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The Northern Ontario Open Country Singing Contest (NOOCSC) would like to let everyone know that as long as possible, we will keep the Northern Ontario Open Country Singing Contest alive.

2019 brought us yet another record-breaking audience attendance and hats off to you.  Let's do it again for 2020 and make it even bigger!


It is once again that time of the year to extend a very special invitation to you, your family and friends to join us at the 31st Annual Northern Ontario Open Country Singing Contest which will be held at the Billy Barber Complex in Callander, Ontario, Canada

beginning Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st andl Sunday August 2nd 2020.


Throughout this weekend you will hear our upcoming stars, as well as some great entertainment.


All we require for you to bring to attend this free outdoor event is a CHAIR.  Please no umbrellas or canopy chairs within the covered area, but you are welcome to use them outside the rink boundaries.


NOOCSC would like to thank our exclusive broadcaster, COUNTRY 600 CKAT (Today’s Best Country).


This event is hosted by the Nipissing Country Music Association.  (The contest is in no way endorsed or administered by, or associated with Country 600 CKAT (Today's Best Country) or Rogers Media Inc. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the contest must be directed to the Nipissing Country Music Association.


If you should have any issues, concerns or suggestions, please direct them to the Contest Chairman at the following email address:


On behalf of the Northern Ontario Open Country Singing Contest, we look forward to seeing you here during this Civic (Long) weekend.


Programs will be sold in support of the Country Open with chances at winning great prizes.

The Contest continues to maintain its reputation with the help of our volunteers, judges, bands and our executive.  It looks like we are here to stay.


Our sponsors and donors have really made a difference in keeping us alive as well, so we say "hats off to them".  


If you wish to volunteer and help with the event, please fill out the form on the Volunteer page.

To make a donation, or for more information on the event, please contact NOOCSC by email at

"The Northern Ontario Open Country Singing Contest is known as one of the best in Ontario. 

“We have had people in attendance from all parts of Ontario and Quebec”, Renaud said. 

On another note, please check out our brand-new location for our "Wall of Honor" on the wall near the Hart Store in the North Bay Mall on Lakeshore Drive in North Bay.

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