Local happenings for Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving is the first family gathering of the autumn season and Canadians have a lot to be thankful for. Celebrate the kick-off of autumn by making new memories with family and friends. Stittsville Central wishes everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and may everyone stay safe.

Friday, October 11

The kids are off for a PD day and the Goulbourn Museum is holding a ‘Drop-In’ event starting at 1:00pm at Goulbourn Museum. Kids can make Talkin’ Turkeys. You will be amazed by the lifelike gobbles the turkeys make. Hours of entertainment! Cost by donation.

You can get all your Thanksgiving weekend fixings this Friday evening from 4:30 – 7:30 pm as Stittsville Market at the Barn are hosting a Thanksgiving Market ahead of the holiday weekend. Vendors this week include: JolyJam Heritage Hog Farm sharing their pastured raised pork; Munster Farm will be there with their grass-fed beef; Four B Farms will be there so you can pick-up your pre-ordered free range turkey; Taste Blooms will be on hand with pastries, cookies, and pies (apples and pumpkin); Our Hobby Farm with their farm fresh organic veggies and salads to go; Kristys Naturals will have their low sugar preserves and homemade vanilla; San Jose Mexican foods/ taqueria will have their fresh made Mexican food; and @joysofamaranth will be participating with their amaranth snacks.

Saunders Farm (7893 Bleeks Road) look forward to hosting everyone for their Scaring is Caring this Thanksgiving weekend. In memory of Jamie Hubley, and to support a celebration of acceptance, $5 from every admission sold this Friday (October 11th, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm) will be donated to the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. Jamie Hubley worked at Saunders Farm during two Haunting Seasons, enjoying his time as various characters on our Haunted Hayride before we lost his amazing light and spirit. The Scaring is Caring Fundraiser, now in its 9th year, was founded to celebrate Jamie’s life and his message of acceptance while raising money and awareness to support mental health advisory services in our community. The evening is proudly supported by the Hubley Family, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, Saunders Farm, and our staff, family, and friends. Buy your tickets at SaundersFarm.com!

Saturday, October 12

The Responsible Dog Owners of Canada are holding their Stittsville Dog Park Clean-Up from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Bags and gloves will be supplied. Stittsville Dog Park is located in the Shea Woods — corner of Shea Road and Abbott Street. For the clean up, meet at the northeast corner in the Holy Spirit Parish parking lot.

Brew Revolution (Jackson Trails Centre) is offering live music this weekend in their taproom. Cargo Cult will be playing from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm! Cargo Cult is an Ottawa acoustic duo bringing back the best from the 70’s and the decades that surround it.

Out of town, but a nice Autumn drive away!

Wander, Savour, Collect at the Crown and Pumpkin Tour – The Art & the Craft – takes place in the Almonte and Clayton area on Thanksgiving weekend, October 12 to the 14 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. Visit historic downtown Almonte and travel scenic rural roads to discover a great array of fine art, fine craft and fine food from 60 creators. There are 16 stops, with a carefully chosen mix of artists and artisans, designed to tantalize all of your senses. Just a short drive from Ottawa, free admission, bicycle friendly. Visit www.crownandpumpkin.com to find out more.

The Log Farm on Cedarview Road has some weekend fun. Thanksgiving Weekend at the Farm – take a wagon ride or get lost in their corn maze. The farm is open Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.


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