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Skye Morrison making streamers - Photo by Montse Alvarado

Your Hostess Skye Morrison
making streamers.
Photo by Montse Alvarado.

When you come to Hastings there are many special events to enliven your visit. Canada Day is the busiest day of the year when our volunteer firefighters put on an outstanding fireworks display, judged the best small town display in the Province and we think in Canada!

Utilizing our heritage roots several groups have worked together to create Hastings Founders Week with events in the spring and fall. In 2012 the Hastings Historical Society renamed a street after hockey legend Dit Clapper who grew up and lived in Hastings. In collaboration with Lang Pioneer Village we have a Fibre Festival in August where history meets the present day with Alpacas, quilters, knitters, rug hookers spinners and weavers.

For fishing fans, we start with “Midnight Madness’ on the first day of fishing off the Hastings Bridge in May. This is followed by Kids and Canadian Tire Fishing Days and many professional tournaments that stop in Hastings including Bassmania. Every day locals and visitors fish from many great spots in the village. Live bait and licences are all available close by.

The Hastings Village Marina is an excellent spot for boats of all sizes. There are also boat slips on the Lock 18 side of the water where throughout the summer boats pass through the Trent Canal on their way to and from Rice Lake.

On Saturday mornings throughout the summer there is a Farmer’s Market at the centre of town. Fresh produce, baked goods and local crafts celebrate the agricultural bounty of the area. We also have in Trent Hills the Empire Cheese Company and Church Key Brewery to complete the compliment of local fare.

Whether you want to have a family reunion, an escape from the city or a chance to relax away from home, a trip to The Doors Guest House in Hastings Ontario promises to be an enriching experience.