JANUARY

 

Forest Film Festival

 January 15 & 17, 2018, 7:30pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St. W., Forest

kineto.ca, 519 786-3239

 Movie presentation: “Beatriz at Dinner”. Proceeds benefit Forest-Lambton Museum.

 

Savanna Strollers Walking Club

 Wednesdays Year-Round, 9:20am, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

pinerypark.on.ca/walking_club, 519-243-1521

 Savanna Strollers Walking Club meets Wednesdays at Lambton Heritage Museum, south side.

 

Cross-Country Skiing & Other Activities

 Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

pinerypark.on.ca, 519-243-1521

 Skiing Report: ontarioparks.com/skireport. Other Activities: pinerypark.on.ca/pdf_files/active.pdf

 

The Livery International Film Series

 January 18, 2018, 7pm, Park Theatre, 30 Courthouse Square, Goderich

 thelivery.ca | 519-524-6262 | livery@thelivery.ca

 Movie presentation: “Loving Vincent”.

 

FEBRUARY

 

Forest Film Festival

 February 8, 2018, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St., Forest

forestfestivals.ca | 519-786-4879

 Movie presentation: “Aftershock”. Impact of residential schools on children of survivors.

 

The Livery International Film Series

 February 8, 2018, 7pm, Park Theatre, 30 Courthouse Square, 35 South St., Goderich

 thelivery.ca | 519-524-6262 | livery@thelivery.ca

 Movie presentation: “Meditation Park”.

 

Bayfield Concert Series – Corb Lund

 February 14, 2018, 8pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

 bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788  | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

 Western and country singer/songwriter from Alberta. Ticketscene.ca.

 

Pinery Family Day Weekend

 February 17-19, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

 ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-8574 (Visitor Centre)

 

Saturday: learn how tiny predators living under the snow to songbirds survive winter; ask about “Feeder Birds”; 6:30pm – Owl Prowl. Sunday: “Turtles’ Hurdles” and movie presentation. Monday: Chickadee feeding and family day campfire.

 

South Huron Family Day Winterfest

 February 19, 2018, 8am-9pm, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter

 familydaywinterfest.ca| 226-423-3028 | brittany@exeterbia.com

 Full list of family-friendly events on website. Lions Club breakfast, snowshoeing, public skating, wagon rides and more.

 

Family Day Winter Fun

 February 19, 2018, 10am-3pm, Falls Reserve Conservation Area, Benmiller

mvca.on.ca, 877-325-5722

 Fun-filled day of family winter fun. FREE hot chocolate and popcorn with $10 vehicle admission. BBQ hot dogs available. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Bring snowshoes or cross-country skis and enjoy a family trek on park trails. Snowshoe rentals available.

 

Forest Film Festival

 February 19 & 21, 2018, 7:30pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St. W. , Forest

kineto.ca, 519 786-3239

 Movie Presentation: “The Big Sick: An awkward true story”.

 

Cabaret 2018

 February 23 & 24, 2018,  Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

 bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788  | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

 February 22-25, 2018, The Livery Theatre, 35 South St., Goderich

 thelivery.ca | 519-524-6262 | livery@thelivery.ca

 Presented by the Goderich Little Theatre. Ticketed event.

 

Welcome Wagon Bridal Show

 February 25, 2018, South Huron Recreational Centre, Exeter

 facebook.com/exeterbridalshowcase | 519-238-8048

 Local vendors, door prizes, fashion shows, planning guides, special displays and gift bags for every bride.

 

MARCH

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

 March 1-4, 2018, The Livery Theatre, 35 South St., Goderich

 thelivery.ca | 519-524-6262 | livery@thelivery.ca

 Presented by the Goderich Little Theatre. Ticketed event.

 

Bayfield Concert Series – Rose Cousins

 March 7, 2018, 7:30pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

 bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788  | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

 Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter. Ticketscene.ca.

 

The Livery International Film Series

 March 8, 2018, 7pm, Park Theatre, 30 Courthouse Square, Goderich

 thelivery.ca | 519-524-6262 | livery@thelivery.ca

 Movie presentation: “The Leisure Seeker”.

 

Return of the Tundra Swans

 March 10-18, 2018, Thedford Bog (behind Lambton Heritage Museum), Grand Bend

returnoftheswans.com | 519-243-2600 | heritage.museum@county-lambton.on.ca

 Witness thousands of swans migrating to Canada’s Arctic. Check website for daily migration updates.

 

Memories in March – Get Outdoors!

 March 10-18, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-1521

 Visitor Centre open 10am-5pm. Exhibits, indoor programming, nature documentaries, scavenger hunt, guided hikes, chickadee programs. Skiing, snowshoeing and skating. Overnight stays in tent, trailer or heated Yurts.

 

Annual Ipperwash Maple Festival

 March 17 & 18 / March 24 & 25, 2018

 Williamson Farms (7739 Lakeshore Rd.) / Silver Birches Campground (9537 Army Camp Rd.), 226-520-0144 | info@williamsonfarms.ca

 Breakfast, Hay Wagon & Bush Tours at Silver Birches Campground (9am-3pm); Sugar Shanty Tours at Williamson Farms (9am-5pm).

 

Paint Ontario

 March 23 to April 14, 2018. Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend

 paintontario.com | 519-243-2600 |

 Juried art show, competition and sale of 300+ art pieces. Daily 11am to 5pm.

 

Forest Film Festival

 March 28, 2018, 7:30pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St. W., Forest

forestfestivals.ca | 519-786-4879

 Indigenous Film Night, presented in partnership with Wiwkwedong Arts Collective from Kettle & Stony First Nation.

 

Lioness’ Easter in the Park

 March 31, 2018, 10:30am, Morrison Dam (ABCA Office), Exeter

 519-235-1409 (Cathy) | cade@hay.net

 Children must pre-register at the Exeter Library or ABCA office ($2 per child).  Every child leaves with a goodie bag and is entered to win prizes!

 

Easter Egg Hunt

 March 31, 2018, Bluewater Community Centre, Zurich

 facebook.com/Zurich-Lions-Club-772961762821962

 Free for all ages. Egg colouring, face painting, craft time, basket decorating contest, egg hunt by age groups. Chocolate bunnies for all kids attending.

 

APRIL

 

Bayfield Lions Home & Garden Show

 April 27-29, 2018, Bayfield Arena, Bayfield

 bayfieldlions.ca | 519.565.2894 | bayfieldlions@gmail.com

 Showcase of local landscaping, nurseries, home improvement/renovation suppliers and contractors, personal health, pest control, travel, insurance, real estate and more. Free admission.

 

Fish Fry

 April 27, 2018, 5-7:30pm, Bluewater Community Centre, Zurich

facebook.com/Zurich-Lions-Club-772961762821962 | 519-236-9908

 Annual ticketed event presented by Zurich Lions Club offers fish fry dinner and silent auction.

 

MAY

 

Calendar Girls

 May 3-6 & 10-13, 2018, The Livery Theatre, 35 South St., Goderich

 thelivery.ca | 519-524-6262 | livery@thelivery.ca

 Presented by the Goderich Little Theatre. Ticketed event.

 

Arts, Eats & Beats Studio Tour – “The Stars Come Out”

May 4-6, 2018, Multiple locations, Grand Bend & Port Franks

grandbendstudiotour.com, 519-238-1472, gbaillie@isp.ca

 Art, food and music. Event features 34+ artists. Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm.

 

Morrison Dam Fishing Derby

 May 5, 2018, 8am-Noon, Morrison Dam Reservoir, Exeter

abca.on.ca | 1-888-286-2610

 Annual Exeter Lions Club Trout Fishing Derby is a family-friendly event. Reservoir stocked with fish. Prizes to win!

 

Pinery Antique Flea Market

 Sundays May 6 to October 7, 2018, 8am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd., Grand Bend

pineryantiquefleamarket.com | 519-238-8382 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

 Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. Opening Sunday includes lots of yard sale vendors too.

 

Racer 5 Motorcycle School

 May 11-13, 2018, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

 racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| info@racer5.ca

 3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

 

40 years, 40 objects: Celebrating Lambton’s Past

 May 12 to October 8, 2018, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend

 lambtonmuseums.ca | 519-243-2600 | heritage.museum@county-lambton.on.ca

 

Beer, Wine & Food Festival

 May 12, 2018, 2-9pm, Bayfield Arena, Bayfield

villageofbayfield.com | https://goo.gl/3nV7aQ

 Sample craft beer, local wine and local restaurant fare. Enjoy while listening to live music and visiting with old friends. Tickets $20 to $45.

 

Exeter Farmers’ Market

 Thursdays, May 17 to October 4, 2018, 3pm-7pm, MacNaughton Park, Exeter

 facebook.com/exeterfarmersmarket |  cultural.collectivesh@gmail.com

 Local produce, baked goods, meat, eggs, preserves and plants. Enjoy weekly local music and BBQ.

 

Bayfield Farmers’ Market

 Fridays, May 18 to October 5, 2018, 3pm-7pm, Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield

bayfieldfarmersmarket.com | 519-275-0781 | bayfieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com

 Local fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, plants, syrup & preserves, baked goods and artisan items.

 

Migration Weekend

 May 18-21, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

 ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events |519-243-8574 | friends.pinery@gmail.com

 Join Park Naturalists, local birders and banders to celebrate arrival of migratory songbirds.

 

Forest Film Festival

 May 19, 2018, 7:30pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St. W., Forest

 forestfestivals.ca | 519-786-4879

 Film Presentation: TBA at time of printing.

 

Dashwood Community Yard Sale & Firefighter’s Breakfast

 May 19, 2018, 7am–11am, Dashwood Community Centre, Dashwood

 519-777-3407 (Darlene O’Rourke)

 Town-wide yard sale and delicious breakfast served by local firefighters.

 

Spring Blowout

 May 19-20, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223 | facebook.com/grandbendmotorplex

 Three days of Canada’s quickest bracket and bike/sled racing. See amazing, ground-shaking jet trains.

 

Bayfield Flea Market

 Sundays May 20 to October 7, 2018, 7am-1pm, Agricultural Park, Bayfield

 villageofbayfield.com | 519-565-2328

 Vendors include antique dealers, arts & crafts, farm produce.

 

Bayfield Lions Breakfast

 May 20, 2018, 8am to Noon, Bayfield Arena, Bayfield

bayfieldlions.ca, villageofbayfield.com, 519-565-5170

 Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Bayfield Arena and help support the Lions Club!

 

Bayfield Optimists Rubber Duck Race

 May 21, 2017, Bayfield South Pier, Bayfield

villageofbayfield.com

 Who’s Rubber Duckie will win the race? This event is held in the Bayfield Marina, great prizes to be won!

 

Grand Bend Farmers’ Market

 Wednesdays, May 23 to October 3, 2018, 8am-1pm, The Colonial parking lot, Grand Bend

grandbendfarmersmarket.ca | 226-520-0144 | grandbendmarket@gmail.com

 Local fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, plants, syrup & preserves, baked goods and artisan items.

 

Lambton Film & Food Festival

 May 24-27, 2018, 7:30pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St. W., Forest

 forestfestivals.ca | 519-786-4879

 Nine films, three dinners, artisans, artists, entertainment and education workshops for all ages.

 Youth Shorts Program – youth short film competition .

 

Beethoven & Bliss

 May 24 & May 31, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

 bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788  | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

 Beethoven’s Opus 74 string quartet and Arthur Bliss’ oboe quintet.

 

Forest Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

 Fridays, May 25 to October 5, 2018, 8am-1pm, King St., Forest

forestfarmersmarket@gmail.com, 226-520-0144

 Local fruits, vegetables, meats, plants, syrup & preserves, baked goods and artisan items.

 

Hensall Village Wide Yard Sale & Fireman’s Breakfast

 May 26, 2018, 7am-11am, Hensall

 municipalityofbluewater.ca | 519-239-4351 | info@municipalityofbluewater.ca

 Town-wide yard sale after you fill-up on a delicious breakfast served by local firefighters.

 

Friday Ladies Night Out

 May 25, 2018, 4pm–10pm, Exeter

 facebook.com/experienceexeter | 226-423-3028 | brittany@exeterbia.com

 Sip, shop & socialize while you get VIP treatment with prizes, food and extended shopping hours.

 

Heart & Stroke’s “Big Bike “

May 26, 2018, St. John’s-by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Grand Bend

bigbike.ca | 519-332-1415 xt. 3597 | cindy.winder@heartandstroke.ca (Bike Bike Coordinator)

 One bike, 30 seats, 20 minutes, 2kms. Raise funds and awareness.

 

JUNE

 

Bayfield Village Yard Sale

 June 2, 2018, 8am-11am, Bayfield

 villageofbayfield.com

 Town-wide yard sale.

 

Bayfield Village Yard Sale

 June 2, 2018, 8am-11am, Bayfield

villageofbayfield.com

 Visit the Village of Bayfield for the annual town wide yard sale!

 

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 1

 June 2 & 3, 2018, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

 soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | info@soaracing.ca

 Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

 

MOPAR Canadian Superbike Series

 June 8-10, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

 grandbendmotorplex.ca | csbk.ca | 519-238-7223

 National motorcycle road race series.

 

Hensall Spring Fair

 June 9 & 10, 2018, Hensall Fairgrounds, Hensall

villageofhensall.com/fair

 Celebrating 150 years in 2018. Antique car show, Legion Fish Fry, pet show, Mad Science, vendors & displays, beer & food booths.

 

Pinery Antique Flea Market

 Sunday, June 10, 2018, 8am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend

 pineryantiquefleamarket.com | 519-238-8382 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

 Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. This Sunday features 7th Annual Ford & Mercury Truck Show by Westcoast Truck Club. Classic and custom!

 

Bayfield Concert Series – Garnet Rogers

 June 15, 2018, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

 bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788  | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

 Canadian singer-songwriter.

 

 Exeter’s Town-Wide Yard Sale

 June 16, 2018, 7am-1pm, Exeter

 exeterisonsale.ca | 780-257-3538 (Debbie)

 Town-wide yard sale! Rain or shine. Deals, collectables, treasures and other good stuff at 100+ locations.

 

The Dreamboats

 June 15, 2018, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

 bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788  | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

 Good ol’ fashioned Rock n’ Roll! Equal parts Chuck Berry & The Wonders.

 

Stratford Spectacular Weekend

 June 15-17, 2018,  Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

 grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223

 NAPA Ultimate Showdown Pro Mods, Outlaw 10.5, Show Cars, Fireworks & More.

 

Jessica’s House Music Weekend

 June 22-24, 2018, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter

 facebook.com/jessicashousemusicweekend | info@jessicashousemusicweekend.ca

 Age of majority country concert (Friday); family fun day with live entertainment (Saturday) & gospel concert (Sunday). All proceeds to Jessica’s House.

 

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 2

 June 23 & 24, 2018, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

 soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | info@soaracing.ca

 Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

 

Family Fishing Derby

 June 23, 2018, 7am-11am, Falls Reserve Conservation Area, Benmiller

 mvca.on.ca | 1-877-325-5722

 Fish a stocked pond for the big one, trout or bass. Three age categories; some angling equipment available to borrow. Prizes available for youth.

 

Beach Fest

 June 23, 2018, Noon-Midnight, Grand Bend Main Beach

GrandBendOptimistClub.ca | 519-238-2001

 Craft Beer, Wine, Cider, Food & Music on all on the beach! Advance tickets $20 (includes free parking) or $25 at the door. Sampling tickets for craft beer, cider, wine and food available to purchase at the event. Entertainment throughout the day on the Grand Band Beach Rotary Stage. Proceeds support Jessica’s House and Grand Bend Optimist Club Youth Projects.

 

ONDR Nostalgia Weekend

 June 29-July 1, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

grandbendmotorplex.ca, 519-238-7223

 Largest Ontario Nostalgia Drag Racer’s event of the year, featuring classic drag-racing vehicles from the past and Classic Car Show.

 

Racer 5 Motorcycle School

 June 29-July 1, 2018, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

 racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| info@racer5.ca

 3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

 

Family Fishing Week

 June 30 – July 8, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

 ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-1521

 Join Pinery Naturalists to learn more about sustainable angling and the ecology of the Old Ausable Channel. Province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing licence. Budget and family-friendly way to introduce kids to angling.

 

JULY

 

Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks

 July 1, 2018, Main Beach, Grand Bend

canadadaygrandbend.ca | 519-238-2001 | info@canadadaygrandbend.ca

 Live music on the beach 11am-onwards, ending with fireworks at 10pm.

 

Canada Day Celebrations

 July 1, 2018, 8am-10pm, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter

 canadadaysouthhuron.ca | 226-423-3028 | brittany@exeterbia.com

 Fun activities offered all day for the whole family with fireworks at dusk.

 

Summer Sunset Sounds Concerts

 Monday, July 2 & Sundays July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 7pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend

 summersunsetsounds.ca | 519-238-1472 | info@summersunsetsounds.ca

 Free music concert at sunset on the beach – all music styles.

 

Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites

 Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 7pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend

 FREE music concert featuring familiar, favourite music.  Donations welcome.

 

Bayfield Vettefest

 July 6 & 7, 2018 Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield

bayfieldvettefest.com | 519-565-2020 | bcoombs@tcc.on.ca

 Friday: 7pm Vette cruise. Saturday: Firemen’s Breakfast 8am-11am; all-day Corvette show.

 

Racer 5 Motorcycle School

 July 7 & 8, 2018, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

 racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| info@racer5.ca

 3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

 

Kettle & Stony Point Competition PowWow

 July 7 & 8, 2018, Kettle Point Park, 9226 Lake Rd., Kettle Point

kettlepoint.org | 519-786-2125 | kp.powwow@live.ca

 Event offers cultural experience and traditional foods. Competition PowWow, singing, dancing, arts & crafts and drum contest. Everyone welcome.

 

BaconFest – Everything Bacon & Bikes

 July 14, 2018, 10am-7pm, Lucan

baconfestlucan.ca | lucanbaconfest@gmail.com

 Hogs and Rods Show & Shine, Bike Wash, Walking Poker Run, Bands, Beer Garden, KidZone, Food.

 

Pioneer Park Rummage Sale

 July 13, 2018, Bayfield Arena, Bayfield

villageofbayfield.com, info@villageofbayfield.com

 Vendors fill the arena for this annual sale. Arrive early and expect a line-up at this popular event!

 

GTA Exotic Car Lapping Weekend

 July 14 & 15, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

grandbendmotorplex.ca | gtaexotics.ca | 519-238-7223

 Take a Ferrari, Lamborghini or other exotic car for a drive. Must be at least 17-years old.

 

Forest Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

Friday, July 13, 8am-1pm, King St., Forest

forestfarmersmarket@gmail.com, 226-520-0144

 Local fruits, vegetables, meats, plants, syrup & preserves, baked goods and artisan items. LIVE MUSIC featured.

 

Bayfield Boat Parade

 July 14, 2018 (rain date July 21), Bayfield

villageofbayfield.com

 Visit the Village of Bayfield Marina at sunset for the third annual boat parade!

 

Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites – Seaforth Harmony Kings & Forest City Fire

 Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend

 FREE music concert featuring familiar, favourite music.  Donations welcome.

 

Exeter Sidewalk Sale Days

 July 19-21, 2018, Exeter

facebook.com/experienceexeter | 226-423-3028 | brittany@exeterbia.com

 3 days of bargains. Deals on the sidewalk, deals inside and new items.

 

Huron Sound & Arts Festival

 July 21, 2018, 2-11pm – MacNaughton Park, Exeter

 facebook.com/culturalcollective | cultural.collectivesh@gmail.com

 Enjoy local music, art, artisans, food and a cash bar in the park!

 

Savanna Fest

 July 21, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

 ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-1521

 Join Park Naturalists, Conservation Officers and Friends of Pinery to learn about the largest remaining parcel of Oak Savanna in Canada at locations throughout the park. Get your passport stamped; win prizes.

 

Zurich Country Fair

 July 27-28, 2018, Zurich Agriplex, 15 East St., Zurich

zurichcountryfair.com | zurichcountryfair@outlook.com | 519-319-8021

 Horse shows, baby show, elimination draw & dance, jamboree, animal displays, culinary arts, children’s displays and activities and midway.

 

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 3

 July 28 & 29, 2018, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

 soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | info@soaracing.ca

 Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

 

 MS Bike Tour – Grand Bend to London

 July 28 & 29, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex , Grand Bend

 msbike.ca | 1-888-510-7777 |  msbikegrandbend@mssociety.ca

 Cycle 150km from Grand Bend to London (Western University) and back again. 1,890 participants!

 

AUGUST

 

Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites

 Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend

 FREE music concert featuring familiar, favourite music.  Donations welcome.

 

Forest Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

Friday, August 3, 8am-1pm, King St., Forest

forestfarmersmarket@gmail.com, 226-520-0144

 Local fruits, vegetables, meats, plants, syrup & preserves, baked goods and artisan items. Forest Community BBQ Event featured.

 

MOPAR Canadian Nationals

 August 3-5, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223 | facebook.com/grandbendmotorplex

 Canada’s Biggest Drag Racing Event. 350+ race teams. Dragsters, Nitro Funnies, Jets, Pros, Fireworks!

 

Ausable Adventures

 August 4, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

 ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-1521

 Learn about the unique ecological communities that thrive in the Old Ausable Channel.

 

Thedford Funion Days

 August 4-6, 2018, Multiple locations, Thedford

 519-296-4939

 Friday: Thedford Legion host a Fish Fry 4:30-7pm (tickets at door).  Saturday: Fire Department hosts Roast Beef Dinner at the Legacy Recreation  Centre, starts 4pm (tickets at door).

 

Wind & Waves Outdoor Eco Festival

 August 4-6, 2018, Windmill Lake Eco & Wake Park, Bayfield

 windmill-lake.ca | 519-524-0636 | info@windmill-lake.ca

 Bayfield hosts the International Wakeboarding Competition with riders from all over North America. Watch the experts while you learn to wakeboard or enjoy paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats on the man-made lake. Daily Beer Garden, food trucks and market vendors. DJ and live music. Ticketed event.

 

Rant Maggie Rant Concert

 August 6, 2018, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

 bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788  | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

 Celtic, folk, traditional.

 

Summer Sunset Sounds Concerts

 Monday, August 6 & Sundays, August 12, 19, 26, 2018, 7pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend

summersunsetsounds.ca | 519-238-1472 | info@summersunsetsounds.ca

 Free music concert at sunset on the beach – all music styles.

 

Celtic Roots Festival

 August 10-12, 2018, Lions’ Harbour Park, Goderich

celticfestival.ca | 519-524-8221 | festival@celticfestival.ca | college@celticfestival.ca

 Week-long school of Celtic music, dance and crafts and art for adults and children ending with a 3-day traditional outdoor festival.

 

Bayfield Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale

 August 11-13, 2017, Bayfield Arena, Bayfield

trinitychurch.bayfield.on.ca, 519-565-2974

 Prestigious dealers, refreshments & live entertainment. Tickets at the door.

 

Zurich Yard Sale & Firemen’s Breakfast

 August 11, 2018, Zurich

municipalityofbluewater.ca | 519-239-4351 | info@municipalityofbluewater.ca

 Town-wide yard sale.

 

Exeter RAM Rodeo

 August 11-13, 2018, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter

exeterrodeo.com | 519-235-2833 |j.fields@southhuron.ca

 Family-friendly rodeo celebrates agricultural heritage. Bronco riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more.

 

Racer 5 Motorcycle Training Weekend

 August 11 & 12, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

racer5.ca | 866-282-2728 | info@racer5.ca

 3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

 

Pinery Antique Flea Market

 Sunday, August 12, 2018, 8am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend

 pineryantiquefleamarket.com | 519-238-8382 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

 Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. This Sunday features the Ice Cream Festival and Steam Engine exhibit.

 

Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites

 Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 7pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend

 FREE music concert featuring familiar, favourite music.  Donations welcome.

 

Annual Western Ontario Steam Threshers Festival

 August 17-19, 2018, Forest Fairgrounds, Forest

steamthresher.com | 519-845-1170 | dkmoffat22@gmail.com (Karla)

 Event showcases early agriculture tools and methods with antique vehicles, model engine displays, wagon rides and country music. This year featuring Cockshutt Tractors, rodeo, Square Dancing Tractors and Canadian Cowgirls.

 

Forest Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

Friday, August 17, 2018, 8am-1pm, King St., Forest

forestfarmersmarket@gmail.com, 226-520-0144

 Local fruits, vegetables, meats, plants, syrup & preserves, baked goods and artisan items. LIVE Music featured.

 

Windsor Racing Weekend

 August 17-19, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223

 Large community-driven, drag-racing event. Windsor Bracket Series Championship. Saturday Night of fire, show cars, jets, fireworks and more!

 

Bayfield Fair

 August 17-19, 2018, Bayfield Fairgrounds, Bayfield

bayfieldfallfair.ca | info@bayfieldfair.ca

 Friday (4:30pm – 9pm) community supper. Saturday 9am-Midnight; Sunday 9am – 4pm. Activities include exhibits, concessions & midway, demonstrations, fireworks, horse shows, parade, wiggle cars, face painting, dunk tank, dog agility show, mini tractor pull & more.

 

Pinery Antique Flea Market

 Sunday, August 19, 2018, 8am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend

 pineryantiquefleamarket.com | 519-238-8382 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

 Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. This is SuperHero Sunday, including face painting and live music.

 

Zurich Bean Festival & Antique Car Show

 August 24 & 25, 2018, Zurich Fairgrounds & Bluewater Arena, Zurich

beanfest.ca | 519-236-2326 | info@zurichbeanfestival.com

 Friday: 7pm antique car cruise, Bean Dance, fireworks. Saturday: giant antique car show, pancake breakfast, children’s midway rides, street market, live music, home-cooked beans & pork-chop dinners!

 

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race

 August 25 & 26, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

 soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | info@soaracing.ca

 Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Thunder by the Beach

 September 1-3, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

grandbendmotorplex.ca, 519-238-7223

 300+ race teams at this final big event of the season. Nitro cars, Ultimate Showdown Pro Mod & TD/TS, Jets, fireworks.

 

Run4Kids

 September 2, 2018, 8:30am, Virtual High School, Bayfield

 vhsrun4kids.com | jackie.loebach@virtualhighschool.com

 Proceeds support Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario. Registration hosted by the Running Room.

 

Summer Sunset Sounds Concerts

 September 3, 2018, 7pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend

summersunsetsounds.ca | 519-238-1472 | info@summersunsetsounds.ca

 Free music concert at sunset on the beach – all music styles.

 

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 5

 September 7-9, 2018, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

 soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | info@soaracing.ca

 Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

 

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – 25th Anniversary!

 September 15, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

 ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | shorelinecleanup.ca | 519-243-8574

 Meet at the Visitor Centre to start the day. Wear gloves – garbage bags provided. Please pre-register. High school students – earn community hours!

 

Racer 5 Motorcycle School

 September 15 & 16, 2018, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

 racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| info@racer5.ca

 3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

 

Terry Fox Run

 September 16, 2018, 10am-2pm, MacNaughton Park, Exeter

 terryfox.org/run/find-a-site | 519-281-7313

 Walk, run, bike or rollerblade the route. Cancer research fundraiser. Register at Dalton Finkbeiner Pavillion.

 

Pinery Antique Flea Market

 Sunday, September 16, 2018, 8am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend

 pineryantiquefleamarket.com | 519-238-8382 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

 Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. This Sunday is Bark-toberfest: pet-friendly festival also features Craft Beer & Cider (entire market licensed) and full day of live entertainment.

 

Forest Fall Fair

 September 21-23, 2018, Forest Fairgrounds, Forest

forestfair.ca, 519-786-3353, forestfair@xcelco.on.ca

 Livestock shows, miniature horse show, baby contest, barrel racing and speed shows, midway, exhibits, special displays.

 

Fallfast Big $ Race Weekend

 September 21-23, 2018, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

grandbendmotorplex.ca, 519-238-7223

 Final Drag event of the season, features big dollar race programs, Racer/Crew appreciation dinner. ONDR joins us on Saturday.

 

South Huron Juried Art Show & Sale

 September 27, 2018, Exeter

 experienceexeter.ca | 226-423-3028 | brittany@exeterbia.com

 Enjoy local music, art, artisans, food and a cash bar in the park.

 

Exeter’s Moonlight Madness

 September 27, 2018, 4pm-9pm, Exeter

 experienceexeter.ca | 226-423-3028 | brittany@exeterbia.com

 Head to participating businesses for prizes, food, special offers and more!

 

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 6

 September 29 & 30, 2018, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

 soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | info@soaracing.ca

 Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

 

VolkFest

 September 29 & 30, 2018, Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield

villageofbayfield.com/volkfest, info@elephantjuice.ca

 Saturday – some small events; Sunday – Main Event – VW brunch at Smackwater Jack’s (Grand Bend), then cruise to Bayfield, then the Volkfest main event in the afternoon. Check website for details.

 

Pinery Antique Flea Market

 Sunday, September 30, 2018, 8am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend

 pineryantiquefleamarket.com | 519-238-8382 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

 Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. This Sunday is the annual Fall Yard Sale!

 

OCTOBER

 

Thanksgiving Market & Sidewalk Sale

 October 6 & 7, 2018, Grand Bend

 226-377-1851 (Robin)

 Saturday: Market & Sidewalk Sale. Sunday: Sidewalk Sale only. Market vendors located on Main St. We. offer FRESH LOCAL fruits, vegetables, meats, baked goods, crafts and artisan products.

 

Pinery Antique Flea Market

 

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 8am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend

 

pineryantiquefleamarket.com | 519-238-8382 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

 

Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. Final market of the season, features unique, hand-made and artisan vendors.

 

Joe Brandon Memorial Rainbow Trout Derby

 October 12-14, 2018, Friday 6am to Sunday Noon, Rainbow Valley Campground, Bayfield

Facebook.com/events/619016414794425, 519-565-5142

 All ages derby. Top prize is $800. Weigh station in Rainbow Valley Campground.

 

Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival

 October 13 & 14, 2018, Lambton Heritage Museum (Grand Bend) & Legacy Recreation Centre (Thedford)

lambtonmuseums.ca, 519-243-2600

 Giant Christmas Craft Sale offering decorating accessories, folk art, woodworking, fine art, photography, clothing, jewellery, stained glass, pottery and more

 

Pinery Fall Classic Road Race

 October 14, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

pineryroadrace.ca, 519-243-1521, roadrace@friendsofpinerypark.ca

 Walk, jog or run through Oak Savanna in support of Friends of Pinery. Part of the “Runpiker Series”. All levels: 2km, 5km & 10km. Register early, as event fills up fast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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