Category: event

Campbellford Library Flower Gardens II

In the Spring Campbellford Public Library Flower Gardens were featured as one of the best in Northumberland county. But the true test of floral display is how you do in the Fall when the trees and shrubs are rivalling the flower garden for variety of color and form. So here is a look at theCampbellford…

Fall Fair Lites

One of the delights in the Fall and its many Country Fairs is the early dusk and the lights that come up on the Midway rides. This reviewer missed THEx in Toronto this year but fortunately the Nortumberland townships are full of  fair action in September. Here is some color found in the Hills. It…

The Demo Derby Gladiators

Gladatorial Games are are alive, well, and auto-driven in the Northumberland Hills of  Eastern Ontario. They are called Demolition Derbies. The Warkworth Fall Fair kicked off Friday night with a Demolition Derby at Dusk. Now this reviewer had been to the Brighton Speedway just south of Warkworth on Highway 30 where the mud track races…

Wet and Wild Autumn

Rain, particularly a gentle drizzle, adds a lushness to Fall hues which is like a bouquet of unexpected good humor and joy. And last Fall, there were plenty of squalls and drizzles to add sparkle to the countryside. Suddenly a timid Autumn day becomes wet and wild with color and standout sheen. All you have…

Fall in the Warkworth Countryside

Last year by the start of the second week of Fall one could clearly see that this was going to be a dramatic and colorful show. First, the maples and sumac were putting on the ritz with a color sheen and shine everywhere. Going for a morning jog along the side roads had new pleasing…

Long Lunch on Main Street

Warkworth’s LongLunch has, like most Ontario Festivals this year, had to play dodge ball with the weather. Fortunately, the Feast on Main Street got the sunny, not too humid, and a little bit on the glowing side weather. Not to complain as the hundreds of Long Lunch diners had  corn-on-the cob, beef and pork with…

Campbellfords Waterfront Festival

As promised, Campbellford put on a great Waterfront Festival- where fun was to be found for kids of all ages. First, the weather was quite fine – no small blessing in this summer of great weather variability and a great downpour one day later. Bright sun abounded but there were  clouds and wind enough to…

Water Fun in Campbellford Ontario

The poster says it all – the Port Hope’s Ganny Fest now has a worthy mid-Summer successor.  There are all sorts of fun and games to be found –  Beach Volleyball, Rock Paper Scissors Contest, Ice Cream Eating and the Belly Flop competition. And that is just the morning activities. Noon starts the river races:…

50th Cobourg Highland Games – the Heavyweights

As we have seen, the  50th Highland Games  really profited from being  in Victoria Park. And the Heavy Weight events on a section of Cobourg Beach was the best venue from a photography point of view. Not one bad angle for shooting the events as seen here: [iframe src=’https://picsofcanada.com/splash/heavyhi3d.html’ width=’780′ height=’530′] There are two groups…

Canada Day Kids Fun

Canada Day last year was lots of fun in three Northumberland Hills towns – Campbellford, Hasting and Warkworth. It was hard to choose among them for sheer fun and games. But this year Warkworth made a case for itself. Here is a capsule look at the fun to be  had in Warkworth on Canada Day.…

Dania Madera-Lerman on Exhibit at Campbellford Library

The Campbellford Library has already been praised for it floral bounty on the outside. Now it has an exhibit by Spirit of the Hills artist Dania Madera-Lerman that adds distinctive floral and artistic beauty on the inside. Madera-Lerman’s art works adorn the walls and add a colorful flair on the inside: [iframe src=”https://picsofcanada.com/splash/dania.html” width=”100%” height=”600″]…

50th Cobourg Highland Games – Pipe and Drum Bands

One of the fascinating sensations on enter Cobourg’s Spring lush Victoria Park was the music in the air. Pipes and drum rat-a-tats filled the field but there was no obvious source except for a lone piper. Bagpipes lilt permeated the park from over a dozen bands scattered throughout Victoria Park. Enough to make Groucho Marx…