Events ~ What's Happening & What's Coming Up

Annual Events  That we look forward to every year.

Killaloe Craft & Community Fair
Fri Aug 9 to Sun Aug 11 2019
2789 Mountain View Rd

Good Friends and Good Times
Kids' Zone: Parade, Games, Face painting, Much more
Crafts & Artisans
Fabulous Food: standard Fair fare plus vegetarian and gluten-free.

Lots of Great Live Music
Friday from 5 pm. Saturday from noon

See the website for ticket locations, music line-up and more.

Rockingham Church Anniversary
Sun Aug 11 2019
2 pm

Rockingham Church 19th Annual Celebration

Come to the church in the wildwood…

Speaker - Mark Woermke

Music: Pierre Desmarais

Everyone Welcome

An Irish Gathering
Thu Aug 15 to Sat Aug 17 2019
All around Killaloe

"For the little bit of Irish in everyone!"

A festival filled with music, friends & family, dancing food & beverages & more.

The full schedule is here

Taste of the Valley
Fri Aug 16 2019
Railway Station, Barry's Bay
10 am to 5 pm
Local food producers from all over Renfrew County will showcase their products.

Flower & Vegetable Show
Sat Aug 17 2019
Royal Canadian Legion in Barry's Bay - (Hwy 62 & Stafford St.)
1 - 3:00 pm

Displays of flowers, vegetables and arrangements by MV Horticulture members

Inez Boehme Memorial Tea ~ 1pm - 3pm
Great dessert with tea/coffee will be served.
All proceeds will go to the Inez Boehme MV District High School Bursary for a graduating student.

Algonquin Pow Wow
Sat Aug 17 to Sun Aug 18 2019
Pikwakanagan Cultural Grounds near Golden lake
Grand Entry ~ 12 noon
$6 Children under 12 free

Annual Traditional Pow Wow

Theme: Caring and Sharing!

Enjoy Aboriginal Culture - Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Traditional Foods
No pets, drugs, or alcohol

Gates open to the public at 9 a.m.

Eganville Gun Show
Sat Aug 17 to Sun Aug 18 2019
Eganville Arena, 178 Jane St. Eganville
$8, 12 and under free w/an adult

Ottawa Valley's Best Gun Show

Sat Aug 17 2018~ 9 am - 3:30 pm
Sun Aug 18 2018 ~ 9 am - 2 pm

Hunting, Shooting, Outdoor Supplies
Antiques, Collectibles, Crafts


Third weekend in August

A proud supporter of Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Programs

Cobden Fair
Fri Aug 23 to Sun Aug 25 2019

Agricultural Fair
Exhibits ~ Cattle and Horse Shows
Midway~Hypnotist~Demolition Derby~
Dances~Pet Show and much more

Gate admission includes rides.
Free parking.

Last Weekend before Labour Day

Heritage Fest
Sat Aug 31 to Sun Sep 1 2019
Madonna House
2888 Dafoe Rd. Combermere
1 - 4 pm

A celebration of heritage crafts and local history.
Hands-on demonstrations of crafts.
Museum tours.
Family fun.

Wilno Chicken Supper
Sun Sep 1 2019
St Mary's Catholic Church, Wilno
$15; under 12 - $5
The Valley's Favourite Church Supper
Roast chicken with all the fixin's
and home made dessert too!

Annually on the first Sunday in September
Renfrew Fair
Wed Sep 4 to Sun Sep 8 2019
$20; Kids 3 & under Free; Cars $5

165th Fair in 2019
Livestock Shows, Exhibits, Midway Rides, Games Demolition Derby & Live Music

Admission includes unlimited Midway

At the Grandstand

Wednesday - Demolition Derby
Thursday - Official Opening
Friday - Eric Ethridge
Saturday - The Trews
Sunday - Carroll Baker (2:30 pm)

Wed - Sun ~ First Weekend After Labour Day
MV Studio Tour
Fri Oct 4 to Sun Oct 6 2019
10 am to 5 pm
Award-winning Madawaska Valley Studio Tour!
Visit over 25 artists and artisans at studios around the Valley.
Enjoy the arts and crafts and spectacular scenery!
Brochures & maps available at Tourist Information Centres and business locations throughout the Valley, and at participating studios.

Summer Tour
Fri, Sat & Sun - July 19, 20 & 21 2019

Autumn Tour
Fri, Sat & Sun - Oct 4, 5 & 6, 2019

Start anywhere you like on the map. Watch for the Maple Leaf Signs that mark each studio.
Visit the website for participating studios and map
Tree of Lights
Fri Dec 6 2019
Barry's Bay Railway Station
6:30 pm
Tree lighting plus
Refreshments, music, fresh coffee

Killaloe Dinner of Good Cheer
Tue Dec 24 2019
Killaloe Lion's Hall
1 pm
Free of Charge

A traditional turkey dinner

Held Christmas Eve at 1 pm

Free of Charge

Everyone is welcome!

Dinner preparations begin at 1 p.m Dec. 23 - bring a potato peeler.

To volunteer or donate, cal Eleta - 613-757-3424

Santa Claus Parades
Sat Dec 14 2019

Killaloe - Sat Dec 14 ~ 1 pm

Meet Santa at the Lions' Hall after the parade

Palmer Rapids - Sat Dec 14 ~ 6 pm
New route - starts at County of Renfrew Patrol Yard
Hot chocolate & treats with Santa at the Community Centre after the parade

Old Sled Show
Sat Jan 11
Eganville Snodrifters Clubhouse
Hwy 41 & 60, Eganville
10 am to 3 pm
$5 per person (Free admission with show sled)

Biggest Old Sled Show in Ontario

Old Snowmobile Show & Shine

Swap Section – Buy & Sell Parts & Sleds

13 Trophy Classes

(Vendor Spaces $10 )

Clubhouse Open for Food & Refreshments

Held 2nd weekend in January

Killaloe SnoFun
Fri Jan 31 to Sun Feb 2

Embrace Winter Killaloe Style.
Bring your family and friends for 5 days of fun and outdoor activity.

Youth talent Karaoke Kontest ( with cash prizes)- 613-281-1173 to enter

Friendship Club Lunch

Broomball Tournament & BBQ

CRC SnoFun "Game On"

St. Andrew's SnoFun Pancake Supper


Family Dance

Farmers' Market at the Lions' Hall

Kevin Lynch Hockey Tournament

Killaloe Curling Club Bonspiel

Tobogganing at Garnet's Ranch

Bonnechere Cup
Fri Feb 15 to Sun Feb 17 2019
Eganville Sno-drifters Club
Day $20; Wknd $30; Youth 11 & under $5 per day

Eastern Pro Tour Professional Snowmobile Race
combines with:
Canadian Vintage Championships
ATV racing

Racing from 10 am on Saturday and Sunday

Held annually on Family Day Weekend

Torchlight Parade - Friday at 7 pm
Live music afterwards by The Underclass Heroes..

Bonnechere Cup Race Dance
Sat.Feb. 17
featuring GhostTown Criers
Happy Hour from 9 pm to 10 pm
Admission is $10 - Age of Majority
Dance from 9 pm to 12 pm.

See website for more details.

Heritage Cup Hockey
Fri Mar 29 to Sun Mar 31 2019
Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, Barry's Bay

A tournament featuring four of our heritage communities
• Kashubian Griffins
• Algonquin Thunderbirds
• Irish Shamrocks
• German Black Eagles

More information available at the website

Canadian Kashub Festival
Sat May 4 2019
Wilno Heritage Park
11 am - 7 pm
A Celebration of the Kashub Heritage of the Wilno Area

Great Local Music
Lots of Good Food
Special Events

Stroll through this historic hamlet and enjoy the local history displays in the Heritage Park.

Special Guest: J.R.Booth - Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the coming of the railroad.

Held annually the first Saturday in May
Bay Day
Sat May 18 2019
Downtown Barry's Bay
10 am - 4 pm

Vintage car show- no fee to register cars
Kick-off of Barry's Bay Farmers' Market
Live Entertainment

Face painting

Huge bargains

Huge sidewalk sale

Balloons beyond belief

Bouncy Castle Fun for the Whole Family

Victoria Day Weekend

Palmer River Fest
Fri May 17 to Sun May 19 2019
Fun filled weekend of events on the Madawaska River!
  • Paddling. Kayaking & Canoeing Courses
  • Whitewater Safety and Rescue Courses
  • Live Music and Dancing Saturday Night
  • Beer Garden Saturday Night
  • Food & Product Vendors
  • Kid Activities & Childcare
  • Beautiful Riverside Camping
  • River Shuttles

Held annually on May long weekend

CO Blitz
Sun Jun 30 2019
Combermere Community Centre
1095 Farmer Road
$5 per person or $15 for a family of 4

Family Fun Day in Combermere


Kids activities will be held from 11-3 at the Combermere Community Centre, 1095 Farmer road, featuring many games and bouncy activities from RY-J’s climbing adventures.

There will be all day face painting, a magic show from 1-2 and Terry the balloon man from 2-3.

Plant sale and BBQ onsite.


Music in the field at the Community Centre from 7:30 pm to 1 am,
Buckledown from Ottawa
Local favourite Intensity

Cost is $15 at the door.

Beer tents.

All ages are welcome!

Night time meal will be provided by Datsa Tasty Street Eats!

Barrys Bay Triathlon/Duathlon
Sun Jun 30 2019
Beach on Lakeshore Drive
9 am

A triathlon that everyone will enjoy!

Swim in clean, beautiful Kaminiskeg Lake, then cycle the scenic and challenging hills around Barry’s Bay, with the run finishing at the beach on Lakeshore Drive,

Triathlon: Swim 750 m • Bike 32 km • Run 8 km
Duathlon: Run 2.2 km • Bike 32 km • Run 8 km

Early-bird registration expires May 1, 2019.
Event registration closes June 26, 2019

Canada Day Celebrations
Fri Jun 28 to Mon Jul 1 2019
We have links to all the details
Friday to Monday Canada Day Wknd

Parades • Live Entertainment
Yard & Bake Sales • Soap Box Derby
Fishing Fun • Baseball • Duck Race
Pontoon Boat Rides • Kids Games • Cake

Friday and Saturday in Quadeville
Saturday in Palmer Rapids
Sunday in Wilno, Combermere and Barry's Bay,
Monday in Killaloe, Barry's Bay and Eganville

Saturday in Quadeville
Sunday in Palmer Rapids
Monday in Killaloe, Eganville and Barry's Bay

Here are links to all the detials
Barry's Bay
Palmer Rapids

MV Garden Tour
Sun Jul 7 2019
10 am - 4 pm

A self-guided tour featuring six unique local gardens around and beyond Killaloe

Tickets available at Gift it Gray in Barry's Bay, Old School Cafe, laundry & greenhouse in Combermere and Grandma's Pantry in Killaloe

Driving directions are on the ticket

Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival
Sat Jul 13 2019
Railway Station Park, Barry's Bay
10am - 5pm
& more..

The best artists & craftspeople from across Ontario

More than 25 vendors!

Held annually on the second Saturday of July
Annual Fish Fry
Sat Jul 13 2019
Opeongo Seniors Centre, 19 Stafford St, Barry's Bay
11:30 am - 6 pm
Fish Dinner - 1 piece - $10, 2 pieces - $12​

Live Entertainment
Beer Garden

Take Out Available

2nd Saturday of July

Beach Volleyball Tournament
Sat Jul 20 2019
Public Beach, Lakeshore Drive, Barry's Bay
8 am to 6 pm
$100 / team of 6

17th Annual Tournament
BBQ, Raffle Tickets, Great Prizes

Contact Melissa: 613-281-2177
to register your team, if you're looking to join one, to donate or for more information.

Registration $100 per team - 2 women must be on the court at all times.

BBQ & Great Prizes

All proceeds to Huntington Society of Canada

St. Ann Pilgrimage
Thu Jul 25 to Sun Jul 28 2019
St. Ann's Church, Hwy 512 between Eganville & Foymount
Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Ann

Mass - Thu Fri & Sat ~ 7 pm
Shrine Mass - Sun ~ 11 am
Mass of Healing - Sun ~ 2pm
Last Sunday In July
Palmer Rapids Twin Festivals
Thu Jul 25 to Sun Jul 28 2019
Bluegrass & Country
Two Complete Festivals
Each one on it's own stage and only a 3 minute walk apart

Held annually last weekend of July
Raglan 4 Seasons Anniversary
Sat Aug 3 2019
Raglan 4 Seasons Park
Junction of Hwy 514 & Hwy 28
10 am
Family $25; Adult $10; Kids 6-12 $5; 5 & under Free

35th Anniversary

All day baseball tournament, horseshoe tournament, fish pond, dabber article bingo, Dunk tank
Buffet supper at 4:30 pm
Fireworks at dusk

Bring a lawn chair

KHR Fire Dept. Open House
Sat Jul 20 2019
Round Lake Fire Hall, 2995 Round Lake Rd
10 am - 2 pm

Sparky the Fire Mascot
Draws and Give-aways

Extrication demonstration
Burning clothes demonstration
Handling a real fire hose
Put out a real fire using fire extinguishers

Kids Activities
Mini Fire Truck Rides
Spray a Real Fire Hose


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Charlie D's

Movie Rentals, Slickers Pure Homemade Ice Cream, Ulrich's Deli Sausages, Fries & Burgers at the Chip Stand, WiFi

Tyerman & Daughters Inc

Employment counselling services, funded in part by the Government of Canada. Facilitation and consultation.

The Mix Company

An exciting line of Gluten-Free Mixes. Designed to make a gluten-free/wheat-free diet easy, fun, and delicious!

Sands on Golden Lake

Eat, Rest & Play. Lakeside Dining. Newly updated rooms, spacious chalets with fireplaces, beautiful surroundings,

The Granary

Schnitzel House restaurant features unique & affordable German & Canadian cuisine. A locally owned & operated eatery

Direct Bearing - Valley Training

First Aid & CPR Training. Nationally recognized certification. Courses always running in the area. Small groups. Fun,

Pinewood Inn

This local landmark is a short walk from the Public Beach and Children's Playground on beautiful Kamaniskeg

Spectacle Lake Lodge

Open Year Round - Highway 60 between Barry's Bay and Algonquin Park - Snowmobiles, ATV's, Boats, Canoes and Kayaks.