Studio Tour of the Arts
Thornbury, Clarksburg, Craigleith, Kimberley
Local artists invite you to their studios on Thanksgiving Weekend. This is a self guided tour with no admission fee. Find a new piece of art for your home. Many studios are within walking distance of each other, and others are a short drive through our scenic countryside. It is a perfect way to spend a day in the country. See website for a list of artists and samples of their work. Follow the red and white directional signs. www.tourofthearts.ca
Annual Art Chair Auction & Farmer’s Market
Shop the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, October 7th from 10 am to1 pm for your chance to purchase one of the Art Chairs. Silent auction bidding will begin at 10 am and will close at 1 pm. The chairs hold a minimum bid price of $50 and all chairs must be taken home and paid for (cash or cheque) at this time.
In honour of our country’s 150 birthday, the Art Chairs were painted to celebrate the theme of ‘Collingwood Celebrates Canada’ by local artists and have once again been the talk of the town all summer. Chairs were created by aspiring young artists from Collingwood Collegiate to world renowned professionals living locally.
For more visit https://www.collingwooddowntown.com/whats-new/dont-miss-the-annual-art-chair-auction-this-thanksgiving-weekend
Blue Mountain Apple Harvest Festival – October 7-9
Celebrate the harvest in Ontario’s largest apple growing region this Thanksgiving at Blue Moutain’s Apple Harvest Festival! Experience the glorious fall colours, the charm of local villages, live music and performances, more outdoor activities than you can count…and if you make some stops along the Apple Pie Trail, delicious seasonal treats!!
Looking for some great activities to fill the weekend? Look no further!
Anyone looking for a little outdoor adventure should find just what they’re looking for at Blue Mountain Village. Whether it’s a gondola ride, a hike up the ski hills to view spectacular Georgian Bay, a Scenic Caves adventure or one of the many other options provided by Blue, you’re sure to have a wonderful time! (https://www.bluemountain.ca/things-to-do/activities)
If it’s something a little more quiet and relaxed that you’re looking for, consider a visit to one of the amazing spas at Blue. Scandinave Spa (https://www.scandinave.com/blue-mountain/en/) offers “relaxation in the heart of nature” and a wide variety of services and treatments. Kalola Spa (http://kalolaspa.ca/) prides itself on embracing the simplicity of nature in both the treatments and the atmosphere they provide. For the yogis among us, iwa Spa (https://iwaspa.com/) is the place to visit. With a focus on Gan-ban Volcanic Rock Therapy, restorative yoga and massage, you’re sure to leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.
And for the foodies? Don’t miss the Apple Pie Trail (https://www.applepietrail.com/) or a tour of local craft breweries and cider houses! The Apple Pie Trail is an award winning program that takes you on a scenic tour through the heart of apple growing country highlighting culinary, shopping, food market and other local experiences, not to mention lots of opportunities to sample some delicious treats and fresh produce. If you’re looking for something a little different, consider taking a tour of some of the local breweries and cideries. Collingwood itself has 4 that are within driving distance of each other, the Side Launch Brewing Company (https://www.sidelaunchbrewing.com/) , the Collingwood Brewery(http://www.thecollingwoodbrewery.com/) , Northwinds Brewhouse and Eatery (http://northwindsbrewery.com/brewery/) and Creemore Springs (http://www.creemoresprings.com/en/index). If you’d like to stick to the theme and visit Apple Cider Houses, again there are 4 that would make up a nice tour of the area: Thornbury Village Cider (http://thornburycraft.com/cider-house/), Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery (http://bvcider.ca/), Coffin Ridge (https://www.coffinridge.ca/) and Georgian Hills Vineyard (http://www.georgianhillsvineyards.ca/premium-cider/). Plan to enjoy a sample at each of these fine establishments? Why not line up a designated driver and tour guide all in one and enjoy a ride on the Beer Bus (https://www.thebeerbus.ca/bluemountain)? Tours can include stops at local breweries, cideries and wineries, all you have to do is choose where you’d like to go!
For a full schedule of FREE events in Blue Mountain Village, Thornbury and Clarksburg, follow this link. (http://www.appleharvestfestival.ca/event-schedule)
If you’d like to stay in the area there’s no better way to be in the heart of the action than to stay at one of the facilities at beautiful Blue Mountain Resort. (https://www.bluemountain.ca/plan-your-trip/lodging