Year-round, area retailers offer everything you need, whether you’re a local resident, cottager, or area visitor. Beach-themed items are available just steps from the shoreline. Household and renovation materials and supplies, formal, designer and casual clothing, imported and domestic gifts and jewellery – are all available locally. Main shopping hubs include Exeter, Forest, Grand Bend and Bayfield. Jump to retail listings on this page.
Start operation after the Victoria Day Long Weekend and run weekly to the week prior to the Thanksgiving Long Weekend. The first market of 2017 is Friday, May 19 and the last of the season is Friday, October 13.
For Farm Gate locations in Lambton Shores, visit locallylambton.com. Farm Gate maps for Lambton County and Huron County can be picked-up at the Welcome Centre in Grand Bend.
- Wednesdays: Grand Bend Farmers’ Market, Colonial parking lot, 8am-1pm, grandbendfarmersmarket.ca.
- Thursdays: Exeter Farmers’ Market, Baldwin Street, 2pm-6pm, facebook.com/exeterfarmersmarket.
- Fridays: Forest Farmers’ Market, King Street, 8am-1pm. Bayfield Farmers’ Market, Clan Gregor Square, 3pm-7pm, bayfieldfarmersmarket.ca.
- Dashwood & Hensall Community Wide Yard Sales – May 20, 2017
- Town-Wide Yard Sale (Exeter) – June 17, 2017
- Bayfield Rummage Sale (Pioneer Park) – July 14, 2017
- Exeter Sidewalk Sale Days – July 20-22, 2017
- Bayfield Antiques & Collectibles – August 11-13, 2017
- Thanksgiving Market & Sidewalk Sale (Grand Bend) – October 9 & 10, 2017
- Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival – October 14 & 15, 2017
- Lucan Christmas Craft Show & Sale – November 3-5, 2017
- Christmas Comes Early (Grand Bend) – November 17-19, 2017
- Christmas in Bayfield – November 17-19, 2017
- Christmas Weekend (Exeter) – November 17-19, 2017
- Ladies Night (Forest) – November 30, 2017
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Arkona’s Heritage MarketArkona’s Heritage MarketContact: Heather Sawyer
We offer Antiques, handmade gifts, clothing and much more. Come see for yourself it’s worth the drive.
Bad Apple Brewing Company Ltd.Bad Apple Brewing Company Ltd.Contact: Sarah & Jason
Bad Apple Brewing Company is a licensed microbrewery. We make small batches of delicious craft beer and cider beer blends. You can find us along the beautiful shores of Lake Huron on Highway 21.
Come for a taste. Leave with an experience.
BittersweetBittersweetContact: Amy Relouw-Gelinas
Grand Bend’s newest home and garden decor store! Our special feature – our Van Gogh Fossil Paint Corner! Explore your creative side with our easy to use, environmentally friendly, Canadian made, fossil paints. Ask about our in store classes!
Canadian TireCanadian TireContact: Rob Williams
Store Phone : 519-786-2121
- Monday 8am – 6pm
- Tuesday 8am – 7pm
- Wednesday 8am – 7pm
- Thursday 8am – 7pm
- Friday 8am-8pm
- Saturday 8am – 6pm
- Sunday 9am – 5pm
Auto Centre Phone: 519-786-2121
Auto Centre Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm / Closed Sundays
Note: Shuttle service available. Holiday hours may vary. Please call ahead to confirm.
- Water softener salt
- Propane Swap
- Shuttle Service
- Customer Shuttle
- Key Cutting
- Vehicle Undercoating/Rusftproofing
- Hunting Licences
- Local Delivery
- RIV Inspection
- Assembly Service
- Fishing Licences
- Garden Centre
Dale’s Antique MarketDale’s Antique MarketContact: Todd Hayter
Nestled along the Lake Huron shoreline, 1 mile south of Grand Bend in South Western Ontario, you will discover an Antique and Mennonite furniture store like no other. Dale’s Antique Market offers a unique look at rare and unusual antiques & collectables along with the beauty and craftsmanship of new Mennonite furniture.
Dale’s Antique Market was opened in 1988 by Dale & Dianne Hayter. With a love for the unique and unusual, the Hayters established a permanent store front with the building of a timber frame barn to house their collection. Mennonite Furniture was added to the product line in 1990 to create a one of a kind mix of new and old.
This unique setting continues today. Our store is filled with hand crafted Canadian made Mennonite furniture, a remarkable variety of antiques, and rustic home decor items. We continue to be a family owned business and work hard to ensure the high quality and value of our products. We strive to make you feel welcome in our store, never pressured. We appreciate our customers and hope that each visit here is a positive one. y.
Dark Horse Estate WineryDark Horse Estate WineryContact: Ashley Horlor
Dark Horse Estate Winery is a new fully integrated commercial estate winery, vineyard and agri-tourism facility. The new winery will be located directly beside the Huron Country Playhouse in South Huron and will create significant opportunities for enhancing and developing Huron County’s already strong and growing tourism industry. The goal is to attract new visitors for extended visits to Huron County through the creation and marketing of new culinary tourism experiences associated with wineries.
For the last few years, Huron County Economic Development Services and its partner, the Huron Business Development Corporation have been engaged in significant research into developing and promoting the County as a new wine region in Ontario. New projects are now being initiated and future plantings of vineyards and investments will continue after the inspired commitment to the launch of Dark Horse Estate Winery.
PHOTO AT RIGHT: Dark Horse Estate Winery Rasenberg family and partners gather for a photograph at the recent media event. Back Row (left to right): John Rasenberg, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Craig Horlor, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Mike Pullen, Huron County Economic Development Services; Murray Watson, Project Consultant; Roger Vail, Vailmount Vineyards Ltd.; Bill Krohn, WJK Architect. Front Row (left to right): Scott Rasenberg, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Sue Ann Rasenberg, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Ashley Horlor, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Murray Marshall, Project Consultant; Krista Hulshot, Veld Architect
Gallery on Main StreetGallery on Main StreetContact: Victor Alderson & Mark McLean
Gallery on Main Street is owned and operated by Victor Alderson and Mark Mclean, who share time spent at the Gallery answering art lovers questions and working on new pieces.
Victor was a professional photographer for 20 years operating studios in both Forest and Grand Bend, Ontario. Living on the Ausable River Cut near the Pinery Park for 25 years, he had a perfect back drop for portraits.
An avid Lake Huron boater, he has a keen interest in nature, landscapes and Lake Huron sunsets. Victor picked up an artist’s brush and converted his photography display easel into his new support for canvas. He paints in both oil and acrylic media in the year-round sunroom Studio/Gallery at 14 Main Street, Grand Bend, Ontario. The Gallery features over 200 original paintings and 60 photographic images, very popular with international collectors.
Victor favours the Alla Prima style (also called wet-on-wet) which is a direct technique where the painting is completed in one sitting. As well as paintings, Victor offers scenic photography and driftwood sailboats.
Mark works in a style he calls photo representational. His art and the subjects he paints are anointed in a manner that the subject is easily identifiable but not so that you would confuse it with a photo.
Mark paints images that have a personal meaning to him and paints to convey a story. He always uses archival papers and professional quality watercolours to ensure customers receive an image that will be archival.
Mark has exhibited his work in several Paint Ontario exhibits, had a solo show at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, participated in several juried shows at Victoria Playhouse and exhibited at Gallery in the Grove Sarnia. His work is also shown at the Main Street Gallery in Grand Bend.
He has taken instruction from Jane Garner, Maria Berry and Peg Kivi.
His art at Victoria Playhouse juried show has won an award for best watercolour.
Mark has a solo show scheduled in the Laurence House in Oct 2018 at the Lawrence House Center for the Arts in Sarnia.
Grand Bend Clothing Inc. / Dejong’sGrand Bend Clothing Inc. / Dejong’sContact: Hans DeJong Judy Farhat
In Focus EyecareIn Focus EyecareContact: Dr. Gerry Day Marie Gilroy
In Focus Eyecare …..where historic charm combines with an Exceptional Eyecare Experience advanced optic nerve, retinal and macular scanning for earliest detection of any eye disease. Visit us for Stylish Frames, High Definition Lenses and the Healthiest Contact Lenses for best vision. Our Sunglass Cove featuring Ray Ban, Maui Jim, Oakley and more will have you looking great and free of glare.
Kazwear SwimwearKazwear SwimwearContact: Mike Atalah
Eighteen years ago, a young couple from London, Ontario realized something was missing in today’s retail industry and aspired to fill the void. Their vision was to create an environment where people of all shapes and sizes could feel comfortable shopping for a swimsuit. They believed that everyone should be able to find a swimsuit that not only fit well but fulfilled all of their swimming needs. The result was the birth of Kazwear Swimwear. We confidently pride ourselves in having A SUIT FOR EVERY “BODY”. This strong commitment to our customers is unwavering and is the core value in our stores.
The “FIT EXPERTS” at Kazwear Swimwear are real people who enjoy what they do and care about their customers. They undergo extensive training, not only on how to provide exceptional customer service, but also to offer suitable alternatives to make you look good and feel great when shopping with us.
We carry a wide array of styles and fabrics that will suit everybody from Size 6 – 26, including specialty cup sizes, post-mastectomy, performance wear, fun cruisewear and so much more. Visit your local Kazwear Swimwear location and give us the chance to show you that swimwear shopping doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.
Lakeshore Pet CareLakeshore Pet CareContact: Claire Hodder
Dog Walking & Trail Hikes
Dogs are walked solo or with dogs from same household around local neighbourhood or local trails.
Well socialized dogs are grouped with similarly mannered dogs & walked through local Carolinian forest trails.
Includes pick-up & drop-off
- Do you have a new puppy, or kitten who needs some extra mid-day potty breaks, or a high energy.
- pooch who needs a walk. Maybe you have an elderly dog who needs some extra love and attention throughout
- the day. Whatever the case, our service Drop-In Visits is sure to suit the needs of your stay-at-home pet(s)!.
- Drop-In Visits Rates starting at $15 / 20 minute visit
- 20%-40% OFF when you book 3+ visits per week
- Great option for Cats
Luxury Pet Care in the comfort of your home or ours. In-Home Pet Sitting Our In-Home Luxury Pet Care gives your pet(s) the option to stay right at home, where they’re most comfortable of all. We can come stay at your home or drop by daily to care for your furry friends.
Alternatively, pet(s) are welcome to stay in comfort of our home, with our fur friends. In-Home Pet Sitting is an excellent solution for the kennel fearing dog or stay-at-home cat. No cages, no crates. Just all the love and attention each pet needs and deserves!
A regular overnight stay includes:
- 8am-8pm – $60
- Full day/24 hrs – $1008am-8pm – $45
- Full day/24 hrs – $60- Feedings, fresh water, treats – bowl cleaning
- Three 1-hour walks (morning/afternoon/evening),
- Maximum playing/socialization
- Grooming maintenance
- Plenty of potty breaks
- PLUS any & all special requests
Mike & Terri’s No FrillsMike & Terri’s No FrillsContact: Mike & Terri Rahn
Lower Food Prices means we provide lower food prices compared to full service grocery stores by reducing our operating costs. We say ‘no’ to extras like: costly displays, expensive fixtures, big advertising budgets, costly overhead, in store meat cutting or baking in store. Look for “won’t be beat” slogan throughout our store and on some of your favourite items so that you don’t forget to simply show us if you find a lower price and we will match it. If a major supermarket competitor within this store’s geographical trade area offers a lower price on any item (whether the item has the above symbol or not) that we carry in our store simply show us an advertisement or receipt and we will sell you that item at the same price.
O’Tools Rent or BuyO’Tools Rent or BuyContact: Don Brooks & Christa Kraft
O’tools offers Golf carts, parts, service, tools & equipment, Wagler Mini-Barns, and U-Hauls. You can access our information all online. We are open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5pm, Saturday 7:30am to 12 noon. O’tools is closed Sundays and holiday Mondays.
Peckitt’s Men’s WearPeckitt’s Men’s WearContact: Bill & Janice Peckitt
We are passionate about our business. Our commitment to service, quality and up-to-date fashion has earned us a great repeat clientele. We can suit you from dress to casual including shoes. Make us your destination.
Pinery MarketPinery MarketContact: Marcia Swain and Matt Tuckey
This Market is an eclectic blend of vendors that you will not find anywhere else. You can shop unique hand crafted items sold by the maker herself, and farm fresh produce sold by a local farmer. Even the vintage, retro and antiques are sold by pickers and collectors that can share a story about each vintage piece.
The inventory at the Market changes constantly. You never know what you’re going to find—and that’s the fun of it. With the right mindset, very few people leave this huge market without something to call their own.
Food and beverage vendors make this market especially fun to experience so make sure you come hungry no matter what time of the day it is. Fresh roasted coffee and a hot breakfast are ready when the Market opens at 8am every Sunday, starting the first Sunday in May until Thanksgiving.
Sea Jewels Trading Co. Ltd.Sea Jewels Trading Co. Ltd.Contact: Jim McCoy
If you’re looking for a cool ring, a stylish bracelet, or a funky pendant, we’ve got you covered. We carry a collection of jewellery in sterling silver, stainless steel, and a variety of different stones and cultured pearls. It is our mission to seek out some of South East Asia’s most unique hand-carved pieces and bring them to you. We offer a selection of masks, mirrors, vases, and so much more. Also, If it’s a cool accessory you’re looking for…look no further! We have an amazing collection of necklaces, bracelets, scarves, clothing and handbags. An accessory for any occasion.
Stone House Brewing CompanyStone House Brewing CompanyContact: Michael Corrie
Stone House Pilsner is a true Czech Pilsner beer. Crystal clear and deep golden in colour. A very crisp, clean approachable and refreshing pilsner with light straw grass and mild malt grain finish. Only the best SAAZ hopsare used in the brewing of this beer to compliment its flavour and aroma. Exceptionally easy drinking Czech Pilsner with good levels of bitterness.
Stone House Brewing Company is a small charming brewery nestled in Huron County, five kilometres east of Bayfield. The Stone Houe Brewing Company brews Pilsners under the watchful eyes of German-trained Brewmaster.
As local craft beers have become all the rage, drinking beer has become more of a social event. Our tasting room is designed to create a memorable experience for your palate and your social gathering.
Our German-style beer is brewed with top quality ingredients. Our Canadian two-row malted barley is one of the finest in the world. Our SAAZ hops trace their heritage back to the “noble” hops of Czechoslovakia and our water comes from a 250-foot deep well.
UBU FashionsUBU FashionsContact: Janet Brown
Founded in 1991 by Alan Blau, UbU entered the fashion world as a tye-dye sweats and t-shirt company. In 1996, David Koral came aboard and combined both of their talents to form the UbU International Corporation.
From sweats and t-shirts, UbU began growing with the production of women’s pleated jackets and has since evolved into an ever expanding and interchangeable line of women’s travel apparel in the form of jackets, blouses, dresses, skirts, bags and more! Our garments have been made available through nearly 3000 specialty clothing boutiques, resort and luggage stores, and pro-shops throughout the United States. Additionally, several large name department stores also carry a variety of UbU styles. Many styles are hand pleated or textured and are ideal for packing and traveling. UbU garments are lightweight, yet still warm, wrinkle resistant and available in many solid colors as well as incredibly fun prints. Our customers can’t keep styles in stock!
UbU is an expressive women’s fashion line, designed for comfort, travel, flexibility and style, for women of all personalities. Each garment is unique, just like everyone who wears UbU. The company is built around a simple concept, “Promote positives in life, stay inspired and always be yourself!”