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

Annual Events  That we look forward to every year.

Annual Event Cancellations

As restrictions begin to lift, we hope some of the annual events we enjoy will be able to go ahead this year. We will keep this page updated as information becomes available.

Stay safe!

MV Gardening Club Plant Sale
Sat May 22 2021
Combermere Craft Cabin

Locally-grown plants including
veggies, flowers, perennials

Masks and distancing required

Golden Lake Smelt Fry - Cancelled
Sat Jun 15 2019
Sands on Golden Lake
1- 5 pm
$11 per serving

Meet your friends and neighbours for a tasty meal and support GLPOA in reducing the invasive smelt population in the lake.

Smelt are caught in the spring and immediately cleaned and frozen.

Live Entertainment, Door Prizes, Licensed

Co-hosted by GLPOA, Cottage Cup and The Sands

Barrys Bay Triathlon/Duathlon - Cancelled
Sun Jun 28 2020
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, 2020.
Event registration closes June 26, 2020

Canada Day Celebrations
Wed Jul 1 2020
Most cancelled or postponed for 2020

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


Wilno - Postponed to Sat Sept 6
Killaloe - Cancelled
Eganville - Fireworks on July 1
Combermere - Postponed to Sat Sept 6
Barry's Bay - Postponed to Sat Sept 6
Palmer Rapids - Cancelled

MV Garden Tour
Sun Jul 11 2021
Killaloe Area

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 Café, Laundry and Chip Truck in Combermere
Grandma's Pantry in Killaloe

Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival - Cancelled
Sat Jul 11 2020
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 - Cancelled
Sat Jul 11 2020
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 - Cancelled
Sat Jul 18 2020
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 - Cancelled
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 - Cancelled
Thu Jul 23 to Sun Jul 26 2020
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
CO Blitz - Cancelled
Sat Aug 1 2020
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,

Beer tents.

All ages are welcome!

GLPOA Poker Run - Cancelled
Sat Aug 3 2019
Starting from The Sands on Golden Lake
Registration 8 am
$25 per person

11th Annual Poker Run Entry: $25 includes lunch, entertainment & winning hand and lucky draw prizes

Start/Finish at Sands on Golden Lake
Registration Forms also available at Pride Marine, Killaloe Sportsplus, Sands on Golden Lake and Pikwakanagan Fuels.
Everyone Welcome!
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


Loggers' Lunch at the Opeongo Seniors Centre - Cancelled
Fri Jul 31 2020
Opeongo Seniors Centre
19 Stafford St, Barry's Bay
11 am to 3 pm

Fried bologna, keilbasa, sauerkraut, fried potatoes & onions, homemade baked beans, buns, butter tarts.

Killaloe Craft & Community Fair - Cancelled
Fri Aug 7 to Sun Aug 9 2020
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 - Cancelled
Sun Aug 11 2019
2 pm

Rockingham Church Annual Celebration
Cancelled for 2020

Come to the church in the wildwood…

Everyone Welcome

An Irish Gathering
All around Killaloe

"For the little bit of Irish in everyone!"

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

Taste of the Valley - Now Online

Showcasing local food producers and Farmers' Markets

Flower & Vegetable Show
Sat Aug 21 2021
Behind Opeongo Seniors Centre
19 Stafford St, Barry's Bay
1 - 3 pm

Displays of flowers, vegetables and arrangements by MV Gardening Club members

Rain Date: Sun Aug 22

Algonquin Pow Wow - Cancelled
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

Held on the 3rd weekend in August
Gates open to the public at 9 a.m.

Eganville Gun Show - Cancelled
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 - One Day in 2021
Sat Aug 28 2021

Agricultural Fair
Trivia and Poker Run
Registration starts at 12 noon
at the Ag Hall

Civitan'sBacon on a Bun
10:30 am - 2 pm

Live Music
Weather permitting

BBQ ~ 4 pm - 7 pm

Fair Food ~ 12 noon - 7 pm

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Items for bid now until August 27
with pick up on August 28

Share the Wealth Tickets

Last Weekend before Labour Day

Heritage Fest - Cancelled
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 - Cancelled
Sun Sep 6 2020
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
Thu Sep 9 to Sun Sep 12 2021
$5 per day; Kids 6 & under Free; Parking $5

166th Fair in 2021
Livestock Shows, Exhibits, Midway Rides, Games

Live Music in the Armouries
Admission $15 Fri & Sat; $10 Sun

Friday 8 pm
Epic Eagles – Tribute to The Eagles

Saturday 8 pm
21 Gun Salute – Tribute to AC/DC

Sunday 1 pm
Wayne Rostad – Canadian Country Hall of Famer

Held Annually ~ First Weekend After Labour Day
MV Studio Tour
Fri Oct 1 to Sun Oct 3 2021
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 16, 17 & 18 2021

Autumn Tour
Fri, Sat & Sun - Oct 1, 2 & 3, 2021

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

Virtual Tree Lighting
Fri Dec 3 2021
6:30 pm
Tree lighting plus
Musical guests including:
Cori Coulas
Sherwood Public School Grade 4/5/6 Class
The Hospital Choir
Angels from local elementary schools
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

Loggers Sports Festival - Cancelled for 2021
Round Lake Recreation Centre Park

Contestants will fell a tree, cut logs, boil tea, speed cut, axe throw and carve a chair from a log in 15 minutes.

Youth contestants will compete in a scaled-down contest: nail drive, buck saw, wood pile, chocker race, axe throw and scavenger hunt.

Children's activities are planned and the skating rink will be open.

Broad axe skill - John Foreman
Move logs with horses - Jerry Chapeskie

Old Sled Show
Sat Jan 11 2020
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

Quadeville Winter Carnival & Poker Run
Fri Jan 24 to Sat Jan 25 2020
Quadeville Community Centre

Friday, Jan. 24

Bingo - 7 pm

Saturday, Jan. 25

Breakfast - 8:00 to 10:30 am
Adults - $8, ages 10 and under $5, 5 and under - free

Canteen: 11 am to 3 pm

Poker Run Registration 10 am to 11 am
ATV's and snowmobiles back by 4:30 pm
$10 to register

Charlotte's Hill Toboggan Races - 11 am

Vintage Snowmobile Show and Run ( sponsored by Bryan Miller - 613-281-1038) 12 noon

Kids Games - 1 pm

BLR Winter Carnival
Wed Jan 29 to Sun Feb 2 2020
BLR Community Centre in Palmer Rapids

Wed. Jan. 29
7 - 8 pm - Sign up for Carnival King and Queen Contest
contact Gwen Schutt Colsh for details

Thurs. Jan. 30
7 pm - Carnival King and Queen Talent Show & Crowning

8 - 9 pm - Bay Blades sledge hockey game

Fri. Jan. 31
7 - 9 pm - free public skating
7 - 10 pm Trivia Night
(Contact Scott Armstrong 613-758-9936)

Sat. Feb. 1
9 am - Kids Broomball Tournament
10 am to 3 pm - Kids Games & Crafts
4 to 7 pm - Roast Beef Dinner
( $15 Adults, $10 Kids, 5 and under free)

6 - 7 pm -Kids Hockey League game
7:30 pm - Mens Hockey Game ($2 admission for both games)
(Contact Andrea Budarick 613-758-2632)
9 pm to 1 am - Carnival Dance featuring the Riley New Band

$15 in advance $20 at the door

Sun. Feb. 2
9 am to 1 pm - Buffet Breakfast

1 - 3 pm - free public skating
5:30 - 6:30 pm - Broomball game (Lakers vs Raiders (adult teams)

** Canteen will be open Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm
hot food available from noon to 4 pm

See BLR Facebook page for details on Carnival Dance and sign making workshop

Killaloe SnoFun
Fri Jan 31 to Sun Feb 2 2020

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"

Trivia Contest

St. Andrew's SnoFun Pancake Supper

Friday, Jan. 31 4:30 to 6:30 pm


Family Dance

Farmers' Market at the Lions' Hall

Kevin Lynch Hockey Tournament

Scavenger Hunt

Killaloe Curling Club Bonspiel

Tobogganing at Garnet's Ranch

Bonnechere Cup
Fri Feb 14 to Sun Feb 16 2020
Eganville Sno-drifters Club
Day $20; Wknd $30; Youth 11 & under $5 per day

Eastern Pro Tour Professional Snowmobile Race
Canadian Vintage Championships
ATV racing

Racing from 7 pm on Friday
10 am on Saturday and Sunday

Held annually on Family Day Weekend

Fireworks Display - Friday at 6:45 pm
Live entertainment 9pm by Upstream Dave..

Saturday Entertainment
9 pm featuring Sidewinder

Heritage Cup Hockey - Cancelled for 2021
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

Normally held last weekend in March

More information available at the website

Canadian Kashub Festival - Cancelled
Sat May 2 2020
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.

Held annually the first Saturday in May
Bay Day - Cancelled
Sat May 16 2020
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 - Postponed
Fri May 15 to Sun May 17 2020
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

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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.

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