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Lanark county harvest festival

LANARK COUNTY HARVEST FESTIVALGet Fresh with a Local Farmer at this Annual festival that celebrates fine foods made with love in Lanark County. Taste maple garlic and honey galore at the Annual Lanark County Harvest Festival slated for Sunday September 13th 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beckwith Park (1319 9th Line Beckwith near Carleton Place).  Enjoy seminars on delicious topics that will teach you about such things as the food that grows here and how to prepare it. Discover children’s activities and games tap your toes to some of Lanark County’s finest musicians and of course sample the wares offered by local vendors who are passionate about what they produce. Come and see why Lanark County is a food destination and experience the benefits of local food! The festival is a collaboration of local farmers’ markets and groups that partner to bring the best in local food to your table.

Food Seminars & Cooking Demonstrations
In 2015, the following topics will be presented by experts. From maple syrup to improvisational cooking, we’re sure to spark your interest in local food!


11:00 AM

Edible Flowers
Sylvia Van Ort
Sylvia will demonstrate the art of flower arrangements and discuss which flowers are edible.

11:30 AM
Cooking Demonstration
Roger Weldon
Local chef Roger Weldon will shop on site for ingredients to make an impromptu dish using local products.

12:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies
Harvest Festival Committee

Featured Municipality
Tay Valley Township Display

1:00 PM
“The Fungus Among Us”
Scott Perrie, Valley Wild Edibles
Discussion of the tricks and secrets of the foragers of Valley Wild Edibles. Learn how, where and when to look for tasty wild edibles commonly found in the region, as well as tips on how to responsibly harvest a few of these tasty treats. Tools, guide books, culinary preparation and preservation methods will also be discussed to provide the audience with a starting point for their own foraging adventures!

2:00 PM
Cooking Demonstration
Stan Dueck or Bruce Enloe
Local chefs will provide visitors with the experience of learning how local foods can be transformed into masterpieces.

2:30 PM
Maple Syrup Seminar
Ray Fortune and Dwight James
Maple Syrup – Learn about the proper methods for storing and cooking with maple syrup as well as recipe ideas. Tasting opportunities where audience members can sample and compare the different grades of maple syrup and other maple products.

7th Annual Harvest Lantern Labyrinth Walk

7th Annual Harvest Lantern Labyrinth Walk 1Let’s “Light up the Labyrinth” together – from 6:30 – 9:00 PM on September 11th, 2015.
On Friday September 11th, the warm glow of more than 600 candlelit luminaries will flicker along the path of Carleton Place’s Community Labyrinth for this year’s “Light up the Labyrinth” event. The labyrinth is located at the corner of George and Baines Streets beside the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum, 267 Edmund Street in Carleton Place.

To make this event more collaborative – organizers are asking participants to gather at 6:30 PM at the labyrinth to prepare and place luminaries for a 7:30 PM candlelit walk.

Bring out your lanterns, glow sticks or flashlights and join our evening walk.
Debby Lytle, Chairperson for the Labyrinth Committee, explains: “We are a very small committee and really need some extra hands to make this event happen. Join us at the labyrinth at 6:30 PM to help assemble and place the luminaries, then everyone will have a chance to be part of lighting up the labyrinth at 7:30 PM before the walk begins. If you have a BBQ lighter bring it along and if people are able to stay and assist with the dismantling of the luminaries at the end of the night, that would be a great help as well!”

7th Annual Harvest Lantern Labyrinth WalkThe Labyrinth Committee of Carleton Place invites you to bring out your lanterns, glow sticks or flashlights and join our evening walk. This year, we are fortunate to once again have live guitar and didgeridoo music by local musician Kerron Lamb.

Walk accompanied by live Guitar and Didgeridoo music by local musician Kerron Lamb.
Our candlelit labyrinth walks have become a popular fall event, as individuals and families from across the region bring along their festive lanterns, and enjoy an evening labyrinth walk. “Children love this particular night-time event. It’s a chance to bring along one of their own lantern creations.” says Julia Heathcote, a volunteer labyrinth keeper. To add to the after-dark fun, Carleton Place jugglers Michael and Kayla McNeely will be doing a “glow in the dark” juggling demonstration.

For those who wish to relax and watch the candlelight, garden benches and a wheelchair-accessible contemplation ring encircle the labyrinth. If you would like to sit for a while and take in the candlelight glow, bring along a lawn chair too.

Thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Town of Carleton Place and individuals and businesses within our community, this permanent labyrinth exists for people to use at any time.

For more information or if you would like to help prepare the luminaries,
please contact Debby Lytle: 613-257-1014 or
Facebook: /CarletonPlaceCommunityLabyrinth