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Events at the Mill

New for 2016 - Delta Shunpiker Road Tour

Come and explore our scenic rural back roads with a self-guided tour of the Delta area. Any type of vehicle can be used - car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle. We will supply a map showing the routes and the many points of interest. Registration is free, you must pre-register before June 25. See the details below.


2016 Events

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New for 2016 - TUESDAYS are BLACKSMITHING DAYS

Every Tuesday, from 10 am to 5 pm, our blacksmith shop in the Mill Drive Shed will be open with live demonstrations of blacksmithing. It's an old art that's well worth watching.

2016 Events at the Mill

June 25 – DELTA SHUNPIKER ROAD TOUR – Come and explore our scenic rural back roads with a self-guided tour of the Delta area. Any type of vehicle can be used - car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle. We will supply a map showing the routes and the many points of interest. A picnic lunch is available for only $8, or return to the Old Town Hall in Delta between 11 am and 2 pm to enjoy a special Ploughman's Lunch (only $10). There will also be a milling demonstration at the mill between 1 pm and 2 pm. The day will start at the Old Town Hall at 9 am. Registration (which includes the map and route listings) is free (voluntary donations appreciated). Please pre-register by contacting the Delta Mill Society before June 25 - 613-928-2584 or info@deltamill.org.

July 2 - MILLING DEMONSTRATION - The mill stones will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made.

July 21 - 24 - DELTA FAIR - Come out and celebrate the 186th Delta Fair. The Old Stone Mill will be open for tours and on Saturday, July 23 the mill stones will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. For more information about the fair see: www.deltafair.com.

July 23 - MILLING DEMONSTRATION - helping to celebrate the 186th Delta Fair (July 21 to July 24), the mill stones will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made.

July 30 - MILLING DEMONSTRATION - The mill stones will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made.

July 30 - FISH FRY - at the Old Town Hall in Delta, from 4 pm to 6 pm, featuring Mike Mundell's tasty fish, chips, coleslaw plus a homemade dessert. Only $12 for adults and $8 for children (12 or under). Additional piece of fish for $3. Take Outs available

August 6 - MILLING DEMONSTRATION - The mill stones will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made.

August 20 - MILLING DEMONSTRATION - The mill stones will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made.

August 20 - FUNDRAISING DINNER - "Temperance or Temptation?" - Come out for a lovely evening filled with wonderful foods, good company and a historic atmosphere and you may even learn a thing or two about our heritage. Our fund raising event will start off at 6 pm at the Old Stone Mill with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, then it is just a short walk to the Old Town Hall for 7 pm where you will enjoy a family style dinner including a surprisingly fabulous dessert bar - all made from local foods and ingredients. There will be fun heritage themed entertainment. The cost is only $60 per person which will include a $30 income tax receipt. To reserve tickets please email info@deltamill.org or call us at 613-928-2584. It will be a very special evening as we "Instill a Passion for Our Heritage!"

September 3 - MILLING DEMONSTRATION - The mill stones will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made.

September 23 - FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS Hat Fitz and Cara will perform at the Delta Old Town Hall on Friday September 23 at 7:30PM. For more information and to purchase tickets see: thefestivalofsmallhalls.com

October 1 - DELTA HARVEST FESTIVAL – Delta will be celebrating the fall harvest with activities throughout the village. The days starts off at 8:00 am with a hearty Harvest Breakfast in the Old Town Hall. This will be followed by all sorts of activities in the Old Town Hall, the Old Stone Mill, the Fairgrounds, the Fire Hall Museum and other spots in Delta with food vendors, music by The Run of the Mill, led by Judy Longstreet, blacksmithing demonstrations, milling demonstrations, a bread baking contest, a book sale and more. Come to Delta and celebrate the harvest.

October 29 – SPIRITS OF THE MILL - we will gather at the Old Town Hall in Delta at 7:00 pm and take a walk to the Old Stone Mill where we will meet some very interesting people from the past. Then we’ll return to the Old Town Hall for a presentation on "Pioneer Funeral Foods" by Joyce Gunnewiek and end the evening with refreshments. Cost for the evening is $5.00 per person. "Not for the faint of heart"




THANKS

Thanks to all our volunteers and all the visitors that made the First Annual Delta Harvest Festival a success.
See the Harvest Festival Page for thanks and link to photos.



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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 Thankgiving (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.

The Delta Mill Society   The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0
Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)
Email: info@deltamill.org
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