Last weekend we did something a little different and packed up our whole permanent collection and headed to beautiful Creemore, Ontario for the second bi-annual Creemore Children’s Festival. This extraordinary little festival was an unbelievable day of fun. The main street of Creemore (Mill Street) is closed to traffic for the day and filled with loads of fun, free activities for families. There were arts and crafts, games, free musical entertainment, face-painting, balloon twisting, magic tricks and (of course) dress-up. A local company even drove a couple of its monstrously over-sized construction machines onto the street for the kids to enjoy. The festival was very well-attended – but even with the crowds, the beauty of a small town festival was that there was plenty of elbow room. Keep your eye on this little festival and consider making a trip of it in 2015. Something this special is worth waiting for. Kudos to Laurie Copeland, owner of Creemore’s beautiful toy store, Cardboard Castles for organizing this very special event.