Spring Tradition in Beeton in Beeton
A hive of activity
Every May the Village of Beeton holds spring tradition of the “Honey and Garden Festival” This event captures the town spirit of its honey making and bee industry dating back to the 1800’s. The Main Street is closed down from one end to the other, vendors from local and far, line the street and sell their wares. From artisans to hobby farms, there are things for all palates. This year the festival seemed to be extra large in my eyes. It may have been the beautiful weather, but more likely a direct reflection on the interest and growth of New Tecumseth.
One of my favorite parts of the festival is the classic car and truck show. This has grown in leaps and bounds as well. The show moved the cars off the main street a few years back and into the lot next to the old Police station to allow for more vehicles allowing the activities on the street to expand. There was no shortage of fabulous machines either as almost all the famous makes were represented! I noticed it wasn’t just local vehicles on display but classic machines from all over southern Ontario.
The car owners and fans alike, enjoyed the displays with live music in the background and plenty of food vendors available all day. Breakfast was prepared by the Beeton Athletic Association this year and held in the lot at the famous “Muddy Water Hotel” located in the center of town. So don’t forget if you want a sweet day in the country, plan a visit next year to the Beeton Honey and Garden Festival and bring your classic car!
Visit: www.beetonhoneyandgardenfestival.com for the date and details.
Written by Perry M. Mason