Creemore Vintage Fest, Turas Mor, May 25
This year’s Creemore Vintage Fest on Saturday, May 25, will have even more treasurers for those who appreciate both age and beauty.
The shopping event highlights and enhances the village’s vintage vibe.
Organizers Laurie Severn of Heirloom 142, Susan Eastwood of Eastwood Vintage and Travis Bell of Miller Island Company have been coordinating with local stores and outside vendors to create a destination worthy event.
Vendors will be set up along Caroline Street West and Elizabeth Street East and shop goods will be spilling out onto the street.
There will be a large selection of vintage clothing and accessories, salvage, garden items, macramé, linens, vinyl, kitchenware, and décor, from rustic to Bohemian and mid century modern, plus displays of collectibles.
Shoppers will get a free tote bag with every purchase at stores and free buttons, too.
Creemore Vintage Fest runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Follow @creemorevintagefest on social media.
People are encouraged to wear their vintage clothing and stroll the streets checking out the vintage cars and glampers on display as they make their way over to the Creemore Farmers’ Market and the Creemore Log Cabin, where there will be a display of community scrapbooks.
To complement the event, Creemore Log Cabin is inviting everyone to Scrapbook Saturday, where a number of individuals and organizations will have their scrapbooks on display.
These scrapbooks have been diligently maintained, providing a thorough record of local history.
The Women’s Institute, churches, and the Creemore Skating Club will provide scrapbooks, along with a number from Helen Blackburn’s collection.
“We are inviting anyone in our area who has a family scrapbook, of clippings and photos of that sort of thing, to bring them along and we’ll have them on display so people can look at them and talk about them and reflect on memories of Creemore,” said Chris Raible. “It should be a fun thing.”
Everyone is welcome to take a look and share during regular cabin hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in contributing scrapbooks is asked to call the Raibles at 705-466-2261 or e-mail [email protected]
That same day there will be hundreds of cyclists in town for Creemore Springs Brewery’s Turas Mor.
Meaning Great Journey in Gaelic, Turas Mor encourages (but does not require) riders to wear their old gear, tune up their vintage bikes and take part in a tour inspired by the vintage rides of Europe. There are three routes ranging in length and difficulty with stops along the way. There is a 20-km leisure ride, a new 40-km challenger ride and the 60-km classic route, which is the most popular and takes riders through the hills of Clearview and Mulmur. The event has taken place in rain, sleet and grueling heat.
There will be much fanfare for the start of the 60-km at 10 a.m. Catch Tim Armour’s poem before he pipes them off the starting line, led by a vintage bike from Mariposa Bicycles. Registration is still open. Visit www.creemorespringsturasmor.com.