A fun family day of entertainment, activities and Almonte hospitality with proceeds benefitting the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation.

8:30 a.m.  
Gates Open at the Almonte Fairgrounds ($20 for adults, $10 for children 12-3, 3 and under free, $50 Family Pass). Entrance fee covers participation in any or all activities with proceeds benefiting the Almonte Hospital.

9 a.m.    
Local vendors open – food, crafts, novelties and art will be available from approximately 20 local and regional vendors. Want to be a vendor at this event? Please email: Carolyn Piché at cpiche@agh-fvm.com

Almonte Civitan will be serving breakfast and lunch including coffee, juices, breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers and hotdogs. Proceeds benefit the Almonte Civitan Club.

10 a.m. 
Community paddle down the Mississippi River towards Appleton (approximate distance 2.5 kilometres down and 2.5 back).

Bring your own canoe, kayak or paddle board. All participants must wear life jackets and have all necessary safety items in their vessel. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For questions about the community paddle, please contact us at raftraceAGH@gmail.com

Approximate time for 5km paddle – 1hour 30 minutes

Free paddling lessons for children throughout the day.

10:15 a.m.
Three different puppet shows will be performed from two different stages twice each throughout the day. The three shows, all selected by Almonte’s very own Noreen Young, former artist director of the Puppets UP International Festival, are:

Punch and Judy
Come celebrate the 355th anniversary of one of the oldest puppet traditions on earth with Mike Petersen’s Good Old Fashion Punch & Judy Show! They’re all here – the loving wife, the teetering toddler, the crusty cop, the voracious crocodile and of course, the mischievous Mr. Punch in all his trouble-making glory!

Honest Frankies Shoreline Review – The Paddling Puppeteer
This musical and interactive show will take the audience on a ride through the history of Ontario’s waterways. A first nation character along with a voyageur, lumberjack, a cottage developer and a host of critters will be sure to save the shoreline for future generations!

I Spy Butterfly
How does a nature-lover explorer become a bug’s best friend?  Find out on this delightful eco-story about the ways we all grow and change. When Trudy’s friend Harold the caterpillar suddenly transforms into a chrysalis, she’s determined to do the same. Just when she’s about to give up hope, she learns that her tiny friend needs her now more than ever. Live music, colourful critters, and oodles of audience interaction make this show a fun, ecological romp in the wild!

11 a.m.     
Raft Assembly and decorating begins

Teams of four will begin assembling and decorating their rafts. For more information, to pre-purchase admission bracelets, or to register, click here. For questions about the raft building event, please contact us at raftraceAGH@gmail.com

12:30-4:30 p.m.
Musical Entertainment from the Main Stage

Family entertainment will also be presented throughout the day from the Main Stage in front of the bleachers.  Acts include:
George Chenier Sr. – Classic country
The Remainders – Soft Rock
Lanark County Revival – Celtic

2 p.m. 
Judging of rafts and decorations

2:30 p.m.     
Raft races begin.

4 p.m.        
Closing ceremonies and trophies

A fun family day of entertainment, activities and Almonte hospitality with proceeds benefitting the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation.

8:30 a.m.  
Gates Open at the Almonte Fairgrounds ($20 for adults, $10 for children 12-3, 3 and under free). Entrance fee covers participation in any or all activities with proceeds benefiting the Almonte Hospital.

9 a.m.    
Local vendors open – food, crafts, novelties and art will be available from approximately 20 local and regional vendors. Want to be a vendor at this event? Please email: Carolyn Piché at cpiche@agh-fvm.com

Almonte Civitan will be serving breakfast and lunch including coffee, juices, breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers and hotdogs. Proceeds benefit the Almonte Civitan Club.

10 a.m. 
Community paddle down the Mississippi River towards Appleton (approximate distance 2.5 kilometres down and 2.5 back.)

Bring your own canoe, kayak or paddle board. All participants must wear life jackets and have all necessary safety items in their vessel. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For questions about the community paddle, please contact us at raftraceAGH@gmail.com

Approximate time for 5km paddle – 1hour 30 minutes

Free paddling lessons for children throughout the day.

10:15 a.m.
Three different puppet shows will be performed from two different stages twice each throughout the day. The three shows, all selected by Almonte’s very own Noreen Young, former artist director of the Puppets UP International Festival, are:

Punch and Judy
Come celebrate the 355th anniversary of one of the oldest puppet traditions on earth with Mike Petersen’s Good Old Fashion Punch & Judy Show! They’re all here – the loving wife, the teetering toddler, the crusty cop, the voracious crocodile and of course, the mischievous Mr. Punch in all his trouble-making glory!

Honest Frankies Shoreline Review – The Paddling Puppeteer
This musical and interactive show will take the audience on a ride through the history of Ontario’s waterways. A first nation character along with a voyageur, lumberjack, a cottage developer and a host of critters will be sure to save the shoreline for future generations!

I Spy Butterfly
How does a nature-lover explorer become a bug’s best friend?  Find out on this delightful eco-story about the ways we all grow and change. When Trudy’s friend Harold the caterpillar suddenly transforms into a chrysalis, she’s determined to do the same. Just when she’s about to give up hope, she learns that her tiny friend needs her now more than ever. Live music, colourful critters, and oodles of audience interaction make this show a fun, ecological romp in the wild!

11 a.m.     
Raft Assembly and decorating begins

Teams of four will begin assembling and decorating their rafts. For more information, to pre-purchase admission bracelets, or to register, click here. For questions about the raft registration process, please contact us at raftraceAGH@gmail.com

12:30-4:30 p.m.
Musical Entertainment from the Main Stage

Family entertainment will also be presented throughout the day from the Main Stage in front of the bleachers.  Acts include:
George Chenier Sr. – Classic country
The Remainders – Soft Rock
Lanark County Revival – Celtic

2 p.m. 
Judging of rafts and decorations

2:30 p.m.     
Raft races begin.

4 p.m.        
Closing ceremonies and trophies