Breathe the fresh air of Norfolk County

Breathe it in!

The fresh air of Norfolk County …
from Port Dover to Long Point.

 

Not so long ago, September meant back-breaking hard work in the tobacco fields of Norfolk County.

 

Farm work is still hard — and this month we celebrate the people who put food on our tables.

 

Come for a stay: norfolktourism.ca

The late Irene Anderson painted a beloved image of the golden era of tobacco farming. Many Norfolk County residents cherish this painting. Delhi Harvest Fest is this weekend.

Rural Routes LaSalette Cycling Tour: Help raise funds for migrant worker transportation (September 15).

Celebrate the harvest

Harvest Fest Meals: Hungarian Hall has breaded chicken, cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes … need we say more? (Sept. 13 to 16).

Taste of Latin: Authentic Mexican and Nicaraguan food, Latin music and more in downtown Simcoe. (Sept. 14).

Mexican Independence Day Celebrations: Traditional dancing, music and singing, enjoy Mexican food. Friday, Sept. 14.

Delhi Harvest Fest: Food, live music, beer garden, fun for everyone (Sept. 14 to 16).

Kerosene Creek: Ontario’s hottest new Country act appears at the Backstage Capitol Theatre (Sept. 14).

Heritage Tractor Drive: Vintage tractors and their drivers travel the picturesque back roads of Norfolk County (Saturday, Sept 15).

Rural Routes LaSalette Cycling Tour: Help raise funds for migrant worker transportation (Saturday, Sept. 15).

Belgian Club Dance: Dance the night away with one of Ontario’s top party bands (Saturday, Sept. 15).

Harvest Fest Kinsmen Breakfast: A hearty cooked breakfast at Quance Mill in Delhi (Sunday, Sept. 16).

Reconnect with nature…

Owl Prowl: An evening guided walk in Backus Woods to look for and call owls (Sept. 15).

Memorial Forest Dedication: Annual dedication of trees planted in memory of loved ones and friends (Sept. 16).

Mushroom Foray: Hunt for mushrooms at Long Point Eco Adventures, then prepare and taste them at the Burning Kiln Winery (Sept 22).

Metis Rendezvous: Celebrate Metis culture with fiddlers, dancers, guitarists and singers, plus food, games and vendors at Silver Lake Park in Port Dover, (Sept 22).

Duck Day Celebrations: A day of fun and awareness about conservation at Long Point Waterfowl Research & Education Centre (Sept 23).

Mushroom Foray: Join Mycologist Bob Bowles & Naturalist Robin Tapley.

Sip, savour, shop in Ontario’s Garden: Do not miss this flavourful event at the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show.

Ontario’s largest fair

Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show is Ontario’s largest fair held outside of a city.

Slated for October 2 through 8, don’t miss grandstand performances from Dean Brody (Oct 5) and Chantal Kreviazuk (Oct 6).

If you go to one fair this year, Norfolk County Fair is the place to visit.

You can still buy Norfolk strawberries

Until frost hits the farm fields of Norfolk County, our farmers will continue to harvest produce, including everbearing strawberries. No offence, California, but ours are much tastier and didn’t need a passport to get here.

A devastating frost hit Norfolk County’s apple crop and sour cherry orchards this spring, so unfortunately we are short on those items. But there are still lots of other fruit and vegetables, so…

Visit www.norfolkfarms.com

Trios are a big hit at The Cider Keg Farm Market, on Highway 24 (after the bend), south of Simcoe. Open 7 days of the week.

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