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Celebrate the Harvest in Rideau Lakes

Photo: Delta Harvest Festival, provided by the Delta Agricultural Society 

The harvest is kicking into gear in Rideau Lakes! Pay tribute to all things harvest and outdoors in Rideau Lakes with these exciting seasonal events. Mark your calendars and enjoy some bounty from the boonies.


Cloud 9 Electronic Music and Eco Art Festival - September 9

This unique youth-organized festival melds interactive art, music, community and workshops at No. 9 Gardens for a multi-sensory celebration of sustainability! Taking place on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 at 1516 Summers Road, there is camping available the night before and the night of the festival, along with some shared meals and activities on Friday night and Sunday morning. Look for live electronic music, engaging workshops, pop-up markets, outdoor eco-art exhibits, and the opportunity to contribute to an interactive mosaic sculpture! 


Ontario Artists Blacksmiths Association’s Hammer-In - September 9

The recently renovated Blacksmith Shop at the Delta Mill National Historic Site will be a hub of activity on Saturday, Sept. 9 as the Ontario Artists Blacksmiths Association’s Hammer-In takes place. The smoke and noise will start at 10 a.m. with Megan Carter demonstrating decorative forge welded scrollwork as a component of a pot hanger. The forges will be open to members for the afternoon, or set up your own outside. The Mill is also open to the public and mill stones will be grinding at 1 p.m. OABA members, guest forges and the general public are welcome.
Festivals and Events Delta Harvest Festival 2022 Blacksmith Shop and Demonstration in Drive Shed at Old Stone Mill Full Permissions Marie WhitePhoto: Blacksmith Shop Demonstration in the Drive Shed at The Old Stone Mill

Moon Valley Farms Apple Orchard - September 9

Fresh apples and known for its cider! Easy to find off at 3357 Hwy. 15 between Elgin and Crosby. You-pick season starting any day now, rumoured to be Sept. 9, 2023 – follow on Facebook to stay up to date.

Moon_Valley_Farms_Facebook_Page_-_Apples.jpegPhoto: Moon Valley Farms Facebook page


Lombardy Agricultural Society Poultry Show - Sunday, September 10

Shake a tail feather all the way to the Lombardy Poultry and Critter Meet for fall on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon! Purchase poultry, waterfowl, turkeys and more. Located at the Lombardy Agricultural Barns at 6 Kelly’s Road.

Lombardy_Ag_Society_2023_Event_List_Facebook_Page.jpegImage: Lombardy Agricultural Society website  

Beekeeping Basics & Honey Harvest at No. 9 Gardens - September 16

We’re buzzing with excitement! Ever dreamed of keeping bees, but don’t know where to bee-gin? On Sept. 16, 2023 from 10 a.m. to noon, join No.9 Gardens' beekeeper, Erwin Kooi, and be guided through all the basics of what to expect when starting out beekeeping. You will leave with introductory knowledge of the inner workings of the hive, bees and all the equipment. (and maybe a taste or two of honey, as well!) Registration required.

 Beekeeping_Basics_and_Honey_at_No_9_Gardens_Facebook_page.jpegPhoto: No, 9 Gardens Facebook page


Lombardy Barn Dance - Saturday, September 16

Get ready for floor-stomping fun! Set for Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, the popular Lombardy Barn Dance is sure to kick up some heels. Look for a dance and BBQ dinner, silent and live auction, as well as live entertainment by DoubleBack! The dinner features a hip of beef and fixings – and even homemade desserts. This is the 8th annual Lombardy Barn Dance and it’s always a good time. Dry camping available.

 Lombardy_Ag_Society_2023_Event_Posters_Facebook_Page.jpegImages: Lombardy Agricultural Society website

Chaffey’s Outdoor Expo - Saturday, September 23

Calling all boaters, cyclists, paddlers, hikers and adventurers: this is the try-before-you-buy environment you’ve been waiting for. With immediate access to both trails and the water, the Chaffey’s Outdoor Expo on Sept. 23, 2023 is set to be an immersive experience, with the latest outdoor gear, and exciting activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Look for food and music, as well!

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Dinner & Dance - Saturday, October 22

Help cure SMA by attending the Little Rock Farm Dinner & Dance Fundraiser at the Lombardy Agricultural Hall. Tickets are $35. Learn more at the following Facebook page link: 


Delta Harvest Festival - September 30

Celebrate all things harvest at the Delta Harvest Festival – a true community fall festival. Set for Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, the festival features lots of family fun. Take a look at what to expect:

  • The Old Stone Mill will be open to the public. This National Historic Site is worth the drive to Delta with milling demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Grand opening of the new Millstream Park at 11 a.m.
  • Strolling Magic Show
  • Delta's Old Town Hall - public washrooms are available 
  • Craft vendors at the Delta Fair Grounds
  • Bread, jam and jelly tastings at The Mill
  • Car Show at the Fair Grounds 
  • Jeff Code & Silver Wings live music at the Fair Grounds
  • Visit the Delta Fire Hall Museum
  • Bread baking contest – new this year is a youth category!

While in Delta, visit the Bastard Coffee House and Zipper Thrift Co. Family Boutique located in the Jubilee Block!

Delta Harvest Festival Old Stone Mill credit Delta Agricultural Society permission from William Morris June 2022 EventsPhotos: Delta Harvest Festival provided by Delta Agricultural Society

Events Harvest Festival Delta Mill Baking permission from William Morris in 2022 credit to Delta Agricultural Society

Events Harvest Festival Delta Fair Car Show permission from William Morris in 2022 credir Delta Agricultural Society


Festival of Small Halls

The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is about sharing a love of music in a beloved place. Brought to you by the Team Behind Bluesfest, the Festival of Small Halls brings exceptional Canadian musicians to small venues across Eastern Ontario. Communities across Rideau Lakes will again open their doors for unforgettable live music in 2023!  

Friday, October 13 | Mikhail Laxton – Elgin United Church

Sunday, October 15 | Julian Taylor – Chaffey’s Lock Community Hall

Friday, October 20 | Ben Caplan – Delta Old Town Hall

Sunday, October 22 | Old Man Luedecke – Morton Hall

See the full schedule and buy tickets!

Nothing ushers in fall like top notch community events in Rideau Lakes! Keep up to date on events in the area through the township events calendar.

Festival of Small Halls Facebook Page



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