Things to do in Hamilton this Thanksgiving weekend Oct 8. — 10

Things to do in Hamilton this Thanksgiving weekend Oct 8. — 10


We are in autumn, jacket-wearing season as leaves on the trees are changing colour, pumpkin-spiced everything fills the stores and we are emotionally contracted to engage in family gatherings this Thanksgiving weekend.

Here are some events happening in Hamilton that you can enjoy while the weather is still nice.

Bulldogs Championship opener

The Hamilton Bulldogs are playing against the Oshawa Generals in their home opener game in Hamilton’s First Ontario Center Saturday Oct. 8. The game starts around 7 pm and the first five thousand fans to attend will get a replica 2022 OHL Champion Bulldogs ring.

Tickets are ranging from $24 to 28 for adults, and kids get in for $15 each.

Apple Festival in Stoney Creek

An apple festival at 77 King St. W Battlefield Park in Stoney Creek will be held on Sat Oct. 8, from 9 am to 4:30 pm The event is free and outdoors so bundle up for the chilly morning.

Enjoy a pancake breakfast, games, pumpkin decorating, demonstrations, entertainment, and don’t forget to enter the Battlefield Bake-Off.

Advanced Polling for Oct 24 election

It’s not as exciting as the other events filling this Thanksgiving weekend, but every bit as important. Advance poll is open and stations can be found using the city of Hamilton’s website here. Advance polls are open on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, 10 am to 5 pm

Tribal Drumming and Herb Walk

The Children’s Garden Project is holding a tribal drumming and herb walk Saturday, Oct. 8 morning, from 10 am to noon at the Children’s Garden at Gage Park. Each child will receive their own drum and play during the circle.

Kids will learn drumming techniques, understand beat and rhythm and enjoy playing in a community and possibly discover a love of drumming and co-operation.

The herb walk will help children and adults identify common plants and herbs that grow around local neighborhoods. It will also teach about responsible harvesting and preservation while also allowing families to enjoy the environment around the Children’s Garden.

Rockton World Fair

The annual exhibition of Rockton’s World Fair is running all Thanksgiving weekend, with live performances, motocross events and barbeque planned all weekend.

It’s being held at the Rockton Agricultural Society on 812 Old Highway with free parking nearby and a free HSR shuttle to the event from downtown is available as well. On Monday, it runs at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm only.

Tickets for a weekend pass are available online with $50 for an adult, $20 for a student, or $18 for an adult for just one day, and $15 for students. Seniors’ (65-years-old and above) tickets are $15 for any day, and kids that are five or younger enter free.

Arts Center Second Saturdays

The first of many free family days is being held at the Workers Arts and Heritage Center this Saturday. Every second Saturday of the month from Oct. 8 to Dec. 10 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Families can tour the galleries, make art or listen to music.

These family drop-ins at the museum will involve lessons with artist, activist and musician Becky Katz. All children must be supervised by an adult.

October 8’s theme is, Where Did I Come From?

“In this hands-on workshop, kids and caregivers will use printmaking to think critically about everyday objects. Families will consider how common objects make their way to us through the actions of working people. An object and its journey will become inspiration for printed works of art!”

Desi Adda Diwali Party

If you feel like brushing up your Bollywood dancing skills, a party is being held in the Armenian Community Center on 191 Barton Street East in Stoney Creek.

The dancing will begin at 5 pm and the event will involve food, dance workshops and some games to enjoy with prizes.

Good Shepard Thanksgiving Dinner

Good Shepherd will provide a nutritious “to-go” meal straight from The Good Shepherd Center kitchen. The hot turkey Thanksgiving dinner, including vegetables and dessert, is free of charge and is open to everyone in the community.

It will be served as a takeaway meal on Monday, Oct. 10, from 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm at The Good Shepherd Centre, 135 Mary Street, Hamilton.

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