WINCHESTER — The Ontario Festival of Small Halls looks forward to celebrating community spaces and live music this week in Winchester, as it welcomes Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son with local North Dundas performers Box n’ Bow to the Winchester Old Town Hall.
Set for an inspiring evening in a treasured small hall, the local event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. Winchester is one of 24 rural halls featured on the festival bill this year, and one of the new additions to the expanded line up.
The Festival is paying tribute to cherished small town spaces with history and heart until Oct. 2. In its first weekend almost all shows sold out, with national and international musicians including Breabach, Basia Bulat and April Verch taking to stunning rural stages across Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley.
There are also community events surrounding several of the small halls shows — one of which is being hosted in Winchester. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Paul Presbyterian Church holds its annual turkey dinner before the show (510 Main St. Winchester). Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, baked beans, vegetables, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door only.
Find out more about the show at the Winchester Old Town Hall at www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com and be sure to connect with the festival on social media for updates as the shows approach! Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 613-791-3476.