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Santa’s Workshop

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

One of the most anticipated camp events of the whole year!


At Santa’s Workshop kids get to make special gifts for their families under the guidance of MKDC staff. The projects are different every year but always awesome! We also wrap our gifts, make cards, and round out the day by making a yummy festive snack and playing some holiday games. Our staff look forward to this day just as much as the kids!


Psst… Parents… do you realize you’ll have the day free to do your Christmas shopping? In PEACE? We thought you’d like that.


Before November 21st: $40 per “elf”, $70 for two “elves”

After November 21st: $45 for one “elf”, $75 for two “elves”


For more info visit our website.

170TH PERTH FAIR, SEPT. 4 TO 7, 2015

170TH PERTH FAIR, SEPT. 4 TO 7, 2015September 4 – 7, 2015

Perth & District Agricultural Society
Box 158, 50 Arthur St.
Perth, ON K7H 3E3
Phone/Fax: 613-267-4104






Adults …………………………………………..Friday $10.00
Adults ……………………………………….Saturday $12.00
Adults …………………………Sunday & Monday $10.00
Children 7 – 12 years……… Fri, Sat & Sunday $4.00
Children 7 – 12 years………………………Monday $2.00
Children 6 and under ····························· FREE
Membership Fee ································· $10.00

This year at the Perth Fair:

  • and so much more!

About the Perth Fair

The Perth and District Agricultural Society was founded in 1845. Many things have changed over the years, including the name and location of the society. One thing that has remained is the dedicated volunteer base which has supported the organization over the years.

Did you know? – The Perth and District Agricultural Society is a non-profit organization that hosts the Perth Fair on Labour Day weekend in Perth, ON. The organization is made up of hundreds of volunteers who come together to present a balance between agricultural and entertainment events.

We continue to build upon tradition while embracing the future and look to bring the best possible Fair to the Perth Fairgrounds. Have you considered volunteering? Become a member of a strong volunteer based organization. Please contact us at .

Perth Fair – A Tradition Built on Excellence.

Fibre Roads Mini-Festival

Dyed Yarn (2)_0Welcome to the McDonalds Corners Farmers Market where you can buy locally-grown food. On July 25, you’ll also be able to buy locally produced yarns, spinning fibre and beautiful artisan-made garments.

When: July 25th

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Place: MERA Schoolhouse




Local fibre producers and spinners, knitters, weavers and felters have formed a group called Fibre Roads, with the aim of promoting the ‘buy local’ concept in the fibre arts. After all, Eastern Ontario was once a major centre of textile manufacturing – and now, people in this area are raising fleece-breed sheep, alpacas and llamas, and creating the heirlooms of the future.

6980014136_e809c7d762_hOn July 25, Fibre Roads members will be selling at a mini-Fibre Festival at MERA. While you’re at the Farmers’ Market, come round the other side of the Schoolhouse and see the work of local fibre artists and watch them demonstrating spinning, weaving, carding, and other fibre work. You can even try your hand at some of those techniques!

MERA Upcoming events May 2015


Art Espresso! Painting Workshop

(Having fun while you learn how to work and play with your paint!)

Saturday, May 9,  2015 with Gloria Shoebridge

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (bring your lunch and snacks)

Cost: $40.00 for MERA members, $60 for others.

Cost of supplies: $20, which will include all paints and acrylic materials


A Mother’s Day Concert at MERA featuring Triola

A Blue Jeans Classic event

Sun, May 10, 2015

Time: 2:00 p.m

Mother’s Day, May 10th will see the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners filled with music for grandmothers, mothers, wives and others, played by Triola, an exciting classical music trio, comprised of mothers and grandmothers.


Clean Up Day 2015

Wednesday, May 6th from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Every year a large group of volunteers comes out and helps to clean up the yard after the winter, raking, planting, painting if necessary. Bring your rakes and gloves and energy!

We provide pizza at about 5:30 – courtesy of John Parks – and a few people bring a dessert to share which is much appreciated.


Arts and Crafts for Home Schooled children

Third Tuesday mormings of April, May and June, 2015

9 a.m. until 12 noon

Some parents of area home-schooled children have requested that MERA organize a  program for children, about Grade two level and up, to learn some of the things MERA does so well: weaving, knitting, spinning, pottery, basketry, bead work, etc.  The third Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. until 12 noon has been set aside for creative activities for home-schooled kids.


WHO: The Bombadils

WHAT: Sunday Schoolhouse Concert Series

WHEN: Sunday, May 31st, 2:00 pm

WHERE: MERA Schoolhouse, McDonald’s Corners

TICKETS: Series tickets (3 concerts) $55 ($50 for MERA members ) $22 advance. $20 for MERA members  (plus service charges) Tickets Please, 39 Foster St. in Perth (Jo’s Clothes), 613-485-6434 or

Fibre Fest

ceThe weekend of September 13-14 come to the Mississippi Mills Textile Mill for another year of Fibre Fest. Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s highly anticipated annual event, Fibrefest, is returning to the Museum, the North Lanark Agricultural Hall (at the Fairgrounds), and the Almonte Old Town Hall.

These three locations will be featuring fibre art vendors, a fibre art exhibit, demonstrations and a full two-day festival of fibre arts!

This event can be enjoyed by everyone. Public Admission $5 per day.

For more information visit:

Lanark County Harvest Festival at Beckwith Park

ceThe Lanark County Harvest Festival is an all day event featuring local talent from all corners of Lanark County. Join us Sunday, September 7 from 11am-4pm.

At the festival you’ll find local farm produce, crafts made by local artisans, food seminars, children’s activities, workshops, local musicians and more. Followed by the Harvest Church Supper at 4pm, $12 a person.

For more information visit the Lanark County Harvest Festival website.

Stewart Park Festival

Stewart Park Festival LogoThis July come to the Stewart Park Festival and take in some fabulous Canadian culture!
The Stewart Park Festival attracts the best food and artisan vendors in the area. You can expect to find everything from photography, furniture and jewellery to clothing and craft.
The festival runs from Friday, July 18 until Sunday, July 20. This year our festival is even bigger thanks to the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario. Our festival now includes fabulous children’s shows and family fun, there truly is something for everyone!


Children’s Events
July 19
Wind in the Willows

July 20
Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre

A Canadian Folk Music Award-winning show and album featuring Chris Mckhool of Sultans of String.

Main Stage Performances
July 19
Youth Showcase 1-4pm
Long Sault Trio 4-5pm
The Lovelocks 5-6pm
Sultans of String 6-7pm
Danny Michel 7-8pm

July 19
The Academy for Musical Theatre 11am-12pm
DR Jazz 12-1pm
Bombadils 1-2pm
Christine Tassan at les Imposteures 2-3pm
Duane Andrews and Craig young 3-4pm
Pacific Curls 4-5pm
John Gorka 5-6pm
Alysha Brilla 6-7pm
JW Jones 7-8:30pm

July 20
Hilary Hodgins 12-12:30pm
Amanda Bon and the Outskirts 12:30-1:30pm
Miguel de Armas Latin Jazz Quartet 1:30-2:30pm
Amelia Curran 2:30pm-3:30pm
The Dusty Drifters 3:30-4:30pm

Wendy Laut River Stage
Saturday, July 19
Home and Abroad- Danny Michels, Pacific Curls and John Gorka 1:30-3pm
Trad Gone Wind- Sultans of Sting, Long Sault Trio, and Alysha Brilla 3-4:30pm
Mixed Tape- JW Jones, Lovelocks, Amanda Bon and the Outskirts 4:30-6pm

Sunday, July 20
Song Swap- Amelia Curran and John Gorka 12-1:30pm
It Don’t Mean a Thing- Duane Andrews and Craig Young, and Christine Tassan et les Imposteures 1:30-3pm
Closing Time- Russell Levia, Bombadils, Migeul de Aramas

After Hours
Friday, July 18 at the Crystal Palace
The Bills 9:30pm
Danny Michel 11pm
Bombadils, The Lovelocks, Golden Arrow, Duande Andrews and Craig Young, and Dr Jazz

Saturday, July 19 at the Crystal Palace
Alysha Brilla 9:30pm
JW Jones 11pm
Bombadils, The Lovelocks, Golden Arrow, Duande Andrews and Craig Young, and Dr Jazz

Friday, July 18 at Studio Theatre
Sultans of String 9:30pm
Long Sault Trio 11pm
Brock Zeman, Pacific Curls, O’Rielly’s, Amanda Bon and the Outskirts, and The dusty Difters

Saturday, July 19 at Studio Theatre
John Gorka 9:30pm
Christine Tassan et les Imposteures 11pm
Brock Zeman, Pacific Curls, O’Rielly’s, Amanda Bon and the Outskirts, and The Dusty Difters

Saturday, July 19 at The Stone Cellar
Miguel de Aramas Latin Jazz Quartet 11pm


For more information about the festival visit the Stewart Park Festival website.

8th Annual CFUW Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour



On December 7-8th enjoy a tour of local heritage homes as they’re decorated for the holiday season.

Tickets available at several locations, all proceeds raised will benefit local education and literacy initiatives.

For more information call Karen hickey at 613 267 9587

Nick of Time



Come to the 20th artisan show at McMartin House on 125 Grove St E. Doors open from 10am-4pm.

There will be a juried show of fine arts and crafts featuring original and unique creations by artisans.

This is a free event and draw.

For more information call 613 283 0755 or visit

St Paul’s UCW Presents Yuletide Fair



Join us on November 23 for the  Yuletide fair and hot lunch. Doors open from 10am-1:30pm. Hot lunch to be served from 11am-1:30pm.

Tickets are $10, children 10- are free.

There will be a $5 bake and craft table. Crafts featured include knitting and sewing and more.


Come out and see what your community has been up to this fall!