Fall just wouldn't be fall without a visit to the Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival October 13 & 14, 2012 at the Lambton Heritage Museum, just south of Grand Bend. This unique event features a large selection of one-of-a kind items from over 100 exhibitors.
When the show began thirty-one years ago the artisans were, in many cases, hobbyists and part-time crafters. Over the years, the event has grown and now attracts professional craftspeople whose artistries show the diversity, creativity and quality that make this a favourite shopping event for country decorating accessories or hand-crafted gifts.
Artisans from across Ontario can be found in both indoor and outdoor booths at the museum, as well as booths at the Legacy Recreation Centre in Thedford, the show's second location.
Some of Ontario's finest craftspeople will be back including Timmermans' Wrought Iron, Port Bruce Glass Arts, Tree Trunk Treasures, The Pottery Barn and Nature's Creations jewellery. Joining them will be a host of new artisans including Stonebirdhouses by Julie, Water Whispers driftwood art, Baci's B'Dazzling Bling, Big Ass Garlic and Why Not Cookies.
Artisans from Lambton County will also be represented by Nun-of-a-Kind by Linda West of Bright's Grove; Pine Needle Primitives of Sarnia; Helen Mackie, Camlachie with quilted items; Country Woodshed from Petrolia; and Lollipop Lane children's clothing from Sarnia, to name just a few.
A visit to the Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival is a unique shopping experience that attracts over 5,000 visitors from across the area. There is something for everyone and visitors also get to meet the people who fashioned the items they are purchasing.
Mother Nature's autumn finery will provide a delightful back drop for a pleasant autumn outing that starts with the craft sale and continues with a visit to the Village of Thedford’s ‘Fall Fantasia', which combines a Farmers' Market of local bog and orchard produce, with bake, sidewalk, and yard sales all taking place along Main Street, in the Village centre. Visitors can also include stops at the 9th 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.
The Lambton Fall Colour and Craft Festival, October 13 & 14 is always held on the weekend immediately following Canadian Thanksgiving. One admission charge of $4 for adults and $1 for children 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 up 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.
Questions pertaining to the event may be answered by calling the Lambton Heritage Museum at 519-243-2600 or by calling Sarnia-Lambton Tourist Hotline at 1-800-265-0316. Proceeds from the show will support the 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 thirty acre site, visited by over 15,000 visitors 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 email email@example.com or visit www.lclmg.org