Save the date for the 2018 Head for the Hills Craft Beer Festival - September 15th!
Head For The Hills. And help the community.
Organized by four Georgetown service clubs (Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis & Kinsmen), the Georgetown Craft Beer Festival is an exciting new event combining the interest and excitement of the craft beer movement with a genuine desire to help charities throughout the region.
Say farewell to summer in a gorgeous country setting – at the peak of the fall colours – sharing and comparing over 25 craft beers and ciders from across Ontario. There will be music, food trucks, local crafts, and passionate brewers eager to share their knowledge of beer. Proceeds from the day go to Food4Kids, a local charity bringing meals to at-risk youth. It’s a beer tasting experience sure to leave a great taste in everyone’s mouth.
ALL ABOARD! The bus is back in action. Head for the Hills has a shuttle bus service To and From the event, picking up at various hubs around town. This FREE program is brought to you by the following local transport pros:
Buses will start running to and from the Festival at 11:00am and will run approximately every 35-40 minutes. The last bust back leaves the Trafalgar Sports Park at 6:30pm. Here are the pick-up points around town:
Acton Go Station (S. end of lot)
Limehouse Public School
Glen Williams Public School
Moldmasters Arena (rear lot)
The Gellert Centre
Georgetown South Plaza (behind Tim Hortons)
To learn more please visit their website .
Photo: Head for the Hills
HHCR is a community non profit organization, funded at arm’s length by The Town of Halton Hills. HHCR provides support to organizations, individuals and businesses in the following sectors: Arts, Heritage, Culture and Volunteer.
Support takes many forms, from advising on grant application readiness, whether or not to incorporate your organization, what insurance you should hold for your projects, and how to brand your organization and projects.
For more information please visit their website.
Photo: Georgetown Childrens Chorus
Norval is going to be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday all throughout 2017 with a variety of events and celebrations! Visit our calendar of events to see what's happening!
Explore Norval where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived for 9 years. Visit the historic sites Montgomery photographed and wrote about in her personal journals.
Norval is family friendly offering beautiful nature trails along the Credit River. McNab Park on Noble Street provides excellent fishing, riverside trail and areas for family picnics.
The Willow Park Ecology Centre provides fascinating nature programs for all ages. Parking is available on Mary Street.
The village of Norval was settled by 1820. Today many buildings remain, including our 3 historic churches which are open to the public.
You will discover our Pioneer Cemeteries, the former home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the Heritage Garden in Norval Park, our unique Analemmatic Sundial and Willow Park Ecology Centre. Norval is proud of the many century buildings including two Heritage Designated properties the Norval Disciples of Christ Church and Lilac Lawns.
To learn more please visit their website
Photo: Norval on the Credit Festival
"Beattie electrifies the stage." On February 17, 2018 Canada’s own Walt Wingfield comes, by special arrangement and for the first time, to Halton Hills in a Gala Presentation at the Acton Town Hall Centre, a heritage gem of a theatre in the heart of Acton. Wingfield's Progress is the second play in the series of seven which have entertained audiences across Canada and internationally since 1985. Hearty country suppers in two neighbouring landmark churches, Knox Presbyterian and St. Alban’s Anglican, will precede the theatrical performance, enhancing the country theme of the play. Walt Wingfield will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter, laughter about the world we live in where the city dreamers meet the weathered farmers and the two groups find ways to come together to meet community challenges! Proceeds from the Gala will support the Concerned Residents Coalition.
For more information, please visit their website .
September 30 2017, 11am – 3pm
Norval Presbyterian Church.
Credit Valley Artisans is making 150 Bowls. Customers choose the bowl they want and have it filled with delicious soup from Heather’s Bakery in Georgetown, along with delicious goodies. There will also be 150 small “Canada 150” paintings for sale to the public. All profits will go to the LM Montgomery Museum in Norval as a Canada 150 project.
Learn more at their website or contact Carolyn at 905-877-2579.
Photo: Plein Air Event at Carter Farm Market
The Georgetown Fall Fair will take place on September 8-10, 2017.
Come and help us celebrate Canada's 150 birthday.
If you enjoy a Demolition Derby, Truck Pull, agricultural animals and displays, craft items, entertainment, a beer tent, midway rides and children's activities, then the Georgetown Fall Fair is here for you.
Friday from 5:00pm, we highlight youth activities with midway rides, musical events and social times. Saturday showcases the Baby Show, Agricultural Education Tent, Demolition Derby, beer tent, musical interludes and antique and modern equipment displays. As Sunday is family day, we have the Rabbit Show, Children's Pet Show Kiddie Tractor Pull and our super sized 4x4 Truck and Tractor Pull.
Most events are open throughout the fair so don't miss our Homecraft Exhibits, train ride, food concessions midway rides,stage events, the Knights of Columbus beer tent, merchandise vendors,Silent Auction and local talent.
Help us carry on the 171 year tradition which our ancestors created to bring together the social and economic community. Wear Canada proudly and come see us at the fair.
WEEKEND PASS - $20
CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER - Free
CHILDREN 7 - 12 - $3.00 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
ADULTS - $8.00 Friday, $10.00 Saturday, $8.00 Sunday
HST included in all admissions
Weekend & Midway passes are now available for purchase from the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce! Learn more.
Hours of Operation
Friday - 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
For more information please visit the Georgetown Fall Fair website.
Photo: Georgetown Fall Fair
The CVA, a non-profit Community Service, was founded in 1975 to help to promote the Visual Arts in Halton Hills.
We invite you to join one of our four established guilds currently working within the CVA: Heritage HandWeavers and Spinners, Palette and Pencil Guild, Potters and Sculptors and Stained Glass Artisans.
The CVA provides the follow:
-Unique and low cost courses
-Low cost annual membership fees
-Our home - Cedarvale Cottage
-Use of guilds' equipment
-Flexible hours of access for members to the cottage
To learn more about the Credit Valley Artisans please visit their website.
Photo: Cedarvale Cottage, Cedarvale Park
Willow Park Ecology Centre, Norval (access off Mary Street at Highway 7, Norval)
Willow Park Ecology Centre (WPEC), Norval is a nature preserve ideal for nature study, education, experiential learning, passive recreation, and relaxation - located in the charming hamlet of Norval, within the Town of Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada - with access off Mary Street at Highway 7, Norval.
The award-winning Ecology Centre serves as an outdoor education resource operated by the WPEC volunteer Board of Directors, part-time staff, and network of volunteer supporters. The Centre exists to educate schoolchildren and the general public about ecology and the environment through programs and events, and to provide natural habitat for wildlife in the ravine. It offers year-round fun and engaging, nature-based programs and events for children, teens and adult volunteers and learners in a visitor-friendly 5-acre outdoor space.
The scenic park is located in the floodplain bounded by the West Branch of the Credit River (Silvercreek) and the main Credit River, within the Credit Valley and Hungry Hollow Centre for Biodiversity. It includes a board-walked wetland, a rehabilitated riverine shoreline, a snake hibernaculum, interpretive Tree Trail, as well as vegetated areas planted to attract specific wildlife.
The site was transformed by the group through community and partner engagement starting in the late 80’s. It was changed from a grassy trailer park into a scenic series of diverse ecosystems. Local volunteers have carried through with an ambitious plan to encourage natural regeneration in Willow Park. Today, the site has reached early succession, and provides a home to a growing number of native Ontario habitats, plants and animals. Building on their successes, the group has now embarked on an upstream restoration project by establishing the Hungry Hollow Collaborative and seeking grant funding. The work has ensued over 2 years and was awarded a Recognition of Merit from the Credit Valley Conservation for improving the natural health of the Hungry Hollow Environmentally Sensitive Area.
In addition to the program and event offerings of the Centre, the park is open to the public for passive recreational use from dawn to dusk in partnership with the Town Parks system, and the Credit Valley Conservation.
To learn more, please visit their website .