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Kingsville Migration Festival 2019
October 17 @ 6:00 pm - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
The 50th Annual Migration Festival honours the legacy of Jack Miner as it celebrates migration, heritage and conservation in Kingsville, Ontario on October 17-20, 2019.
Jack Miner’s conservation work with the Canada Goose and other waterfowl and winged creatures is internationally acclaimed.
Kingsville’s Annual Migration Festival happens the 3rd weekend in October.
This year’s festivities commence on Thursday, October 17, 2019 and continue through until Sunday, October 20, 2019.
Celebrating 50 years of waterfowl migration, heritage and conservation in Kingsville, Ontario. You are invited to join its residents in their quaint historical atmosphere to celebrate the legacy of its most famous descendant, Jack Miner, whose conservation work with the Canada Goose and other waterfowl and winged creatures is internationally acclaimed.
All venues are located within the Town of Kingsville nestled on the north shore of Lake Erie, approximately forty minutes by car southeast of the Windsor/Detroit border. Kingsville’s population is approximately 21,000.
Opening Ceremonies Thursday October 17, 2019
The opening ceremonies will take place on Thursday October 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Pelee Island Winery. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception to kick off the 50th Golden Anniversary Celebration.
Events at Jack Miner Friday October 18, 2019
Enjoy a Musical Presentation at 7:00pm featuring Theatre One
Theatrical Presentation: 7:30 PM
An evening with Jack Miner at the Playfair Stadium: Jack Miner Sanctuary. Eric Hansen returns as Jack Miner to present his one-man play.
Tickets are $10 each, or $5 for children. Proceeds to benefit the Jack Miner Sanctuary and Theatre One. Refreshments will be served.
Festival Parade Saturday October 19 at 10:30 am
The parade takes place on October 19, 2019. It begins at 10:30am. You can enjoy the parade from anywhere on the parade route! The route begins at Main Street and Spruce Street and travels south on Division Street to Park Street. This year’s theme is golden 50th Anniversary and you can enjoy bands, floats and entertainers.
Marketplace October 19 and 20
The Marketplace takes place at the Kingsville Arena October 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm and October 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:30pm. Come out and enjoy local vendors. The Arena has lots of parking and is fully accessible. The Marketplace is free to get in.
Children’s Events at Lakeside Park October 19
Come out and enjoy the children’s activities during the Migration Festival!
Saturday October 19th hours 12 – 4PM
Children’s Marketplace at the Pavilion
Fantasy Express Train Rides around the Park
Mini Putt Golf
Jangles the Clown
Air Brush Face Painting
Mystic Drumz Presentation
Kingsport Environmental Raptor Show
Golf Disc/Frisbee Throwing-presented by Windsor Essex Disc Golf
Steak BBQ Fundraiser October 19 at Grovedale House
Steak BBQ fundraiser for Kingsville Firefighter’s Association, Jack Miner Sanctuary and the Migration Festival Committee at Grovedale House located at 103 Park Street. Featuring music by Almost Famous. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets available at Jack Miner, Kingsville Arena and the Firefighters. This is a 19+ event. Cash Bar, tables of 8 can be reserved.
Sunday October 20, 2019 Events at Jack Miner Sanctuary
Breakfast with Honker 8am-10:30 am
Enjoy pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. $5 suggested donation for adults, $3 for children under 13
Golden Egg Hunt 10:30 am
Children’s Golden Egg hunt for ages 1-4 and 5-8, who will find the golden eggs?
Children’s Fall Crafts 11 am -1pm
Fall Walk 2pm
Kingsport Environmental Raptor Show 12pm-3pm
Quilt Draw 5pm
Dress a Goose Fundraiser
Purchase your very own Canadian Goose Decoy and dress it up to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Kingsville Migration Fest. Weekend guests will be encouraged to visit local businesses to find the geese and take a picture witht he hashtag #MigFest50. Geese are available for puchase at Kingsville Arena for $75 or $50 to rent. Help to promote 50 golden years and dress a goose with us.
For more information and the latest information about the Kingsville Migration Festival please visit http://www.migrationfestival.ca/