Building community with events

1D0A7845_editWe can’t believe it’s August already! In only a month and a half the Ontario Festival of Small Halls will be creating memorable melodies in the community venues we hold near and dear. That’s music to our ears!

We’re pleased to start announcing some of the community events planned surrounding several of the small halls shows. The Festival encourages local hall boards, volunteers and organizations to team up and expand on the concert in an effort to further build community. Last year, some of the small halls shows were celebrated with organized markets, dinners and more.

This September and October promises even more community fun, as several events are already in the works. Look for fun extension events surrounding shows in Beckwith, Morton, McDonald’s Corners, Spencerville and Lyndhurst!

Beckwith Show – Thursday Sept.15 – Stonefields Community Dinner – Beginning at 6 p.m.
The folks at Stonefields will be offering a barbecue family style community dinner before the show! Tickets are $20+HST. Reservations required by email at or by phone at 613-253-3313.

Morton Show – Sunday Sept.18 – Wendy’s Country Market – Beginning at 11 a.m.
Take in Wendy’s Country Market before the April Verch Band matinee concert at the Morton Community Hall. The market is located at 408 Fortune Line Road in Lyndhurst, Ontario. For more info please visit

McDonald’s Corners Show – Friday Sept. 30 – McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Hall Dinner –
Beginning at 6 p.m., a community supper will be held at the Ag Hall before the show. Tickets are $15. Reservations required by phone at 613-259-3480.

Lyndhurst Show – Friday Sept. 30 – St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall Dinner (459 Lyndhurst Rd., Lyndhurst) – Beginning at 5 p.m., a chicken dinner will be held before the Devin Cuddy Show at the Lyndhurst Legion.  Please keep in mind, the dinner venue is a short drive from the concert venue.  Tickets are $15 – the price includes dessert. Tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance and are available at St. Luke’s Thrift Shop (459 Lyndhurst Rd.), and The Green Gecko (436 Lyndhurst Rd.), or reserved by phone at 613-507-3311.

DSC_9355_editSpencerville Show – Thursday Sept. 22 – Tapas by Zolas – The Spencerville Mill is excited to partner with Zolas Restaurant to present TAPAS BY ZOLAS.  From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Zolas will kick off the evening with a delicious modern Italian cuisine served tapas style. Only $17.50 per person. Don’t miss out, get your tickets in advance in person at the Spencerville Mill or online at

Keep an eye on our community events page here to stay up-to-date on more events being announced soon!

In other festival news… we recognize that the Small Halls shows are enjoyed by music fans of varying abilities and mobilities. As such, this week we added a new feature to our halls information page that shows which halls are accessible. Scroll down on any hall page to check if there is a blue logo present! See our halls page here.