If you’re looking for things to do this fall in Smiths Falls, Ontario then check out this unique opportunity to experience local culture and community. Best Western Colonel By Inn would like to invite you to Smith Fall’s Fill-a-Bowl fundraiser, hosted at the Seniors Activity Centre and in partnership with Two Guys For Lunch, Matty O’Shea’s Pub, Fort Hemlock and Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery.
This special fundraiser is a unique idea to bring community members and visitors together in a way that celebrates the culture around them. One purchased ticket provides a meal-sized bowl of soup and handcrafted bowl provided by local potters Jane Conley, Jean Jaffe and Jill Spears. After enjoying your delicious, hot soup you are free to take the bowl home as a souvenir. Live music will be playing provided by Vine Rhymes and local craft brews and other beverages will be available, as well.
This fun, community event is here to support the dreams and talents of its local artists. Money raised goes towards supporting local arts and crafts in the Smith Falls area - money that wouldn’t be there otherwise. This is a great opportunity for artists to showcase their skills and connect with an audience that may not have seen their work before.
Best Western Colonel By Inn is a short 5 minute drive from the event and we’re happy our guests will have the opportunity to be so close to this fun fundraiser! Fill-a-Bowl will happen on November 25th, 2017 between 11 am- 1 pm. Tickets can be purchased at Knit Knackers Yarn Warehouse for $20. Help support our local talent and enjoy a warm, homemade bowl of soup while you’re at it!
We’re well into summer here in Smiths Falls, with summer events and long sunny days the order of the day. But don’t worry if you won’t be visiting this part of the world until the end of August: there’ll still be plenty of seasonal fun waiting for you when you arrive. Towards the end of August and into September, there’ll be festivals to attend, as well as all the usual outdoor activities that Smiths Falls has to offer.
Nature lover? Then strap on your hiking boots or hop on the bike and enjoy a portion of the Cataraqui Trail, which begins in Smiths Falls. Whether it’s one, five, or ten kilometres, you and your family will love exploring the wildlife-filled trail. A great way to spend a pleasant summer’s afternoon.
There’s no spectacle quite like the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival. Taking place from August 31 to September, you’ll be able to witness the flight of dozens of hot air balloons, as well as enjoy the many live performances and activities that’ll take place during the festival. The festival takes place in Gatineau, which is around an hour and a quarter’s drive north of Smiths Falls.
How’s your appetite? You’ll need it when you visit the Plantagenet Bean Festival, which will be taking place in Plantagenet - around one and a half hours from Smiths Falls - from September 15 - 17. As well as offering a variety of bean meals, the seventh edition will also include the Canadian Strongman’s Festival.
Book your stay at Best Western Colonel By Inn and you’ll be staying at the best hotel in Smiths Falls. Guests at our hotel can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, access to our outdoor swimming pool, and even bring their pooch with them for their stay in one of our pet-friendly room.
Visiting Smiths Falls during June? Then you’re in luck! Not only will you be able to visit all the usual Smiths Falls attractions; you’ll also be able to attend a trio of great events and festivals that are taking place in Smiths Falls during the month. We have a festival that’s all about healthy living, a new production from Smiths Falls Theatre, and the return of Smiths Falls’ popular Scottish festival.
On June 17, downtown Smiths Falls be transformed into a wonderland of activities and performances all connected to healthy living. The Healthy Living Festival is a day jam packed with exciting goings on, with performances, events, and family friendly activities (including a zip line, climbing wall, and paddle boats) all ready to tire your energetic children out!
The Highland on the Rideau festival is back for its 6th year, and promises to bring it with all the Scottish goodness you can handle. Taking place in Lower Reach Park, this free event features pipe and drumming competitions, traditional Scottish food and drink, and much more. Whether you’re Scottish or not, you’re sure to have a good day.
A trip to the Smiths Falls Theatre is always worthwhile. From June 16 - 25, you’ll be able to see a performance of Bare Bear Bones, a Canadian comedy about an older couple who are trying to reignite the romance into their lives once their children leave home. When they find themselves in an ‘alternative lifestyle camp’, they’re forced to rethink their traditional ways of thinking!
Book your stay at Best Western Colonel By Inn and you’ll have the perfect base from which to attend the events outlined above. All our rooms come equipped with everything you need to have a relaxing and comfortable stay, including cable TV, wireless internet, a coffee and tea maker, and much more.