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Weekend Events: Brooklin Spring Fair & Pickering Ribfest

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Blog by Mary Roy | May 31st, 2013

Looking for things to do around the region this weekend, well here are two spots that are sure to be hot!

Brooklin Spring Fair

Brooklin Spring Fair celebrates 102nd year
Event runs May 30 to June 2

Thousands are expected to venture into north Whitby  to help kick off the 102nd Brooklin Spring Fair. 

Organized by the Brooklin Agricultural Society, this year's theme for the popular four-day event is "Brooklin,  A Place to Grow." Activities include agricultural and farm-fresh product displays, farm equipment displays, a home and garden decorating contest, parade and more. 

The Brooklin Spring Fair Grounds are located at Baldwin Street and Winchester Road. 

Visit; www.brooklinspringfair.com  

Admission Prices - New for 2013

Adults: $10.00
Children (5 to 12 yrs.): $5.00
Under 5 yrs.: Free
Seniors: $10.00
Students (13 to 18 yrs.): $10.00
Weekend Pass: $30.00
Parking: Free


From Whitby and Toronto: Exit Highway 401 at Highway 12 in Whitby (Brock Street., not Brock Road). Go North about 11 km to the junction of Highway 7 at the edge of Brooklin. Turn right at the lights onto Winchester Road. Go over the bridge. The fairgrounds are on the right. For parking, turn right on St. Thomas Street just past the fairgrounds.

From Oshawa and East: Exit Highway 401 at Thickson Road. in Whitby. Go North about 11 km to Winchester Road. Turn left on Winchester Road. The fairgrounds are on the left. For parking, turn left on St. Thomas Street just before the fairgrounds.

Gate Hours

Thursday May 30                                       3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.   

(Midway opens upon safety approval)

Friday May 31                                             3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday June 1                                        9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday June 2                                           9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Pickering Ribfest
2013 Pickering RibFest http://www.pickeringribfest.com/html/entertainment.php 

 2013 Festival Hours

 Fri. May 31 - Noon-11pm
 Sat. June 1 - Noon - 11pm
 Sun. June 2 - Noon-7pm

Horn Dawgs Smoking BBQ  Silver Bullet BBQ  Billy Bones BBQ  Camp 31 BBQ  Hawgs Gone Wild  Bone Daddy BBQ  Sticky Fingers  Boss Hogs BBQ  

Bibbs BBQ




4:30pm - 6:00pm 

Frank Cosentino with Earl Johnson -Click name for band info

6:00pm -7:30pm 

Blue Nash -Click name for band info

7:30pm - 9:00pm 

Russ Dwarf -Click name for band info

9:00 - 11:15 

Sarah Smith (of the Joys) -Click name for band info


1:00pm - 2:30pm 

eh440 -Click name for band info

2:30pm - 4:00pm 

The Brian Rose Band -Click name for band info

4:00 - 5:30 

Caught in the Crossfire -Click name for band info

5:30 - 7:00 

Who Stole the Cookies -Click name for band info

7:00 - 8:30 

The Lorraine Davies Too Drunk To Fish band -Click name for band info

9:00 - 11:00 

2 for the Show -Click name for band info


1:00 - 2:30 

George Lake Big Band -Click name for band info

2:30pm - 3:30pm 

Broadway Vamps -Click name for band info

3:30 - 5:00 

Cocksure Lads -Click name for band info

5:00 - 6:30 

Rick Johnson and the County Jamboree -Click name for band info