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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…

True Romance at THEx In Toronto

One of the ways I gauge the popularity of THEx in Toronto is how many people are out taking the Rides on the Midway. This past year there seemed to be an upsurge in age on the rides – more 20 somethings and even an uptick in Freedom 55-ers. The rides appeared more crowded than…

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.…

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…

50th Cobourg Highland Games – Highland Dancing

The Cobourg Highland Games committee really knows how to put on a fling as seen at its 50th year event. First, it was a return to Victoria Park – a natural for the meeting of the Massed Pipe and Drum Bands and the assembled Highland dancers. And the nearby Cobourg beach was perfect for the…

The 50th Cobourg Highland Games

The  Cobourg Highland Games have had a bad run of weather luck in the past few years; but not  the 50th year Games. The weather on Saturday June 15th was delightfully sunny, breezy yet not overbearingly hot. And this between a rainy Friday and a supersaturated Sunday morning. Ahh, the luck of the Scottish! And…

Bonnets in the Canadian Hood

The Royal Ascot in Berkshire England is a Horse and Bonnet showing of 300 years distinction. Lately the Bonnets have gotten the best of the show as seen above. The media flock to the venue as much for the bonnets on display as for the horse racing. See CBS News Images for a handsome Hats…

Campbellford Library Flowers Bloom

For the past few Springs the flower garden at the Port Hope Public Library managed to outdo for floral splendor most of its competitors for best Spring Library Garden in the Northumberland Hills of Eastern Ontario. But there may be a new title holder, with the Spring extravaganza of beautiful blooms at the Campbellford Public…

Lilac Festival in Warkworth

The Lilac Festival in Warkworth is caught in-between on Eastern Ontario’s Spring Festival Scene. A weekend before the Lilac Festival there is the Warkworth Art in the Park Show and the Cobourg Music Experience. During the Lilac Festival there is the  Colborne Apple Blossom Festival and  Doors Open Northumberland . And the  June 14-17th weekend  after…

Colborne Apple Blossom Festival

Spring does not officially arrive in Eastern Canada until Colborne’s Apple Blossom Tyme  Festival or the last frost has covered the countryside. With nighttime temperatures reaching into the 2-4°C range and winds dying down – it is expected that the Last Frost will  have the honors of officially ushering in Spring this year. However, the…