39: October 10, 2003
the 39th issue of the Bed and Breakfast Traveller, we take you
to Woolwich Township, St Jacobs Country, Ontario and beyond...where
the past meets the present!!
courtesy of St. Jacobs Country
of K. Catton
and enjoy a special time of year. Fall......it's exciting, its invigorating
and its full of very special delights. Remember when you used to kick
the dampened fall leaves as you walked along, how piles of leaves just
begged to be jumped into.....Visit Woolwich Township soon, relax, kick
the leaves, visit the farmers' markets and enjoy this special time of
Fall - full of farmers' markets, fairs, festivals and folliage.....it's
all here in St Jacobs Country and the surrounding Woolwich Township.....we
are a rich patchwork of towns and villages, a rural way of life that
is reminiscent of a quieter, slower pace of time, when travelling by
horse and buggy to market was an all day event.
undulating countryside is a kalidescope of family proud farms rich with
the harvest, fields of wheat, corn that remind us of our beginnings.....farmers
baling the crops from freshly ploughed fields with teams of horses,
beautiful displays of flowers surrounding farmhouses, cattle and horses
lazily grazing in the fields...surely a recipe for a soothing, contented
escape from the pressures of life.
Fall is the time for festivals and fairs, farm tours, envigorating hikes
and bike rides, or a trail ride on a handsome chestnut steed. Taste
sensations abound with apple fritters & dumplings, apple butter
and cider, pig tails, ribs & the ever popular schnitzel. Market
produce abounds in huge baskets - corn, tomatoes, peppers, squashes
and potatoes apples and pears, just waiting to be made into this winters'
dinners, perserves and pickles.Certainly, the perfect venue to pick
up the freshest Thanksgiving Dinner vegtables. Don't forget the apples
and pumpkins for pies.
of St. Jacobs Country
also means Halloween and pumpkins.....we have all sizes, shapes and
colours. When only the best will do for the pumpking carving artists!!!!!!!
Theatre abounds. There is comedy, and comedy, Uproarious laughter can
be found at the Schoolhouse Theatre in St Jacobs....."Triple Espresso"
runs until the end of the year with performances Wed - Sun each week.
This intimate look at the lives of three "aspiring" entertainers
will envelope you in sidesplitting laughter ......and up in Drayton,
Joseph and the Amazing Tehnicolour Dreamcoat continues till mid November.
Further afield is the Waterloo Stage Theatre with productions of "Scenes
From My Dock" a musical revue of the important questions concerning
the celebration of our love of leisure, weekends and cottage life. Dear
Santa heralds the Christmas season with Santa gearing up to grant one
very special Christmas wish. Added to this are the the obstacles being
overcome by his North Pole staff, the sleigh salesman from Detroit and
the elves. The KW Symphony or Theatre in the Square....productions being.
AND don't forget Oktoberfest.....Oct 10-18...celebrating 35 years
of the warm spirit of Gemutlichkeit! The "kick-off" is the
Friday, Oct. 10th with the "tapping of the keg" and the party
begins! Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek puts all into a dance frenzied
frame of mind. Stompin' Tom Connors, a truly Canadian icon brings his
brand of music to the Concordia Club. Barrel races, pancake breakfasts
and a wonderful Thanksgiving Parade are just a few of the wonderful
events over this nine day festival. Come and experience Bavaria in Kitchener-Waterloo.
of K. Catton
shows and auctions are an integral part of this rural landscape. this
special time honoured heritage is one of the special attractions of
this area. A permanent but changing display of quilts resides at the
the specially created Waterloo County & Area Quilt Gallery locaed
in the St Jacobs country Mill in St Jacobs. This gallery showcases excellence
in quilting celebrating the works of indivdual quilt artists, groups
The 30th annual Elmira Charity Quilt Auction & Country Market
takes place Sat. October 25. Typically, it's a must for Homemade
pies and baking, pickles and jams. Other auction items include wooden
and vintage furniture, along with quilts, wallhangings and mats. All
items are donated in aid of community services.
Then there's Christmas.....the village of St Jacobs starts the
season of right with "Sparkles" a four day event, beginning
November 13 with all kinds of events culminating in an Old Fashioned
Christmas on Sunday Nov. 16. More information at www.stjacobs.com.
The Christmas Store in St. Jacobs is filled to the rafters with every
kind of decoration possible, decorated trees and enchanting gifts for
everyone on your list and perhaps something for yourself!?! AND there's
probably a Santa Claus parade every weekend till early Dec. To be sure
of getting that "special" gift tell them all!!!!!
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