Fun Stuff to do Around Bancroft

Special Events in the Community

We love where we live. And the other folks who live, cottage, and visit here love it, too. There's so much to do and see.  This page is certainly not a complete list of attractions and events, but here are a few of our favorite things:

Mineral Capital Concerts - Music in the Park

During the summer months you can hear world class musicians rock out at Millennium Park in Bancroft every Wednesday night.  We're happy to be sponsors of this fantastic series of free concerts. Pack your dancing shoes, bring a friend, have a blast!  Concerts start at 7pm. Check out this summer's line up at


Art Exhibits and Studio Tours

Each month the Art Gallery of Bancroft features the work of a different accomplished artist.  Come check out the creativity that helped win Bancroft its reputation as Ontario's Most Talented Town. Visit the art gallery online at

And in the Autumn, enjoy the fall colours as you make your way though the many stops along the popular Studio Tours, during which local artists open their home studios to the public.  Check out the Bancroft Studio Tour, the Apsley Studio Tour and the Highlands East Studio Tour.


Annual Rockhound Gemboree

Each summer Bancroft hosts Canada's largest gem and mineral show, drawing rock hounders from all over the world. Check out the guest speakers, demonstrations, workshops and displays, as well as unique jewellery, mineral specimens, and gifts. For more information contact the Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce at


Drumming Circle

Got rhythm? Join in on the second Thursday of each month at the Faraday Community Centre from 7-9pm. For more info call (613)332-4050


Country Jammin' Time

Bring your instrument and join the jam.  Or wear you dancing shoes and do a little two-step.  Heck do both!  Get your groove on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Faraday Community Centre.  Call (613) 332-4050 for more information


Farmers' Markets

Fresh local fruits and veggies, plus home-made preserves, baked goods, and crafts - you can't go wrong!  There are several Farmer's Markets in the area on Saturday mornings throughout the summer.  For more information on the one closest to you, call:

  • Bancroft (613) 332-3331
  • Maynooth (613) 338-5303
  • Coe Hill (613) 474-1341
  • L'Amable (613) 332-4678
  • Apsley (705) 656-4588
  • Barry's Bay (613) 735-5575