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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.


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.


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   


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





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