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
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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
Glass In MotionGlass In MotionContact: Sharon & Garry White
Glass in Motion is owned and operated by Sharon and Garry White. At our studios in Sauble Beach and Grand Bend you will find flame worked glass beads, fused jewellery and glass art. Our Hand Crafted glass creations make special one of a kind gifts for any occasion.
Our Family “FunShops” are designed to let people of all ages create their own fused glass suncatchers, wind chimes or pendants. Create with Us!
Our interest in glass art started when we visited a glass studio on Granville Island Vancouver, BC in 2005.
We were inspired by the beautiful colours and works of art achieved by the artisans. It did not take long for our journey into art glass to begin. After taking a beginning bead making class in Victoria we were hooked and set up a small workspace in our home. When we were not making beads, we were thinking about or talking about making beads. After much patience and practise, Glass in Motion was conceived.
Glass has become our passion. We never tire of its beauty and unpredictable nature. After years of making beads, we are still fascinated by this art, when we see our creations coming out of the kiln.
We draw our inspiration from the nature that surrounds us. Our studios are located on the shores of Lake Huron in Sauble Beach and Grand Bend Ontario.
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
Our team has over 110 years of combined eyecare experience and we know how to use it! In Focus transforms a regular eye exam into an interactive eye experience. Our experienced dispensers will help you select eyewear to meet your lifestyle.
Our “spec”tacular group doesn’t stop at good, we aspire to be the best! From the moment you step in our office, till the moment you leave we do everything within our “sights” to provide you with the best possible vision, eye health information and service. We’ll explain as we go, allowing you to understand the complete process, obtain the best possible vision, health of your eyes, and treatment options.
We do our homework to continually improve with weekly staff meetings and regular off site training. Just a few of the ways we keep up to date with eye related diseases, vision disorders, treatments, technology, frames, lenses, sunglasses, contacts and our commitment to “best in nation” service.
Be prepared to be Wowed!
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 Antique Flea Market / #710874 Ontario Ltd.Pinery Antique Flea Market / #710874 Ontario Ltd.Contact: Marcia Swain and Matt Tuckey
The Pinery Antique Flea and Farmers Market is Grand Bend’s oldest and favorite flea market! The Market has a rich history, heart and soul. Our loyal shoppers come back to experience traditional, family-oriented, open-air shopping and bargain hunting.
The Market is a fixture in the Grand Bend community, as well as a draw for visitors from all over the region. Then Market originated as a very small collection of antique vendors in 1960’s. In those days, vendors displayed their wares on the ground in the blazing sun. Now, 50years later, the flea market has beautiful mature oak trees that create a shaded park setting to stroll around to shop, eat and relax while listening to live entertainment.
Today, the Market houses the traditional flea market, a farmers market, antiques, vintage kids rides and events. Open Sundays only 8am-4pm, beginning 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!”