Festivals & Events

Local Community & Service Club Events: Visit Municipality of Lambton Shores Community Events calendar.

Major Area Festivals & Events

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

An Evening of Canadian Music – “Second Wind”
February 7, 2018, 7:30pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St., Forest
kineto.ca | 519-786-2303
Incredibly live rock ‘n roll in concert. Doors open 6:30pm. Sorry no advance tickets; donations at the door.

Forest Film Festival
February 8, 2018, 8pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St., Forest
forestfestivals.ca | 519-786-4879
Movie presentation: “Aftershock”. Impact of residential schools on children of survivors. Q&A after the film.

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 | falls@frca.on.ca | 877-325-5722
Fun-filled day of family winter fun. FREE hot chocolate and popcorn with $15 vehicle (Family) 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 – “All Hat, No Horse”
February 24 & 25 and March 3, 7:30pm, 2018,  Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
ticketscene.ca | bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788  | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com
Come out and enjoy performances by the great Johnny Cash, the fabulous Carrie Underwood, the Eagles, The Travelling Willbury’s, plus more great acts! Cash Bar. Tickets $20.

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.

Cabaret 2018 – “All Hat, No Horse”
March 3, 7:30pm, 2018,  Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
ticketscene.ca | bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788  | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com
Come out and enjoy performances by the great Johnny Cash, the fabulous Carrie Underwood, the Eagles, The Travelling Willbury’s, plus more great acts! Cash Bar. Tickets $20.

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/home-show/ | 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 | facebook.com/bayfieldbeerandfood
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 20, 2018, Bayfield South Pier, Bayfield
villageofbayfield.com | Tickets: goo.gl/asiAzA
Who’s Rubber Duckie will win the race? This event is held in the Bayfield Marina, great prizes to be won! Tickets on ticketscene.ca

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. See YouTube event video

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

Dune Grass Restoration
October 13-November 30, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-8574
Help restore Pinery’s freshwater coastal dunes – roll the boardwalk and transplant dune grass!

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.

Halloween Weekend at Pinery
October 19 & 20, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-8574 or 519-243-1521 |fopp@oxford.net
Join park naturalists throughout the weekend for special Halloween-themed programming. Learn to differentiate between spooky myths and facts. Riverside Campground trick-or-treating and scarecroew decorating with natural objects. Prizes for best scarecrow. Saturday: bat house building.

Witches Walk
October 27, 2018, Ashwood Inn, Bayfield
villageofbayfield.com

Entry and BBQ by donation with proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Kids in costumes leave with a treat bag! Check out the many spooky stations.

NOVEMBER

Christmas Craft Show & Sale
November 2-4, 2018, Lucan Community Memorial Centre, Lucan
facebook.com/lucancraftshow | 519-227-4442
Over 70+ vendors. Baked goods, artisan crafts, syrups, preserves, clothing, home decor.

Owl Prowl
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 6pm, Morrison Dam Conservation Area, Exeter
abca.on.ca | 519-235-2610 | info@abca.on.ca
An Owl Prowl is a chance to hear an interactive presentation about owls and to take part in a night-hike owl ‘hoot.’ Hundreds of people have learned about owls and their amazing nocturnal adaptations through engaging multimedia presentations and this moonlit guided hike to call for owls.

The Mudmen in Concert
November 16, 2018, 8pm, Kineto Theatre, Forest
www.forestfestivals.ca,
Tickets available at Flowers with Flair & Forest Florist, $22.

Light Up Grand Bend
November 16, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm, Optimist’s Park, Grand Bend
grandbendtourism.com, 519-238-2001, info@grandbendtourism.com
Caroling, Santa’s visit, seasonal beverages & treats, town lighting and horse & carriage rides.

Exeter Christmas Festival
November 16-18, 2018, Multiple locations, Exeter
facebook.com/experienceexeter | 226-423-3028 | brittany@exeterbia.com
Check out fabulous shops and restaurants.

Christmas Comes Early
November 16-18, 2018, Grand Bend, Forest, Dashwood & St. Joseph
facebook.com/events/617708285083311 | 226-377-1851 (Robin)
Weekend-long event with local downtown businesses in Grand Bend, Forest and St. Joseph’s decorated for Christmas. Get a start on your Christmas list and enjoy seasonal atmosphere and special sales and giveaways!

Christmas in Bayfield
November 16-18, 2017, Bayfield
christmasinbayfield.com | info@villageofbayfield.com
Friday: 7pm tree lighting, Santa’s arrival, caroling, seasonal beverages; Saturday: Santa Claus Parade 11am; Sunday: Main Street Music Fest. Shops open late.

Exeter Christmas Festival / Santa Claus Parade
November 16-18, 2018, Exeter
facebook.com/experienceexeter | 226-423-3028 | brittany@exeterbia.com
Friday, 6:30pm – Lighting Up the Park / Saturday, 4pm – Carol Sing Along; 6pm – Santa Claus Parade; 7-9pm – Free Skate (South Huron Recreation Centre).

Grand Bend Holiday Home Tour
November 16-18, 2018, Multiple Homes, Grand Bend Area
grandbendholidayhometour.ca | 519-238-2001 | info@grandbendholidayhometour.ca
View homes and their elaborate Christmas decor while you enjoy some seasonal beverages and treats. Sponsoring retail locations will be offering seasonal products and special pricing. Tickets $25.

Goderich Santa Claus Parade
November 17, 2018, 7:15pm, Courthouse Square, Goderich
goderich.ca | 519-524-6600 | tourism@goderich.ca
6:30pm -Seasonal Music. 7pm – Christmas light displays. 7:15pm – Santa Claus Parade.

Lighting of the Trees Ceremony
November 23, 2018, 6pm, Jennie Smillie Memorial Parkette, Hensall
villageofhensall.com | mahill@hay.net

Emm Gryner and Band
November 23, 2018, 8pm, Kineto Theatre, Forest
www.forestfestivals.ca
Tickets available at Flowers with Flair & Forest Florist, $25

Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade
November 24, 2018, 7pm, King St., Forest
kineto.ca | 519 786-3239 | illmanruth@gmail.com (Ruth)
From Kimball Hall, west on Townsend Line, south on Main St., west on King St. ending at the Library.

Sister Act”s” – Sisters of Heart & Soul
November 30, 2018, 7:30pm, Kineto Theatre, Forest
www.forestfestivals.ca
Tickets available at Flowers with Flair & Forest Florist, $12

DECEMBER

Lucan Biddulph Santa Claus Parade
December 1, 2018, 6pm, Main St., Lucan
519-227-4491, jlatta@lucanbiddulph.on.ca

Zurich Santa Claus Parade / Lions Old Fashioned Christmas Parade
December 2, 2018, 6:30pm, Main St., Zurich
municipalityofbluewater.ca | 519-236-4351 | info@municipalityofbluewater.ca

Michael Vanhevel – A Very Crooner Christmas 2
December 7, 2018, 7:30pm, Kineto Theatre, Forest
www.forestfestivals.ca
******* SOLD OUT SHOW ********

Screeched Inn – In Concert
December 14, 2018, 7:30pm, Kineto Theatre, Forest
www.forestfestivals.ca
Tickets available at Flowers with Flair & Forest Florist, $12

Christmas Bird Count
December 15, 2018, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-8574
Join birdwatchers for an incredible day of winter birding. Outdoor surveying begins before dawn and continues into late afternoon.