A return to back-to-school routines left you feeling a little blah? If summer’s end has both parents and kids seeking a little excitement, it’s time to check out these fabulous weekend activities coming up at the end of the month proving that the BoQ is pretty fun in the fall too.
Sponsored by Belleville’s Rotary Club, this long running music festival showcases Belleville’s beautiful East Hill neighbourhood and encourages mingling with both music fans and musicians alike. With resident hosts offering up porches as ready-made stages to various musical acts and all venues within walking distance of each other, this friendly festival champions community atmosphere. Bring a lawnchair and head to East Hill between 1 and 4 on Saturday to enjoy a little local talent!
Looking to get a head start on your search for the perfect jack-o-lantern? Nothing says fall like a visit to a farmer’s market. Whether you’re looking for fresh tomatoes, flowers, maple syrup, or one-of-a-kind handicrafts, you’ll find yourself spoiled for choice by the fabulous selections on offer at various markets throughout the Bay of Quinte area.
3) Mohawk Fair
With the agricultural fair season quickly drawing to a close, this wonderful 3-day harvest celebration in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory presents one of your last opportunities to come out and bask in the bounty of local farms. This fun-packed event offers up a wide range of activities, from a midway, demolition derby and petting zoo to traditional foods, handicrafts and unique displays on Mohawk culture and heritage.
Go no further than the armouries in downtown Belleville for a little taste of fall. This annual autumn celebration appeals to both young and old alike. Sample a little free apple cider while learning how to make a cornhusk doll or get creative on the Monster Colouring Wall. Go for a pony ride or do a short tour by horse drawn trolley. From dance and martial arts demos to milking cow and vintage tractor displays, there’s a little something for everyone at this fun Saturday event.
Prefer your September entertainment indoors? Head directly to Quinte Canadian Filmfest in downtown Trenton. Whether you buy tickets to Clint Eastwood’s production of Indian Horse, the gripping story of a Residential School Survivor and talented hockey player, a documentary outlining the final, heartbreaking tour of Canada’s famed Tragically Hip with lead singer Gord Downie, or take in some local shorts, you’re sure to exit either Centre Theatre or Trenton Town Hall – 1861 film venues with much to think about and ready for more.