Shows, community and an upcoming announcement

Discover the locales that host the shows – through unique opportunities like dinners, art shows, walking tours and even a boat cruise. We’re adding more to our community events portion of Small Halls every day!

An additional event was just added last week for the Winchester show: local wine tasting! Before Kathleen Edwards takes the stage at the Winchester United Church (sold out show), Blue Gypsy Wines just down the road in Oxford Mills is hosting a fruit wine tasting for $5/person, which includes a souvenir wine glass. Look at the photos – just beautiful! Then, head over to the United Church beginning at 5:30 p.m. as it will host the annual Harvest Dinner. The cost is $16/person and 100 dinners will be provided. Tempt your taste buds with turkey, dressing potatoes vegetables and desserts! Please reserve your spot in advance by contacting Linda at 613-774-2512.

In the same vein, we’re getting set for a big pre-show meal announcement at Kilmaurs tomorrow. Stay tuned! (We’re keeping you in suspense…)

A few more shows sold out online this week – namely Lindi Ortega in Tamworth and also Colter Wall in McDonald’s Corners, with local opener, Henry Norwood. Psst! There are still a handful of local tickets left for the Colter Wall show – available only at the Hill General Store in McDonald’s Corners! Go get ‘em! Explore more shows here.

Did you know we have several former schools on our halls roster this year – as well as past town halls, an historic mill and even a library? Check out the cherished venues from across Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley – and pay tribute to the heritage by discovering renowned artists there!

Have you been seeing and hearing the Festival pop up around local communities? Our posters are out and about and we’re getting the word out through radio, print media, television and online. Look here for a guest appearance on the CKWS Morning Show this week by Festival of Small Halls, General Manager, Kelly Symes. We’re always up for trying someone new and the Festival is even on a digital billboard with Brockville Tourism in downtown Brockville! Keep your ear to the ground – you never know where we might pop up!

In social news, our Twitter account topped 1,000 followers this week – thanks for all of your amazing support, retweets, emoji high-fives, and for generally being lovely, folks!