5 things to do this weekend in Thunder Bay
A guide to what's going on in and around Thunder Bay on the Labour Day weekend
Labour Day is a statutory holiday, and most businesses in Thunder Bay will be closed.
If you're looking to make the most of the long-weekend, here's a look at events taking place in and around the city.
Hymers Fall Fair
What: The annual country fair in the village of Hymers, just outside of Thunder Bay. This family-friendly event features horse and cattle shows, competitions, crafts, entertainment, and lots of food. This year's theme is "Country Roots and Cowboy Boots."
Where: 100 Hymers Fair Drive off Hwy 595
When: Sunday August 31 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Monday September 1 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12.
Labour Day Picnic
What: The annual get-together and BBQ hosted by the Thunder Bay and District Labour Council.
Where: Lakehead Labour Centre, 929 Fort William Road
When: Monday September 1 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nipigon's Fall Fishing festival
What: It should be quite a weekend in Nipigon, where the popular fishing festival is celebrating 50 years. The festival features entertainment, food, a slow pitch tournament, fishing derbies on Saturday and Sunday, and the children's "Huck Finn" derby on Monday.
Where: Nipigon Arena
When: Thursday August 28 to Monday September 1
What: This live theatre production tells the story of a man who ends up in jail after committing a violent hate-crime, and his evolving relationship with the Jewish lawyer assigned to represent him.
Where: Paramount Theatre, 24 Court St. South
When: Saturday August 30 at 8:00 pm
Silver Mountain Mud or Bust
What: If you like trucks, and mud, then you'll love this event, where competitors try to drive their trucks through a track full of deep, boggy mud, in the shortest time possible. Bring your lawn chair!
Where: The Silver Mountain Station on Hwy 588
When: Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Admission: $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free