This Thanksgiving weekend, take a romp through the colourful and historic backroads of Mississippi Mills to enjoy three – yes, three – art tours in one special event! On October 9 and 10, the Mississippi Mills Art Romp will combine the artistic expressions of the Maple Run Tour, the Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour, and Art in the Attic. Over 40 artists and artisans will welcome you to heritage buildings, unique shops, a craft brewery, and even a Christmas tree farm, as well as individual artist studios and the Almonte Potters Guild. You can romp your way through Mississippi Mills, from Pakenham, to Cedar Hill, to Clayton and Union Hall and into Almonte.
The Mississippi Mills Art Romp has a bit of “chomp” too. The tour presents fine food artisans, and there are many local food stops along the way to keep you fueled. Pakenham boasts ice cream, fudge, family dining, a gluten-free bakery, and the iconic 1840s General Store. Sample craft brews at Cartwright Springs just a short drive away. At Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm enjoy delicious homemade lunch fare and baking from the CandyCane Kitchen. In Clayton, visit the Clayton General Store for light lunches, and while in Almonte explore the many unique restaurants and food trucks.
There’s even more – in good Ottawa Valley tradition, the Romp has a Stomp too. We’ve partnered with the Folkus Concert Series to present local musicians at major venues. For details of performers and times, consult the Folkus website at http://www.folkusalmonte.com. The Art Romp artists are so excited to be back after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Appropriately at Thanksgiving, they are also thankful for this opportunity to meet you. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols apply at our venues.