Looking to celebrate the last long weekend of the summer? We’ve rounded up all the events happening this Labour Day Weekend in Hastings County!
Check out Some Classic Cars
Tweedy’s Classic Scoops | Tweed
Friday, September 3, 5pm-8pm
Classic cars, vendors, 50/50 draws and a full dinner and ice cream menu: what better way to kick off the long weekend? This fun evening of classic cars and more was running on Tuesday evenings, but has now moved to Fridays! For a real trip down memory lane, make sure to check out the interior of Tweedy’s Classic Scoops which is reminiscent of a 1950s diner and full of cool memorabilia. Certain to be a fun Friday night out!
For more information check Tweedy’s Classic Scoops Facebook Page.
Head to a Farmers Market
Market in the Village | Stirling
Friday, September 3, 4pm-7pm
Start off the weekend in the quaint village of Stirling at Market in the Village. The market hosts a variety of local growers, makers, and artists, and is situated right next to the covered bridge in the centre of town. Stock up on fresh, local produce for your weekend meals, as well as coffee, honey, and fresh flowers! It’s the perfect place to prepare if you’re planning to have guests for the weekend.
Marmora Farmer’s Market | Marmora Legion Park
Saturday, September 4, 8am-2pm
The perfect way to spend a leisurely Saturday morning, stroll through the Marmora Farmer’s Market to peruse more locally produced goodness! This market is located in the gorgeous Marmora Legion Park, with views of the Crowe River, next to the public beach, and near the dog park. A great spot to spend a few hours on a long weekend Saturday!
Baptiste Lake Pike Fishing Tournament | Dock Rd. Public Boat Launch
Saturday, September 4, 9am-3pm
Calling all anglers! This is your opportunity to win $500 by catching the longest pike of the day! Other prizes include cash, fishing gear, and bragging rights!
All proceeds will be going directly towards improving the Baptiste Lake fishery through spawning bed enhancement projects and restocking. The goal is not only to raise funds for these projects but also to put pressure on the Pike population which will improve the quality of fishing for many other species in the lake.
The entry fee is $50 per boat. For more information head to the Baptiste Lake Association’s website.
Enjoy Activities Hosted by The Marmora Agricultural Society
Unfortunately, the Marmora Fall Fair was cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the Marmora Agricultural Society still pulled together a bunch of fun family activities for the Labour Day Weekend!
Yard Sale | Marmora Fairgrounds
Saturday, September 4, 8am-3pm
All bargain hunters will be excited to hear about the Yard Sale hosted by the Marmora Agricultural Society at the Marmora Fairgrounds. Who knows what treasures will be unearthed?
Public Skating | Dr. Hamilton Crawford Arena
Saturday, September 4, 2:30-4pm
Cool off for a bit at the Dr. Hamilton Crawford Arena and take a few leisurely laps around the ice rink. The fee for entry is a $2 donation to the Marmora Fair Board. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a limited number of people are allowed on ice. Make sure to bring your own skates as no rental skates or skating aids will be available.
Demolition Derby | 6pm | Marmora Fairgrounds
Saturday, September 4, 6pm
A crowd favourite, the Demolition Derby is guaranteed to be a smashing good time!
Admission is $10 for adults, and free for kids 12 and under. The kids Power Wheel Derby starts at 5:30pm, and the main event with all the crashing action you crave starts at 6pm.
Food vendors including Duffers Chip Wagon, Mini Donuts, and Cookies & Cream ice cream will be there to satisfy any cravings for “fair food”.
Fireworks | Marmora Fairgrounds
Saturday, September 4, Dusk
Finish off the day of fun in Marmora with a fireworks celebration! Stick around in the grandstands after the demolition derby and watch the night sky light up. Make sure to bring a blanket and bug spray as you never know what you’ll encounter on a late summer evening.
For more information about the activities planned by the Marmora Agricultural Society, check out their Facebook Page.
Celebrate Pride in Maynooth
Maynooth Pride| Various Locations
Rescheduled from July, Maynooth Pride is ready to celebrate LGBTQ+ folx in Hastings County!
The north end of Hastings County is the home of a thriving LGBTQ community that won’t let bad weather stop them! Events scheduled for the August long weekend have been postponed to Labour Day Weekend including: A Queer Book Reading Night; Queer History Tour of Maynooth; Beach Day.
Find the details on the Hastings Highlands Public Library Facebook page.
Go to the Theatre…at Home!
Hot Mess | Online
Looking for some local entertainment from the comfort of your home? Tweed and Company has just the thing! The show Hot Mess “A Way Too Intimate Evening of Song & Story with Kelly Holiff” will be available for free on the Tweed & Company YouTube Channel from September 4-12. (Donations encouraged, if possible)
Filmed in front of a limited live audience, “Kelly is ready to GO THERE with the people of Tweed, telling the outrageous stories of her career in the performing arts (many of them for the first time), and serenading us with song.”
Check the Tweed & Company website for more details
Happy Long Weekend!
Whatever you do this Labour Day weekend, make sure to enjoy the beautiful warm weather while it’s still here. If you’re looking for some more inspiration, check out these ideas: