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Almonte Celtfest - Almonte

Celtfest is a fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, performed in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park in the heart of Almonte every July. Interested in volunteering? Com....

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Carleton Place Winter Carnival - Carleton Place

The 2nd annual Carleton Place Winter Carnival is scheduled for February 22, 2014. This volunteer-organized and -run event is designed to be a unique celebration of the winter s....

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Fall 400 Dragon Boat Festival - Carleton Place

The Fall 400 Dragon Boat Festival is run by an independent group of volunteers who founded and ....

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Fibrefest - Almonte

At three locations (the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, the Almonte Arena, and the Almonte Community Centre) visitors will find demonstrations, vendors, and exhibits at this long established two-day festival of fibre arts. Local ....

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Heritage Mica Days - Perth

Heritage Mica Days run from late June through until the Thanksgiving weekend at Murphys Point Provincial Park near Perth. Go underground in the Silver Queen Mine, take part in the Spirit Walks, become a Junior Mica Miner or enjoy the music, games, theatre and food.Volunteers....

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Lanark County Harvest Festival

First held in 2013, this new event offers an opportunity to meet local producers....

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Gallery | Info for Lanark Local Flavour

Light Up the Night Almonte - Almonte

Every year in early December, thousands of people from the Mississippi Mills area and beyond gather to fill the main street of Almonte for one of the largest outdoor Christmas shows in Canada. The evening, hosted by music legend and local resident Wayn....

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Midsummer Herbfest - Almonte

Herbfest is an Ottawa Valley tradition combining a large marketplace of over 100 vendors and artisans, informative lectures, a Chef Cook-off, live entertainment, an....

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Profile | Gallery | Info for Herb Garden

Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month - Mississippi Mills

Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month is a volunteer-run community festival in June that celebrates everything bicycle. Now and throughout June, we need volunteers to hel....

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Every August Westport hosts a one-day outdoor music festival, sponsored by the Westport Arts Council. Rain or shine. Admission free.For the 9th Annual Festival (August 15, 2015), enjoy 8 bands between 2 outdoor stages including The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Brea Lawren....

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Info for Westport Arts Council

Pakenham Frost Festival

The primary aim of this winter festival in the village of Pakenham is to get local families and individuals ou....

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Info for Pakenham & District Civitan Club

Perth Garlic Festival - Perth

Just ask the “garlic heads” and they’ll tell you — August is the month to celebrate the stinking rose! Sponsored and organized by the Lions Club of Perth, the annual Perth Garlic Festival is one of Eastern Ontario’s most anticipated yearly community events, and a fun, fascinating and delicious one at that. The festival, with its “chic to reek” and family-friendly themes, takes place on August 8 and 9, 2015 at the Perth Fairgrounds, and features over 70 food, garlic and commercial vendors, artisans, live music, a licensed refreshment tent, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, garlic braiding, a silent art auction, beer and wine tasting, and the always-popular “Birds of Prey” show. Cooking demonstrations are one of the most popular features of the festival, and each year some great local chefs and restaurateurs exhibit their culinary skills with garlic. Al Cowan, from the Ontario Garlic Growers’ Association, will be teaching folks how to braid garlic all weekend. Both days you can enjoy the live music of the Doherty Brothers, nib....

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Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival - Almonte

This two-day festival is unique on the international scene and takes over Almonte's Mill Street and the surrounding area every August. Ten shows on five stages, street vendors, family friendly activities and a parade on both days add up to make one exceptional weekend. Operated by volunteers, the festival has lots of fun jobs to choose from: ticket sellers, theatre hosts, parade marshals, stagehands, kids’ craft tent helpers, and m....

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Stewart Park Festival

Three days of free music in Perth's Stewart Park on the Tay River. With a great variety of music styles, more than 30 concerts, workshops and fantastic children's activities, there is something for everyone. Admission by donation. Volunteers welcome.This committee sponsors the annual Stewart Park Festival that will take place in Perth from July 17-19, 2015. Volunteers are needed to help with various facets of the Festival, including the workshops, children’s activities....

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Info for Town of Perth

Writers Reading

Every fall Westport attracts awa....

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Info for Westport Arts Council

About the Directory

This directory of local resources is based on the lists of local businesses and resources that we've compiled at theHumm over the years as we've worked on our annual guides (eg classes/courses, volunteering, gift giving) and our event calendar. It's a natural extension of our work in scanning the region for great resources, and it's a work in progress.

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