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Two of the area’s biggest fall fairs – the Lindsay Central Exhibition and Bobcaygeon Fair will be here before you know it.

The 164 th Lindsay Central Exhibition runs from September 19th to the 23rd. This year’s highlights include The Canadian Forces Parachute Team, the Skyhawks. They defy physics, and weather permitting, you will be able to see what I mean for yourself. The Skyhawks will perform each day from Thursday to Sunday at 3:00 pm. In addition to witnessing their show, there will be an opportunity to meet the members of the team after the show and get autographs.

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Source: http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/skyhawks/index.page

In addition to the Skyhawks you can enjoy all of the traditional events at the fair including the truck and tractor pulls; midway; lamb, sheep, poultry, canine, horse and cattle competitions; clowns; and concerts including Hank Williams, The Lonesome Tour.

Find all the details at https://www.lindsayex.com/ and at https://www.facebook.com/LindsayExhibition.

 Note that advance ticket pricing and passes are only available until 4:00pm on September 18th. Guaranteed Grandstand Advance Passes are only available while quantities last.

 The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair, in it’s 160th year, runs September 27th to the 29th. This year’s events include crafts, horse shows and competitions, midway, parade, talent show and a truck and tractor pull.

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Source: http://www.bobcaygeonfair.com/new-page-carx

The entertainment lineup includes Kelly Burrows, Marc Ekins, Kawartha Country Cloggers, and Circus Jonathan. The Saturday Night Dance will feature Live on the Line, a band for all ages.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.bobcaygeonfair.com/

Or https://www.facebook.com/Bobcaygeon-Fall-Fair-738758332822767/?ref=settings

 

 

 

 

 

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Known to many as a recreation paradise, the Trent-Severn Waterway spans 386 kilometers of rivers, channels and lakes. The waterway travels through Central Ontario, joining the Bay of Quinte wth Georgian Bay. It is divided into 5 regions: Trent, Otonabee, Kawartha, Talbot and Severn.

Rich with history, the Trent-Severn Waterway now bustles with boating and other tourist activity year round.

An easy way to take a tour is with Liftlock and River Boat Cruises.

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Liftlock and The Riverboat Cruises offer a variety of different cruise options. You can choose to go sightseeing with your tour group over the world’s highest hydraulic liftlock, or spend an afternoon on a luncheon cruise, or have dinner featuring live entertainment in the evening. Get all the details at https://www.liftlockcruises.com/yacht-charter.

And if  you miss the summer season, don’t miss out on the Triple Crown Fall Colours Cruise . Starting on September 24rth until the end of the cruising season, you can enjoy a unique water experience. The cruise departs from Little Lake,  travels Northbound up the Trent Severn Waterway to Lock 20, then cruises over the famous, world’s largest hydraulic Liftlock, a 65 foot lift.

There are five Trent-Severn Waterway Locks in Kawartha Lakes:

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Source: https://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/en/explore/trent-severn-waterway.aspx

  • Bobcaygeon Lock 32
  • Lindsay Lock 33
  • Fenelon Falls Lock 34
  • Rosedale Lock 35
  • Kirkfield Lock 36

Each one offers boat services ranging from  mooring to boater camping, picnic areas and access to groceries. Check  to see what each Lock offers before you head out.

And in case you didn’t know, Kawartha Lakes is the Houseboat Capital of Ontario! Discover all of the details including how each houseboat operator will train and license you for your family’s trip at http://www.houseboatcapital.com/

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Source: http://www.rrhouseboats.com/

For more information contact Kawartha Lakes Tourism:

Kawartha Lakes Tourism
180 Kent Street West
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada K9V 2Y6
Telephone: 1-866-397-6673

 

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As the warm weather starts many of us begin thinking of day trips to ensure we get out and enjoy the features and attractions around us. There are museums, farmers markets, arts and craft shows…the list is almost endless.

But have you ever been on the Butter Tart Tour? Yes, you can take The Kawartha’s Northumberland Butter Tart Tour where you will have the opportunity to stop at dozens of locations, all offering the best butter tarts in Ontario. And what is even better, if you don’t get to take the tour this summer, you can visit the vendors 365 days a year!

The idea for the tour started in 2011 and has grown to include over 50 locations.

If you are counting calories, you can skip this paragraph. But if you are due for some sweet treats, then you will accept that a butter tart is pretty basic: butter, sugar, syrup and eggs. And then the additional ingredients are added to appeal to every sweet tooth. Consider raisins, pecans, walnuts, currants… and even cream fillings. Of course, times have changed, and you can even find gluten free versions.

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Source: http://buttertarttour.ca/

Not sure where to start? Then pick one of the suggested mini tours – with over 50 locations, you have to focus your driving and eating efforts!

Tour #1: “It Gets Butter” is the Sturgeon & Balsam Lake Route, taking you through Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls and Kirkfield.

Tour #2: “We’ll Butter You Up” is the Kawartha Route and will take you through Rice Lake to Peterborough and Stoney Lake.

Tour #3: “A Tart of Gold” is the 401 Route and will take you along Highway 401 to Port Hope, Cobourg, Grafton and Warkworth.

Tour #4: “A Change of Tart” is the Northumberland East route and will take you along country roads in Port Hope, Cobourg, Grafton, Warkworth and Campbellford.

The following map shows the complete picture of the locations of the bakers and vendors.

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Source: http://buttertarttour.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-010-Buttertart-Tour-Map-WEB.pdf

We are waiting for the 2018 results of the Butter Tart Taste-Off but in 2017 there were winners in the following categories:

  • Best Plain Butter Tart
  • Best Canadian Collection Butter Tart
  • Best Gluten Free Butter Tart
  • Best Emerging Baker
  • Best of the Best

You can see the 2017 winners at http://buttertarttour.ca/

The first recorded recipe for a butter tart appeared in the early 1900’s in the Royal Victoria Cookbook by the Women’s Auxiliary to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie Ontario. Now it is a staple of Canadian Cuisine.

You can follow all the fun on…

Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/buttertarttour/?hl=en

Twitter at https://twitter.com/buttertarttour

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ButterTartTour/

Enjoy your own tour!

 

 

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There is no excuse to miss the Santa Claus parade this year. Kawartha Now has prepared a schedule for November and December.

Sunday, November 19

The 62nd Annual Lindsay Santa Claus Parade is taking place on November 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. The theme will be Celebrating Christmas in Canada – 150 Years.

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Photo Credit: Mark Ridout Photography

Photo Source http://lindsayparade.com/

Sunday, November 19

The Community of Lakefield presents Lakefield Santa Claus Parade beginning at 1 p.m. in Lakefield.

Sunday, November 19

The Lions Club of Cobourg and Downtown Cobourg present Cobourg Santa Claus Parade beginning at 2 p.m. in Cobourg.

Saturday, November 25

The Municipality of Port Hope presents Santa Claus Parade beginning at 1 p.m. in Port Hope.

Saturday, November 25

The Campbellford Santa Claus Parade Committee presents 2017 Santa Claus Parade beginning at 3 p.m. in Campbellford.

Saturday, November 25

The Santa Day Organizers present Light Up the Night Santa Claus Parade & Fireworks beginning at 5 p.m. in Fenelon Falls.

Saturday, November 25

The Apsley Lions Club presents Christmas Santa Claus Parade and Christmas Party beginning at 6 p.m. at Apsley Central Public School (238 Burleigh St, North Kawartha, Peterborough County, K0L 1A0).

Friday, December 1

The Warkworth Santa Parade presents 2017 Warkworth Santa Claus Parade from 7 – 8 p.m. in Warkworth.

Saturday, December 2

The Kinsmen Club of Peterborough presents Peterborough Santa Claus Parade beginning at 4:45 p.m. in Peterborough.

Saturday, December 9

The Otonabee South Monaghan Township presents Keene Santa Claus Parade beginning at 11 a.m. in Keene.

Saturday, December 9

The Bobcaygeon Kinettes presents Santa Claus Parade beginning at 5 p.m. in Bobcaygeon.

If you want a musical interlude and are in Peterborough on Saturday December 2nd, you have two choices:

Saturday, December 2

In the afternoon you can enjoy live music thanks to the Peterborough Concert Band. They will present the Peterborough Concert Band Festive Concert from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. at Peterborough Square (360 George St. N., Peterborough, K9H).

And in the evening, get ready for “CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING” and yes, that would be Elvis! The show stars Million Dollar Quartet Elvis tribute artist Matt Cage with Gerie & the Koasters fabulous show band, the Springtime Chordaires and Master of Ceremonies Bill Coulter as well as 6 members of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble. Hear seasonal tunes, classic love songs and Gospel greats, in true Elvis style. Tickets are available at the box office.

December 7 

Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Christmas in Millbrook. The spirit of Christmas will be not be lost if you and your family can visit Millbrook for an old fashioned Christmas December 7 from 5 to 9 pm. Enjoy a carolling parade and tree lighting, horse-drawn wagon rides, entertainment, photos with Santa, dining, shopping, and much more.

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Horse-drawn wagon rides are one of the many activities available during Christmas in the Village in Millbrook on the evening of Thursday, December 7.

Photo: Marjorie McDonald

Photo Source https://kawarthanow.com/2017/11/12/millbrook-christmas-in-the-village/

 

 

 

 

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Yes the clocks have turned back and it is time to get ready for the holidays.

What better way to get into the spirit than visiting the Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees is taking place this year from November 9th to the 12th, 2017. This is a special 4 day event where you can wander through displays of trees, wreaths, garlands, and other festive items that have been generously donated by a number of community sponsors – businesses within the City of Kawartha Lakes and outlying communities.

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Photo Source http://kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.org/ 

There are activities to appeal to the whole family, young and old. Here are just a few  highlights:

  • Friday night, November 10th, start off with a great meal – there are two sitting for the famous Roast Beef Dinner. Tickets are only $20 each but there are only 80 seats per sitting, so get your tickets soon.
  • For the first time in 20 years, Santa’s Reindeer will be at the Village on Saturday, November 11th from 12pm-4:30pm.
  • On Saturday, the Twilight Auction features a special Christmas tree to auction off, with proceeds going to a local charity. Register at 7 pm and be ready for the bidding at 7:30.
  • Children can get all their shopping done at Santa’s Secret Shoppe with the help of volunteers.
  • Santa, Mrs Claus, and elves visit the Festival of Trees!  Bring your children to Toyland Showcase on Friday: 6pm-8pm, Saturday: 12pm-8pm or Sunday 12pm-3pm to have them tell Santa what they would like for Christmas.
  • A traditon at the Festival of Trees is the Memorial Tree. Purchase a special ornament to take home for your own tree and a memorial card will be placed on the Festival tree in your loved one’s memory. Ornaments are only $5.00.
  • Parents can do their shopping too at the Christmas Boutique which offers stocking stuffers and unique gift items.

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Photo Source http://kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.org/

Hours & Admission 

  • Thursday, November 9th: 5pm – 9pm
  • Friday, November 10th: 5pm – 9 pm
  • Saturday, November 11th: 12pm-9pm *Please note later than usual start time – Visit your local cenotaph and pay your respects for Remembrance Day*
  • Sunday, November 12th: 11am-3:30pm

Admission Price

  • Adult Weekend Pass: $10
  • Children aged 12 and under: Free

Complete details of all of the Festival activities can be found at the Festival of Trees Website http://kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.org/. 

Hope to see you at the Kawartha Settlers’ Village, 85 Dunn St., Bobcaygeon, On. 

 

 

 

 

 

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What better way to help your family get into the holiday spirit than to attend a special 4 day event – The Festival of Trees.

It is the 19th year of the Festival of Trees but the event is far larger and more involved than what you might think. Yes, you can stroll among beautifully decorated trees and see a variety of wreaths, garlands and other Christmas handicrafts. Of course you can buy raffle tickets with the hope of winning a special item! But the Kawartha Settler’s Village will be transformed on a very large scale with a number of special events planned for November 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th.

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The Kawartha Settlers Village provides the perfect setting. Once a busy family farm, the Village is now made up of over 20 historic homes and buildings, providing visitors with a unique view of life from 1830 to 1935. 

Be sure to keep your calendar totally clear for the full four days, so you don’t miss any of the activities. 

Festival Roast Beef Dinner

A perfect Friday night event with two sittings – 5 pm and 7 pm. Enjoy a traditional roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. Get your tickets early – only 80 tickets per sitting. 

Children’s Pancake Breakfast

Or how about the pancake breakfast on Saturday November 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, orange juice and coffee. Kids can also get their faces painted and enter the colouring contest! 

Twilight Auction

On Saturday evening registration begins at 7 p.m. for the Twilight Auction. The bidding starts at 7:30 in the beautifully decorated Murphy Barn. 

Santa’s Secret Shoppe

Let the shopping begin! Children can purchase a gift for mom, dad, brother or sister – even the family pet! Volunteers will help your child shop for gifts ranging from $2 to $5 – and they will even be wrapped!  Just enter Santa’s Secret Shoppe in the back of the Carriage House.

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Christmas Boutique

The General Store will be transformed into the Christmas Boutique, compete with unique decorations and gifts for the whole family. 

Memorial Tree

The Memorial Tree is a special tradition at the Festival of Trees.  Purchase a special ornament to hang on your tree at home and a memorial card will be placed on the Festival tree in your loved one’s memory.

The tree is located in the Muir House; ornaments will be on sale for $5. 

Also, don’t miss… 

  • Toyland Showcase and a visit from Santa
  • Christmas Café
  • Entertainment
  • Craft Fair   

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All of the items and the special events are donated and supported by generous sponsors.

Hours & Admission

Thursday, November 10th: 5pm – 9pm Friday, November 11th: 5pm – 9 pm Saturday, November 12th: 9am-9pm Sunday, November 13th: 11am-3:30pm

Admission Price

Adult Weekend Pass: $10 Children aged 12 and under: Free

Contact Information

85 Dunn Street Bobcaygeon, Ontario K0M 1A0

Phone & Fax: 705-738-6163

info@settlersvillage.org

 

 

 

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