I know . . . you already read this newsletter! But in my excitement about Oktoberfest, I started the event a whole day too soon! So, for the record, Beau's Oktoberfest is October 4 and 5! That is the updated info in this newsletter!
With the first hint of colour on the leaves comes a big, big hint of fall fun in Vankleek Hill!
Coming up this weekend is the Vankleek Hill Food Festival, taking place on Sunday, September 15 all along our town's Main Street. Visit 72 specialty food vendors and savour the flavours of local and ethnic foods from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m! Take your goodies home or join everyone at the 320-foot-long lunch table which is located right on Main Street, closed to traffic during the festival! Visit the events page on www.vankleekhill.ca to find out more! You will see Cheri Barton and her team from the fundraising "Walk for PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)" event uptown on Sunday!
Just down the hill . . . visit Scherer Landscaping, home of Santa`s Village, to celebrate Andy Scherer's 20th anniversary and the opening of his new showroom. Andy rocks (if you know what we mean!) Visit: 1535 Dalkeith Road, just a few minutes outside of town. Visit September 14 or 15 during the day.
Next weekend on September 22, the Paul Emile Seguin Memorial Car Show takes place at the southern edge of town, at Sylmar Autos! Watch for vintage cars and a BBQ, all raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society.
While you are in town, visit the Higginson Tower, which is open weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thanksgiving Weekend. The Vankleek Hill Tourist Info Centre is also open weekends and holidays through Thanksgiving Weekend, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 613-678-2323 for information!
On Saturday, September 28, Doors Open Champlain means that 20 heritage sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come discover interesting heritage right here in Champlain Township, including a visit inside the famous Higginson Round Barn and the beautiful "Riverest" regency-style stone home in L'Orignal. Be sure to stop by and visit us at The Review offices at 76 Main Street! Vankleek Hill author Marjorie Hurley will be at The Review from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day to sign her new book, containing stories about Vankleek Hill. Read up on ALL the sites and special activities: www.champlainheritage.com
NEXT UP IS OKTOOOOBEEEERFEST! We know that Beau's All-Natural Brewing Company has Oktoberfest Fever and you will, too! Buy your tickets soon for Oktoberfest (October 4 and 5) on Beau`s website! Saturday is almost sold out!
Visit your favourite restaurants while you are in Vankleek Hill: Vert Fourchette, Nicko's Resto Bar, the Trillium Tea Room, The Granary Beizli, Anne's Chip Stand, Blueberry Hill Bistro and "Friday Night 2-for-1 Steak Night" at the Windsor Tavern. Sam's Kitchen is open right next door to The Review offices . . . and Prima Cossa will be open any day now right across from VCI (formerly Perfect Fit). Herb's Travel Plaza, including the restaurant, is open 24 hours a day, just 5 minutes out of town, heading south toward Highway 417.
Make a stop in the countryside to visit with Tara MacWhirter and her newly-opened shop at Garden Path Home Made Soap on Pleasant Corners Road! And don't forget: the Vankleek Hill Farmers' Market is open for business every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m in the VCI (high school) parking lot along Highway 34.
As you can see, there is always something happening in Vankleek Hill!
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Writing from beautiful downtown Vankleek Hill!
(Below is what we see through our window with a view.)