It might be a tad chilly outside today, but the forecast is calling for a comfortable 22 degrees with sunshine on Saturday – perfect weather for the annual Taste of Manotick festival. This is a great opportunity to get to know our quaint neighbors down the river and enjoy some great food, crafts and fun entertainment.
For starters, you might want to check out the Manotick Farmer’s Market which is a project supported by Watson’s Mill. The market is open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm and runs from June 1st to October 12th. The market is a “producer-only” market, which means as a consumer you’ll know exactly who produced the meats, cheeses, vegetables, grains and baked goods on display. Watson’s Mill on the Rideau River is a truly picturesque spot, so come out and show your love for local food and farmers!
The festivities continue between 4pm and 9pm when local businesses line the streets of Manotick to showcase all the wonderful wares that the village has to offer. You’ll find local retailers displaying a wide range of goods, including items from specialty/gift stores, stylish clothing and many other services. There will also be tasting, samples, draws, and demonstrations – a little something for everyone! And what would a trip to Manotick be without great food! Restaurants will be open to serve you a variety of tasty treats that are sure to please.
A what would a festival be without music. This year the celebration will include performances by Tequila,The Dan Dunlop Band, Stick’n Stones, The Full Nelson, and Without Boundaries – quite a nice lineup that’s sure to be a real crowd pleaser!
So come on out and enjoy live music, entertainment and great food – this is Manotick at its best!