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A weekend full of corn roasts, peaches and Baby Shark!

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Friday Aug. 23

Pickin' Up Carrot Peels

O'Hales Public House, Bradford

7 p.m. 

Recovering from Carrot Fest in style! Come for food and drink with tunes.

Saturday Aug. 24

Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

Heritage Park in Barrie

6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

17th annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival hosted by the Barrie Public Library. Registration begins 6:30 a.m. for teams; Awakening the Dragons ceremony at 7 a.m. First heats begin at 7:48 a.m. Click here for details registration, or call 705-728-1010. Public is invited to attend to watch the racing, enjoy the Spirit of the Dragon Concert series, vendors village, KidZone. Beer Tent opens at noon.

Corn Roast and BBQ

Churchill United Church, Churchill

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Churchill United Church hosts a Corn Roast and BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. All are welcome to come out and enjoy corn on the cob for only $2, hot dog for $2, pop for $1, and an ice cream bar for $1. On Yonge St., just north of Killarney Beach Rd. in Innisfil.

Peach Festival Bradford Farmers’ Market

BWG Library Parking Lot

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Golf Tourney & Corn Roast

Lefroy-Belle Ewart Legion, 1017 Robinson St. in Belle Ewart

$50 per person for 9 holes of golf, cart at Big Cedar Golf Club, and a ticket to the corn roast; $10 per person for the corn roast alone. The Lefroy-Belle Ewart Legion, 1017 Robinson St. in Belle Ewart, hosts its annual Golf Tourney and Corn Roast on Aug. 24. Cost is $50 per person for 9 holes of golf and cart at Big Cedar GC plus a corn roast back at the Legion Hall at 6 p.m. Or come for the corn roast only, for $10. Tickets available at the Branch, or call Denis at 705-727-8912.

Baby Shark Meet and Greet Party

Bradford Children's Academy - In the Smart Centre Plaza

11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

End of summer open house for children ages 3 months-7 years along with their families Face painting and baby shark themed crafts, outdoor splash activities, refreshments and snacks and a meet and greet with Baby Shark!

Holland Marsh Food Market Open House/Trunk Sale

3522 4th Line, Bradford

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Trunk Sale. Everyone is welcome to bring your trunk full of items you want to sell. Free entry.

Sunday Aug. 25

Genesis Gymnastics Open House BBQ

Genesis Gymnastics

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

We'd like to thank our Genesis family with a free customer appreciation BBQ! Please join us for some food and fun. Our coaches will be on hand to take everyone through the gym open house. Fall Session Registration will be Open!

28th Ukrainian Independence Day

Bradford Court House

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury will be saluting its residents of Ukrainian heritage by marking Independence Day of Ukraine, on Aug. 25 - hosted by Ukrainian Community of Bradford. There will be flag-raising and celebration on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and mark the occasion, showing their support for the country of Ukraine.

Soulmate Sunday Adoptathon Event

Pet Valu Bradford, 442 Holland Street West

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

The Georgina Feral Cat Committee will be in store with cats available for adoption. Come and meet your purrfect pet!

Back to School Giveaway.

BWG Public Library, 425 Holland St. W.

12 p.m. 


Greater Life Community Church is holding its annual Back to School Giveaway, giving away backpacks filled with school supplies FREE to the first 100 kids who come to the BWG Public Library at noon on Aug. 25.