Colour & Craft Festival returns to Grand Bend

Fall Colour and Craft Festival at Lambton Heritage Museum. (Photo by County of Lambton)

Over 70 vendors will be in Grand Bend this weekend for the return of the Lambton Fall Colour and Craft Festival.

The Lambton Heritage Museum’s biggest annual fundraiser was cancelled shortly before last year’s event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marketing and Events Coordinator Kathleen Annett said the museum is happy to be able to host the popular event once again.

“In years past, we’ve seen over 4,000 people attend this event over the course of the two days. We’re hoping to get good attendance again this year.”

In 2019, the event generated over $17,000 for the museum.  The cancellation of last year’s festival was expected to impact extra programming, artifact conservation and other special projects at the museum.

Annett said for this year, the event will be held outdoors and there will be protocols in place to ensure it’s a safe and effective.

“We will be monitoring traffic for the event and encouraging social distancing. Masks are mandatory.”

Annett said attendees will be able to purchase all kinds of products, including soaps, wooden signs, furniture, home decor, clothing and more.

The event goes Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at  10035 Museum Road in Grand Bend.  Admission is $5 — children under 12 are free when accompanied by adults.

The Lambton Fall Colour and Craft Festival has been welcoming people to the Grand Bend area for over 30 years now.