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Musical Entertainment
Performing from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Cavanagh Stage

The Bowes Brothers


Truly a “Band of Brothers”, Ed, Rod, John and Andy stay true to their roots. They were born, raised and still live near their hometown of Carleton Place, Ontario, where they share the stage with their dad, Clarence. Many of their songs are written by eldest brother, Ed, while they all take their turn on lead vocals. Singing in four-part harmony, with influence from some country music’s greats, gives the Bowes Brothers the edge that makes them one of the Ottawa Valley’s favourite bands. Add to that, a little yodeling from youngest brother Andy, and a performance packed with energy and humour and you get the Bowes brothers.

In only a very few, short years, the Bowes Brothers have earned a spot on the stage with some of the best names in country music. Names like Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Major, George Canyon, Paul Brandt, Ronnie Prophet, Michelle Wright, the Road Hammers and Stompin’ Tom Connors. In 2009, in front of a hometown crowd of thousands, the Bowes Brothers opened the Riverside Jam for Terri Clark!

For more info visit: www.bowesbrothers.com

Cooking Demonstrations ​& Food Experts

From local chickens to improvisational cooking, we’re sure to spark your interest in local food!
Taking place in and around the coverall building and on the Cavanagh stage.


11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Children’s Activities
Face painting, playground, petting zoo, and bouncy castle (weather permitting).

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration
Roger Weldon, Chef
Local chef Roger Weldon will shop on site for ingredients to make an impromptu dish using local products.

12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies & Cake Cutting
On the Cavanagh Stage
Dr. Paula Stewart from the Lanark and District Health Unit will highlight the benefits of local food.
Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lanark County Cattlemen’s Association with a cake cutting by President Steve Bartlett.

12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Beckwith Township
Presentation in the Coverall Building

1:00 ​p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Backyard Chickens Talk

John Joynt

Learn what it takes to keep chickens in your backyard.
In the Coverall Building

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration
Ian Carswell, Chef
Executive Chef Ian Carswell of Black Tartan Kitchen
will create a simple dish showcasing modern techniques
in the culinary style known as Finnish minimalism .

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 ​p.m.

$12 per person

Harvest Church Supper
in the Recreation Complex
Following the Harvest Festival , join the community for a hearty stew. Choose from Lamb Stew, vegetable stew, beef stew and gluten free stew, plus a variety of home made pies for dessert.