Fall is here, regardless of what the weather is doing. The leaves are changing, the sweaters are coming out, occasionally, and the pumpkins are making their way into our homes ready for carving. To most, October is solely about the prep for Halloween, what you’re going to dress up as, how to decorate the house, where to get the best deal on candy, but who knew October has so much more going on then just Halloween. Thankfully, here is where you can learn where are when fun things are going on before October 31.
There will be a Kincardine & District Horticultural Society Meeting w/Speaker at 7pm in the St. Anthony’s Church Hall to discuss Chemical Free Gardening! Visitors are welcomes, join the conversation and learn how to better your gardening experience.
In downtown Kincardine several bars and restaurants will be hosting a Reunion Craft Beer, Cider & Wine Festival from 7:00 - 11:00pm. This festival is a fundraiser for Kincardine Reunion for 2018.
October 6th, 7th and 8th
Tiverton Fall Fair is celebrating its 156th Fall Fair. There will be tractor pulls, miniature horse shows, petting zoos, face painting, Teeswater Highlanders, beer gardens, lots of great prizes and more!
Kountry Kitchen Bazaar at the Pine River United Church from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Plenty of variety for all kind of taste buds but their famous Meat Pies might just out due it all.
MacGregor Points Haunted Trail at MacGregor Point Provincial Park from 8:00 – 10:00 pm both Friday and Saturday. An extremely scary walk you’ll never forget. Costs $14.50 per vehicle to enter and a non-perishable food item.
The Walkerton Little Royal Fair is celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary starting Friday and finished Sunday. There will be bouncy castles, a jousting centre, homemaking displays, field crop competitions, poultry show, team penning, pet show, pull competition, chuck wagon races, field to fork demonstrations, safety displays, saddle show and competition.
1st Annual Strout’n Krout Bavarian Street Festival celebrating our German roots with food, music and games. Fun for all ages. $5 donation at gate, all proceeds go towards community improvements. Opens at 4:00 pm and closes at 12:00 am.
The Lighthouse Swing Band Dance at the Kincardine Beach Pavilion from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Listen to your favourite dance numbers from the Big Band era. $10 per person and children under 16 and Retirement Home Residents are free.
Hawgs Breath Saloon will be hosting a Kincardine Pride LGBTQ Social and Networking night from 6:30 – 9:30 pm where you can support Kincardine’s Pride, socialize, have fun and meet new people in your community.
Brews and Bites: A Guided Beer Tasting at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. An informative and entertaining evening with Brewers Peter Braul and Scott Brown of Black Bellows Brewery. The evening includes a greeting brew, five tasting brews, paired appetizers, and door prizes. Members are $35 +HST and general public is $45 +HST.
Dance your heart out at the Zumba-Thon in the Kincardine Davidson Centre. Wear pink in support of breast cancer month. Tickets are 10$, doors open at 1:30 and the dancing begin at 2:00 pm and runs till 4:00 pm. There will be guest instructors, door prizes and silent auctions.
Woman’s House Annual Gala ‘Step Back Into The 60s’ at the Davidson Centre. Doors open for cocktails at 5:30 pm, dinner is at 7:00 pm, the dance begins at 8:30 pm and there will be a draw at 11:30 pm. Live & silent auctions, elimination prize draw, trivia game, dinner & dancing. Theme & dress is the 60's.
Little Peter and the Elegants present a 50s’ and 60’s Music Hop. Located at the Legion. Doors open at 8:00 pm and dancing starts at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the Legion Bar, the Harbour Rose Boutique or at the door. Plenty of food, fun and dancing.
Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre present Sheatre, which brings you the performance ‘Ye Cannae Throw Yer Granny From The Bus’. From 2:00 to 4:00 pm, the play uses humour and music to inform the audience about the very real issue of elder abuse. $9 per person for the general public and $7 for members.
Third Annual Huron Bruce Celebrity Hockey Classic. The tournament kicks off the evening of Thursday, October 26 with an unforgettable Draft Party, where each team will select a NHL star to play on their team. Draft positions will be determined by the total dollars raised by each team. After an evening spent getting to know their celebrity teammate, teams will hit the ice on Friday, October 27 at The Plex in Port Elgin area.
The Invisible Wounds Conference to recognize the work done by first responders. For those who work as first responders or in high stress environments, this is an educational and peer support conference with presentations focused on recovery, from substance abuse, occupational stress injuries, peer support, post-traumatic stress, injuries, and disorders. Registration and meet and greet is 7:30 – 8:45 am. Presentations are from 8:50 am – 4:30 pm. Tickets are $75 and all proceeds go to R2MR training. Held at the Best Western Plus Governor’s Inn, Kincardine.
Halloween in Lakeside downtown Kincardine from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Local businesses participating will have balloons displayed outside the business. It’s a great time to get your kids out trick or treating in a safe place at a safe time.
Kincardine Baptist Church presents ‘Mercy” – a country gospel trio. A dinner and concert experience for $40 per person starting at 5:00 pm or just $25 per person for just the concert starting at 7:00 pm.
Night at the Museum from 8:00 pm Saturday night until 8:00 am Sunday morning at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. Kids ages 8-12 are invited for an exclusive sleepover at the Museum and a night of Halloween themed fun. Kids will play, explore, experiment, create and meet a special guest before finishing the night off with a movie in the theatre. Costumes are encouraged! Pre-registration and prepayment required. Members are $25+HST and the general public is $30+HST.
There is plenty to do in and see in the month of October, each day something different but there are also some important things to remember each and every day of the month of October. October has many topic awareness movements in order to help inform the public about specific charities, issues, celebrations and historical events that they might be unaware about or know little of.
These are just a few of the many topic awareness movements for this month. You can find more at Nation Day Calendar. Whether you enjoy October for Halloween, for the beautiful colours on the trees or for the weather, there is plenty to do for everyone and lots to learn while doing so.