Five things to do this weekend:
This long weekend is for being thankful. Fair season is in full swing, apples are ready to be harvested, the leaves on the trees have begun to change colours. The Weather Network predicts a nice sunny weekend with cooler temperatures. Here are five things to do this Thanksgiving weekend.
Enjoy a local fair
The Brigden Fair is in full swing this weekend. The Brigden Fair is well known and beloved in our community as a long-running staple of Thanksgiving weekend. Stop by and visit with the midway for tons of fun rides, explore the exhibits and barns, listen to some great local music and enjoy some good old fashion car smashing in the derby.
Of course, there are lots of mouth-watering treats such a candy apples, cider, cotton candy and so much more. The fair runs from Friday to Monday. Admission is $5-$10 with school age children getting in for free. Parking is free on the fairgrounds. For more information check out: https://www.brigdenfair.ca/fair/visitor-information/
Explore Sarnia’s downtown at First Friday
This First Friday in downtown Sarnia is jam-packed with a lot of exciting culture and art events. At Artopia, you can catch the show “On F*cking Fire, a charcoal and acrylic series by artist Caitlyn Jean, which explores “the flame that burns inside all of us.” The Lawrence House will feature work by Liana Russwurm’s for her series “Out of the Tickle Trunk” which explores the imagination and residual imagery retained from childhood. The grand re-opening of the Painted Cat happens at 188 Front Street with a Halloween theme. The R.W. Lawton Art Gallery at the Imperial Theatre will be featuring artist Monica Guerette and Jean Poole in their exhibit “Near and Far.” For more information about other events being held as a part of the cultural walkout, please visit the Sarnia First Friday website: https://www.sarniafirstfriday.com/
Light up the night for Noelle
On Saturday night, join the community at Canatara Park to celebrate the legacy of Noelle Paquette, a beloved teacher and community member who was killed in 2013. The event, hosted by local organization Noelle’s Gift aims to ensure every student in the Lambton area has the resources they need to grow up great. The event is a walk/run at it starts at 7 pm. For more information on the event and how to donate, visit their website: http://www.noellesgift.ca/.
Grab a beer and head to Oktoberfest!
Oktoberfest is back in Sarnia for 2017. Enter a “Bavarian world of music, merriment, and cheer!” There will be beer, sausage, games, yodeling and polka. The event boasts plenty of live music such as Blue Waves, Fred Moyes and The Polka Maestre Band. And of course, there will be plenty of beer! The events runs October 6-7 at Bayside Mall. Entrance is $10 and weekend passes are available for $25 and include a commemorative beer stein. This event is 19+. For more information visit https://www.sarniaoktoberfest.com/.
Learn how to Mixx a drink at Refined Fool
Two local bars are teaming up for an event that is sure to please the budding mixologist in your family. On Sunday night at 8 pm at Refined Fool, MIXX Lounge mixologist David Kruger will be at Refined Fool creating one of kind beer cocktails using Sarnia’s only craft beers, and a few tricks from Mixx Lounge. For more information visit Mixx Lounge at https://www.facebook.com/180Front/