Join us for Foodie Fridays in Trent Hills, a series of special events and activities to give your taste buds a treat! Beginning on Friday, June 29 and ending on Friday, August 3. (Can’t make it to Trent Hills on a Friday – not to worry, you can take the Trent Hills Flavour Break Trail and discover many foodie locations to delight your taste buds!). Just in case you have not yet satisfied your craving, Trent Hills has many restaurants throughout Campbellford, Hastings and Warkworth.
Warkworth Market at the Mews: 27 Main Street, Warkworth: Join us every Friday afternoon from 2-6 pm at the Warkworth Mews to celebrate and support the very best of homegrown and handmade in the village of Warkworth.
Food and drink and music: Stop by one of these establishments for an enjoyable Friday evening out on the town.
- Capers Tap House – Live band every Friday (and Saturday). 28 Bridge St. W., Campbellford. 705-653-5262 to reserve or patio is first come first served.
- The Natural – Enjoy a fresh-baked treat or a fresh-brewed coffee at the Jazz Cafe open every Friday for an evening of music. 18 Main St., Warkworth. 705-304-2270. Check out their Facebook Event Schedule.
- McGillicafey’s Pub and Eatery – An evening of dining, specialty beverages and Open Mic every Friday. 13 Bridge St. N., Hastings. 705-696-3600. Facebook Event Schedule.
Fridays June 29 through to August 3
Gourmet Chocolate Experience – Advance reservations only.
Humans have been enjoying chocolate for over 4000 years. From the frothy drink prepared for rituals in Mesoamerica to our current selection of gourmet chocolate bars, cacao has been celebrated as food of the gods, as currency, as a nutritious food source and as a canvas for art.
Discover the science and history of this amazing food while creating your own personal chocolate artwork. Chocolatier Angela Roest will tantalize your palate and guide you on your own sweet artistic journey!
Each participant will have the opportunity to taste the differences in flavour in single origin bars and create their own trio of hand painted chocolate bars. Classes are 60 to 75 minutes. $50 per participant plus HST. Minimum of four to run the class, maximum of 8 in a class.
To book: Contact Centre and Main Chocolate Co., 50 Centre Ave., Warkworth. 705-868-2068.
The Village Pantry has a delectable selection of specialty cheese and is offering a Foodie Friday special with a 15% discount off cheese. Fridays only, June 29 through to August 3.
Serendipitous Old Stuff Lounge – Enjoy a shareable deep fried Brie wheel (enough for 4 to 6 people to share).
It is covered with a homemade fruit compote, and comes with bread slices to enjoy it upon. Great to enjoy with a glass of wine, pint of beer, or a frozen cocktail. $22.99. Fridays only, June 29 through to August 3.
Special Events on Fridays
July 6: Dinner and a Show – Westben Concerts at the Barn.
5 pm Abendessen (evening light German meal) followed by a pre-concert Chat.
7 pm Concert: Schumann Liederabend featuring Wallis Giunta – Mezzo-soprano; Alexander Dobson – Baritone; Brian Finley – Piano.
Advance reservations required. 705-653-5508. www.westben.ca
July 13: Incredible Edibles Farm Tour – Advance Tickets Required.
10 am to 4 pm. Have you ever wanted to learn more about the origin of your food? Or get close to a sheep, cow, or bison? How about experiencing one of the last farm animal auctions in Ontario? If so, then this tour is for you! Experience three farms and a livestock auction all in one day with the Incredible Edibles Festival Farm Tour. Registration details.
July 13: 4th Annual Incredible Doctors Cook Off Advance Tickets Required.
5:30 to 9 pm. The Campbellford Memorial Hospital Doctors team up with culinary partners for an evening of food, fun, and entertainment. Includes specially designed appetizers, beverage, entertainment, live and silent auction. Takes place under the marquee, next to the Trent River in Campbellford. $50 per person, 705-653-1140 ext. 2104 In partnership with Incredible Edibles taking place on Saturday, July 14.
July 20: BBQ and a Show – Westben Concerts at the Barn.
5 pm to 7 pm – Pre-concert BBQ featuring British Fare.
7 pm Concert – TGIF!?British Invasion featuring Andy Forgie & Big Black Smoke. All the best rock and roll from the British Invasion including The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Kinks, The Hollies, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Beatles (and others).Advance reservations required. 705-653-5508 www.westben.ca
July 27: BBQ and a Show – Westben Concerts at the Barn.
5 pm to 7 pm – Farm Fresh BBQ by CULTIVATE
7 pm Concert – TGIFolk! Sarah Harmer, a true Canadian Classic. With a Juno Award and several nominations, Polaris Music Prize shortlists spots, and guest appearances on some of he most beloved Canadian rock records for more than 20 years. She will be at The barn to share a special, intimate evening of favourite and new music. Advance reservations required. 705-653-5508 www.westben.ca
August 3: BBQ and a Show – Westben Concerts at the Barn.
5 pm to 7 pm – Pre-concert BBQ by The Warkworth Bakery
7 pm Concert – TGIFunk! Turbo Street Funk, put the top down and grab an orange pop! You won’t want to miss this crazy funk band, right off the streets of downtown Toronto! With a style rooted in the New Orleans horn band tradition, Turbo Street Funk combines Top 40 hits with top-notch originals. Advance reservations required. 705-653-5508 www.westben.ca