BLUEBERRY BLUES FESTIVAL
Aug. 31. Music and berries at the Muskoka Lakes farm & winery. The Soul Brothers and other musical talents and performers throughout the day. There will be tours, wine tasting. Sample blueberry theme product and enjoy a BBQ.
Sept. 1. The good ship Wenonah II sails from Gravenhurst through pirate infested waters. The crew aboard is eager to win the coveted Golden Hook award, thwarting Captain Ron Hook, who has won it every year! Did he cheat? Will our intrepid crew defeat him by successfully completing some special tasks? Only time and the mermaids will tell! From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION BBQ & MINI PUTT
Sept. 1. Free BBQ from noon-4pm. $5 plus tax per tournament player. Prizes, family fun & more at Mini Golf Muskoka in Bracebridge.
BANDSHELL CONCERT SERIES-JIM ALLEN’S FINGER LICKING BALLAD & BLUES
Sept 5. A summer tradition in downtown Bracebridge, featuring local live music. Thursday evenings; 7-8:30pm. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket for comfortable seating.
DAWN TYLER WATSON (WITH HORNS)
Sept 6. In the past two decades, Singer/Actor/Songwriter Dawn Tyler Watson has earned her place among Canada’s Blues elite. Born in England and raised in Ontario, she adopted Montreal as her home after earning her BFA in Jazz Studies and Theatre from Concordia University. An accomplished and dynamic performer, Watson’s fiery stage presence has earned her national and international recognition. In addition to her recent victory at the 33rd Annual International Blues Competition in Memphis, Dawn is also the recipient of three Canadian Maple Blues Awards and nine Quebec Lys Blues Awards. She’s earned the Screaming Jay Hawkins Award for Best Live Performance, a Trophées France Blues for female International Artist of the Year, and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Best Vocalist. At Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst.
WASHAGO ART CLUB SHOW & SALE
Sept 7. At the Washago Community Centre from 10 am to 4 pm. Local artists have created beautiful pieces in various subject matters. Along with paintings there will be jewellery, quilting and handcrafted wood articles. There will be an auction of the “Washago Early Days” live edge wood panels commencing at 2:30. Preview the panels along Muskoka Street of Washago. You can bid online or just attend the auction. We will have tickets available for a draw on a beautiful painting and handcrafted birch bowl ($2.00 each or 3/$5.00).
SEVERN BRIDGE FALL FAIR
Sept 7. Come and enjoy the fun at the Severn Bridge Fall Fair. Midway between Gravenhurst and Orillia, the Severn Bridge Fairgrounds is easy to find: just follow the Southwood Road from the nearby Hwy 11 exit.
ONTARIO WATERCROSS RACING – SNOWMOBILE RACING
Sept 7-8. Come out to watch exciting competition as snowmobiles race four at a time on the waters of of Gull Lake in the 3rd and final race of the year in point series.
THE LADIES FOURSOME
Sept 9. It’s the day after the funeral of a friend, and three women gather for a round of golf in honour of their recently deceased playing partner. They are joined by a 4th woman, another old friend of the deceased that the other three didn’t know about. During the round the women discuss life, love, men, sex, children, careers…everything but golf. Many surprises, secrets and confessions come to the surface during this hilarious and heart-warming round of golf. Presented by Dot The T Productions at Windermere Golf & Country Club.
KALAMAZOO – COMEDY BY MICHELLE KHOLOS BROOKS & KELLY YOUNGER
Sept 11-27. Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby-boomers, bravely venture into the world of modern dating. But, when these opposites attract, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. Winner of the Riva Shiner Comedy Award, KALAMAZOO is a romantic comedy about life’s second act and learning you’re never too old to be young. “Kalamazoo” captures love for any age” – Encore Michigan. At the Gravenhurst Opera House.
MUSKOKA RIVER X
Sept 13-15. Paddlers race through the Muskoka River system, following one of three different routes. The Muskoka River X Sprint is 58km, starting in Penninsula Lake, through Port Sydney before ending in Bracebridge. The Muskoka River X Classic is the world’s longest single day expedition paddling race: teams paddle two rivers systems, three lakes and 20 portages for a total of 130km in less than 24 hours, with no outside support teams or re-supplies. And the 255 km Coureur des Bois is back after a 2-year absence: building on the heritage of the canal expeditions of the 1800s, Coureur des Bois teams travel along the heritage routes of the Algonquin Peoples and early explorers as they traverse Algonquin Park east to west from Whitney to Oxtongue Lake.
BRACEBRIDGE FALL FAIR AND HORSE SHOW
Sept 13-15. One of the most charming family events of the colourful season. For 152 years, locals and visitors alike have gathered in this picturesque town to celebrate the farming season, to recognize our neighbours’ harvest fare and handiwork, and to enjoy great fun and entertainment.
FALL MUSIC DINNER CRUISE
Sept. 14. Peter’s Players presents two great bands and a buffet style dinner on Lake Muskoka. The Traveling Milburys capture the sheer talent, excitement and magic of The Traveling Wilburys for all to see and experience. Second Band TBA.
MUSKOKA FALL CLASSIC-ROWING EVENT
Sept 14. The Muskoka Fall Classic is 3000 metre head race, with a course marked by buoys every 250 metres. This event will offer wet and dry launch options. The distance from the launch to the starting area is 3.0 kms – this serves as warm up and race length. It is recommended that athletes use discretion when signing up for multiple events and know their physical limits.
Sept. 14. In 1913, on Main Street Huntsville, the Strano Pasta Factory was built – located where the Town Hall now sits. Celebrate the tastes and smells of freshly baked pasta in this inaugural event. Mac n’ cheese contest, macaroni art, Macaroni King and Queen, a busker festival, bake sales and more.
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Sept. 20-22. Community Living South Muskoka hosts their annual Fall Harvest Festival where guests are invited to participate in a variety of family-friendly Fall activities. The fun includes pumpkin harvesting, accessible tractor-wagon rides, a fully-accessible playground, a scavenger hunt, face painting, various arts and crafts, a field maze, and so much more. At Morrison Meadows on Fraserburg Road, Bracebridge.
HUNTSVILLE FALL FAIR
Sept 20-22. Enjoy all the delights of the fair at this annual tradition in Huntsville.
GEORGE CANYON AND CHARLIE MAJOR
Sept. 20. Canadian country legend and multiple JUNO Award winner George Canyon headlines an incredible Triple Bill with hit-makers Doc Walker and Charlie Major. Presented by the Huntsville Festival at Algonquin Theatre.