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Weekend Family Events in Cottage Country North of Toronto September 12-21

Hello Readers! Back to the routine! With summer vacation behind us the fun can now be found in the beauty of changing colours. Big forrests in areas north of Toronto are just starting the big show and with near summer weather, it’s perfect for any family day trip or weekend getaway.    



OCUP XC Championship
Horsehoe Resort
September 21

Horseshoe Resort welcomes the Ontario Cup back!  While the Provincials will remain physically challenging, some of the steep climbs will be re-worked and courses for all races will be more established. The amazing accommodations and incredible spectating, food services and all the amenities you come to expect at a world class resort finish off another spectacular season of riding! .


CENTURION Cycling Canada
Blue Mountain Village
September 12-14

North America’s most exciting cycling event open to all! Ride or race in the 25, 50 or 100 mile race, kids fun race or watch top international riders compete for the title in the Village Criterium. 


Sears Great Canadian Run
Blue Mountain Village
September 20

Making an impact. Making a difference. The Relay to End Kids Cancer from Toronto to Blue Mountain. Solo runners and teams of up to 20 people unite for an exciting, challenging and heartwarming experience.


Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike

Have you heard about our Sunday Special … for only $22.12 (+ tax) for lift ticket & lesson & $13.27 (+ tax) for bike rental you can Discover Mountain Biking! Available from 1:00 – 3:00 . Must be booked in advance – call 705-754-2298 … includes bike rental, lift pass & lesson! What a deal! 

Ladies SUP Day
Sept. 20

Back by popular demand with a new mermaid twist is the 2nd Annual Ladies day Saturday September 20th. The adventure begins at Sir Sam’s Inn. Adult Only Event, gather your mom friends, aunts, sisters and gal pals! 

Hike Haliburton Festival
Sept. 18-21

Come experience this Signature Hiking Event of the Year! With over 60 guides hikes, that are themed for all ages and abilities. 

Experience Haliburton

Find out what’s happening in #MyHaliburtonHighlands. Lots to do and see in one of the most scenic and beautiful places in Ontario! Events this weekend include farmers markets, heritage happenings at the museum and a ghost walk in Minden.


Singer / Songwriter Workfest & Open Mic
Sept. 13 & 20
Midland Cultural Centre

Open Mic at the MCC’s Cafe Roxy. Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm. Free Admission.


Sultans of String
Sept. 21
Midland Cultural Centre

2012 JUNO Award nominees and “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their global sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. 

Patricia O’Callaghan Presented By MCC
Sept. 19

Toronto Soprano, Patricia O’Callaghan has enjoyed a fifteen year career traversing across genres, continents, a range of disciplines and passions. This fall she comes to the Rotary Hall at the Midland Cultural Centre to perform the songs of Leonard Cohen and many more.  Not for young kids, but perhaps musically inclined teens. Parental discretion.

Marche at the Marche
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
September 19

A gourmet experience featuring local and wild harvested food served Marché style throughout the Wye Marsh interpretive centre. Explore the natural beauty of Wye Marsh while savouring the delicious foods of the local region prepared using traditional methods. Experience our natural and culinary heritage while supporting Wye Marsh and their mission to foster environmental stewardship. Not for young kids, perhaps a great option for date night. 



Mushroom Foray
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
September 19

Join renowned naturalist and mycologist Bob Bowles on a walk through the woods to learn more about mushrooms. Learn how they grow, where they grow, how to identify them, what species are edible and their place in the ecosystem. Parental discretion – this event requires good pace hiking and staying within a group.   

Link to: Midland Tourism 



Bancroft and area autumn Studio Tour

Drive the route and visit the artists at their studios in north Hastings. Pick up a descriptive brochure at many local businesses, art gallery of Bancroft or Chamber of Commerce September 20, 21 and 27,28. 


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Oro World’s Fair

The Oro World’s Fair is located in the heart of Oro Medonte, between Barrie and Orillia and attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Oro World’s Fair showcases and celebrates agriculture and rural living. Hundreds of exhibits, a midway, demolition derby, tractor pull and great food make the Oro World’s Fair fun for the entire family. 

Ramona Annual Agricultural World Fair

Games, delicious food, exhibit hall, lots of prizes, vendors, lumberjack competition, bouncy castle, heavy and light horse pulls, beverage tent and more!  

Weekend Pastel Autumn Workshops
Dave Beckett Art Gallery
Sept. 20-21

For adults or art interested teens. 

Link to: Ontario’s Lake Country Area Tourism 


Rural Ramble
Now until October 31

Organized by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), the Rural Ramble is a free, self-guided driving tour set against a backdrop of beautiful fall colours. One of only two regions in the world with the unique combination of climate and topography that results in brilliant fall foliage, the Valley is a magnificent destination to enjoy throughout the autumn months. Glorious colours and crisp, cool weather make it an excellent season for exploring the countryside.





Family Fun Events in Tweed and area!

The Municipality of Tweed is located half-way between Toronto and Ottawa.  Known for being the gateway to both the Bay of Quinte and Land O’ Lakes Tourist region;  we have an abundance of outdoor experience right here in Our Backyard.  We invite you to come visit our area and experience world-class musky/black crappie fishing, events, culture and heritage, hiking, atving, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and so much more.


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Have a fun weekend! 

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