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Explore The Shore 2018

Explore The Shore 2018
By Pat McKeen   Explore The Shore is truly one of the best things about living and playing in Wine Country.  Don't miss it!   When:  Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th, 2018. Where: Essex County Road 50, from Malden Centre to Kingsville. A weekend event created to promote tourism on Essex County Road 50 along the shore of Lake Erie south of Harrow, Ontario. Stop by one of the many businesses to sample the local foods, taste the local wine or check out the shops. It is the perfect event for all ages. Participants offer a variety of unique activities to showcase their businesses. Businesses include: local farms, wineries, road side vegetable stands, restaurants, bed and breakfast hoteliers, outdoor recreation including golf, conservation areas, beaches, harbour/marina), artists, authors, and small business owners. Click here to see a map and learn about participating businesses.

The Vineyard Suite

The Vineyard Suite
By Pat McKeen The Vineyard Suite is perfectly situated in the EPIC Wine Country triangle between Colchester, Harrow and Kingsville on scenic County Road 50. Hosts Sandy and Bill have not only created a luxurious Guest Suite, they provide an experience to their guests with amenities and thoughtful touches few hosts can match.   "It really is about the entire experience of our guests as they visit our lovely area. So much more than a place to lay your head at night", Sandy commented as she showed me around the perfectly appointed suite.   The Vineyard Suite is one bedroom with a guest bed in the living area and often accommodates groups of four and includes all linens, towels, soaps, shampoo and so much more.  Because of its location, the Vineyard Suite is attractive to golfers, birders, cyclists, wine tourists, honeymoon couples, wedding guests, and corporate execs.     Sandy is very proud of the fact that The Suite is 'cook friendly' for those who like to visit the…

The Harrow Fair - Canada's Oldest

The Harrow Fair - Canada's Oldest
2018 Harrow Fair, August 30th to September 2nd   By Pat McKeen More than a decade before Confederation, the Harrow Fair was going strong and it still is!  August 30st  marks its 164th opening making it Canada's oldest continuously running country fair. It's a wonderful combination of old and new, blending cherished tradtions with a taste of something unexpected. Judged competitons include livestock, food, flowers, art, crafts, photography and needlework. Enjoy the food and rides on the midway or take in some live musical entertainment. A parade through town is always a highlight along with tractor pulls, lawntractor racing, bossy bingo, parent calling and live music in the evenings.   It only happens once a year so don't miss it!  Of course, there's always next year...that's been true for a century and a half.   Have a look at the schedule and scroll to the bottom for more gallery pictures. Thursday, August 30th 9:00 am – Judging of all hall exhibits: Needle…

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