Taste ! A Community Grown Festival – Picton September 2018


So off to Taste !  An annual event held in Picton Ontario, usually at the Crystal Palace but this year it is being held at Loch-Sloy business park.   Looking forward to enjoying an afternoon at this unique location.  There were over 50 vendors including food, wine, beer, soap, jewellery, honey, salad dressings, you name it and it was there.  Very enjoyable couple of hours was spent here.

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Signal Brewery – The Staff Entertain Us !


I love Signal Brewery in Corbyville.  If you like history, check out the link I placed on Corbyville, very interesting history of this area which makes for good reading on the Ontario Ghost Towns website.   This is one of my favourite spots to go.  Beautiful old historic building and a wonderful big patio right on the Moira River.  What else could you ask for?   Our son and daughter-in-law love this place too, we took them there when they came for a visit from Toronto, where they live. Even though we took them there, it was my birthday and they bought us a delicious lunch!  It was a great afternoon but anyways………………continuing on……..Oh yeah so our daughter-in-law loves their sour beer and she actually found a bar near where they live that serves Signal Beer.  How about that?

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Day Trip to Peterborough – 17 September


Off to Peterborough, Ontario today to ride our bikes on the Omemee Rail Trail  This is a popular 35 km long trail.  We did not do the whole trail.  It’s crushed gravel which is great for biking and well maintained.  We did from Peterborough down to Doube’s Trestle bridge and a bit beyond and back.  The Trestle bridge is an old high train bridge, about 200 metres long and quite high.  Great views though.

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Presquile Provincial Park -16 September


Well it’s still stinking hot, what a change from last weekend when it went down to about 10 Celsius.  This weekend it is back up to 35C.  So we packed a lunch and headed off to Presquile Provincial Park to sit by the water and cool off by Lake Ontario.  But first,  we had to purchase a Daily VehicleP Ass so we could get into the park for the day ! lol   They need to reconfigure their printer methinks !


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Old Church Theatre – Sunday 9 September


Well back again to the Old Church.  This is a great venue.  No tickets were required for today’s show, it was a Pass the Hat event.  The group playing called themselves the Old Church Delinquents (OCD).  We have seen most of these guys perform before.  Rhett Wills on guitar, Ed Quinn on drums, Tim Campbell on guitar, Mike on bass and Steve on keyboards, (don’t know their last names.)

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Trenton Scottish Irish Festival – 8 September


The Trenton Scottish Irish Festival, or as I heard one guy refer to it as the Irish Scottish Festival, is an annual event held in Trenton, Ontario.  Booths, vendors, games, music, food and more !   We knew the Fiddleheads, a local band, was going to be playing at the Festival so we went down to see them and check out all the other activities.  It was a cold day, the day before was hot and humid and all of a sudden the weather took a turn and Wham !  cold and windy.  Maybe that’s why there didn’t seem to be a lot of people there this year.




We sat and watched the Caber Toss for awhile.  Man I don’t know how they manage to do that.  Pretty impressive.  In this photo it looks like he is throwing it at that car lol



We went to the other field and sat and watched some of the bands.  I love pipe music, always have.

There were some vendors selling all things Irish and Scottish !  Jewellery, weapons, clothing, information and more.  And of course food booths………

They have a beer tent which is where the music bands are playing as opposed to the Marching or Drum bands.  Farmers Market, which is located in Trenton, had a large food booth right beside the beer tent.  They were offering some great foods.  Scotch Pies with mushy peas, hotdogs, hamburgers, chili and Irish Stew.  I had a scotch pie and it was pretty good, not too keen on mushy peas though !!

The beer tent is where the Fiddleheads were playing and I like their music so we sat and shared a table with a nice couple from Kemptville and watched the entertainment.

In between songs, the different Marching Bands came in front of the stage and each did a tune or two.  I know 8 Wing band was there and a band from Ottawa and one from Glengarry.  They also at one point, gave out the prizes for the Caber tossing and not sure what else they were doing today, as we didn’t see everything.  I do have to say their webpage is not that great.  When I was writing this, I went on their website to see the names of the vendors and it only has an application for vendors.  On the Performers tab it still says details coming soon.  I know they have a Facebook page but not everyone is on Facebook and I would prefer to see everything happening on one page instead of dribs and drabs on Facebook.  But it was a nice time, even with the cold winds !



Our Day in the County – 1 September – Local Area


So our intent today was to go canoeing.  Note the word Intent…………..and we DID have the canoe on the truck.  So intent was actually there, more or less……………However, we got a little sidetracked.   We actually DID drive by water though so there’s that……………..




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