Posts tagged Fun In Fenelon
Shop local this Thanksgiving

This weekend, many of our local shops and merchants are showing their thankfulness by offering special sales and events to help you celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends in beautiful Fenelon Falls. Here are just some of the sales and events you will find in town this weekend:

The Fenelon Lakes Club will be giving away biodegradable leaf collection bags (one package per family) at our Presentation Centre, 10 Colborne Street, on Saturday morning beginning at 10 am.

The folks at Curious Bear Marketplace on Hwy 35 will be holding a clearance sale on their summer stock, with 40-50% off giftware and water toys, as well as a Thanksgiving Wax Warmer sale: purchase a wax warmer and get 2 wax melts for free.

If you want to unwind by working on your golf game, Sturgeon Point Golf Club is offering $20 greens fees for walking (carts not included), as well as unlimited play. Tee times can be booked online at sturgeonpointgolf.ca or by calling (705)887-3144.

The Butterfly Boutique is having a Give Thanks Sale this weekend... No tax, $15 Fashion Gloves, $15 Mini Blanket Scarves $25 Blanket Scarves a 50% Off Sale Room. To Give back to our community this holiday weekend, The Butterfly Boutique will have a Food Bank Drop Box and will be giving away a free gift with every donation of a non-perishable food item.

There is still room at Murphy’s Lockside Pub and Patio for their annual “Murphy’s Gives Thanks” FREE Thanksgiving meal this Sunday, October 13 from noon until 4:00 pm. If you know someone who would welcome a free meal this Thanksgiving, please spread the word!

The Barn & Bunkie is hosting Handmade Harvest on Saturday featuring the handmade goods from local vendors and artisans, including a marshmallow roast and Harvest Photo Opp.

Grab some long weekend reading material at The Book Lady where all books are “Buy 3 Get 1 Free” on Saturday and Sunday, and lots of hardcovers have been marked down to $2 for clearance.

Water Street Clothesline is hosting another Pop-Up Shop this weekend, featuring local vendors and as always you can grab a sweatshirt or hoodie to represent your favourite local spots.

This Saturday, Maryboro Lodge: The Fenelon Museum presents Harvest Happenings, an event for all ages featuring the piano music of Don Deathe, who will be joined by Anne Langton (portrayed by Barbara Dunn-Prosser) to celebrate a 19th-century pioneer Thanksgiving. Drop by the museum to check it out!


On The Locks Reopens in New Location

Breakfast-lovers rejoice! One of our fabulous local restaurants, On the Locks, is now open in their new location at 26 Colborne Street.

They will be serving up classic restaurant fare, starting bright and early at 6:30 am. If breakfast for dinner is more your speed, don’t worry because you will be able to go out for “Brinner” in style, right here in Fenelon Falls thanks to On the Locks and their ADB or All Day Breakfast menu!

Check them out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Today, Thursday, October 10th, is their grand opening celebration so drop in to say hi and grab a bite!

A Day in Fenelon Falls

Start the day with a peaceful walk or bike ride along the scenic Victoria Rail Trail. Afterwards, head back into town for breakfast by grabbing a bacon sandwich at The Little Pie Shack. Do not forget stop by the Fenelon Museum and check out their daily community based programming and learn about the history of Fenelon Falls. Just beside the museum is the splash pad and Garnet Graham Beach Park, a great spot for young and old alike to visit. 

After cooling off go into town for lunch at one of Fenelon’s amazing lunch places, such as the famous Slices N’ Scoops. Once you finish your meal go down and take a look at the gorgeous falls and check out local artists at Colborne Street Gallery or Fenelon Station Gallery. Having worked up a small appetite while viewing beautiful art, natural and man-made pieces, check out the Farmers Market and grab yourself a nice snack from one of the many vendors. 

Following a quick bite to eat, head over from the market to our picturesque downtown where you’ll find unique, local and Canadian made goods at many of  our shops. A Tourism Ambassador recommendation is Grr8 Finds on Colborne Street. For the second last stop, why not head down to Murphy’s Lockside Pub & Patio for some Irish inspired pub food for dinner. Then take a final quick stop across the street to take a picture with the beloved Fenelon Theatre marquee.


Thank You Tourism Ambassadors!

This week our intrepid Tourism Ambassadors are wrapping up their tenure in town.

You’ve probably seen them around in their bright blue shirts giving people directions, promoting local businesses, spreading the word about local attractions and events, and helping the Horticultural Society with public garden maintenance. A few times I even saw them collecting litter in Garnet Graham Park!

The Tourism Ambassadors are leaving us with a few more goodies - stay tuned for the “TA Takeover” of the Town Crier newsletter next week, and keep playing along with the Puzzlers at the end of the Town Crier.

But for now, we’d like to say a special Thank You to the Tourism Ambassadors for their efforts around Fenelon Falls this summer. If you see one of them in their bright blue shirts tomorrow, feel free to say thanks and best wishes!

Pop-Up Fun at the Barn and Bunkie

On Saturday this weekend be sure to drop by the Barn and Bunkie to check out the two fun pop-up shops being hosted there:

Pink Lemon Decor will be setting up shop and bringing a pink trailer full of goodies. Known as “Durham region’s first mobile boutique,” Amber and her trailer will be setting up shop in Fenelon at the Barn and Bunkie on Saturday from 10:00 - 4:00.

A best-selling supplier for the Barn and Bunkie, Stoney Lake Textiles will also be joining the pop-up madness on Saturday with hand sewn goodies and bags to match all designs and colour palettes.

This Saturday, shop local in Fenelon Falls and be sure to make your way to 7 May to check out the two great pop-up shops happening at the Barn and Bunkie.

Mystery Adventure

Submitted by Marylee Boston

Have you heard? The Jewel of the Kawarthas has gone missing and we need your help to find it!. “The Hunt for the Jewel of the Kawarthas” is a Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce summer mystery adventure. Whether you are a local, a cottager, or a visitor, it is a great way to get out of the house and spend quality time with family and friends of all ages. Everyone will enjoy the chance to use their sleuthing skills to solve the puzzle and you just might learn something new about Fenelon Falls as the clues lead you around our beautiful village. 

The adventure starts at the Tourism Office on 15 Oak Street where you pick up your clue package. Then it’s up to you and your team to find the answers to the clues and return to the Tourism Office to unlock the treasure boxes. If you get stuck along the way look for one the Tourism Ambassadors in their blue uniforms to point you in the right direction. If you think they can be trusted! 

At the end of your journey there will be gasps, squeals of joy and delight when you use the clues to open the treasure chests and see what reward awaits you. More than 50 groups of adventurers have already solved the mystery but there’s still time for you to join in the fun. 

Have we piqued your interest? Challenge your friends to see who can solve the clues the fastest and share your Mystery Adventure photos on social media along with #FFMysteryAdventure. The Mystery Adventure runs all summer long until September 1st.

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Beat The Heat and Prostate Cancer at the 2019 Telus Watercraft Ride for Dad

Submitted by Michael Robson

Summer is in full swing and it has been hot here in Fenelon Falls. The sun and humidity have been perfect weather for water fun and this weekend, there is an event that helps you cool off and contribute to a good cause. 

This Saturday, the Fenelon Falls Marina will be hosting the 2019 Telus Watercraft Ride for Dad. The event will start at 1 pm at Fenelon Falls Marina and will take participants on a scavenger hunt on Cameron and Sturgeon Lakes. All pleasure craft are welcome and encouraged to join in the hunt. Upon completing the hunt, families may return to the Marina by 4 pm for a chance to win great prizes and enjoy dinner together at 5 pm.

Ride for Dad is a national mission to help end prostate cancer by supporting research and raising awareness. All across Canada, people are fundraising and participating in rides on ATVs, Motorcycles, Snowmobiles, and Watercraft. The proceeds of each ride are donated to the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation.

One in seven men in Canada will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Cancer does not just affect those individuals but also the people they love and those around them. The Watercraft Ride for Sight provides a way to help fight for a cure for prostate cancer to help those who are diagnosed and their friends and families while enjoying time together and having fun on the water. 

Come on out on Saturday to cool off and support a great cause. To pre-register, visit RideForDad.ca or email heather.ffmarina@yahoo.ca.


Featured Event - Fenelon Fair Returns This Weekend

This weekend, from July 19-21 enjoy the annual Fenelon Fair at the fairgrounds, brought to you by the Fenelon Agricultural Society.

This year’s fair is jam-packed with fun and features, including livestock shows, a truck and tractor pull, artist exhibits, midway exhibits, demolition derby, and more.

The fair promises fun for the whole family, so bring the kids to check out the petting zoo and the children’s pedal tractor pull.

Catch the Harry Peterson Band performing live on Saturday night and grab a refreshment from the Fenelon Falls Brewing Co.’s pop-up beer garden.

Check this week’s event flyer pack to see the full schedule of the fair and its features this weekend!