Kawartha Setters’ Village – Settlers’ Day

~ June 8th, 2024 ~

Celebrating Heritage: Settlers’ Day at Kawartha Settlers’ Village

Mark you calendars! Settlers’ Day is back June 8th from 10am-4pm at Kawartha Settlers’ Village!

Admission is by donation.

⭐️ Games & Prizes

⭐️ Demos & Vendors

⭐️ Music & Entertainment

⭐️ Food & Beverages

Fun for the whole family!

Settlers' Day poster

Nestled in the heart of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Kawartha Settlers’ Village stands as a living testament to Canada’s rich heritage. Each year, on June 8th, the village comes alive with the spirit of the past during Settlers’ Day, inviting visitors to step back in time and experience the charm of early Canadian settlement life.

Settlers' Day at Kawartha Settler's Village

Settlers’ Day is a cherished tradition, eagerly awaited by both locals and tourists alike. It serves as a vibrant celebration of the pioneers who shaped the region and laid the foundation for the community we know today. As visitors wander through the meticulously reconstructed historic buildings, they are transported to a bygone era, where the hustle and bustle of pioneer life unfold before their eyes.

One of the highlights of Settlers’ Day is the interactive demonstrations and activities that offer a glimpse into various aspects of pioneer life. From blacksmithing and woodworking to traditional crafts and cooking over an open fire, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Visitors can try their hand at churning butter, spinning wool, or even participating in a lively barn dance, immersing themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the past.

Looking in!

But Settlers’ Day is more than just a trip down memory lane—it’s an opportunity to honor and celebrate the resilience and ingenuity of the early settlers. Throughout the day, historical reenactors share captivating stories and anecdotes, bringing history to life in a way that’s both educational and entertaining. Whether it’s tales of hardship and triumph or the everyday struggles of pioneer life, these narratives offer a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by those who helped shape the community.

In addition to the hands-on activities and immersive experiences, Settlers’ Day also features live music, traditional food vendors, and artisanal crafts, adding to the festive atmosphere. Families can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, children’s games, and interactive exhibits, making it a day the whole family can enjoy.

Settlers' Day walk about

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Kawartha Settlers’ Village, Settlers’ Day is a celebration of heritage, community, and the enduring spirit of the pioneers. It’s a time to come together, to honor the past, and to create lasting memories for generations to come. So, mark your calendars and join us on June 8th, 2024, as we pay tribute to the pioneers and celebrate the timeless legacy of Kawartha Settlers’ Village.

About Kawartha Settle’s Village

Kawartha Settlers’ Village, nestled in the picturesque town of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, offers visitors a captivating journey through time. This living history museum immerses guests in the pioneering spirit of the Kawartha Lakes region, showcasing the life and times of early settlers from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Stroll through the meticulously reconstructed village, comprised of historic buildings that have been lovingly restored to their former glory. Explore rustic log cabins, charming cottages, a blacksmith shop, a schoolhouse, and a church, among other structures, each echoing with stories of the past.

Visitors can engage with knowledgeable interpreters dressed in period attire, who bring history to life through demonstrations, hands-on activities, and engaging narratives. Learn about the challenges and triumphs of pioneer life, from farming and craftsmanship to domestic chores and community gatherings.

The tranquil setting of Kawartha Settlers’ Village, set against the backdrop of the scenic Kawartha Lakes region, provides a serene escape where visitors can step back in time and gain a deeper appreciation for the resilience and resourcefulness of Canada’s early settlers. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply seeking a unique cultural experience, Kawartha Settlers’ Village offers an unforgettable journey into Ontario’s rich heritage.