Sunday, September 28, 2008

Punpkinfest in Port Elgin

Harvest time is here and in Bruce County the means PUMPKINFEST! October 4 & 5th!

Each year the town of Port Elgin is transformed into a three day festival. There is something for everyone to take in; people come from miles around and over the boarder with their veggies to enter into the contest for the largest one in the land!!!

There is a craft show with all kinds of treasures to explore, a HUGE car show on the Main St, take a step back in time with the oldies music and classic rides!

Last year we filmed a show at Pumpkinfest with our friends from Great Getaways TV, not only on Pumpkinfest, but also on all the great things to see and do in the area, accommodation, a fabulous meal at Grosvenor’s in Southampton, paddling the Saugeen River with Thorncrest Outfitters, plus where to buy fresh buy local and more…

So come on out, bring the family and bring your friends. If you are on the Main St, make sure to drop on by our "Explore The Bruce Adventure Tundra" and ask for your FREE walking stick...

See you there!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

(IPM) International Plowing Match

Come home to the Country. The 2008 International Plowing Match (IPM) has come home to Bruce County, and will take place from September 16- 20th at the bottom end of the County on the McKague Farm just NE of Teeswater.

With just hours to the opening of the 2008 International Plowing Match being held near Teeswater organizers have received confirmation that Ontario's Lieutenant Governor David C. Onley is planning to attend.

Arriving Wednesday morning, Mr. Onley will have time to tour the IPM Site before appearing on the Main Stage at 11:45am - the second day of the IPM.

There are over 1,000 acres of fun and activities for the whole family, something for all ages and all interests.

Experience Canada's largest outdoor agricultural exhibition down on the farm! Check out their site for all the details.

Here are a few of the cool things you can enjoy:
Plowing and Queen of the Furrow competitions
Corral events
A variety of quality entertainment
Educational area with interactive learning
Tours of local attractions
Farm, recreational, and industrial machinery
"Best of the Past" antique displays & demonstrations
Environment technology exhibits
"Best of Home" country lifestyle area including: Quilters, Fashions Food, Crafts, Artisans and more
Over 500 vendors, exhibitors and a 2,000 site RV Park

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Fall Fairs across the Bruce

ontario fALL FAIRS
It's that time of year has arrived again, the days are getting shorter the nights are getting cooler, the air is crisp and you can smell the land being harvested! What a great time to get out and spend time with family and friends across the Bruce at annual Ontario Fall Fairs!

There will be all kinds of great things happening each weekend, parades, food, crafts, games and so much more! There are so many fall fairs it is hard to get to the them, some have already happened and some are still to come, hope you can make it to at least one of them, maybe all!

Here is a list of ones still to come:
Mildmay - Sept - 5-7th
Paisley - Sept - 5-7th
Tara - Sept 10th
Wiarton- Sept - 12 -13th
Lucknow - Sept 19 - 21st
Ripley - Sept 26-27th
Pumpkinfest - Oct - 17 -19th
Walkerton - Oct 17-19th

Check out our site for more details!