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Join us at Christmas on Campus on November 18th and 19th for an outdoor holiday market.
Join us at Christmas on Campus on November 18th and 19th for an outdoor holiday market.
7+ Reasons To Visit North Grenville This Weekend

7+ Reasons To Visit North Grenville This Weekend

 It will be a busy weekend in North Grenville. With so much to see & do!

This will be our 3rd Outdoor Christmas Market. Our first was in November 2019 during the height of the pandemic and became a welcome, joyous, safe way to gather. This year we have even more reasons to visit Kemptville and North Grenville! With some help of the North Grenville Art Guild, Catered Affairs & The Kemptville Campus, we have a full day of fun planned. 

1. Christmas Market On Campus

Two great days of local love. Featuring 50+ vendors each day

Date: Saturday November 12, 2022 and Sunday November 13, 2022
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: Kemptville Campus, 75 Campus Drive. Directions here. 
Cost: Free (Donations to food bank welcomed)
Parking: Free
Wagon Rides, Live Music & Santa & Friends 
Santa will be available for photo's & a chat each day. Parents are encouraged to take photo's with their mobile devices. 

Appearances from the Capital City Garrison 501st Legion.

Sing Along & Dance the day away to some Holiday favorites by the talented Leo Rodriguez who will be performing this weekend at Christmas on Campus.

2. Art Show & Sale

In it's first full sized event since the pandemic, the North Grenville  

Date: Saturday November 12, 2022 and Sunday November 13, 2022
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: Kemptville Campus, 48 Shearer St, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
Cost: Free 
Parking: Free


Sneak a peak at some of the featured artist here. 


3. Kemptville Campus Greenhouse Cacti House Tour

Find the entrance to this beautiful display of Cacti & succulents in the Christmas Market. Donated in 2020 from by Bogdan Gawronski, this collection will be open to the public for viewing during the Market!  On site Claude Smith will have an assortment of plants & greens for sale. No purchase required.

Date: Saturday November 12, 2022 and Sunday November 13, 2022
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: Kemptville Campus Greenhouse, 75 Campus Drive. 



4. Sunday Brunch

Start your Sunday off with a delicious brunch from Catered Affairs at Heritage Hall. Cost is $24/ Person. Reservations can be made directly with Catered Affairs online RSVP in advance.

Date: Sunday November 13, 2022
Time: 10:00am-1:30pm
Where: Kemptville Campus, 48 Shearer St, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

5. Trails Walk 

Kemptville Campus is over 630 acres in size! This leaves for stunning ground, rich in history and a variety of difficulty walking trails. Work of brunch, or enjoy the warm fall weather with a walk in Nature.

Spend a whole day exploring the Kemptville Campus!

Sugarbush Trail, Discovery Trail, Dickinson Trail, Poplar Grove Trail, Barnside Trail, Rail Trail, and Pebble Drive.

See Trail Map Here

6. History Buff? 

The North Grenville Historical Society will be opening the Archives to the public. Located on the Kemptville Campus, in Heritage Hall find a whole lot of treasure and history in one spot. Thanks to the generosity of local residents, valued heirlooms and written records are stored and guarded for future generations. On site each day, volunteers with knowledge to share.

Pictured: Gordon Moat demonstrating the Horton Row walking wheel in the collection of the North Grenville Historical Society. Moat identified the wheel and has written and spoken extensively on the maker’s career both regionally and internationally.


7. Twilux Lantern Parade

Date: November 12th, 2022
Time: 5:45pm
Where: 92 Maplewood Ave, Oxford Mills, ON K0G 1S0
Cost: Free
Just a short drive from Kemptville to Oxford Mills a magical festival is planned. Community revelers come to Crozier Park with their handmade lanterns, arriving to the sounds of a band of merry local musicians and colourful light performers! When the sun sets, the parade departs, walking along the quaint streets Oxford Mills to Maplewood Park.
This twilight parade is propelled by live music, light performers, giant glowing lanterns, flags, noisemakers and dozens of homemade lanterns of all shapes and sizes. Arriving at a twinkling, enchanted Maplewood Park, the ‘lanterneers’ are treated to more live music, vibrant performances, incredible light installations, and creative children’s activities.
Twilux, follows in the traditions of lantern festivals around the world, at the time of year when the days are shorter and darker; this act of togetherness brings light into the lives of all who participate.
Need More Reasons? How about More Holiday Markets?
8. The Kemptville Farmers Market Jack Frost Event 
Date: November 13th, 2022
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Where: 200 Saunders St Kemptville, ON 
9. Garden Party Christmas Market
Date: November 12th, 2022
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: Winchester, ON 
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