LAKEFIELD — A new summer season pageant, borne from a locked-down Lakefield couple’s want to gather the village collectively put up-pandemic, is established to choose location later on this thirty day period.
The to start with Lakefield Lakefest will be held from Aug. 25 and 26 at the Lakefield Fairgrounds at 25 William St.
Lakefest will rejoice area songs and craft-makers in excess of two days.
The 1st-of-its-form pageant is being arranged by longtime Lakefield resident Jodie Mulder, who came up with the idea to host the celebration of neighborhood artwork and audio when being cooped up with her husband in the course of lockdowns in 2020.
“My husband and I made the decision we desired to do some thing all through COVID. We assumed, you know what, we have to have a large social gathering when this is all completed,” Mulder recalled to The Examiner.
“We knew we wished to get the local community collectively and definitely celebrate — celebrate area expertise and crafts bring individuals jointly in a way we hadn’t be in a position to.
“This is the celebration we dreamed of.”
On Aug. 25 — the initial day of Lakefest — 13 local craft-makers will display their handmade objects at the fairgrounds from 5 to 9 p.m. On Aug. 26, artisans will be back from midday to 9 p.m.
On both equally times, place musicians will strike the phase to complete.
Lakefield’s possess fiddling phenom Irish Millie, a Canadian People Tunes Award nominee, will kick items off at 5 p.m. with her signature “trad” stylings. Millie will engage in for 40 minutes ahead of Ty Wilson normally takes the stage at 6 p.m. Patio Stones will conclusion the night, actively playing from 9 to 11 p.m.
On day-two, visitors will hear SJ Riley from midday to 1 p.m. forward of the Acoustically Hip. Up subsequent is Doug Horner at 3 p.m. Hippie Chics will just take the stage from 5 to 6 p.m. adopted by Amanda Thomas at 6 p.m., Jacques Graveline at 6:40 p.m. and Hunt the Hare at 7:30 p.m. The night will be shut by Bootleg XXX, carrying out from 9 to 11 p.m.
The proceeds will go to three charities: Lakefield Fairgrounds, Lakefield Foodbank and Lovesick Lake Indigenous Women’s Affiliation.
Grill grub will be served up by the Lakefield Lions. Sponsors consist of The Village Inn, Hamilton Bus Traces, Effortless World-wide-web Answers, Village Advertising and marketing and JBF Surveyors.
Mulder, who hopes this year’s pageant will be the 1st of numerous that showcase local expertise, claimed it’s “heartwarming” to see community members pull collectively for Lakefest
“It’s definitely great to see men and women coming collectively and staying psyched about this.”
Brendan Burke is a employees reporter at the Examiner, based mostly in Peterborough. His reporting is funded by the Canadian governing administration by way of its Local Journalism Initiative.
Brendan Burke, Community Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Peterborough Examiner