Weekend Fun Guide (November 2-4 2012)

Welcome to November!  With Harvest Festivals over and Christmas in the near future there thankfully seems to be a bit of a lull in the craziness.  Want to get out and enjoy some family time this weekend?  Here are some ideas for you!


Handmade Harvest Craft Show – The Holiday 2012 Edition of the Handmade Harvest Craft Show will be held at the stunning landmark that is the Almonte Old Town Hall. This show will host approximately 40 different vendors of all sorts each day. Swag bags for the first 50 people


Bancroft Art & Craft Guild Christmas Show @ Royal Canadian Legion – Doors open a 10:00 am Saturday and Sunday


18th nual Barrie Molson Centre Xmas Craft Show – There will be over 140 of Ontario’s most talented artisans & crafters that come together at the Barrie Molson Centre for the 17th Annual Xmas Craft Show & Sale. Choose from pottery, stained glass, teddy bears, Xmas crafts, body care products, jewellery, clothing, woodcrafts, ceramics, and more, making Xmas shopping easy.


Owl Prowl @ Morrison Dam Conservation Area (Friday and Saturday night)  This is a FREE EVENT but donations are gladly accepted.  Event activities include: Interactive Owl Presentation, Night Hike Owl ‘hoot’, Hot Chocolate (lug-a-mug) & Campfire


Huron County Craft Show @ Goderich District Collegiate Institute – Over 80 vendors from across Ontario. Daycare and cafe available. Annual event.


Heart of Hastings Studio Tour – Every year, during the first two weekends of November, the Heart of Hastings Studio Tour starts off the Christmas season.
Talented artisans and local vendors open their homes and stores with homemade crafts, antiques, baked goods, Christmas decorations, art, local foods and more.


20th Annual Innisfil Studio Tour – The Artists on the InnIsfil Studio Tour cordially invite you into their homes and studios to view their most recent creations.  Take this opportunity to meet the creators and find out more about what inspires each and every one.


London Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo @ Western Fair District – Highlighting the finest local businesses and services, the Expo has something for parentsfor everything from planning a baby to sending them off to preschool! Come check out the latest products, enter to win fantastic prizes, and shop, shop, shop!

Niagara Falls

Winter Festival of Lights – Get bundled up, gather your kids, fill their memories with winter fun as you enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights from November 3, 2012 to January 31, 2013.  With over three million sparkling lights, fireworks, concerts, amazing performance of great artists, water parks, casinos and wine tours, the CAA Winter Festival of Lights is the most enchanting of Niagara attractions and has become a tradition for over one million people from around the globe on winter getaways.

Niagara on the Lake

Taste the Season – Taste the Season is the “must-do” event of the season for many Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country visitors. Taste the Season touring pass holders will be treated to more VQA wine and food pairings than ever before. Touring passes are $44.25 per person (plus tax) and are valid any Friday, Saturday or Sunday in November 2012 from 11 am to 5 pm (event weekends only).


The National Women’s Show @ CE Centre – Shop ‘til you drop at over 200 exhibits and find everything from food and wine sampling, fashion shows, celebrity guests, free makeovers, health, wellness & beauty secrets, cooking demos, home renovation advice and travel ideas!

Taste of Russia Festival @ Pushkin Cultural Centre.  Come sample delicious authentic cuisine, Russian vodka and beer, and other delicacies. Our book and gift shop features unique and imported items, religious literature, and icons. Browse in “Babushka’s Attic” for heirlooms and collectables, or try your luck at our spectacular Basket Raffle. For your enjoyment live music and traditional dance performances will be held throughout the day, with tours of the beautiful Russian Orthodox Church


Christmas Craft Sale @ Oil Heritage District Community Centre – Come and visit many vendors with unique gift ideas.  


Royal Agricultural Winter Fair @ Ricoh Coliseum – Livestock barns, horse shows, a chef competition, giant vegetables, performances by equestrian Olympians, concerts, kids’ performers and more.

Day of the Dead @ Harbourfront Centre – Join us for this annual Mexican festival honouring the dead. Featuring artists from Mexico, traditional music, food, stories and more, our Day of the Dead festival celebrates life while paying tribute to loved ones who have passed away. Featuring Mexican artists Carlomagno Pedro Martinez, Jorge Morenos and others.


Animals that Ho0t and Howl @ Kortright Centre for Conservation – A family-friendly outdoor event explores night animals that hoot and howl with a nature hike, a live owl demonstration and roasted marshmallows around a campfire.


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