You can feel the buzz here in Vankleek Hill as the town gears up for Beau's signature event: Oktoberfest, which will bring 12,000 visitors to town for the October 3 & 4 event! The tents are already installed at the fairgrounds and the sun is shining on Vankleek Hill ! Saturday, October 4 is sold out but there are still some tickets available for Friday, when the event kicks off with great food, great music and of course, several varieties of Beau's All-Natural and so much more!
New this year -- an Oktoberfest Parade will launch Oktoberfest weekend. Get yourself a spot along Vankleek Hill's Main Street on Friday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m. to catch the parade, led by the RCMP Pipe and Drum Band!
While you're in town, visit the beautiful fountain installed right beside the Vankleek Hill Post Office, thanks to support from Champlain Township, Beau's All-Natural Brewing Company and the businesses of Vankleek Hill!
On Sunday, October 19 . . . bring some attitude to 50+ATTITUDE! -- the region's first-ever boomer show taking place at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute for men and women over the age of 50. Entertainment, presentations, food, vendors and a fabulous used book sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free but be sure you have a ticket so you are eligible to win the Good Living Prize, valued at more than $500! Visit: www.50plusattitude.com to see the details of the prize and find out what everyone is talking about!
There will be magic of another kind in Vankleek Hill when Lawrence Larouche and Cynthia Martin of Majinx present An Evening with Houdini at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. Veteran magician Lawrence will tell Houdini's story in a unique fashion, illustrating with illusions that still stand as the core of today's world of magic! And there is one illusion you won't want to miss: see the famous underwater escape act. Zadia Larouche, submerged in a glass tank of water and having only enough oxygen to sustain her for three minutes), will attempt free herself from 30 lbs. of chains!
TICKETS for the Vankleek Hill Christmas Home Tour are on sale online NOW. Five homes decorated for the holidays. Art shows. Specialty vendors. Church luncheons. Taste-tours at Beau's All-Natural Brewing Company. Two vintage wedding re-enactments. Art galleries and so much more! Make a day of it and get your tickets early!
This handy newsletter is one way to keep up with everything that is happening in Vankleek Hill, but don't forget to tune in every Wednesday to 88.7 VankleekFM if you live in town. If you don't live in town, visit the VankleekFM website. And catch the livestreaming local radio show from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tune in for community announcements from 6 to 8 p.m., mixed in with live interviews about stuff going on right here in Vankleek Hill. At 8 p.m., Sean Cooley takes over the airwaves with his history of hip hop music and special guests, too on Vankleek Cooley!
There's always something happening in Vankleek Hill! See you soon!