Save the Date: July 25, 2020!


The Event of the Summer

I Love Thorndale & the Thorndale Agricultural Society are excited to jointly host "The Back Forty Bash" 

When: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 4pm - midnight
Where: Thorndale Fairgrounds' "Back Forty" (near the horse pen and pavilion)
Admission: Advance tickets $30 ($35 at the door), must be 19 years of age or older.



This Event Supports

I Love Thorndale & The Thorndale Agricultural Society


Backyard Olympics

*Games run from 4:00-8:00pm and are included in your ticket price. Play games in any order that you wish.
Nothing brings people together better than a little friendly competition! Have a chance to participate in a variety of outdoor games, including BATL Axe Throwing, Kan Jam, Corn Hole, Washer Toss and Human Foosball! Play just for fun or for points. Points will be awarded for various things from volunteering, participating, wins and losses. Watch for Moya's leader board to see how you're stacking up throughout the evening.
A particular partner is not needed throughout the evenings. Don't be shy - no skill is required. Let's all have some fun!

Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact us!

Live Music

The event will feature live music through the afternoon and into the evening from: Letters From Hawthorne, Whistler Creek, Aaron Allen   and Swagger!

If that's not a feast for your ears, we're not sure what is!

Food Trucks

We have not 1, not 2, but 3 Food Trucks attending this event to satisfy your taste buds!
Whether you are a foodie or a plain Jane, there will be something for you from:

Chef Chad's Menu Ideas:
KFC -  Korean Fried Chicken bitesPotato Tornado - Deep fried potato sticks with selective seasonings

Pulled pork quesadillas

BBQ Brisket poutine

Fried cauliflower tacos


Black Jack's Deli Style Subs Menu:
Black Jack's Famous Smoke Pork, baked beans & creamy style slaw.

12" Deli Style Subs

Caesar & Mediterranean Salad



Jack's Fries  Locals know this favourite on Highway 7.  Menu details coming soon.

We've heard their poutine is "amazing!"



Each admission ticket includes a sample of Anderson Craft Ales, which will also be available at our bar. The bar will be well stocked with cold beer, coolers and water.
Please remember to enjoy responsibly and plan for a safe ride (or walk) home.

Art Mural

Grab a brush and follow the paint-by-number style to help create a mural that will be displayed in town!

Celebrate Thorndale Award

Join us to recognize committed community volunteers through the presentation of the Celebrate Thorndale Volunteer Recognition Award.

If you would like to nominate a community volunteer, please complete this form.

Above: the 2018 Recipients


Pre-Order is now CLOSED.

Every great event has a wicked t-shirt that you have to add to your collection. Wear it to the event and every weekend after to reminisce in the good times that you'll be sure to have.
Adult t-shirts and hoodies, as well as Ladies' tank-tops will be available by pre-order only.

To help keep your beverages cold and you stylin' we have 20 oz insulated tumblers or beer cozies for sale too!


If you are interested in sponsoring this exciting event, we have several options available to you.
Please email
Note Platinum & Gold Level sponsorships are due Friday, June 14 at 5pm

Musical Acts

Musical Act 1

Letters From Hawthorne:

Letters From Hawthorne, based in London, ON, are an acoustic duo combining the musical stylings of Jeff Harloff & Jade Bennett.  Performing harmonic, revived renditions of hit music with a strong emphasis on their a Canadian roots, they bring a unique sound to the music scene.  The duo was nominated for a Forest City London Music Award for Favourite Cover Band 2019 and is currently performing across Southwestern Ontario, see links for details!
Check them out on:

Musical Act 2

Whistler Creek
Based out of London, On, Stewart Irvine & Whistler Creek is a neo-traditional country band harnessing the best of 90s country with a mix of rock and modern country.
Their 2018 EP release Thunder & Twang features radio releases ‘You and Me’ and ‘One More Dance’.
Two time nominees for ‘Fan Favorite’ at The Forest City London Music Awards, Stewart and the boys have an exciting stage presence that keeps the party going.


Musical Act 3

Aaron Allen  

“All I had was my voice and a guitar, so country music was really the only way to go for me,” Allen says. “I’ve always loved how simple and direct great country songs are. They go straight to the heart, and that’s what I’ve always tried to achieve with songs I write. I feel like my favourite artists are speaking specifically to me, and I hope people have that feeling when they hear my songs.”

Indeed, just as a tattoo is permanent, Aaron Allen’s songs make an emotional impact just as lasting. Look for him to soon be included in the conversation about Canada’s most promising country music stars.
Check him out on YouTube, Facebook & Instagram

Headliner Band


Swagger audiences say ~ "Refreshing, Relatable, Energetic, Entertaining and Tight!”
London’s favourite party band! SWAGGER has been packing dance floors with their dynamic, award winning performances since 2013! Everybody needs some SWAGGER!

Where to buy tickets

Thorndale Farm Supplies, Thorndale ACE Hardware, The Market on King, Ryan Elliott's Repair Ltd., Grey Lane Kennels, Thorndale Dental Centre & committee members
JC Graphics
Art in the Barn event July 13 & 14th
Bill Blaney Insurance


Pre-orders are now closed

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