Merrickville Canalfest 2017

Jordyn and Rilyn show off their glasses they got for helping out during the Mr. Four Eyes show. April Scott-Clarke photo
Posted on: August 5, 2017

April Scott-Clarke 

The Merrickville Canalfest got off to a slow start on Saturday, Aug. 5 with dark clouds threatening the day’s events but, as the hours and clouds passed more and more people ventured out to enjoy the three-day festival.

Kid shows and live music are on the main stage, ground entertainment is happening throughout the park alongside a vendor market. All will be onsite at Blockhouse Park until Aug. 7.

Canalfeast is provided free of charge by the Lions of Merrickville with the support of the Village of Merrickville/Wolford and the Merrickville Chamber of Commerce.


The Bug Lady was a hit on Saturday morning.


Old fashioned games were available for kids to try at the Blockhouse.

Learning how a lacrosse ball is made.


The town crier was out and about at the Blockhouse park event.



Some of the hand crafted jewellery from The Artful Dragon Studio at the vendor market.


This jewellery maker explains how she makes her necklaces and the beads she uses.


Positive affirmation was the theme of this booth and product.


Wood turner Marc Poirier demonstrates how to use one of the handmade toys.


Vendors market just minutes after opening.



Mr. Four Eyes entertained families with his science experiments.


Mr. Four Eyes entertained families with his science experiments.