Seasonal Wrapsody 2018
Date:      Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17
Location: Allison - Gibson Centre - 63 Tupper Street West
Details:    Nottawasaga Handweavers and Spinners is once again hosting Seasonal Wrapsody - a show and sale of fine handmade items by local artisans. Over 30 vendors featuring: quilts, wood, ceramics, homemade jams & jellies, health & beauty, sea glass, beeswax products, jewellery and much more.

The May Court Club of Barrie Presents Homes for the Holidays
Date:      Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18
Location: Barrie – Various homes throughout the area
Details:    27th Annual! The May Court Club of Barrie invites you to the Annual Home for the holidays self-driving tour of 5 professionally decorated homes, as well as the Unique Boutique and Tea Room is at the beautiful Heights Ski & Country Club. This event is 100% volunteer run.  All funds raised go to charitable needs in the community. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Barrie Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date:      Saturday, November 17 from 3pm to 8pm
Location: Barrie – Downtown Area
Details:    Start the holiday season with this annual tradition held in conjunction with the Barrie Santa Claus Parade. Featuring live entertainment, face painting, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa. Cap it off with the lighting of the tree followed by a fantastic firework show.

Christmas Weekend Festivities at Drysdale's Tree Farm
Date:      Saturday, November 17 – to Monday December 24 (weekends 10am to 4pm)
Location: Egbert – Drysdale’s Tree Farm - 6635 Simcoe Road 56
Details:    Cut-your-own Christmas tree season starts November 17th this year! Bring out the whole family and enjoy a wagon ride around the farm, have a visit with Santa, and enjoy a hot chocolate by the roaring bonfire! And of course, get your perfect Christmas tree, and some unique ornaments to cover it! Activities run from 10-4pm each weekend starting Nov. 17.  Fresh fallen snow, jingle bells on horses, the scent of fresh Christmas trees filling the crisp winter’s air and a smile from old Saint Nick. Drysdale’s the Holiday Tradition Since 1945.

38th Annual Christmas Show & Sale
Date:      Thursday, November 15 to Saturday, November 17
Location: Bracebridge - Sportsplex - 110 Clearbrook Trail
Details:    Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ 38th Annual Christmas Show & Sale has Santa's Ho Ho Ho stamp of approval.  The Annual Christmas Show & Sale features twenty-seven festive exhibitors selling handmade work that's perfect for gift giving. As Christmas nears, you’ll need to shop for your dears. So put on a smile and enjoy shopping at Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ Christmas Craft Show & Sale. We’ll bring you great cheer as we always do year after year.

A Beaver Valley Handmade Artisan Market
Date:      Saturday, November 17th from 10am to 4pm
Location: Kimberley - Kimberley Community Hall - 235309 Grey Road 13
Details:    A Beaver Valley Handmade Artisan Market! Enter our hourly draws. Honey, preserves, sweets, treats, sauces, olive oil,  skin care, pottery, jewellery, paintings, fabric wood products. All items are from local vendors. A perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for your family and friends. Who doesn't like homemade foods, fine craft and artwork. Sweets and Treats Room downstairs in the kitchen. There will be lunch available.

Kincardine Legion Craft Show & Bake Sale
Date:      Saturday, November 17th from 9am to 3pm
Location: Kincardine - Kincardine Legion - 219 Lambton Street
Details:    38th Annual Kincardine Legion Craft Show & Bake Sale will feature various vendors, door raffle with all the prizes donated by the crafters, lunch counter. A great way to get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

5th Annual Art Festivus
Date:      Saturday, November 17th from 10am to 4pm
Location: Midland - Huronia Museum - 549 Little Lake Park Rd.
Details:    On Saturday November 17th the museum with be taken over by local artisans selling their wares for the holidays. Don’t miss out on this chance for a one of a kind shopping experience. There are many wonderful and unique vendors who will be taking over the entire museum. Local History, Local Artisans, and yummy food…what could be better!

Moonlight Magic and Tractor Parade of Lights
Date:      Friday, November 16 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Orangeville- Town Hall - 87 Broadway
Details:    Visit Downtown Orangeville to celebrate the beginning of the Festive Season with the Tractor Parade of Lights, great sales, visits with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, street performers, and more.

Moonlight Madness
Date:      Friday, November 16 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: Owen Sound – downtown locations along 2nd Avenue East
Details:    Shop the unique shops and boutiques of downtown Owen Sound and enjoy sales, specials, raffles and much more at participating downtown locations. There will also be festive music and horse drawn carriage rides.

Pottawatomi Spinners & Weavers Annual Sale
Date:      Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17
Location: Owen Sound – Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library - 824 1st Ave. W.
Details:    Don't miss this very special annual event, just in time for Christmas shopping.  Terrific selection of handmade items such as hand spun yarn, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting. Various demos, hands on activities, silent auction and vendors selling fibre, yarns, tools etc.  Fun for the whole family and free admission!

Gravel Bike Event
Date:      Sunday, November 18 at 9am
Location: Parry Sound - Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre - 4 Nine Mile Lake Road
Details:    Grab your Gravel, CX, MTB, or Fat bike and join in on the fun! Plan to arrive for 9:00 am to set up and check in.  Course pre-riding will take place at 10:00 am, the first  Cyclocross event takes place at 11:00 am and the second gravel ride begins at 1:00 pm. The course will be on the cross country Nordic double tracks.
Many classic cyclocross elements, including sand pits, off camber sections, barriers, and run up’s. Expect a fast course with short punchy climbs and just enough technical elements to even the playing field between the skilled and fit rider. Break Coffee available, bring your own snacks, no cost.

Winter Craft Show
Date:      Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17
Location: Parry Sound - Bobby Orr Community Centre - 17 Mary Street
Details:    The Winter Craft Show features original designs and handmade gifts from local artists and craftspeople.  From toys, to jewellery, ceramics, clothing and art, this is the perfect time to pick up an excellent handcrafted gift.  The Winter Craft Show is presented by the Parry Sound Arts & Crafts Association.

Annual Harvest Turkey Supper
Date:      Saturday, November 17 – 5pm and 7pm seatings
Location: Stayner - Sunnidale Corner Community Centre - 12391 County Rd 10
Details:    Join us for this annual fundraising event that brings the community together. The Turkey Harvest Supper has two seatings.  Enjoy warm food, good laughs and great company.

Date:      October 8 to November 30
Location: The Blue Mountains – Blue Mountain Village – Participating Restaurants
Details:    One of the season's most popular culinary events is back at Blue Mountain Village, with specials, packages & a variety of culinary delights. It’s a dining tour de force Sunday through Thursday. Enjoy dining specials from $15 for lunch and $30 for dinner at participating restaurants!

Peeling Back the Layers: Apples in Grey County Exhibit
Date:      September 29 to May 25
Location: Owen Sound – Grey Roots Museum & Archive - 102599 Grey Road 18, RR4
Details:    Pick your way through the delicious history of apples with this Grey Roots original exhibit! Discover the industry from cooperages to cider. Test out tools and examine the science of seeds. Play and learn in the market area. Bring the whole family to explore why Grey County is such a sweet area for apple agriculture!

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