8 Activities to do in Hastings County this September

Summer is coming to an end, but do not despair, there is plenty of fun to be had in the Fall!  Here is a list of 8 things to do in Hastings County in September:

1) Drumming Circle Night at Faraday Community Centre

September 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Faraday Community Centre, Hwy 28 South of Bancroft at Lower Faraday Road corner 

Everyone is welcome.  The event takes place every eecond Thursday each month. Sponsored by Faraday Township Recreation Committee.

2) Our Backyard Feast From Farm

September 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tweed Memorial Park

This is a culinary event celebrating our local food producers and pairing them with professional chefs.  Chefs will create an innovative culinary dish featuring our local farmer’s product. The day will consists of taste testing food; demonstrations; music; breweries and wineries; farmers market; and so much more.  Tickets cost $30 for 7 taste testings.  Additional samples may be purchased the day of the event for $5 each.

Feast from Farm event promotional photo

3) Madoc Fall Fair

September 16-18 All Day Events
Madoc Fairgrounds & Arena

Horse & Pony Draws, 4-H Open Calf Show, Homecraft & Livestock Exhibits, Petting Zoo, Midway, Vendors, Sheep, Spinning, Poultry Displays, Activities and Entertainment, Pie Eating Contest, Duck Herding Demonstration, Demolition Derby Homecraft & Livestock Exhibits, NEW Petting Zoo & Pony Rides, Midway, Vendors, Sheep, Spinning, Poultry Display.

4) The Water Buffalo Food Festival

September 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mill Street, Stirling-Rawdon

Free admission but samples are $1 or $2 each.  Enjoy a taste of Italy in downtown Stirling-Rawdon with a lively street festival. Sample delicious, mouth-watering dishes made from water buffalo products like mozzarella di bufala, ricotta and a variety of meats! Admission is free but be sure to bring your loonies and twoonies for tasty samples! Enjoy local wines and craft beers as you listen to live entertainment. An incredible Kids Zone is available with lots to see and do. Pet and even ride a live water buffalo and have your picture taken with a cute baby buffalo calf.

5) Bancroft And Area Autumn Studio Tour

September 17 & 18, 24 & 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Bancroft & Area Autumn Studio Tour includes 18 unique artists at 14 stops featuring rustic woodworking, pottery, wire sculpture, paintings in many mediums, wood art and wood turning, fibre art, stained glass, fusing, mosaic, and jewellery.  An excellent opportunity to meet artists and view or purchase their exquisite creations.

Bancroft Studio Art Tour photos

6) Hastings County Historical Society Public Presentation

September 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 pm
Maranatha Church, 100 College Street West, Belleville

Historian and Society member Bobby-Jo Morris will present A History of the Village of Shannonville. 

7) 8th Canadian Alpaca Farm Days

September 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Amazing Graze Alpaca Farm, 127 Sine Rd, Stirling, Ontario

Amazing Graze Alpacas Stirling

Join Amazing Graze Alpaca Farms as they celebrate their 8th Canadian Alpaca Farm Days! Find out what makes alpacas so wonderful. Bring your camera and your questions. Learn about alpacas and what to do with their fiber.

8) Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

September 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Stirling Festival Theatre, 41 West Front St, Stirling

It’s a Mission Implausible. A dead body interrupts a spy conference. Famed Spy, James Bord, Agent Double O-Zero, is on the case. The mission, if you choose to accept it, will cause fits of laughter