DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
SCUGOG: For the 86th year, the Caesarea Regatta returns to the shores of Lake Scugog this weekend, bringing fun and games for all ages to the lakeside community.
The event takes place from Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3 in Caesarea, with a full slate of activities at the Beacon Marnia and in Putsey Park.
The event kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. with a surf or turf dinner and dance at Beacon Marina aboard the Woodman, with seatings at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for this 19+ event are $35 (advance sales only) and can be purchased by contacting Shari at 905-447-3865.
As well, on Friday at 6:30 p.m., is the annual Township vs. Firefighters volleyball competion at Putsey Park.
The fun continues on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. with the costume parade from the Fire Hall to Putsey Park, with this year’s theme being Best Decorated Bed.
A dog show, dunk tank, feats of strength, races and a wide assortment of games for all ages round out the slate of activities for Saturday.
Sunday begins with a pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall, running from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
The fishing derby follows at 10 a.m. at Beacon Marina, with canoe and kayak races getting underway at 11 a.m.
The Lake Scugog Championship Sailboat Race sets sail at 2 p.m., and sailboats must pre-register at the Marina at noon, and pay a $10 entry fee.
Throughout the weekend, donation bottles will be at Sunnyside Market and the Lakeside Restaurant. As well, tickets for the Toonie Table will be available until 4 p.m., on Saturday.
For a full listing of all of the events at the 86th annual Regatta, please visit www.facebook.com/LakeScugogRegatta.
DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Stock up on napkins, because Ribfest is returning to Elgin Park this weekend for three days of mouth-watering barbeque.
The event runs through the weekend, with gates opening at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19. On Saturday, the festivities continue from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., with the event wrapping up on Sunday, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
This year, attendees can chose from four great ribbers offering an array of barbeque styles: Horndogs, Crabbys, Texas Rangers and Sticky Fingers.
In addition to the great food, there will also be entertainment throughout the weekend at the Rotary Bandshell, along with a beer garden. As well, Astro Amusements will be on hand to provide activities for children throughout the weekend.
New this year is an out of this world attraction as Ben Davidson brings his mobile observatory to Elgin Park. This interactive display offers interactive education on the solar system and the science behind how the sun affects our weather – from hurricanes to power outages!
Admission to Ribfest is free, and attendees can visit www.uxbridgeribfest.com for more information.