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Rural events and attractions

Rural event guidelines

Does your event qualify?

To be eligible, an event should:

  • Be organized by a not-for-profit community group or association.
  • Have a strong agricultural or rural focus and/or be primarily directed at residents of rural Ottawa.

Events may include fairs, festivals, leisure activities, fundraisers, public meetings or cultural and recreational events.

Rural special event resources

Find out more about planning a special event in your community.

2017 - 2018 Events


North Gower Farmer’s Market Annual Christmas Market
December 9, 2017 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre
2300 Community Way, North Gower
All your favorite vendors. Free parking and admission.
Rideau-Goulbourn Events

Arts & Crafts for Adults at the Richmond Library
December 14, 2017, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Richmond Library
6240 Perth St., Ottawa
Bring a friend and learn to make something new or just enjoy some quiet colouring time.
Rideau-Goulbourn Events

Metcalfe Farmers’ Christmas Market
December 16, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Greely Community Centre
Metcalfe Farmers' Market

Constance Bay-Children’s Craft Day
December 16, 2017, 1 to 5 p.m.
North Wind Wireless Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr.
A free children’s Christmas craft day. Those attending are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the West Carleton Food Access Centre
Upcoming Events in West Carleton-March

New Years Eve Gala in Richmond
December 31, 2017, 6 p.m.-January 1, 2018, 2 a.m.
Richmond Memorial Centre
6095 Perth St. Ottawa
You can see the menu here
Rideau-Goulbourn Events

January 2018

Holiday Camp
Osgoode Township Museum-Winter Holiday Camp
January 2- January 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Spaces are limited, please call 613-821-4062 or email to register.
Holiday Camp

Miracle Marnie Foundation Fundraiser Ball
The Father Daughter Ice Crystal Ball
January 6, 2018, 4 to 8 p.m.
All proceeds go to the Miracle Marnie Foundation

Carp Road Corridor Business Improvement Area (BIA)- Annual General Meeting
January 23, 2018, 7:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Irish Hills Golf & Country Club, 3248 Carp Rd
All BIA members are encouraged to attend.
Upcoming Events in West Carleton-March