Summer is winding down but that doesn't mean that there isn't anything fun and interesting to do in Windsor-Essex this weekend.

CBC Windsor’s Mike Evans, who keeps an eye on all the regions festivals and activities, has a few ideas to keep the summer party going and stomachs full.


1. Art by the River

More than 150 artists and artisans will take over Fort Malden to sell their goods at Art by the River this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Amhurstberg.

Along with the art, there will be music, magic and of course history. It costs $5 to get in but kids are free.

2. The Nectar Festival

For those who love birds, specifically humming birds, the Nectar Festival will be held at Windsor’s Ojibway Park and it's free for all ages. Organizers will be discussing the lives of humming birds and the other nectar lovers, butterflies, this Saturday morning.

"This is their fall migration so this is a wonderful time to see humming birds," said Karen Cider, who is the education outreach coordinator at Objibway's Nature Centre. "The adult males and females are all heading south, and the young are going with them so there’s almost twice the amount of birds coming through the area. This is your best shot to see a humming bird."

Researchers will also be banding hummingbirds - putting tiny little bands on them to track them on their journey. The festival runs Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Ojibway Nature Centre.

3. The Tecumseh Corn Fest

An area tradition for 38 years kicked off Thursday and is a sure fire way to get fussy kids to finally eat their vegetables.

The festival, which runs until Sunday will have carnival rides and live entertainment featuring Shawn Desmond and Kira Isabella.

A classic car show and parade will also be featured. And for those looking to impress the crowd, a corn tossing, shucking and eating contest will be held over the course of the weekend.

More details can be found on the town of Tecumseh's website.

4. The Windsor Ribfest

Some of the best "ribbers" in North America are battling it out for awards as well as the hearts and stomachs of the hungry at Windsor’s River Front Festival Plaza.

The festival started Thursday and continues until Sunday, so there's plenty of time to get down there and eat.

Live music and over 100 exhibitors all clustered together for the event featuring CBC’s own Tony Doucette as a guest judge.