHTS ON?

If your engine is loud it must be turned off and your lights must be turned off at all times while you are parked.

WHAT IF MY CAR BATTERY DIES DURING THE EVENT?

If your vehicle battery gets drained during the show, we do have chargers available on site.  Please see any staff member for assistance. You will be required to hook up the charger to your own vehicle.

ARE OUTSIDE FOOD AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED?

Yes, or you can purchase from our concessions on site.

CAN I BRING ALCOHOL?

No.

HOW DO I USE THE BATHROOM?

There will be 4 areas where portable washrooms will be located.

Attendees will be allowed out of their vehicles to use the bathrooms and must wear a face covering while outside your vehicle. These will be sanitized constantly, and lines will be formed to ensure social distancing. Everyone must stay 6ft apart.

ARE KIDS ALLOWED? - WHAT IS THE AGE RESTRICTION?

Yes. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

IS SMOKING ALLOWED?

No smoking in or around restrooms. If you would like to smoke in your vehicle you can but please be considerate of those around you. Please do not throw your cigarette butts on the ground.

CAN I BRING MY PETS?

No pets allowed.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A SHIRT AND SHOES?

Shoes and shirts are required at all times.