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Fun Events Happening This Long Weekend


Blog by Robert & Matthew Johnston | August 3rd, 2018


Fun Events Happening This Long Weekend!

We are almost at the second long weekend of the summer! If you are excited as we are and you are looking for fun events to get out and enjoy this long weekend, look no further! We have put together a list of awesome events happening this weekend:

1. Kempenfest

Kempenfest will be starting August 3rd and running until Monday August 6th. Located on Lakeshore downtown Barrie, there will be tons of fun activities for the whole family. This year there will be over 350 Arts and Crafts exhibitors, 40 Antique Dealers, 40 Sponsors booths, two beer gardens with entertainment day and night and enhanced Family Centre. There will also be lots of parking this year!

2. Farmers Markets

This weekend you can get out and enjoy tons of farmers markets! You can check out some awesome farmers markets in Orillia, Barrie, Bradford, Alliston, Creemore and Collingwood! All will have produce vendors, local baked goods, crafts and artwork.

3. CKC Conformation Dog Show

On Saturday August 4th, there will be a dog show at ODAS park in Orillia. This 3 day event will have all different types of dog breeds and there will be food! This event is for all ages, ticket prices are as follows: Family $10.00, Adults $4.00, Children/Seniors (60 yrs) $2.00, Students $3.00.

4. Essa Canadian National Draft Horse Exhibition

On Saturday August 4th and Sunday August 5th at the Essa Agriplex there will be lots of exhibitors and horses! This is an all ages event. Ticket prices: General Admission $10, Carload $25.

5. Bard on the Bay

Head over to Collingwood to watch William Shakespeare's As You Like It! The play will be on this Sunday August 5th! Shows are at 1/6pm on Sunday. Located at the Collingwood Amphitheatre, Tickets are pay-what-you-can (suggested donation $10) and bring your own chair. The event is hosted by Theatre Georgian Bay.