|Established in 1991, the Carleton Place Farmers' Market opens for the season in May and runs through October at the corner of Beckwith Street and Lake Avenue. Featuring farm fresh produce and meats, home-made preserves and baking, as well as hand-made crafts and artwork, the Carleton Place Farmers' Market is the place to be! The market strives to have only local produce and craftspeople represented, giving you a taste and experience unique to Carleton Place.
When: May - Oct
What: Farmers' Market - fresh foods and crafts
Where: 2012 - the CPFM is located at Market Square (7 Beckwith Street)
Info: 613-253-3561, webiste: http://www.cpfm.ca/
|An afternoon to visit local restaurants to sample wines and delicious appetizers. Come out and see if your palette agrees! One ticket admits you to all venues, but book early as space is limited.
Where: Downtown Carleton Place
info: Manda Blakeley - firstname.lastname@example.org, or call
If you love classic cars, visit Carleton Place in June for a Classic Car Show. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., boasts more than 200 cars along the banks of the Mississippi at beautiful Riverside Park. For the fifth year, old hot rods will be featured. Admission is free and there will be a barbecue at the site.
Lambs Down Park Festival
Join in the fun this June for a BIA-sponsored event marking Carleton Place's history as the distribution centre for lambs wool in Canada. This outdoor event, held at the Wool Growers located at 142 Franktown Road in Carleton Place, features dog and lamb demonstrations, sheep shearing, spinning, a petting zoo, knitting and displays. Unique Lanark County Flavour food vendors/restaurants participate with the creation of lamb dishes. Don't miss it!
What : Outdoor festival - sheering demos, kids activities and food
Where: Wool Growers 142 Franktown Rd.
Info: 613-257-8049, www.downtowncarletonplace.com
Celebrations commence in Riverside Park and include lots of children's activities and entertainment for all ages. The day is topped off with the best fireworks in Lanark County, if not the Valley!
Graham Beasley Triathlon Duathlon
Motto: Compete hard, play fair and applaud and respect fellow participants
This event offers something for everyone: from the "Try a Tri" for the beginner or recreational participant, to the "Super Sprint Triathlon" for the speed people. The Olympic Triathlon, and the Iron 113 Tri or Du include one of the most awesome bike rides you will find in Ontario.
Look too, for the SwimCycle and Swim races. The SwimCycle race concept will be offered in the Sprint and Iron 113, for those whose legs don't like running, or who are preparing for a longer event and just want to test themselves. The swim will be over the Iron 113 1.932km distance.
Note: The swim portion of the Graham Beasley is very popular because of the shallow clear water of the Mississippi River. If you are a bit leery about swimming in a group or in open water this one is for you - you can actually stand and rest if you need to!
- Official performance certificate available online
- Medals to all finishers presented at the finish line
- Personalized participant bib numbers
- A wide range of abilities from beginner to expert participating together
- Iron 113 Triathlon and Relay - 1932M Swim / 90Km Cycle / 21.1Km Run
- Iron 113 Duathlon - 2Km Run / 90Km Cycle / 21.1Km Run
- Iron 113 SwimCycle - 1932M Swim / 90Km Cycle
- Iron 113 Swim - 1932M
- Olympic Triathlon and Relay - 1500M Swim / 40 km Cycle / 10Km Run
- Olympic SwimCycle - 1500M Swim/90Km Cycle
- Sprint Triathlon and Relay - 500M Swim / 20Km Cycle / 5Km Run
- Sprint Duathlon - 2Km Run / 20Km Cycle / 5Km Run
- Sprint SwimCycle - 500M Swim / 20Km Cycle
- Try A Tri - 200M Swim / 20Km Cycle / 2Km Run
- Super Sprint Triathlon - 200M / 20Km Cycle / 5Km Run
It involves participants in numerous age categories from all canoe clubs from the eastern Ontario division, including:
The first day features kids in the Atom and Peewee categories. Bantam and up compete on the Sunday. War canoes make an impressive finale for this annual tradition that draws throngs of athletes, supporters and spectators along the banks of the Mississippi.
The club is an excellent training ground for athletes - three paddlers are currently on the Canadian national team (Victoria Tuttle, Andrew Willows and Ryan Cuthbert), with Andrew and Ryan participating in the 2008 Olympic Games at Beijing!
|Sponsored by the BIA, this unique shopping experience in downtown Carleton Place features children's entertainment, music, local artisans, local merchants, Kids' Zone and lots of fun!
When: August civic holiday weekend
What : Bridge Street Bazaar - annual street festival
Where: Bridge Street in downtown Carleton Place
Info: 613-257-8049 or http://www.downtowncarletonplace.com/
What: Dragon Boat Festival - a colourful day at Riverside Park
Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
A day of golf and fun in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Association at the Mississippi Golf Club.
|This black-tie event hosted is held every september in the beautiful Town Hall Auditorium. Every year there is a different theme and different host. The evening includes formal wear, gourmet food and dancing. This event is a fundraiser that supports the Sister Cities projects in Carleton Place.
When: Last Saturday of September
What: Annual black-tie gala
Where: Carleton Place Town Hall
Info: Manda Blakeley - email@example.com, 613-257-3822
|Sponsored by the BIA in support of the Lanark County Food Bank. Business people and the community come in costume to celebrate Halloween. The community participates by walking, entering a float or by being a spectator. Parade begins at 7 p.m.
What: Community Halloween parade in support of the Food Bank
Where: Bridge St. in downtown Carleton Place
Info: Cathie McOrmond 613-257-8049, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.downtowncarletonplace.com/
Santa Claus Parade
|Businesses and citizens participate in the largest Santa Parade in the Ottawa Valley with 100 floats. Thousands of spectators come out to kick off the Christmas season in Carleton Place. The Parade is sponsored by the BIA.
What: Holiday parade
Where: Bridge St. in downtown Carleton Place, begins at Carambeck School