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The Millbrook Farmers’ Market runs the 4th Sunday of the month, April to October. The rural market is in the historic Village of Millbrook in Cavan Monaghan Township. The market showcases the products of local growers, bakers and artisans. You can look forward to a variety of meats, fish, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, preserves, wine, organic fair trade chocolate and coffee…and even pet treats.SELRES_22a36841-c15f-40ab-98b2-d7bd6ee6e868SELRES_8806e466-d19a-4e33-90ce-743e472235faSELRES_22a36841-c15f-40ab-98b2-d7bd6ee6e868

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Source: http://millbrookfarmersmarket.weebly.com/dates.html

If you are looking forward to your own home garden, you can buy vegetable and flower seedlings to get you started.

This years’ opening day for the Market is also Earth Day. To help celebrate, there will be a ‘local seed swap’. Just bring any extra seeds you have in envelopes that have been labelled – and trade them for something new to try in your own garden.

 

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The market is a great place to feel a part of the local community. Besides shopping, you can enjoy local entertainment, buy books from the Millbrook Library and the kids can enjoy Story Tree, hosted by the Old Millbrook School Family Centre.

You can find the variety of vendors between 10am and 1pm, rain or shine on the grounds the Old Millbrook School at 1 Dufferin Street. Check out all of the dates for this years’ activities at www.millbrookfarmersmarket.weebly.com

 

 

 

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At this time of year, we often yearn for the colours of spring. Snow, rain and the general greyness of March provides the perfect time to daydream of colour. And that daydream can lead you to a special event called Blocks & Blooms.  

Visualize the combination of colorful gardens in bloom and the beauty of handmade quilts… all adorning the front porches of heritage properties. This one-day event gives local residents and visitors the chance to see the private gardens plus the colourful landscape of quilts as they showcase some of Millbrook’s architectural treasures.  

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Source: http://themillbrooktimes.ca/blocks-and-blooms-event-showcased-gardens-quilts-and-heritage-prope/ 

Photo: by Celia Hunter, June 2, 2015, featuring Blocks and Blooms Host Judy Gooch. 

The day long event is a partnership between the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society, The Millbrook Needlers’ Quilt Guild and the Downtown BIA. In fact, there has been months of work to enlist the participation of gardeners and property owners. Blocks & Blooms will be a featured topic at the BIA Breakfast on March 28th at the Millbrook Legion.  

Mark Saturday, June 23, 10 am-4pm on your calendar. This will be a special fundraiser for the Historical Society with tickets going on sale in May.

 

 

 

 

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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

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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 it’s that time of year again and the stars have certainly aligned for school aged children. Friday June 9th is a PA day which has given the Fair organizers the chance for an extra day of fun and activities. The Millbrook Fair will actually open on Thursday, June 8th at 9:30 am for students in grades 1 through 3. They will have the opportunity to visit a number of activity stations, supporting their early learning of all things agricultural.

Others can get a head start at 3:00 pm when general admission opens. The early birds will be ready for the midway to open at 4:00.  

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 This year marks the 168th year for the Millbrook Fair. That’s 168 years to perfect the full lineup of things to do and see. And there is something for everyone. What’s your preference?     

  •  The 4 x 4 Challenge
  • Ambassador Competition
  • Antique Tractor Show
  • Beef Show
  • Beer Barn
  • Demo Derby
  • Heavy Horses
  • Home Craft Show
  • Midway
  • Open Horse Show
  • Parade
  • Poultry Show
  • Rabbit Show
  • Truck and Tractor Pulls               

The 4 x 4 Challenge is hosted by the Kawartha Lakes Jeep Owners Club. Competition includes the Small Mud Pit, Big Mud Pit, Super Modified Challenge for Jeeps with tires 50 inches and over, and of course a Rock Crawl.        

The Ambassador Competition was designed for youth to show their leadership skills in supporting the community. Contestants have to complete a private interview, give a 2-5 minute speech on a selected topic, and answer an impromptu question. The ambassador will be present the weekend of the fair, attend the O.A.A.S Convention in Toronto in February at the Royal York and possibly represent Millbrook Fair at the C.N.E.  Ambassador Competition the following year in August. And a $500 scholarship will be presented to the winner.       

No Fair is complete without an Antique Tractor Show and Pull, Demolition Derby, and Truck and Tractor Pulls. Antique Tractors will compete in a variety of weight classes ranging from 2700 pounds to over 6500 pounds. The Truck and Tractor Pulls will include Local Gas 4 x 4 Trucks, Circuit Vintage Tractors, and Diesel 4 x 4 Trucks, including weights from 5500 pounds to 8500 pounds. 

If you want something a little more serene, you can enjoy the Home Craft Show including crafts, baking and more. 

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The Millbrook Fair offers something for everyone, including an extra day to enjoy it all. On Friday you can have a flat rate ride pass for only $15. Students will be able to get their fill of rides between 11 am and 2 pm, have time for a bite to eat, and be ready to enjoy the 4 p.m. opening to the rest of the fair grounds. Parents can enjoy award winning singer and songwriter Dean James in the Beer Barn.  

Saturday starts off with a bang! The Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Event at 9 am will feature contestants who will work through a series of trail and farm based obstacles on their horses – showcasing both skill and speed.  Sunday activities include the Rabbit Show, Baking Competition Auction, Tough Truck Competition and the Demolition Derby.  

There is so much to see and do for the whole family. Get all the times and days from the Millbrook Fair paper or at the Fair Website at www.MillbrookFair.ca. 

See you there!

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