Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - Aug. 31-Sep. 2

From a fall fair to football to a ghost walk, online host Andrea Bellemare has some suggestions for weekend activities.
The Mount Forest Fall Fair takes place this long weekend, with everything from horse shows to baking displays to a midway. (iStockphoto)

1. Tomorrow Disappears by Jared Davison exhibit

Kitchener City Hall Rotunda Gallery

Kitchener, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Davison documents the fading face of industry in Ontario, an exhibit with particular resonance as several local plants have closed recently in Waterloo Region, though one clothing manufacturer has reopened under a new name.  According to the exhibition’s description it includes images of "regional factories such as the Breithaupt Block, Dominion Electrohome, Tiger Brand, the William Street Pump Station and RMS Machinery." You can catch the photos over the weekend, or attend the official artist reception on Sept 5.

2. 154th Annual Mount Forest Fall Fair


The Mount Forest Fall Fair is just the first of many fall fairs in the region, but it undoubtedly signals the end of summer and the cooler breezes and shorter nights on the horizon. Check out the Farmer’s Olympics, horse shows, a children’s pet show, and displays of everything from root vegetables to flower arrangements and cookies. The fair parade is Monday at noon (with several prize categories for floats).

You can get the full fair booklet on this page: or call 519-323-4871 or 519-323-1930 for more information.

3. Big Wheel of Cheese

Cambridge Farmers' Market 

Saturday 10:00 a.m.

It’s big, it’s yummy and it’s full of holes – a 200-pound wheel of Swiss cheese that needs to be all eaten up – possibly with your help. Daniel’s Cheese and Deli at the Cambridge Farmer’s market is bringing back a big ol’ cheese wheel that they say takes three people to lift. You can get free samples, and the company is offering a special price on the cheese if you buy some to take home.

4. Ghost Walk of Guelph 

Guelph Train Station

Friday and Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

There’s nothing that says fall more to me than ghosts. This one hour tour of downtown Guelph focuses on spooky stories and dark tales from the city’s past. According to their website, ‘goosebumps are possible.’ I’m not saying be you will be scared, but your imagination will be a great companion on this walk.

5. Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks Football home opener


Monday, 7:30 p.m.

Another sign of fall is the return of football season. Get your football fix local on Monday at the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ home opener against the University of Toronto. The action happens at the Knight Newborough Field at University Stadium at 7:30 p.m.