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5 Things To Do in Barrie in September

5 Things To Do in Barrie in September

Enjoy Summer’s Last Gasp

Although this summer has been…unique (to say the least) we’ve been fortunate enough to have lots of socially distant events to round out the past month.

Live music returned, the libraries opened up. We even got pro sports back on TV.

And as the leaves change colour, and the nights get a little cooler, there are still plenty of summer themed experiences to be had.

Read on for 5 Things to check out in our last month of summer.

5 Things To Do in Barrie in September

Hit the Farmers Market

There is at least another month of outdoor marketing to enjoy. Packed with a wide range of fresh seasonal produce from local vendors, it’s the absolute best place to stock up on your weekend. Happening Saturdays from 8am – 12pm, right behind city hall in the parking lot.

Take In Live Music

The huge scale concerts might be in dry dock for the rest of the year, but there is are actual, honest to goodness gigs happening across town this month!

Donaleigh’s, the Queen’s, North Country BBQ, the Bull and Barrel and Common Good cafe have all rolled out solo artists and bands to accompany your food and drinks in recent weeks. Considering how fluid the pandemic lockdown regulations could be in the fall, getting out to see a show is a luxury you should not pass up. And you can find a full list of gigs in Barrie every week right here!

Play Online Bingo

Students at Georgian can get the full college experience this month…by competing in online Bingo! Seriously… it’s a thing.

Hosted by LadyVenom on Wed Sept 23 @ 7pm! 

There’s a chance to win one of eight $25 Walmart digital gift cards. There are limited spots, so if you’re interested in dabbing digitally, sign up soon via this link 👉https://linktr.ee/GCSA_barrie

Try Meditation!

If ever there was a year when finding inner peace was a priority…it’s this year.

Barrie Pride and Jampa Ling Buddist Centre are hosting a free guided introduction to meditation in the park. Happening September 19th at 10am.

What did you think of 5 Things To Do in Barrie in September? Did we miss any events? Let us know in the comments!

And if you are a business in Barrie interested in expanding your digital footprint, reach out and we will get you Uncovered!

Road Trippin’ – Part 11

Road Trippin' - Part 11

SUMMER DAY TRIPS BY CAR FROM BARRIE

As we welcome summer amid reopenings, we can all indulge in notions of traditional summer fare like patios, barbecues…and road trips!

Barrie’s central location makes us a prime hub to launch car voyages through the warm weather months.  Every Thursday through September, we’ll bring a new Ontario destination you can reach in a reasonable travel time. And if you’ve got some suggestions, we want to hear them!

Road Trippin’ – Part 11

The West Coast

You may not be able to get to the Caribbean this year. But you can get to some very Caribbean-like beaches on Ontario’s west coast. Better known as Huron County, the Blue Flag beaches of Lake Huron are a huge draw for vacationers. The region is packed with 80 kilometres of shoreline spread across a dozen beaches. Among the more popular is Grand Bend.

The west coast is also home to a scattering of charming small towns like Wingham (birthplace of author Alice Munro) Bayfield and Blyth. There is a distinct European feel, complete with a rich history, to many of the locales, particularly Goderich. If you make it a weekend escape, you can visit a load of historical houses and monuments around the region. Hikers will find plenty of trails and paths at Pinery Provincial Park, as well as camping.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a real road trip without a meal. Foodies are encouraged to check out Beach Street Station, located on Goderich’s waterfront. The patio offers stunning views and fabulous food. The eatery was originally built in 1907 as the CPR Train Station. The 150 person patio is a perfect spot to take in the renowned Huron County sunsets.

What did you think of Road Trippin’ – Part 11? Got an idea for our next destination? Let us know in the comments! If you are a Barrie based business, reach out today! We will help you get Uncovered!

TGIF: The Beer Behind The Myth

Flying Monkey’s Mythology Lives Up To It’s Name

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…

MYTHOLOGY – FLYING MONKEY’S

 

The initial pours is a translucent golden yellow with a substantial, fluffy white head that retains well. The first sniffs bring a lot of bread, even before your nose gets near it. When you do get closer, it’s complimented by hints of grass, pepper and lemon.

You’ll definitely notice the crispness, which is ideal for a pilsner. There’s a welcome balance between the bready malts and the floral hops. As you push on through the sitting, some spice lingers, but it finishes strongly and cleanly.

Some might find it a bit thick for a pilsner, although it does not detract from the overall refreshing timber.

If you are looking for pairings, Pilsners are a great balance to spicy foods. However if you are a sweet tooth aficionado, Mythology might go well with a dessert. Because beer and ice cream CAN mix.

At 5.3% ABV, it’s right on the edge of being too much, so you can easily stick with it through the entire night.

Intrigued? Thirsty? Learn more about Mythology at Flying Monkey’s website!

Have a beer review you’d like to share? Or an idea for our next TGIF? We want to hear it!

Kat Chabot Live at Simmering Kettle & Dosti Eats!!

With phase 3 now in place, it allows us to have some fun and listen to music and have a meal with family and friends, all under the guidelines of the present day.

The Simmering Kettle and Dosti Eats in conjunction with Barrie Uncovered have arranged to put on a show for you. So if you are bored and looking for something to do, why not swing by and enjoy some great food and live music with Barrie’s own Kat Chabot? The event will be held at 531 Bryne Drive on Saturday, August 22, between 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event will take place outside in between the two restaurants. So you have plenty of food to choose from!

Kat Chabot is a very popular local singer-songwriter from Barrie Ontario. Pre-pandemic days you could catch her performing all over Ontario’s Farmers Markets, local festivals, bars and restaurants, either performing solo or with Cardinal Street, a five-piece rock band. Spending her youth working in greenhouses, and growing up in a family band covering RUSH and Journey songs.

At Simmering Kettle, you will find comfort food at its finest. They have all-day breakfast options as well as other hearty meal options. Dosti eats is a mix of food from all over the world! They serve food from Mexico, pan Asian food, north American food, and some tasty dessert options and you can even have a cocktail.

So come along sit back and relax, have a great meal and listen to music, how good does that sound? All the food will be brought to your table by their friendly staff. Food will be available from both locations.

Please remember to bring your mask as they are mandatory if you plan on going inside to use the washrooms. Other COVID measures will be in place during the event so you can feel safe!

Small Road Trip To The Sun (Flowers That Is)

Looking for a road trip of sorts, we are only talking about Innisfil? If you would like to see acres of Sunflowers and walk amongst them? Well, head to Edwards Farm at 1574 9 Line, Innisfil, ON L9S 3Z1. You need to go soon as the flowers only bloom for 2 to 3 weeks before they are used to produce their birdseed. So head there this weekend while you can.

Originally Edwards started growing sunflowers for their birdseed. But the rows and rows of sunflowers also known as the “Happy Flower” attracts people from all over Ontario. They come to wander through the paths cut into the fields and take in their beauty. In past years people have come from further to see these fields. Kathy who runs the shop told us a story that 5 tours busses turned up on one day last year. This year with COVID they have not been publicizing their fields to keep the crowds down. They are open though and encourage local people to come and wander through these impressive flowers. With a short flowering season for the flowers now is the time to go and see them.

While there you can shop in their Farm Store with all produce coming from their farm and local suppliers. They raise their own beef and chickens, they also sell pork and lamb supplied by local farmers. They sell free-range eggs, local honey and bakery, and much more. Their Farm Shop is open all year round.

An interesting product they sell is seeds for racing pigeons (of course picture not a pigeon) which we thought was a sport of the past. They also sell pet foods for rabbits, dogs, cats and horses.

So if you are looking for a short trip go and see the sunflowers and shop local, head to Edwards Farm you love the flowers and you can browse in their shop.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • Monday: 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday: 9am-5pm
  • Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday: 9am-1pm
  • Sunday: Closed
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