CORNWALL, Ontario - The entertainment lineup at the upcoming Kinsmen Fallfest has got something for everyone.
The event, which runs Sept. 13-15 in Lamoureux Park, includes cover bands for Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac and the Bee Gees, as well as dozens of vendors and plenty of international flavour - literally.
Marvin Plumadore, co-chair of the event, told Seaway News tastes of Europe and even First Nations fare will be available.
"We're really trying to gear it towards the culture that we have in our area," he said.
“People are looking for something to do to ease them out of summer,” said Terry Muir, event co-chair, in an earlier interview. “The dates were specifically selected to give everyone an opportunity to get back into their regular routine of school.”
The main goal, say organizers is to raise funds to support a few of the children’s charities around town, such as The Children’s Christmas Fund and school breakfast programs, all the while getting the community back to the park for one last hoorah.
A stellar line-up of local acts will play throughout the weekend - Switchgear, Sky People, Steve Gardiner Band, Landmark, Graham Greer, Brigadoons, Jamie Heath, Eric Willison, Heatley and Roxanne Delage.
Also on the schedule will be Chinese lion-dancing, The MacCulloch Dancers, Martial Arts demonstrations, and Native dancers, as well other cultural displays.
The festival will also feature a vendors market and a craft beer tent with three local brewers.
Organizers are anticipating an attendance of 20,000 to 25,000 people over the weekend. There is no cover charge for any of the entertainment, however, donations will be greatly appreciated.
For more check out www.kinsmenfallfest.com.