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Naomi Bristow at Bond Head's Music in the Park II, held Sunday, August 28, 2016, presented by the Bond Head Lions Club. Paul Novosad/Special to Postmedia Network

Toe-tapping fun in Bond Head

Bond Head was alive with the sound of music at the Bond Head Lions Club presented Music in the Park II Sunday. Traditional country music was the flavour of the day with performances from the likes of yodeling cowgirl Naomi Bristow and Ontario country music troubadours The Good Brothers. The afternoon of entertainment was free, but donations to Matt

The Family Fun Fair at the Lions Park offered free bouncy castles and obstacle courses, in Bradford, Ont. on Sunday August 21, 2016. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Family Fun Fair in Bradford

Too much CarrotFest? The Family Fun Fair, held at the Lions Park on the Sunday after the street festival, always offers the antidote.

Getting into the spirit of CarrotFest in Bradford, Ont. on Saturday August 20, 2016. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network


The party started Friday evening, as Mayor Rob Keffer and all of Council officially opened CarrotFest 2016 in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

The Tragically Hip's frontman Gord Downie is seen on a screen in Springer Market Square in downtown Kingston. The Hip's concert at the KRock Centre in the Kingston on Saturday, Aug. 20 was broadcast nationally on CBC. Elliot Ferguson/The Whig-Standard

The Hip knows how to put on a show

If you didn’t get it before, you probably do now, this whole celebration of The Tragically Hip thing that the rest of the country’s been busy doing all summer.

Madeleine, 9, enjoyed the BBQ'd ribs at the annual Bradford Ribfest on Friday July 22, 2016. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Bradford Ribfest fun in the sun!

With all the heat and humidity, Bradford's fourth annual Ribfest got off to a slow start on Friday. The crowds were initially sparse, on what proved to be the hottest and stickiest day of the summer of 2016.

Music, Ribs and Wrestling! Getting ready for the 4th annual Bradford Ribfest - members of the BWG Events Group, sponsors, Councillor Raj Sandhu, Young Music musicians Jason Macdonald and Jon Tanner,Destiny World Wrestling star Randy Reign with ribs at Zehrs in Bradford, Ont. on Tuesday July 12, 2016. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Ready for Ribfest

The BWG Events Group barely had time to recover from hosting the first-ever Bradford Food Truck Festival, when it had to hit the ground running, to prepare for the 4th annual Bradford Ribfest – three days of Ribs, Music and Fun, July 22-24.

Wendy Jones of Pan Fantasy Steelband encourages audience members, from left, Anna Mueller, Berl Thompson and Agnes Reddick to "jump up" at the Caribbean and South Asian Showcase in Newmarket, on Saturday July 9, 2016. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Summer festivals are Hot! Hot! Hot!

Summer festivals take advantage of Ontario's fine summer weather – but there's no denying that outdoor festivals are vulnerable. They are at the mercy of the weather; if it's too hot, too cold, too windy, and worst of all, if it rains, a festival can face disaster.