Rural Roots and Routes
Antique shops, gift stores, greenhouses, artisans, diners and farm-gate fare lead the curious shopper on a cross-country treasure hunt. Visit the Old School Cheesery south of Vermilion for fresh artisan cheeses or The Cheesiry east of Kitscoty for a unique boutique offering Old World inspired artisanal sheep’s milk cheese as well as farm fresh flowers. Check out Open Farm Days annually in AUGUST where you can visit local farms or attend a culinary event.
Kathy’s Greenhouse offers fresh garden produce all summer long plus antiques and giftware (open year round on Hwy 897 & TWP 514), while Castle Gardens Greenhouse offers unique planters and an antique selection for all tastes.
The F'Laura N Company Greenhouse near Kitscoty (3/4 mile south of Hwy 16 on RR42)will also be a treat.
Vermilion Heritage Museum
Welcome to the Vermilion Heritage Museum. It is here where you can step through the decades of Vermilion's past, and take a peek at the evolution of the town. If you like what you see in here, then travel over to Vermilion to see the real thing.
The museum, located on 50th Ave. and 53rd St. Vermilion, Alberta, is open daily throughout the summer from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you would like to visit during the winter, or schedule an appointment, call (780) 853-6211. The cost of admission to learning this invaluable information is by donation. Please feel free to mail us at: The Vermilion Heritage Museum, 5310-50th Ave, Vermilion, Alberta, T9X 1L1.
Climb Through Time Museum, Paradise Valley
Dioramas in the grain bins make this former grain elevator and annex a unique museum experience. Tea room, giftshop and train station on site.
Admission by donation. Wheelchair accessible.
Railway Avenue, Paradise Valley. (780) 745-2150. Check out their Facebook Page.
Dewberry Valley Museum
A great collection of pioneer, fur trade, Riel Rebellion and prehistoric artifacts.
Admission by donation. Centre Street, Dewberry. (780) 847-3053.
Morrison Museum of the Country School
Located in Islay, Alberta which is 3 1/2 miles north of the Yellowhead Highway. The Morrison Museum of the Country School offers visitors an opportunity to step back into the days of the country school house. The museum contains a fairly complete collection of items found in a country school in the 1930's and 1940's.
Contact: Mary Ternoster at (780) 744-2260 or Shirley Ronaghan at (780) 744-2271
Mail Address: Box 4, Islay, Alberta, T0B 2J0
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
Our urban neighbours’ festivals and fairs are a welcoming sight all summer long beginning with Marwayne Rodeo Week in early June and ending with Clandonald Country Fair in mid-August, with the 3 Cities Fair, Lloydminster Colonial Days, Vermilion Fair, and Celebrate Kitscoty all squeezed in between. Enjoy the spectacular fireworks celebrating Canada Day together with the residents of the City of Lloydminster, Town of Vermilion or Village of Kitscoty.
Vistas, recreation and relaxation await you when you experience the County of Vermilion River and the entire Vermilion River Region.
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Vistas, Recreation & Relaxation...
Upcoming Community & Regional Activities
|DATES||EVENT & LOCATION||INFO|
|January 17, 2020||"Hay" Clandonald|| 5:30 pm
|April 3-4, 2020||Pro Bull Riding, Marwayne||More Details|
March 31 - April 1, 7 - 8, 2020
Kitscoty Community Dinner Theatre
April 24-26, 2020
Dewberry Dinner Theatre
June 6, 2020
Marwayne Street Dance
June 5-7, 2020
65th Annual Lea Park Rodeo, Lea Park
|CPCA Chuckwagon Races, Dewberry||Races 6:30 Fri & Sat;
|June 19-21, 2020||Three Cities Fair AND Bullarama, Paradise Valley||More details|
|June 27-28, 2020||Lea Park Jamboree
More Info: Ron 780-847-3556
Concession, Camping, Covered Seating, Dancing Area.
|June 30, 2020||Taste of Vermilion, Vermilion||More Details|
|July 23-25, 2020||114th Annual Fair, Vermilion||Download the Event App!
|August 8, 2020||Country Fair, Clandonald||More Details|
|August 22-23, 2020||Yellowhead Gospel Jamboree, Kitscoty|
|October TBD||Marwayne Ag Fall Fair||5:00 - 7:00 pm|
|October TBD||Harvest Feastival, Lloydminster Exhibition||5:00 - 7:30 pm
|October 24, 2020||Kitscoty Christmas Craft Show|
|October TBD||Fall Supper, Clandonald Hall||5:00 - 7:00 pm
|November 28, 2020||Christmas Trade Show, Marwayne|
|December 5, 2020||Christmas Craft Sale, Dewberry|
|December 6, 2020||Community Christmas, Paradise Valley|
|December TBD||Lite Up, Marwayne|
|December 12, 2020||Christmas Gala, Marwayne|
For a comprehensive listing of community events and happenings in the Town of Vermilion, check out the Good Life Institute