UNTIL SEPT. 14, GODERICH: NOTEWORTHY: Musical Instruments From The Huron County Museum collection – Instruments including organs from factories in Clinton and Goderich. At the Huron County Museum, 110 North St., Goderich.
UNTIL SEPT. 14, GODERICH: OUR STORIES: The People of Huron County – Discover the stories of Huron residents who’ve achieved in science, technology and the arts. At the Huron County Museum, 110 North St., Goderich.
MAY 15, EXETER: FARMERS’ MARKET: Exeter Farmers’ Market opens for the season May 15 on Baldwin Street beside Trivett Memorial Church. Operates 2-6 p.m. every Thurs. until October 9.
MAY 16, BRUSSELS: BRUSSELS FARMERS’ MARKET: Local vendors offer fresh meats, produce, baking, crafts, and more. Entertainment, food, special theme days under the tent, Turnberry (main) St. Fridays 2-6 p.m. until Oct. 10
MAY 17, GODERICH: FARMERS’ MARKET: Goderich Farmers’ Market opens for the season May 17 at the Court House Square in downtown Goderich. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sat. until October 11 at the south side of the park.
MAY 18, BAYFIELD: BAYFIELD LIONS COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: All-you-can-eat breakfast including pancakes, sausage and maple syrup at Bayfield Community Centre and Arena, Sun., May 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MAY 21, GRAND BEND: FARMERS’ MARKET: Grand Bend Farmers’ Market opens for the season May 21 at 1 Main St. (Colonial Hotel Parking Lot). Operates every Wednesday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. until October 8.
MAY 21, CLINTON: FARMERS’ MARKET: Clinton’s Farmers’ Market opens for the season May 21 at the Library Park in the heart of downtown. Operates every Wednesday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. until Sept. 10.
MAY 22-25, BLYTH: CAMPOUT JAMBOREE: Hundreds of country music lovers will camp at the campgrounds at the Blyth fairgrounds for concerts at Community Centre. Information at the website: www.thebarndance.ca
MAY 23, EXETER: PAINT THE TOWN — Art Around Town, the McNaughton Trail Anniversary Commit-tee and Communities in Bloom host an evening of art, food, and nature, 7 p.m. $20. Ticket info at www.artaroundtown.net
MAY 24, BLYTH: ART SHOW OPENING — Community artists, professional and amateur, will display their work at the Bainton Gallery, Blyth Memorial Hall until June 13. Free. Gallery open during Blyth Festival box office hours.
MAY 23-25, BAYFIELD: THEATRE/HISTORY: The Tiger and the Baron. Two of Huron County’s historical giants meet in the 1840s to discuss their problems with the Canada Company. At Bayfield Town Hall, May 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.
MAY 31, BRUSSELS: VILLAGE-WIDE YARD SALE: The Brussels annual village yard sale, now in its tenth year, continues to grow in participants, offering a wide variety of treasures to yard-sale enthusiasts.
MAY 31, HENSALL: HENSALL VILLAGE-WIDE TRUNK ’N TREASURE SALE: Village-wide garage sales, firemen’s breakfast starts at 7 am at the Fire Hall. Food booths. Every street has a sale. Info at 519-262-2050.
MAY 31, VARNA: SONGS FROM THE STAGE: Singer-songwriter Mark Cassius joins the Blyth Festival Singers perform some of the greatest musical theatre songs at a dinner cabaret. Varna Complex, 6 p.m. $25.
JUNE 5-8, CLINTON: CLINTON SPRING FAIR: Huron County’s first fair of the season opens Fri. evening, with the demolition derby and the midway is in operation. Sat. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Livestock shows, home crafts, midway.
JUNE 5-8, BLYTH: BLYTH FESTIVAL BOOK SALE: A spring tradition in Blyth is the county’s largest used book sale, Thurs. 4-9 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m. Thousands of adults’ and children’s books.
JUNE 5, GRAND BEND: THEATRE OPENING: South Pacific, Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic songs illuminate the stories of U.S. soldiers during WWII. Huron Country Playhouse until June 21. Call 1-888-449-4463.
JUNE 6-8, WINGHAM: MUSICAL MUSKRAT FESTIVAL: A weekend of activities including boat building competition, barbecue, beer garden, dance, community church service and more. Info at www.musicalmuskratfestival.com.
JUNE 7, SEAFORTH: SEAFORTH COMMUNITY YARD SALE AND SIDEWALK SALE: Huge community-wide yard sale and sidewalk sale downtown, Saturday, June 7, 7 a.m.-noon.
JUNE 8, SEAFORTH: VAN EGMOND HOUSE BREAKFAST: Visit historic Van Egmond House and enjoy a breakfast of real maple syrup, pancakes, eggs and more 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located in Egmondville (go south on main street).
JUNE 11, GRAND BEND: THEATRE OPENING: Look, No Hans, spies and too many lovers ruin a birthday in this a hilarious spy comedy set in Berlin. At Playhouse II, Huron Country Playhouse until June 28. Call 1-888-449-4463.
JUNE 12, BAYFIELD: BAYFIELD FILM SOCIETY: Bayfield Town Hall hosts a series of films. Our Man in Tehran tells of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor's involvement. Info: 519-565-5884.
JUNE 13-14, HENSALL: 146th ANNUAL HENSALL SPRING FAIR: Homecraft and school displays, light horse show, mini-tractor pull, ATV pull, parade, lawn mower races, midway. Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. begins at 10 a.m.
JUNE 13-14, DUNGANNON: DUNGANNON SUPER PULL: Farm modified tractors, pro stocks, trucks and more test their strength at the Dungannon Fairgrounds. Food. Beer tent and dance Friday night. Tractor pull Saturday.
JUNE 13, BAYFIELD: OPERA GALA: Powerful scenes from Mozart’s “Don” and Tchaikovsky's "Queen of Spades" performed by Voices-Relyea (Gary, Anna and Deanna) and friends, with Brahm Goldhamer, pianist at Bayfield Town Hall.
JUNE 14, GRAND BEND: DRIVE ’N JIVE: Car show, dinner and ’50s/’60s dance. Car show from 9 a.m. on the main beach at Grand Bend. Dinner and dancing starting at 5:30 p.m. Prizes for table wearing the best ’50s/’60s costumes.
JUNE 15, BRUSSELS: BRUSSELS FIREMEN’S BREAKFAST: Brussels firefighters serve up eggs, bacon, ham, home fries, toast, coffee, and juice at the fire hall, 51 CN Road, 8 a.m. to noon.
JUNE 19, SEAFORTH: TWILIGHT TUNES: Musicians perform a free musical jamboree at Seaforth’s Victoria Park Bandshell, 5:30 p.m. until dusk, every Thursday evening, June 19 to Aug. 28. Bring your lawn chair.
JUNE 19-22, LUCKNOW: LUCKNOW STRAWBERRY SUMMER-FEST: Events throughout culminating. Sat., June 21 with a pancake breakfast with strawberries from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Legion and activities on main street.
JUNE 20, BLYTH: ART SHOW OPENING: Blyth Festival Art Gallery hosts its first professional exhibit: Vestiges and Pauses, paintings by Rose Pearson. Bainton Gallery, Blyth Memorial Hall until July 11. Free admission.
JUNE 21, MOLESWORTH: CAR SHOW & MINI-FLEA MARKET: Old 86 Farmers’ Market, #44229 Amberley Rd., hosts antique cars and trucks, hot rods, and more, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flea market, farmers’ market. Entertainment.
JUNE 21, GODERICH: HURON'S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Celebrating Huron residents’ traditions and cultures. Drumming, crafts, dancing, music, food, outdoor games, beer tent, on The Square, Saturday, June 21. – 2-7pm
JUNE 22, ETHEL: GREY FIREMEN’S BREAKFAST: Grey firefighters serve up eggs, bacon, ham, home fries, toast, coffee, and juice at the fire hall, 44358 Brandon Rd., Ethel, 8 a.m. to noon.
JUNE 22, GODERICH: HARBOUR PARK CONCERTS: Every Sunday night from June 22 to August 31 a different band will perform at Harbour Park from 7-8:30 p.m. A wide variety of musical styles. No admission but collection taken.
JUNE 26, GRAND BEND: THEATRE OPENING: Damn Yankees, A baseball fanatic trades his soul for a chance to be a baseball hero. Plays at Huron Country Playhouse until July 12. Call 1-888-449-4463.
JUNE 27, BLYTH: THEATRE OPENING: In the 1960s a lonely housewife finds friends listening to country singers on the Kitchen Radio. Call the Blyth Festival, 519-523-9300 or check the website at blythfestival.com. (Previews June 25.)
JUNE 28, GODERICH: CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL: Goderich Memorial Arena, 180 McDonald Street is home for a children’s festival, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Parade begins at 10:30 followed by games, crafts, food.
JUNE 30, GODERICH: CANADA DAY FIREWORKS: Goderich kicks off its Canada Day celebrations with fireworks at the harbour 9:30-10:30 p.m. Info at Tourism Goderich, 1-519-524-6600 or 1-800-280-7637. www.goderich.ca
JULY 1, GRAND BEND: CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS: Children paint a giant mural, 11 a.m. onward. Live music all day. Fireworks at 10 p.m. on the Main Beach, July 1.
JULY 1, SEAFORTH: SEAFORTH FIREMEN’S BREAKFAST: Seaforth firefighters serve up eggs, bacon, ham, homefries, toast, coffee, and juice at the fire hall, 31 Birch St., 7 a.m. to noon.
JULY 1, WINGHAM: CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS: Wingham celebrates Canada Day, Monday, July 1. Fireworks in Riverside Park at dusk.
JULY 2, GRAND BEND: THEATRE OPENING: A young couple turn to their jovial neighbour when terrifying things start happening in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight. Playhouse II until July 12. Call 1-888-449-4463.
JULY 3-6, CLINTON: CLINTON PLUCKIN FEST: One of Ontario’s largest chicken farming areas, celebrates with dances, an elimination draw and chicken barbecue July 6 at Clinton Raceway.
JULY 4, BLYTH: THEATRE OPENING: Billy Bishop Goes to War, First World War flying ace Billy Bishop relives his life in song and story in this classic musical. Call the Blyth Festival, 519-523-9300. (Previews July 2.)
JULY 4, GODERICH: PIPING DOWN THE SUN: Celtic Blue Highlanders Pipe Band perform Friday evenings, July 4 to Aug. 22, one hour before sunset, at Rotary Cove as they “pipe down the sun”. Free. Bring your lawn chairs.
JULY 4-5, BAYFIELD: BAYFIELD VETTEFEST: Clan Gregor Square, in the heart of Bayfield hosts sleek Corvettes. Fri., 7 p.m. cruise. Sat. 8 a.m. registration. Show until 4 p.m. Info at 519-525-2020 or www.bayfieldvettefest.com.
JULY 4-6, GODERICH: FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS: Over 150 painters, photographers, sculptors and crafters gather at Lions Harbour Park, West St., to show and sell their wares July 4, (12-8 p.m.); 5, (10-5); and 7, (10-4).
JULY 11-13, BAYFIELD: TALL SHIPS VISIT BAYFIELD: Enjoy guided tours when Toronto Brigantine two-masted square-rigged sailing ships visit Bayfield harbour while on a tour of Lake Huron.
JULY 11, BAYFIELD: BAYFIELD RUMMAGE SALE: This large indoor rummage sale at the Bayfield Arena, Friday evening, July 11, 7-9 p.m. Helps raise money for local projects. Free admission. Info at www.pioneerparkbayfield.ca.
JULY 13, BAYFIELD: ALL T-BIRD OWNERS GET TOGETHER: Clan Gregor Square in the heart of Bayfield will shine with gleaming classic Thunderbird cars as owners meet to display their cars, Sunday, from 10-4. No admission.
JULY 13, GODERICH: SUMMER GARDEN TOUR: Visit unique gardens in Goderich, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, 519-421-2295; $12 day of the event. Day of event tickets at the Tourism Centre, 91 Hamilton St.
JULY 16, GRAND BEND: THEATRE OPENING: When he’s mugged, a taxi driver finds it impossible to juggle his life with two wives in Run For Four Wife. Plays Playhouse II, Huron Country Playhouse until Aug. 2. Call 1-888-449-4463.
JULY 17, GRAND BEND: THEATRE OPENING: Celebrate the music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits and more in Twist and Shout: The British Invasion at Huron Country Playhouse until Aug. 2. Call 1-888-449-4463.
JULY 18, BLYTH: ART SHOW OPENING: “Who Heals You?” showcases artwork on paper and found objects by Kelly Stevenson at the Blyth Festival Art Gallery, Bainton Gallery, Blyth Memorial Hall until Aug. 10. Admission free.
JULY 19-21, GODERICH: KINSMEN SUMMERFEST WEEKEND: Marine Museum Park at the waterfront becomes the scene of fun with activities beginning noon Thursday and lasting all weekend. Refreshment tent on site.
JULY 19-21, GRAND BEND: IHRA MOPAR NITRO JAM NATIONALS: Grand Bend Motorplex hosts Canada’s largest drag racing event. Top fuel, funny cars, pro mods and jets will be racing all three days. www.grandbendmotorplex.com.
JULY 20, BAYFIELD: THE BICYCLE OPERA: Young Canadian opera singers cycle into Bayfield and perform a concert of operatic vignettes, when the Bicycle Opera cycle performs at Bayfield Town Hall, 7 p.m. Tickets $20 each.
JULY 25-27, ZURICH: ZURICH FAIR: Bluewater Arena and Community Hall. Friday evening entertain-ment and dance. Saturday, parade, livestock shows, homecraft exhibits, games and crafts. Sunday jamboree and horse show.
JULY 26-27, ZURICH: 6th ANNUAL WINGHAM JETS: An amazing variety of radio controlled jets on display and in action with speeds up to 320 km per hour. Wingham airport, just east of Wingham, Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
JULY 27, EXETER: SOUTH HURON TRAIL RUN: Hundreds of runners will take part in 5 km and 10 km runs on the South Huron Trail gathering at 9 a.m. at the South Huron Recreation Centre, 94 Victoria St. East, Exeter.
JULY 27, BRUSSELS: OLD-TIME FIDDLE JAMBOREE: Roots music of Huron County featuring traditional old-time fiddle music will be performed at Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre, Sunday, July 27, 1-6 p.m.
JULY 31-AUGUST 4, WINGHAM: WINGHAM HOMECOMING: Wingham celebrates its 135th birthday with talent shows, golf tournaments, midway, concerts, a barn dance and more. Information at www.winghamhomecoming2014.com
AUGUST 1, BLYTH: THEATRE OPENING: Stag and Doe – Comedy reigns when a stag and doe and a wedding reception share the same hall on the same night. Call the Blyth Festival, 519-523-9300. (Previews July 30.)