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2019 Events at the Mill


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Saturday & Sunday, April 20 & 21 - DELTA MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL - The Old Stone Mill will be open for tours from 9 am to 3 pm as part of the 52nd Delta Maple Syrup Festival. Our ever popular Giant Used Book Sale will take place in the Old Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Blacksmithing demonstrations will take place on Saturday in the Mill Drive Shed. Admission is free.

Saturday April 20 -BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. Come on out and see this heritage art - how iron is forged by hand. Items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Friday, April 26 - 1st Annual RIDEAU LAKES HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM – hosted by MHAC and the Rideau Lakes Heritage Network. To be held at the Old Town Hall in Delta, ON at 8 Lower Beverley Lake Park Road. Registration is at 9 a.m. with morning presentations staring at 9:30 a.m. by:
  • Ken Watson: "Why Delta? - Mills & Community, 1794-1812"
  • Wendy Banks: "Local Food"
  • George German: "History of Philipsville"
  • Mike Dwyer: "Delta's Jubilee Block"
After lunch will be tours with 1 group touring our 1810 Old Stone Mill National Historical Site where our Miller Chris Wooding will do a presentation while grinding wheat into flour on the millstone. Our Blacksmith, John Cain, will be on site in the Mill Drive Shed showing off his skills of the trade. The other group will take a wagon ride with Doug Bond guiding the way and pointing out our heritage properties in the village. Then the groups will switch so each person will get a chance to take in all that Delta has to offer with the day wrapping up around 3:30 p.m.

Registration is $20.00 per person that includes lunch and refreshments. The Rideau Lakes Heritage Network & Genealogy will have displays set up around the Hall for your interest. It will be a great day for anyone interested in our local history. Deadline for registration is April 10, 2019. Payment can be made at the door. Please contact Clerk Mary Ellen at mtruelove@twprideaulakes.on.ca to register or for more information.

Saturday April 27 - MARY’S MERRY MINSTRELS – concert at the Old Town Hall from 7:00 to 9:00. Come and enjoy an evening of fiddle music put on by Mary A. Kennedy’s merry group. Mary is a fiddle teacher from Kingston, Ontario who plays with the bands, Irish Roots and Fiddle Earth. Admission is by voluntary donation – this is a fund raising event for the Old Stone Mill.

Saturday May 18 - SEASON OPENING – of the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site. The mill will be open for tours from 10 am to 5 pm daily until Labour Day. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday May 18 - BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. Come on out and see this heritage art - how iron is forged by hand. Items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday June 1 - MILLING & BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. The millstones will start turning in the Old Stone Mill at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how these heritage arts are done. Our stone ground flour and items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday June 8 - BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. Come on out and see this heritage art - how iron is forged by hand. Items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Tuesday, June 11 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Delta Mill Society – Business meeting starting at 7:00 pm in the Old Town Hall. Our featured speaker will be Art Shaw on the archaeological dig at the Lyndhurst Ironworks. That work, started in 2017, is discovering information about the iron foundry that operated there from 1801 to 1810. All are welcome!

Saturday June 15 - MILLING & BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. The millstones will start turning in the Old Stone Mill at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how these heritage arts are done. Our stone ground flour and items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday June 22 - BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. Come on out and see this heritage art - how iron is forged by hand. Items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday June 29 - MILLING & BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. The millstones will start turning in the Old Stone Mill at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how these heritage arts are done. Our stone ground flour and items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday July 6 - BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. Come on out and see this heritage art - how iron is forged by hand. Items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday July 13 - MILLING & BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. The millstones will start turning in the Old Stone Mill at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how these heritage arts are done. Our stone ground flour and items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday July 20 - BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. Come on out and see this heritage art - how iron is forged by hand. Items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28 - 189th ANNUAL DELTA FAIR – The Old Stone Mill will of course be open during the fair with free tours from 10 am to 5 pm each day. We’ll have milling and blacksmithing demonstrations on Saturday. Milling starts at 1 pm and Blacksmithing will be from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to the mill is free (donations appreciated).

Saturday July 27 - MILLING & BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. The millstones will start turning in the Old Stone Mill at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how these heritage arts are done. Our stone ground flour and items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday August 3 - BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. Come on out and see this heritage art - how iron is forged by hand. Items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday August 10 - MILLING & BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. The millstones will start turning in the Old Stone Mill at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how these heritage arts are done. Our stone ground flour and items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday August 17 - MILLING & BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. The millstones will start turning in the Old Stone Mill at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how these heritage arts are done. Our stone ground flour and items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday August 24 - BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION – Our Blacksmith’s Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. Come on out and see this heritage art - how iron is forged by hand. Items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated)

Saturday September 7 -MILLING DEMONSTRATION – The millstones will start turning in the Old Stone Mill at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how this heritage art is done. Our stone ground flour and items made by our blacksmith, John Cain, are available for sale in our gift shop. Admission is free (donations appreciated) Saturday September 28 - DELTA HARVEST FESTIVAL – come out for the 5th Annual Delta Harvest Festival with lots going on throughout the village. All sorts of activities in the Old Town Hall, the Old Stone Mill, the Fairgrounds and other spots in Delta with blacksmithing demonstrations, milling demonstrations, a bread baking contest and more (TBD). Come to Delta and celebrate the harvest. Admission to the Old Stone Mill and Old Town Hall is free (donations appreciated). Entrance to the Fairgrounds is TBD.

Vendors if you are interested in selling at the Old Stone Mill please email info@deltamill.org or call Cathy Livingston at 613-928-2796. Saturday October 4 - TIM NAST CONCERT – Tim Nast is an accomplished pianist and composer with a rare talent for melody and improvisation. A professional musician for 8 years during his twenties, Tim Nast composed hundreds of songs, recorded 6 albums, and gave 100+ public performances across Canada, the US and Germany. He is actively recording and will return to public performance this year, launching his small town tour across Ontario at the Old Town Hall in Delta, before heading across Canada.

Fridays & Saturdays, Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 - CELEBRATING THE SEASON – the Old Stone Mill will be lit up with festive candles as part of Delta's Celebrating the Season. The Old Town Hall will be open from 5 pm to 8:30 pm featuring our Christmas Gift Table with all sorts of interesting items. Hot Dogs & Refreshments will be available for sale in the hall. Lower Beverley Lake Park will be lit with over 100,000 lights. You can take a ride on the Wagon from the Delta Fair Grounds that will take you to the park and back. Admission to the Old Stone Mill and Old Town Hall is FREE (donations appreciated). Entrance fee to Lower Beverley Lake Park $5 for Adults 13 and older.

Saturday November 30 - FESTIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET in the Old Town Hall from 10 am to 8 pm. The hall will be full of vendors offering lovely hand-crafted items for sale. The Delta Mill Society will also have its Christmas Gift Table. Come out, browse the many offerings and find those perfect gifts!

Saturday November 30 - CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP – hosted by the Delta Mill Society at the Old Town Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Children accompanied by their parents are welcome to come and do some gift shopping and have fun doing Christmas Crafts - supplies provided at no charge and Hot Dogs & Refreshments will be available for sale. For more info contact the Delta Mill Society, info@deltamill.org.

Saturday December 14 - MUSICAL EVENING AT THE OLD TOWN HALL – more details to come

Saturday December 21 - CAROLING AT THE OLD STONE MILL – come and join us as we sing our favorite Christmas Carols at our beautifully lit Old Stone Mill starting at 6:30 p.m.






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Welcome to the Old Stone Mill

Annual Event Descriptions
  • Delta Maple Syrup Festival weekend: This is an annual spring event in Delta, held on the third weekend in April, features pancakes with maple syrup served at the Delta Fair Ground and sales of maple products and crafts. The Delta Mill Society cooperates with the Festival committee by opening the Mill for special demonstrations, exhibits and tours. For more information about the Delta Maple Syrup Festival, see the Delta Fair Website (they organize the Delta Maple Syrup Festival)

  • Annual Delta Fair in July: held on the fourth weekend in July, this is the longest-running country fair in Ontario. The Mill is always a feature point of interest for visitors to the area. On the first day of the Fair there is an annual parade and the Mill Society enters a float designed on a historical theme. For more information about the Delta Fair, see the Delta Fair Website

  • Delta Harvest Festival:
    Thanksgiving bounty
    photo by: Ken Watson
    Harvest bounty at the
    annual Harvest Festival
    For many years The Delta Mill Society has hosted this October event. In 2015, the event was moved to the Saturday before Thanksgiving (to make it easier for volunteer participation). It features a sale of home baking, preserves, vegetable produce, crafts, plants, dried flowers, all donated by members of the community. Visitors arrive from Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville and many other centres to enjoy the country atmosphere of this lovely village, to purchase the sale products and to take part in the activities and demonstrations of special interest (such as blacksmithing) sponsored by the Society.

  • Christmas Lights in the Mill: Each Christmas season the Delta Mill Society installs large lighted candles and wreaths in the Mill windows and people come from many miles around to see this beautiful seasonal display. As one local business person wrote to the Society "the Mill's windows glow like small jewels on cold winter nights". This display is now paired with Delta's Celebrating the Season with thousands of lights in Lower Beverley Lake Park.

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Email: info@deltamill.org
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