Join the Mica Festival Fun This Weekend!

There’s plenty to do this weekend at Murphys Point as part of the ongoing Heritage Mica Festival!

Join us at 7:30 p.m. at the park amphitheatre for stories with Bear the Tinker! Let your imagination take you away as some of our favourite story-tellers spin their magic. There is no admission charge for the story telling, but you do need a park entry permit for your car.

Why not make good use of your park entry permit and come to the park earlier in the day to enjoy the beach, playground and hiking trails through the afternoon?

Then, on Saturday, July 21, come on out to the Lally Homestead for a full day of activities. You can get your park entry permit at the main park gate before driving over to the Lally Homestead. At the Lally site, you will find the original log homestead and drive shed buildings as well as the stone foundation of the Lally barn.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. wander the homestead grounds and visit a wide variety of heritage craftsmen. There will be displays of heritage trades such as lace-making, spinning, weaving, canning, rope-making and animal husbandry. Some of these tradespeople will also have their wares for sale. Heritage musicians and story tellers will keep you entertained. Kids of all ages can take part in traditional games. There is a short cultural hike through the Lally property by “Ma Lally” who will tell you about life growing up on the homestead. Be sure to enjoy the heritage lunch available for sale served in a tent outside the drive shed.

There is no fee to attend the Lally Homestead Heritage Day but you will need to get your park entry permit for your car at the main park gate.

On Saturday night, come to the amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. for a concert by Freshwater Trade. This Peterborough-based band presents a singing and fiddling tour of the forests and waterways of Canada with their mix of original and traditional tunes.

Don’t miss the fun at Murphys Point this weekend!

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