The County’s Craft Brewers are ready for their close-up!

 

The Homegrown Craft Brewing Festival comes to the Crystal Palace this Saturday October 21, from 11am – 7pm. Admission is only $20 plus your tasting tokens, and you’ll experience more than 40 vendors including 5 cider makers, our own local mead, craft breweries from Wolfe Island to Port Hope, lots of food trucks, a farmer’s market, seminars, hops growers, live music, and so much more … in fact, we’re really looking forward to some of the crazy events they have scheduled … check it out:

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20 Years of Pumkinfest and Going Strong

Giant pumpkins? Sure! We’ve got ‘em!

In fact, giant pumpkins are the reason for Wellington’s annual celebration of all things pumpkin, and it’s as good a reason as any to get out there and enjoy the crisp fall air along with all manner of pumpkin-spiked and pumpkin-spiced treats.

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Giving Thanks for Life’s Blessings

At this glorious time of year, we tend to reflect on the year that has been. This Thanksgiving is pivotal for us in many ways, with all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon us — so many, in fact, it would be difficult to list them all. Suffice to say, Thanksgiving is one of our favourite holidays, as it focuses on the important things in life, and unlike some other holidays (may they remain nameless), it’s still about family and not so much about the retail extravaganza.

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Fall is upon us and that means … Countylicious is just around the corner!

Autumn is probably our favourite time of year in the County … the crispness in the air (finally), the bounty of the harvest, the sweet sunshine … not to mention getting a little break from the craziness of the summer season. There’s a little less traffic on the roads, nothing seems to be quite as urgent. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy the fall colour as we look forward to the seasonal changes and what comes next. Fingers crossed that Mother Nature will gift us a long, leisurely segue into winter.

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The Gift Shop at the Merrill Inn

If you’ve never visited our gift shop at the Merrill Inn, it’s a treasure trove of delicious, in-house treats as well as a diverse cross-section of items sourced from local artists, writers, photographers, and artisans we know and love.

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