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Throughout the year, almost every community in Middlesex County has a festival or event that is sure to entertain. From early spring maple bush tours to late winter Santa Claus appearances you can spend every season enjoying the small town charm that the towns and hamlets have to offer.

visitors looking at quilts

Ailsa-Craig Quilt Festival

The Ailsa-Craig Quilt Festival is unlike any other in the world. This weekend long event showcases the best local and international art quilts for both Quilters and art lovers alike. These quilts have been specifically curated and displayed by some of Southwestern Ontario's most distinguished fiber art judges. A "Quilt Cafe" and various other special events are interspersed throughout the week. This year's theme is "Quilts of Iceland" and features an exhbition of over 100 Icelandic quilts, live interactive workshops, and a Viking village reenactment!

160 Ailsa-Craig Main St.
Ailsa Craig, ON N0M 1A0

Events: Corbett Fun Day/Antique & Classic Car Show

The Corbett Fun Day/Antique & Classic Car Show is held annually in August. This event includes music, a steak and chicken BBQ, a live auction of donations, a cash draw, and car show. 

Corbett Community Centre
35914 Corbett Rd.
Parkhill, ON N0M 2K0
log cabin

Events: Lower Thames Conservation

Check out the various events taking place at the longwoods Conservation Area and Ska-Nah-Doht Village and museum throughout the year

Longwoods Road Conservation Area
band playing with crowd

Events: Rockin Wheels

Rock and Roll Music Festival featuring Canadian Artists to support and raise awareness and prevention research programs for neuro-traumatic injuries.

22647 Adelaide Road
Mount Brydges, ON
Cowgirls Dancing

Events: The Purple Hill Country Hall

A place where farming blends very nicely with history, specialization, diversification and unique sense of vision. Enjoy great Roast Beef dinners and Country music balls played by Canadian Talents from Country Music Hall of Farmers, top recording artists to Juno Award winners and budding stars on the way up! 

20903 Purple Hill Road
Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0
tractors show

Events: Tri-County Heritage Club's Heritage & Antique Show

The Tri-County Heritage Club’s Heritage & Antique Show is held annually on the second full weekend in July. The attractions include antique automobiles and tractors, gasoline and steam engines, parade, jamboree music and a “just for fun” tractor pull. 

Ilderton Fair Grounds
Ye Olde Towne Hall

Events: Ye Olde Towne Hall

The Friends of Ye Olde Towne Hall invite one and all to enjoy this lovely Community Hall; it is one of many fine buildings in Ailsa Craig representing the rich history of this once vibrant shipping center. The hall is the perfect venue for small parties, receptions, meetings, and theatrical productions. They are always events happening at the Ye Olde Towne Hall, from community fundraisers, concerts, theatre productions and much more. Make sure to visit their website for all events happening throughout the year. 

160 Ailsa Craig Main Street
Ailsa Craig, ON
Kids inflatable trampolines

Festival: Ailsa Craig Gala Days

The Gala Days is an annual three-day, family-oriented festival, held on the third weekend in July. Friday Night Family Dance, Main Street Parade, Show n’ Shine, Outside Video Dance, 5km & 10km Run, Face Painters & Children's Entertainers, 4 on 4 Road Hockey, Midway. A highlight to the festival is the KubCar Races, where competitors have the opportunity to construct their own KubCar, following strict specifications, and then race them on a dedicated KubCar track.

Ailsa Craig Community Park

Festival: Art in the Barn

Southwestern Ontario's Largest Summer Arts & Crafts festival with over 250 exhibitors featuring everything from fine arts, pottery, jewellery, furniture, clothing, wood decor, birdhouses, home decor and so much more. Savour the flavours of our many food trucks, enjoy an ice cream or iced lemonade while browsing our vendors both inside & out. Plenty of onsite parking, $2 - per car. Always the 2nd weekend in July.

4939 Hamilton Road
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G6
Baconfest banner and people walking

Festival: Baconfest

Offers horse drawn carriage rides, a vendors market and a beer garden. Baconfest, promises to be “Everything Bikes & Bacon” and they will offer a large selection of bacon culinary delights. As well as plenty of bacon to go around and through further area partnerships, there will be free entertainment for the whole family to enjoy!

Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum


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