5 things to do this weekend in Thunder Bay

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.

A guide to what's going on in and around Thunder Bay on the Labour Day weekend

The annual fishing festival takes place this weekend in Nipigon. (Courtesy Gord Ellis)

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 

Cherry Docs

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
Admission: $15

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

It's going to be a messy weekend at the Silver Mountain Mud or Bust (Jessica Corbet and DTE Media)