GRAVENHURST — Summer — like the CNE — is not over until the Dockside Festival.
The Muskoka Wharf will be a hub of activity this weekend as the DF takes over this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with more than 100 vendors, musicians, food trucks, live animal shows and a full slate of events for all ages.
“It’s always a lot of work but it’s worth it when we get to see it come together,” says Sandy Lockhart, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, which organizes Dockside. “We have a full musical line-up, children’s activities throughout the weekend and a huge cross-section of vendors.”
Now in its 28th year, the show has a number of returning vendors, but also a full slate of new additions. There are artists specializing in everything from watercolours to alcohol ink, glasswork, metal and woodworkers and a range of fine food vendors.
This children’s activities for the weekend include a visit from Sciensational Snakes, Metafit classes with the YMCA, face painting, learn to paint and draw, a visit from Scales Nature Park and other activities.
Music on stage includes Tobin Springs, Sean Cotton, James Grey, Papa John Witterick, Sawyer Lance and Jess Sevier.
Join them 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The event is free, however donations donations are used by the chamber to create a bursary for a graduating student from Gravenhurst High School who is studying the arts.
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