Monday, August 13, 2012

Acton #Leathertown Festival

#Halton Hills managed to forgot about the rain as people filled the pedestrian only #Acton downtown during the annual Leathertown Festival on Sunday August 12, 2012. The easy rain soon made way for a lovely afternoon of fun and entertainment on Mill Street during the festival which happens on the second Sunday of August each year. The young ladies helped run the games at the Superior Glove booth, in the photo at top.

Acton is well known for the leather industry and the Hide House which proclaims "It's worth the drive to Acton". Leather tanning in the small community beginning in 1842 which was taken over by the Beardmore Tanning Company in 1865. Today the Hide House continues its tradition of high quality and outstanding leather selection. The new Acton GO Transit train commuter train station is now being constructed in the parking lot adjacent to the store.

Umbrellas soon gave way to sunny smiles and I got a chance to meet some friends and check out some of the many vendors that lined the street. A couple of stages had some singers and other performers, while a kids action zone had some games ready to play for the younger set. The street fun starts at the intersection of Highway 7 and 25 in the small GTA town with a population of approximately 10,000 people.
Charlie Chaplin works the crowd
The festival leads up to Ontario's fall Fair season - the Acton Fall Fair is from September 14-16, 2012. The Homecraft division had a great booth at the festival.
Local pop singing superstar put on a mini concert at the Roxy Cafe stage.
Nancy Wilkes owner of Acton Optical helps make all the local events a success.

See more photos and the event schedule after the jump.

The happy gang from the Acton Curling Club suggests a rousing game of curling, it makes the winter go much faster!
Making balloon animals for the children - while on bouncy stilts

Acton Optical #94 - Hurrican Midget Champion driver Ryan Fraser

11 am Tribal Thunder — Percussionists
12 pm Opening Ceremonies with Mayor Rick Bonnette and Councilors.
Rebecca O'Connor, singing Oh Canada and hula-hooping at the same time
12:15 pm Acton Citizen's Band
12:45 pm Total Dance Innovations
1:30 pm Chuck Jackson's All-Stars
3:00 pm Cosmic Warehouse
4:00 pm Mike Branton Blues Band
5:00 pm Close

11:00 am Bogle the Clown (also Busking)
11:30 am Nikki Grelle — Acton's Got Talent "Contortionist"
12:00 pm Tribal Thunder (also Busking)
1:00 pm McGuinley Academy Irish Dancers
1:30 pm Ray Anderson — A Cool Magician (also Busking)
2:00 pm Monty Greig, Crooner and the Dominos Pizza, Pizza Eating Contest (Kid Zone Area)
2:30 pm Ray Anderson — A Cool Magician (also Busking)
3:00 pm Monty Greig, Crooner and Dominos Pizza, Pizza Eating Contest (Kid Zone Area)
3:30 pm Bogle the Clown (also Busking)
4:00 pm Dominos Pizza, Pizza Eating Contest (Kid Zone Area)
4:30 pm Global Pet Foods, Pets on Parade
5:00 pm Close

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