Even though we are in the last leg of summer vacation, we don’t want to let the summertime blues get you down! Make the most out of the warmer weather this year with these exciting events throughout South Eastern Ontario.
When: Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Get outside before the cold weather hits to enjoy the stunning rural landscape and learn about interesting history all while cycling your heart out! Starting and finishing this journey at the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company, you know it will be a day to remember to carry you through the fall and winter.
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When: September 10th & 11th, 2022
Make sure you purchase your tickets in advance for this year’s popular Open Farms event! Local farms around Frontenac will be opening their doors to the public to provide unique experiences based on each farm’s specialty. Learn about organic farming at Fat Chance Farmstead, and pick your own apples at Loughborough Heritage Orchard before spending some quality time with horses, pigs and chickens! Keep an eye out for the Kingston chef feature in partnership with Gold & Fife.
When: September 2022
Head down to Springer Market Square in beautiful downtown Kingston every Sunday for the month of September to shop and enjoy the local Indigenous talents of local Metis, Inuit and other First Nations peoples. Browse their stunning selection of handmade art, jewelry and clothes, snack on fresh food and enjoy the masterful talents including live musicians Lorrie Young and Broderick Gabriel.
When: September 28th to October 2nd, 2022
If you are a bookworm this event is perfect for you! Join your fellow novelists to meet and greet with popular Canadian writers including Lauren Altomare, Mo Bolduc and many more. Get a head start on some reading using their book list. If you find your creativity has sparked, sign up for one of their writers retreat classes to learn writing techniques in an intimate learning environment.
When: September 30th to October 31st, 2022
While the summer might be ending, it also means the spooky season is upon us! Jump start your halloween festivities by attending Pumpkinferno at the haunted Fort Henry in Kingston. Local designers and carvers spend months preparing incredible pumpkin designs to line the walls all for your enjoyment.
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When: September 8th to 10th, 2022
Yee haw! It’s time to get your best country boots and hat and head over to Happy Green Acres Campground in Mallorytown for a darn-tootin good time! Popular musical talents featured this year include Freddy Vette & His Rhinestone Cowboys, The Double Cuts, The Barrel Boys and many, many more.
When: September 9th to 10th, 2022
Join Brockville Hall of Famers, Healy & Orr, on their summer wrap up Booze Cruise with 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises! With more than 25 years of performing under their belts, Healy & Orr combine a diverse repertoire and hilarious crowd interaction to get your toes tapping and sides splitting! This three-hour tour showcases the heart of the 1000 Islands.
When: September 22nd to 24th, 2022
September is the month of music in 2022, with Happy Green Acres Campground featuring two popular music festivals that will blow your socks off! Grab a day pass or a weekend pass to enjoy the musical talents of Sons of Rhythm, GOG Blues & Brass Band and Justin Saladino, to name a few.
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When: Every Weekend from August 20th to September 11th, 2022
Foodies will fawn over Furnace Falls Farm this fall! The farmhouse is also a bakery that creates delectable pies, tarts, cookies, cakes and breads. Beyond the delicious baked goods, you can also find take-home meal kits and preserves fresh from the farm when you visit. Join them on Saturdays for entertainment and good eating to finish off your summer right!
When: Saturday, September 17th, 2022
Head over to Church Street in Westport this September for the annual Westporch Festival of 2022! The feeling of community will warm your heart as you adventure down the road and are serenaded with the local musical talents playing on the front porches that line the street. A kid’s zone will also be available so this is a party the whole family can enjoy!
When: September 20th – 24th, 2022
Make way for this rural extravaganza this September! In its 103 year, the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) is a celebration of agriculture and rural living. There will be so much to do that you won’t know where to begin, with activities including tractor rides, horse plowing shows, live music, magic shows, and so much more.
When: Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Finish off your summer the right way by attending the Delta Harvest Festival on the last weekend of September! In celebration of the fall harvest, you can find plenty of treats produced by local farms and bakeries, as well as arts and crafts created by the local artisans in the area. Enjoy the country atmosphere and join in on the fun activities all day long.
When: September 2nd to 5th, 2022
Welcome one, welcome all, to the 155th annual Stormont County Fair! With that much history, you know they have perfected the art of county fairs. Get ready to enjoy fun in the sun including a demolition derby, XTREME cowboy racing, The Pizazz Magic Show, a parade and much more!
When: Saturday, September 10th, 2022
Experience something new and exciting in September with the first ever Field and Feast! Three chefs from different backgrounds come together to prepare nine courses of delicious food for you to enjoy at Springfield Farm! Dress farm chic (jeans and boots) and get ready to eat, drink and dance the night away!
When: Saturday, September 17th & 18th, 2022
This living history museum is not to be missed! Be transported back to the 1860s at Upper Canada Village with authentic buildings, activities, and historic interpreters bringing history to life. In mid-September, experience an 1860s Fall Fair Weekend and Quilt Show with old fashioned games, contests and treats!
When: September 24th & 25th, 2022
With fall on the horizon you know it’s almost the time of year for pumpkin spiced lattes and warm cozy sweaters. So to prepare for the big transition, gather your family and bring them to Apples and Arts, a unique event in Cornwall and SDG where you can meet local artists who specialize in a variety of art forms including ink, clay, wood and glass, and then pick some delicious apples to take home!
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When: September 10th & 11th
This exciting annual event is held at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island. Visitors enjoy a two-day event with music, food and company, as it brings together the best artisans, drummers and dancers from the region. The Pow-Wow enables joining together with other First Nations from across Canada and the United States, but it also provides visitors with an opportunity to participate in an exciting cultural experience. This is one of South Eastern Ontario’s most exhilarating must-see events!
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When: Now until to September 11th, 2022
Are you looking for the perfect backdrop for your photography sessions? Look no further than Dahlia May Flower Farm’s Open Farm Days this August and September! Join the lovely staff at their flower fields for the most beautiful scenery, take guided tours or explore by yourself and get better acquainted with what it’s like to work on a flower farm. Get your tickets early to save a spot!
When: September 2nd – 4th, 2022
There is nothing quite like the lullabies and melodies of jazz music. Whether you’re an avid fan or a new listener, this year’s Downtown District Jazz Festival in Belleville is sure to get your foot tapping. Part of Front Street will be turned into a venue for guests to adventure through a variety of musicians, as well as a main concert on Bernice Parrott Stage to really liven things up.
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