Thanksgiving Weekend in Hastings County

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Whether you’ve got a large crowd of visitors descending on you, or you’re planning a quiet 3 days off, we’ve got some ideas for how to spend your time this Thanksgiving Weekend.

Farmers Markets

Pink clouds at sunset over the Stirling Mill Bridge.
Photo from Market in the Village Facebook Page

Market in the Village Harvest Market | Friday, October 8, 4-7pm

Head to Mill Street in Stirling for the final Market in the Village this Friday evening. The Market in the Village Facebook Page shared the following details:

  • The street will be decorated for fall
  • There will be more vendors
  • The storefronts on Mill & West Front Streets will be open for late night shopping
  • The Lions club will be serving up hot wings to order
  • There will be fresh apple cider
  • There will be live music from @stirlingjbirds
  • Kick off your Thanksgiving weekend in the best way downtown Stirling

Marmora Farmers Market | Saturday, October 9, 8am-2pm

The last Marmora Farmers Market of the season is on Saturday in Marmora’s Legion Park. A great spot to pick up last-minute additions to your Thanksgiving feast!

Maynooth Farmers Market | Saturday, October 9, 8am-1pm

For those in the north end of Hastings County, the Maynooth Farmers Market is the place to get your locally produced goods. Also wrapping up the season today on the front lawn of Memories Tearoom.

The Tweed Stampede

The Tweed Stampede Event Poster

Giddyup! This annual event hosted by Stoco Lake Lodge brings visitors from near and far! Gates for the Tweed Stampede open at 11am on Friday, October 8 and programming runs all weekend, finishing with a live concert at 8pm on Sunday night. From classic cars and arm wrestling to rodeos, tractor pulls, and fireworks, this is sure to be an unforgettable weekend!

For a full schedule of events and ticket info head to The Tweed Stampede Website.

The Marlbank Fall Fair & Vendor Sale

Marlbank's Fall Fair & Vendor Sale Poster

With more than 25 local vendors, kids games, a BBQ, and live music, there will be plenty to do in Marlbank this weekend! Check out their Facebook Event Listing for more details.

Enjoy Some Live Music

The Longtooth Beverage Co. Patio at Sunset.
Photo from Longtooth Beverage Co. Facebook Page

Patio season is winding down and this might be your last chance to catch some al fresco tunes until next year. Enjoy a bevvy and take in the fall colours at the following spots:

Music in the Garden at Quinn’s of Tweed | October 9, 12-5pm

Saturday, October 9, from Noon to 5pm. Music in the Quinn’s of Tweed Garden (next to the municipal parking lot). Local groups, no charge, just come and enjoy!

Music at Longtooth Beverage Co. | October 9, 3-6pm

Brews and sweet acoustic tunes. Sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

However you spend the weekend, may it be full of good food and good memories!

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Quinn's of Tweed

345 Victoria St. North Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0

Visitors often ask about the building and it’s name, Quinn’s of Tweed. In fact, tradition dictates that we keep, with honour,  the name Quinn’s of Tweed, the original name of the store and building. The Quinn’s of Tweed building is one of the town’s oldest and most beautiful historic stone structures, dating back to the 1880s. The twelve foot walls allow us to hang paintings in the traditional French salon style. You’ll marvel at the craftmanship of the ash and maple staircase, the old bookeeper’s office, and the stained glass that brings one back to an era when a handshake and promise were as good as gold – today, we still believe in those principles.

gaylord hardwood flooring

228 Victoria St N, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

Charles Frederick McGowan sold the lot in 1907 to William James Lawrence for $600.00. Shortly thereafter Mr. Lawrence erected the building which still stands there today. He conducted a furniture business until 1912, when he sold the property to the Traders’ Bank of Canada, which within the year, was taken over by the Royal Bank of Canada. It operated out of the building until 1942, when the war forced consolidations and closures due to a lack of tellers (men). The property changed hands a couple more times before local Tweed family, Gaylord Forest Products secured the property in 2003. Since then, they have evolved every inch of the interior into an experience. Each room throughout the building is a real life ‘showroom’ from top to bottom; you simply have to see it to believe it. The stairwell in particular holds a lot of history!

Marmora and Lake Inn

Come as strangers. Leave as friends.

29 Bursthall St, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

Experience the charm of our 1906 mansion, nestled in the village of Marmora, Ontario, an historic town celebrating 200 years in 2021. The large and stately home was built by Ed Shannon for lumber baron Henry Reginald Pearce (known as “Reginald”) and his family, who purchased the lot for $200. It remained a private family dwelling for many decades and eventually was converted to a Bed and Breakfast by Chris and Lilly Boldly.

It now operates as Marmora And Lake Inn B&B and boasts beautiful, spacious bedrooms with quaint old-world craftsmanship for a luxurious stay. Onsite amenities include an exceptional indoor swimming pool, bubbler tub, infrared sauna, large screen SMART TV’s in each room, wireless internet access throughout, and generous sized gathering rooms. And being a small town, the pool is open to the community and friends for a nominal fee (pre-booking is required).

Our guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast including locally baked breads and pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit, an extensive beverage and tea/coffee bar featuring a wide variety of flavours and blends. Great outdoor patio area for fair-weather relaxation and large private events.

Whether planning a romantic weekend for two, a small wedding, a family reunion or a week-long visit to bask in the natural beauty of the region, the Marmora And Lake Inn B&B will help make it a time to remember. (Please note that all bedrooms are on the upper levels and we don’t yet have accessibility assist.)