Wellington is the place to be for Canada Day, and even more so when there are bouncy castles, and music by Rockstar and his father.
The Grange Winery has a Friday Night Market, and when you throw in a picnic basket dinner, you have yourself the perfect start to the weekend.
While Rockstar was getting set up for a week helping out at the inaugural Old School Bluegrass Camp, the kids and I took off to explore the yearly Lavender Festival.
The local child care centre, The Hub Centre, hosts free events throughout the year. Last weekend the kids and I joined in on their water day, complete with lots of sun and tasty treats.
Every once in a while we need our "kids free" time, and last week we ended up at the annual Jamie Kennedy Fish Fry. Rockstar was trying to fit in as an adult.
You know who is a fabulous entertainer? Fred Penner. And watching Fred Penner do this thing at The Hayloft Dancehall was a magical treat for the entire family. Although pretty sure Eggs would tell you the bouncy castle and slide was the real headliner.
Apparently this spring and summer's rain put a significant dent in the strawberry population. So when Eggs and I heard there were some "pick your own" strawberry patches open for business, we did not wait to get there.
Since The Surf Burger House opened up 5 minutes down the road, we've been there, ummm, a lot. Best.friggin.burgers.
A friend of Rockstar's opened up Go Fish Vintage, a tasteful, addictive, barn-shop in Hillier. We went, I drooled, I came home with some fabulous housewares. I need to go back.
So there you go, since I can't tap my own maple trees, house chickens, or raise alpacas, I might as well explore the festivals and businesses of those who can. Go county or go home!