Held in March, the Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival is the place to be for great pancakes and syrup as their Maple Syrup Festival warms up winter. Horse sleigh rides, sawing competitions and snowshoeing are just a few of the charming events that draw thousands yearly to Sandy Flat Sugar Bush, while in the village itself, craft and antique shows and street events provide a festive air. www.warkworthmaplesyrupfestival.ca
If you like lilacs your going to love The Warkworth Lilac Festival. Held in May with venues on Main Street, the fairgrounds and the Millennium Trail. The festival will be showcasing over 70 varieties of lilacs. Stroll among 300 lilacs in a picturesque setting along Mill Creek on the Millennium Trail in Downtown Warkworth. For more information visit www.warkworthlilacfestival.com.
Held on the third Saturday in June at the Warkworth Arena, this huge auction sees up to 9 auctioneers, simultaneously auctioning donated good under the auspices of the Warkworth Community Service Club. Now over 50 years old, the Warkworth Service Club received an Ontario Recycling Award for this annual event in 1998. www.warkworthscsc.ca
Come celebrate Canada’s Birthday with us by the gazebo in Centennial Park. This is a family oriented event where neighbours get to hang together and just have fun. Games, face-painting, hot-dogs and hamburgers and live entertainment are the order of the day.
In August we block off Main Street to vehicular traffic and set up a long stretch of tables to accommodate the hundreds who will gather so that the community can celebrate and enjoy the bounty of the region. More information here.
Early September sees the return of one of Ontario’s longest running agricultural fairs. The fair is operated by the Percy Agricultural Society and held at and around the Warkworth Arena is a not to be missed event that the whole family can enjoy. For more information visit www.warkworthfair.com or Contact Tracy Russell at 905-344-7709.
The Warkworth Ram Rodeo is under the umbrella of the Percy Agricultural Society. The rodeo takes place in July and is a sanctioned Dodge Ram rodeo tour event. With a full weekend of steer wrestling, bull riding, roping, vendors and a dance held at the Warkworth Fairgrounds. Contact Tina Spooner at 705-924-2868 www.warkworthramrodeo.com
It was only a question of time before this Art’s Community developed an annual event around some of its best artists and artist venues. Held in October, consider this your personal invite to Warkworth’s newest annual event. More information here
The 8th Annual W8 Bridge Hospice Run will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012, starting at the Warkworth Arena. Registration is at 8 am with the new 1 km Race for Kids at 9 am and the main events, being the 5 & 13 km Races starting at 9:15 am. For complete details visit http://w8runningevents.ca/
The long established Perfect Pie Contest is held on the first Saturday in November and pays tribute to the history of pie making in Warkworth. For more information contact Barb Trotter - Eastern Star email@example.com 705-924-2066
The Warkworth Santa Claus Parade is held first Friday night in December. The parade begins at 7:00 pm and winds its way through the village. For more information please contact Sharon Hutchinson at 705-924-2639.