A brand new Midland event launches this Saturday in Little Lake Park! Zucchini Mania, Midland’s first zucchini festival, offers a wide variety of activities and fun for the whole family. At the heart of the event are contests for the biggest zucchini and best zucchini baked good, where winning contestants will take home a prize of $250.
“I think we can have a lot of fun with this,” says festival organizer Barbara Rowlandson. “Little Lake Park is such a beautiful location, and events like these do so much to build community spirit and boost the local economy.” – Barbara Rowlandson, Askennonia Senior Centre
Notable zucchini contest judges include Midland Chief of Police Mike Osborn and Midland town councillors Patricia File and Jack Contin. The day’s events will be kicked off with a Grandparents and Grandkids marching parade with Midland Pipes and Drums. Agility dogs, a bubble show, live music on Rotary stage, zucchini crafts for kids and large artisan market will round out the day’s activities.
The zucchini festival is a new initiative by Askennonia Senior Centre, North Simcoe’s largest recreation centre for people age 55 and up. Funds raised at Zucchini Mania will help to support programming and keep the Centre affordable for all, which is regularly used by almost 1000 members.
“Fun and friendship is a hallmark of our culture here at Askennonia. We are delighted to hold this festival and share with the community a piece of the joy we experience here at Askennonia every day.” – Judy Contin, Askennonia Senior Centre, Executive Director
Zucchini Mania runs this Saturday from 10 am-5 pm. Admission is P.W.Y.C., with a suggested donation of $2. All are welcome.