Thursday, August 30, 2007

Bruce County Plowing Match

Fall is in the air and what better way to kick it off then a plowing match! Bruce Counties match will be taking place on Friday August 31st!

Here are directions to the site, on the farm of Murray and Ken Thompson. Located on the south-west corner of Pine River at the intersection of Bruce Rd 6 (lines up with the village of Ripley) and Hwy 21...just south of Kincardine.

Schedule of events:
10:00am Horse, Antique, Reversible (New!) and Tractor Plowing Classes begin
11:00am Media Challenge Plowing and Ambassador Plowing Classes
12:00pm Beef BBQ featuring Bruce County Beef and Milk Products compliments of Gay Lea Foods.
Also at this time, Greetings from special guests and the Queen of the Furrow Speeches.
1:30pm Queen of the Furrow Plowing
3:00pm Crowning of 2007-2008 Bruce County Queen of the Furrow
All day long there will farm equipment and supply displays.

Come on out for all the fun!

Mark your calendar now because the 2008 International Plowing Match will be coming home to the Country, Bruce County Country that is! The event will take place on Wayne & Wendy Kague's Farm on Highway 4 at the northern edge of Teeswater.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fall Fairs

It is that time of year again; towns across the Bruce are having their Annual Fall Fairs & Festivals! This is a great time to get out and take in all the small communities in the Bruce have to offer, the harvest season is just around the corner. And they start next weekend.

Here is a list:
Teeswater Fair is August 24-26th
Kincardine Fair is August 31 – September 3rd
Mildmay Fair is September 7 – 9th
Paisley Fair is September 11 –12th
Wiarton Fair is September 14 –16th
Ripley Fair is September 28 – 30th
Tobermory is having their Annual Ceilidth September 8th
Pumpkinfest happens in Port Elgin October 6- 7th
Walkerton – Little Royal Fair October 12- 14th

Mark your calendar now it is going to be a busy fall, with all these great fairs, spectacular fall call drives, artisans studio tours, hiking the Bruce, and exploring the Bruce through our Adventure Bruce Passport Contest you won’t want to miss any of it!

See you on the Bruce!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Sauble Sandfest

It's the height of summer and what better way to celebrate the heat then at Sauble Beach for their annual Sandfest which takes place Saturday August 11th!

People will be creating some very funky sand sculptures all day, the weather is going to be perfect. Lots of great fun can be had by everyone with so much to see and do at Sauble Beach.

Bring your friends, family, swim suit, and energy, spend sometime at Sauble Beach Amusements, play a round of mini golf, check out the shops, make sure to drop by Bruce County Nut & Fudge for some of their famous fudge and assorted treats! Lake Huron is a great place to swim, there are usually waves at the beach and lots of sand bars, swimming is a great way to beat the summer heat!

Ontario First Nation Pow-Wows

There are 2 weekends in Bruce County that feature First Nation Pow-Wows located in both Saugeen First Nation ( Southampton, Ontario ) and Cape Croker ( Just up the Bruce Peninula 15min).

The Saugeen First Nation's Pow-Wow happens August 11-12th at the Amphitheatre on the outskirts of Southampton check out their site for more details!

Cape Croker's Pow-Wow takes place August 18-19th at Cape Croker Indian Park about 25 minutes N.E. of Wiarton check out their site for more details!

It's a great way to spend time with family and friends and learn about our native traditions...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Civic Holiday Weekend

This is one of the busiest long weekends in the Province and Bruce County is loaded with all kinds of great events to celebrate the holiday!
Here is a list of things going on in the Bruce:
Thursday night:
Classic Cruise Night happen at the Flag Pole in Southampton
Friday night:
Co-ed Volleyball Kincardine
Cruise Night in Kincardine
Storytelling at the Saugeen Amphitheate just outside of Southampton
All weekend:
Beef Fest in Paisley
Bruce Peninsula Art Show in Lion's Head
Rotary Village Fair - Wiarton
23rd Annual CFPS Chantry Chinook Chalssic Fishing Derby - Kincardine
Rocky River Cycling Festival - Durham
Quilt Show - Paisley
Alstar Charity Motorcycle Ride - Starting at Sauble Speedway
Art on the Fence - Chantry Breezes B&B Southampton
Annual BBQ - Tobermory
Lantern Festival - Southampton
Afro-Cuban Rhythms Concert - Kincardine
Friday & Saturday
there are outdoor markets in Paisley, Walkerton, Purple Valley & Kincardine.

You won't have a hard time finding great stuff to do, you can take in some of the best homecooking at our events! Check out our site for our full calendar of events!