Grand Bend, ON – Anticipation is building for one of Lambton’s largest annual events. The Lambton Fall Colour and Craft Festival returns to the Lambton Heritage Museum and the Legacy Recreation Centre in Thedford October 17 and 18, 2015, providing the perfect opportunity to pick up original gifts and decorations from over 90 different craft vendors.
“The diversity, creativity and quality of exhibitors draws approximately 5,000 visitors to the area each year,” says Gwen Watson, Office/Event Coordinator. “Items for sale include woodworking, photography, fine art, folk art, jewelry and clothing.”
The Lambton Fall Colour and Craft Festival is always held on the weekend immediately following Canadian Thanksgiving. One admission charge of $5, with children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult, allows access to both the Lambton Heritage Museum and the Legacy Recreation Centre in Thedford. Visitors can begin their day at either location, or can split their show stops over the two days of the event. The craft sale is open each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition, visitors are encouraged to take in ‘Fall Fantasia’ along Main Street in Thedford and can also explore the 12th annual Poinsettia Holiday Shopping Tour in the Northville/Port Franks area. Just follow the poinsettias to all vendors, including the tearoom operated by the Ausable Port Franks Optimist Club in the community centre.
Questions pertaining to the event should be directed to Lambton Heritage Museum at 519-243-2600 or by calling Tourism Sarnia-Lambton at 1-800-265-0316. Proceeds from the festival will support activities and programs at the Lambton Heritage Museum.
Since opening in 1978, the Lambton Heritage Museum has grown to include an intriguing collection of one-of-a kind artifacts in eight buildings on a 30 acre site, visited by over 15,000 people each year.
The Lambton Heritage Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is 8 km south of Grand Bend on Highway 21. For more information, click here.