The celebration will be focused on the weekend of June 15-17, 2018, but other events will also be taking place throughout 2018.

Download a printable schedule for the June 15-17, 2018 Celebration Weekend

This page will be updated as events become confirmed.

Past events are listed here.

Click the button on the top right, ‘Agenda’, to change to monthly, weekly or daily calendar view.

Jun
15
Fri
Fish Fry @ Dining Hall
Jun 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Fox Den (Music & Entertainment) @ Richmond Fairgrounds Big Tent
Jun 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Schedule:
4:30 PM 5:15 PM Ron Mills
5:15 PM 6:15 PM Buckledown Trio
6:15 PM 7:00 PM Tracey Brown/Randall Prescott

Celebration Weekend Opening Ceremonies @ Richmond Fairgrounds
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Military pageantry and colour come to life with the music of the Governor Generals Foot Guards Ceremonial Band of Parliament Hill fame, a guard of honour and colour party formed by members of the Ottawa units of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets, and period military re-enactors. Performers such as the Canadian Military Wives Choir and Doug and Pam also help launch a memorable weekend of festivities.

Present will be:

Jim Watson, Mayor, Ottawa

Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament, Carleton

Scott Moffat, Councillor, Rideau-Goulbourn Ward

Food: Bacon on a Bun @ Richmond Fairgrounds
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Lions Club famous Bacon on a Bun is back!

Pub Night in the Fox Den (Pam & Doug Champagne Band) @ Large Tent at Fairgrounds
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 1:00 am
Fireworks @ Richmond Lions Park
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jun
16
Sat
Quilts in the Garden @ The Country Quilter
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Country Quilter, 3444 McBean St., will be holding our 16th annual ‘Quilts in the Garden’ event on June 16th, 2018, from 9:30 – 3:00pm. This colourful display will feature over 100 Quilts from local quilters, as well as many other beautiful handmade items.

There will also be a used book sale to raise money for CANHAVE, and work from our very talented and knowledgeable artist-in-residence, long arm Quilter, Sarah Jane Smiley.

Admission is free, sunshine is promised!

Please call the shop for further information (613 838-5441), or visit our website:

www.thecountryquilter.ca

Find us on Facebook too!

Antique Quilt Show @ St. Paul's United Church
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Parade @ McBean St.
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parade will leave South Carleton High School at 11:00 AM and travel along McBean St. to Perth St.

Quilt Luncheon @ St. Paul's United Church
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Activities at the Fairgrounds @ Richmond Fairgrounds
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Children’s Activities Area
Featuring games, entertainment, face painting, pony rides, small animals and much more.

Displays
Interior and outdoor historical displays celebrating Richmond’s past, which include a working blacksmith shop, campfire cooking, chainsaw carving demo, indigenous Art for Aid presentation, leather tanning, vintage tractor display, and historic characters photo booth.

Military Camp
Period military encampment with representation of military units who served in Canada as well as overseas from 1700 to 1946.

Besides the static displays there will be musket drill and music demonstrations.

A Hands on History opportunity is available to fire a musket and kids can drill in uniform as they did during the War of 1812.

Blacksmith Demonstration

Campfire Cooking Demonstration

Vintage Vehicles
There will be something for everyone. On display will be tractors, classic cars and military vehicles from all eras.

Cavanagh Equipment Table Display

Chainsaw Carving Demo

Llama Petting and Wool Crafts

Leather Tanning Tools

Metal Detecting Display

Ministry of Natural Resources Display

Photo Booth

Have your picture taken with the Duke, Fox, or whimsical cut outs.

Richmond 200 Merchandise Booth

Rope Maker and Small Bales

Sheep Petting

Soaps/salves/balms

Vintage Dairy, Engine, Tractor, Truck, Buggy Display

Food Court

Try out one of the scrumptious food vendors (cost extra):

Wood Fired Pizza
Mexican Cantina
Fadi’s Fabulous Foods
Poutine Truck

Lemonade
Mr. Sundae
Beavertails
Holmespun Ice Cream Bike

Art Show & Sale @ Richmond Curling Club
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Carnival Diablo – The Strangest Show Unearthed @ Richmond Fairgrounds (Vaudeville Tent)
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Step inside and be prepared to be amazed by the ultimate sideshow.

Exhibits in the Curling Club @ Richmond Curling Club
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Antique Bed Auction
Art Show -24 Artists
Beckwith Museum Display
Captain William Brown Bradley (Historical Display)- 104th Regiment
Children’s Art Display – Schools
Goulbourn Museum – Historical Land Grants
Historical Society – Photographs of Days Gone By
Indigenous Booth – Art for Aid Presentation
Larry Cotton – Whiskey & Wickedness and other Ottawa Valley Books
Ministry of Natural Resources
Richmond Remembers Display – Historical memorabilia/News Paper Clippings
Richmond Weaver’s & Spinners
The Duke of Richmond Public House (Live Music) @ Richmond Memorial Community Arena
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Schedule:
12:00 PM 12:45 PM Polished Brass Quintet (feat. Duet by Tracey Brown and Ornella Kennedy
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Highway Sunrise
2:30 PM 3:30 PM Little Miss Taken
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Cougar Chick Tribute Band

 

 

Central Band Concert & Mural Unveiling @ Richmond Fairgrounds
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Canadian Armed Forces premier military band performs a concert prior to the unveiling of Richmond’s 200th Anniversary Legacy Project mural on the Curling Club side of the arena.

Historical Trolley Tour of Richmond Village (With Guide) @ The Trolley Stop (Fairgrounds)
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Advance Registration Required for Trolley Tour – Sign Up on June 15 and 16 at the fairgrounds.

Historical Walking Tour of McBean Street (Self-guided with Costumed Interpreters) @ McBean St. from Perth to Strachan
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Fox Den (Music & Entertainment) @ Richmond Fairgrounds Big Tent
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Schedule:
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Fiddleheads
2:00 PM 2:45 PM Jessica Ferguson
2:45 PM 3:45 PM Junkyard Symphony
3:45 PM 5:00 PM Kevin Smith/Ava
5:00 PM 6:00 PM The Magnolia Rhythm Kings
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Rhythmfoot

 

Firefighters BBQ @ Dining Hall (Fairgrounds)
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm
Historical Trolley Tour of Richmond Village (With Guide) @ The Trolley Stop (Fairgrounds)
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Advance Registration Required for Trolley Tour – Sign Up on June 15 and 16 at the fairgrounds.

Historical Trolley Tour of Richmond Village (With Guide) @ The Trolley Stop (Fairgrounds)
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Advance Registration Required for Trolley Tour – Sign Up on June 15 and 16 at the fairgrounds.

Concert: Meghan Patrick, Jason Blaine feat. Kelly Prescott @ Richmond Memorial Arena
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 17 @ 1:00 am

Note: Advance tickets ($35) are now only available at the Royal Lepage Team Realty Office at 3441 McBean St. in Richmond. Tickets are $40 at the door.

Jun
17
Sun
Pancake Breakfast @ Agricultural Society Dining Hall
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:45 am
Joyful Non-denominational Service @ Big Tent at the Fairgrounds
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am
Art Show & Sale @ Richmond Curling Club
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Activities at the Fairgrounds @ Richmond Fairgrounds
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Children’s Activities Area
Featuring games, entertainment, face painting, pony rides, small animals and much more.

Displays
Interior and outdoor historical displays celebrating Richmond’s past, which include a working blacksmith shop, campfire cooking, chainsaw carving demo, indigenous Art for Aid presentation, leather tanning, vintage tractor display, and historic characters photo booth.

Military Camp
Period military encampment with representation of military units who served in Canada as well as overseas from 1700 to 1946.

Besides the static displays there will be musket drill and music demonstrations.

A Hands on History opportunity is available to fire a musket and kids can drill in uniform as they did during the War of 1812.

Blacksmith Demonstration

Campfire Cooking Demonstration

Vintage Vehicles
There will be something for everyone. On display will be tractors, classic cars and military vehicles from all eras.

Cavanagh Equipment Table Display

Chainsaw Carving Demo

Llama Petting and Wool Crafts

Leather Tanning Tools

Metal Detecting Display

Ministry of Natural Resources Display

Photo Booth

Have your picture taken with the Duke, Fox, or whimsical cut outs.

Richmond 200 Merchandise Booth

Rope Maker and Small Bales

Sheep Petting

Soaps/salves/balms

Vintage Dairy, Engine, Tractor, Truck, Buggy Display

Food Court

Try out one of the scrumptious food vendors (cost extra):

Wood Fired Pizza
Mexican Cantina
Fadi’s Fabulous Foods
Poutine Truck

Lemonade
Mr. Sundae
Beavertails
Holmespun Ice Cream Bike

Carnival Diablo – The Strangest Show Unearthed @ Richmond Fairgrounds (Vaudeville Tent)
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Step inside and be prepared to be amazed by the ultimate sideshow.

Exhibits in the Curling Club @ Richmond Curling Club
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Antique Bed Auction
Art Show -24 Artists
Beckwith Museum Display
Captain William Brown Bradley (Historical Display)- 104th Regiment
Children’s Art Display – Schools
Goulbourn Museum – Historical Land Grants
Historical Society – Photographs of Days Gone By
Indigenous Booth – Art for Aid Presentation
Larry Cotton – Whiskey & Wickedness and other Ottawa Valley Books
Ministry of Natural Resources
Richmond Remembers Display – Historical memorabilia/News Paper Clippings
Richmond Weaver’s & Spinners
The Duke of Richmond Public House (Live Music) @ Richmond Memorial Community Arena
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Schedule:
12:00 PM 12:45 PM Richmond Ramblers Bluegrass Band
1:00 PM 1:45 PM Michael McSheffrey Band
2:00 PM 2:45 PM Jim Simpson & Good Company
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Buckledown

The Fox Den (Music & Entertainment) @ Richmond Fairgrounds Big Tent
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Schedule:
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Rhythmfoot
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Ryan Potter
2:00 PM 2:30 PM South Carleton Dancers
2:30 PM 3:30 PM Kevin Smith
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Ottawa Fiddle & Step Dancers

Historical Trolley Tour of Richmond Village (With Guide) @ The Trolley Stop (Fairgrounds)
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Advance Registration Required for Trolley Tour – Sign Up on June 15 and 16 at the fairgrounds.

Historical Walking Tour of McBean Street (Self-guided with Costumed Interpreters) @ McBean St. from Perth to Strachan
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Historical Trolley Tour of Richmond Village (With Guide) @ The Trolley Stop (Fairgrounds)
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Advance Registration Required for Trolley Tour – Sign Up on June 15 and 16 at the fairgrounds.

Historical Trolley Tour of Richmond Village (With Guide) @ The Trolley Stop (Fairgrounds)
Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Advance Registration Required for Trolley Tour – Sign Up on June 15 and 16 at the fairgrounds.

Celebration Weekend Closing Ceremony @ Richmond Fairgrounds
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Join in honouring the memories of Richmond and area veterans who sacrificed themselves in past conflicts to protect Canadian values. Also  help nurture our future citizens and leaders, our youth, in a programme that looks back to our past and forward to future. Pomp, ceremony, and entertainment prevail in closing an epic weekend of events and activities.

First Nations Performers @ Richmond Fairgrounds
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Indigenous Peoples drummers, dancers, and singers in traditional dress entertain with a cultural display reflecting their history and heritage.

Sep
12
Wed
Richmond Fair @ Richmond Fair Grounds
Sep 12 – Sep 16 all-day

Richmond’s 200th Anniversary parade (Saturday September 15) and merchandise booth.

More details: https://www.richmondfair.ca/

Nov
10
Sat
Disco Inferno Dance & Band @ Richmond Memorial Community Center (Arena Upstairs)
Nov 10 @ 9:00 pm
SOLD OUT

Once you have bought your tickets, if you would like to reserve a table arrangement, please fill out the form below.

Nov
14
Wed
Richmond: The Movie – Premiere @ South Carleton High School
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm

Documentary film about the history of Richmond.