This Labour Day weekend is full of horseplay, celebrating 146 years of festivities in Newington and enjoying an extra day with family and friends. The Stormont County Fair and Upper Canada Village are throwing events that signify tradition and pay tribute to mighty stallions throughout Canada's history. Next weekend is packed with spectacular events, too. Cornwall and the Counties will showcase the area's most significant historical sites during Doors Open Ontario. Plus, the Akwesasne International Pow-Wow held at the A'nowara'ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island is a guaranteed jaw-dropper. Don't forget to take advantage of all the city has to offer this long weekend. A picturesque waterfront, tasty restaurants and splashpads are waiting.
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Here’s What's Happening:
Celebrate 146th Stormont County Fair
The popular event is back and ready to entertain the entire family. There are tons of activities for all ages such as a tractor pull, children’s cattle class competition, Rebecca Skye (fiddler/singing) performance, petting zoo, artisans painting, wrestling and much more. The Stormont County Fair is open Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. Event location: 3666 County Road 14, Newington, ON. For more information, visit www.stormontfair.ca.
Giddy Up: Upper Canada Village Horse Lovers’ Weekend
UCV is horsin’ around this Saturday, Sunday and Monday. So, get on your cowboy hat and experience the ride. Professional horse riders and horse enthusiasts are part of an event that puts you in the saddle. Free horseback rides, horse whispering explained, freestyle riding performances are some of the many activities at the Horse Lovers’ Weekend. To get more information, visit www.uppercanandavillage.com.
Long Sault Farmers Market on display at Long Sault Plaza
Come check out a fantastic selection of fruits, preserves, organic chickens, veggies, coffee and many others! Support local farmers and businesses and leave with some baked goods. Open Saturday and Sunday 2:00p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Get ready for the Akwesasne International Pow-Wow
Mark your calendars for an event that puts First Nations culture in full view. The Akwesasne International Pow-Wow is set to deliver a spectacular experience this Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. The two-day event will take place at the A'nowara'ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island, across the St. Lawrence River from Cornwall. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.akwesasnepowwow.com.
Check out Cornwall and the Counties’ Doors Open historical event
The doors of historical sites all over Cornwall and the area will swing open during the Doors Open event. A rare and free glimpse into churches, museums and other sites full of heritage is available Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. To get more information, visit www.doorsopenontario.on.ca.