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The Festival originated  in 1973. The first Festival, under the auspices of the Streetsville and District Chamber of Commerce, was such an outstanding success; it became an annual event, held the first Saturday in June. In 1974, it was incorporated, with Sam McCallion as Charter President. The theme of Bread & Honey originated from commerce in the community. Timothy Street established the first flour mill in the area; there are two well-known mills here today - Kraft Canada and ADM Milling Ltd. And with many small apiaries existing locally at the time, it was a natural to add honey. Each year at the Festival, everyone enjoys bread that is baked specially by the milling companies and generously coated with local honey.