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MacBeth and Summer Send Offs: 4 Things To Do in Barrie This Weekend

4 Things To Do in Barrie This Weekend


There is no way around it.

It might not be officially done…but as of Monday night summer is OVER.


Time to remember what day of the week it is…to tearfully shove your sandals to the back of the closet…to switch from vodka to whisky.

Luckily summer 2019 is going out with a bang and not a whimper! Continue scrolling to find a few things to do to stave off the end of the sunny season.


4 Things To Do in Barrie This Weekend



We chatted with Iain Moggach and Marissa Caldwell, the main players putting on this ambitious production last week. It’s Shakespeare in the park with a Barrie twist! Capacity is about 40 so it’s best to get tickets in advance.


The Barrie Farmer’s Market continues their outdoor season until October, with loads of fresh goodies and vendors. And the artisan market is in full swing, which offers you a chance to buy locally made way cool creations.


On the concert front, the Foxx welcomes one of the more…intriguing…musical acts you are likely to see anytime soon. The Faps are a Saskatchewan based punk/metal/acid jazz duo who give Weird Al a run for his money on the bizarre music front. Worth the price of admission, just to see what might happen.

Keep in mind you can always see a list of gigs in town on our events calendar.




There’s also a crap ton of events happening a few clicks outside of Barrie. Including, death defying jumping out of a plane competitions in Wasaga Beach, where Skydive Wasaga Beach is hosting the 2019 Canadian National Parachuting Competition.



If Sunflowers are more your bag, Rounds Ranch in Elmvale is serving up their first ever Sunflower Festival.

Events include
– A Wagon ride out to the Sunflower Field
– Photos with the Sunflowers
– Pick your own sunflower to take home.



And for those feeling the need for fireworks, Blue Mountain presents Summer Sundown 2019. You can bid the season farewell with live music, hiking, biking and gondola rides !

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Demolition Derbys, Kettle Fests and Iguanas; 3 Fun Things To Try This Weekend

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You know what’s on the ground currently? Leaves. As in, they are FALLing from trees. As in…we’re running out of summer.

So get out there. Now!

And try one or two of these warm weather events while the sun is still our ally.




The Barrie Fair takes over the Essa Agriplex starting on Thursday. If you’ve never been, it’s what would happen if Kempenfest married Boots and Hearts and had an offspring. Loads of rides in the midway, tons of food and plenty of cool vehicles. Some of which collide at rapid speeds during the Demolition Derby!

This year’s derby features 3 classes, including a 4 Cylinder Derby, Mini Van Derby and Figure 8 Derby.

Find out more right here.



If you are on the hunt for a beer themed bash this weekend, there’s a party…brewing…in Creemore. (Sorry, we had to)

The annual Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival takes over the village with bagpipers
kicking things off at 11am. The main beer garden features live music all afternoon along with local food & fresh Creemore.

You can also check out the Creemore Farmers’ Market, take a Brewery tour or enjoy games, kids’ activities and a classic car exhibit.

Read all about it at




The ‘Into the Wild Tour’ is the perfect opportunity for kids and the famjam to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most exotic animals.

Safari Jeff travels to the rainforest every year and comes back with remarkable pics and exhibits. And of course, the animals. Georgian mall is hosting two shows daily (11AM and 2PM), from August 21-24 in the Shoppers Drug Mart Courtyard. Each show is approximately 30 minutes. Safari Jeff will be available directly following the presentation for photos and to answer questions.

Need more info? Hit up the link here.



Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie Aug.11th

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…



Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you! Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s concerts, store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

Here’s what went down in Barrie last week…


Oh yeah. There was a little celebration called Barrie Pride last week and it was AWESOME. Even Stormtroopers took part…

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#barriepride with the simcoe county paramedics!!

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Have you heard about Deb Bobechko? She’s a local entrepreneur and in just a few days she will be scaling Mount Kilimanjaro on a mission to get to the peak! But more than that, she’s carrying the flag of Youth Haven, Barrie’s emergency shelter for homeless youth, with her and if she makes it to the top, the flag will be planted there. Go Deb!

A sure sign that summer is coming to an end (feel free to insert your own screaming GIFs here) is Barrie Baycats playoff games. The’ cats are into round two and in good shape to repeat as IBL champs after smashing the Jackfish on Sunday. Go Baycats!!

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BAYCATS BATS COME ALIVE IN BLOWOUT GAME TWO VICTORY By: Ryan Eakin / @ryaneak7 WELLAND – Game one of this series was a nail-bitting pitchers duel, but game two tonight was anything but. With lead-off hitter Ryan Spataro back in the lineup, the Baycats beat up on Welland Jackfish starter — and West Virginia University alumnus — Christian Young in way to a 11-0 game two victory. They take a 2-0 series lead back to Midhurst on Tuesday evening by doing so. On the mound, Baycats starter Matthew St. Kitts was fantastic in his second start of the postseason, allowing no earned runs through six innings of work before being relieved by Santos Arias. But it was the offence that was the story tonight. Spataro reached base four times — highlighted by his RBI double in the top of the fourth inning, while second basemen Starlin Rodriguez batted in three, highlighted by a bases-clearing double in the top of the fourth inning. The Baycats struck for three runs in the fourth before Jackfish shortstop Wilson Soriano pulled off the hiden ball trick on Rodriguez to end the top half of the inning. It led to the benches clearing in the bottom half of the inning, but nothing came from it. Jon Waltenbury, meanwhile — in just his second start in right field this season — had two hits, and made a nice catch in the bottom of the fourth inning to boot. Furthermore, second basemen Conner Morro, went three-for-five, while catcher Branfy Infante had two hits while batting in two runners. Designated hitter Kyle DeGrace closed the festivities out with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning. He also threw out Jackfish right fielder Brendon Dadson trying to steal second base in the bottom of the first inning, after a poor game one in that regard. It was the only stolen base that the run-happy Jackfish attempted tonight. A total team effort against a pesky Jackfish team who has gone 13-8 at home throughout the regular-season and playoffs. ⚾️ The Baycats will send co-ace Emilis Guerrero out to the mound on Tuesday evening as they look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Jackfish. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm.. . 🎟 PLAYOFF TICKETS AT LINK IN BIO 🎟

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Concerts? Yeah, there were a few loud ones this week…

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And finally, who doesn’t love a great thunderstorm? Unless you work outside during said storm. Earlier this week we got a classic boomer and Instant Weather Ontario got this way cool timelapse of the approaching clouds.


If you’re tweeting, posting and blogging about Barrie, we want to promote your stuff! Use the hashtag #barrieuncovered and we’ll feature your content in our weekly recap!



Gigs, Axe Throwing and Steampunking: 3 Things To Do In The Barrie Area This Weekend



The days after a long weekend are a bit like waking up after a weird dream. You aren’t quite sure what day it is, and wonder if what you remembered from the nights before actually happened.

The key to overcoming that post-long weekend fog is to get out and form some new memories. Fortunately, the Barrie region is replete with possibilities to help you do so.

For instance….


So…there’s this thing called Boots & Hearts…

But if you aren’t attending the annual cowboy tuned extravaganza, there are still plenty of in-town live music options. The Foxx is throwing an 80s themed costume party, Jerry Leger plays the Common Good and the Speakcheesy hosts a Blues/Jazz night. Find them all in our weekly gigs list!



This is an ideal outing for any family members who are geek inclined. Steampunk is a re-imagining of  the world if Victorian era, steam driven technology had advanced instead of electronics.

Coldwater’s annual festival explores this through creative exhibits, cosplay, living history tours and loads more. It runs Friday and Saturday in the town’s main street.


Got some aggression to work off? Throwing an axe might help. Head to Iron Nation in the south end and they will hook you up! They’re hosting a free night of axe tossing to celebrate their fourth anniversary. It’s an 18+ event and everyone needs to wear closed toe shoes.