Bancroft Area Events


There are so many great events happening in and around the Bancroft area.  Please see the list below.

Art Gallery of Bancroft
The Art Gallery of Bancroft is located  at 10 Flint Ave, Bancroft, Ontario.

The gallery provides a new exhibit approx every month with an “opening night” evening usually held the first Friday of each month. Many local artists are featured in these exhibits and their works are also available in the gallery gift shop.

Other shows throughout the year feature well-known artists from outside of our area, which is an excellent way to expose local art enthusiasts to what is happening elsewhere.

Bancroft & Area Art & Craft Guild
This group of artisans and crafts people has been active in hosting two shows each year. Each summer and early winter their shows are well attended and feature exhibits from many local artisans and crafts people.

Baptiste Lake Music Festival
Spend an afternoon on Baptiste Lake at the Baptiste Lake Music Festival!  More…

Bancroft Village Playhouse
The Bancroft Village Playhouse is a beautiful 184 seat theatre in the heart of Bancroft, which has been hosting sold out plays, musicals and concerts since the early 1990s. Formerly the Bancroft Community Hall, the historical building was once the local jail, courthouse and library. The building is owned by St. Paul’s United Church, and is currently under a ten year lease to Tweed & Company. We are thrilled to begin to fill the space with theatre, music, film and local arts-based community groups once again.  More…

Canada Day Celebrations
July 1 – Fireworks to take place at Dusk
Located at the York River Millennium Park
Contact the Town of Bancroft for further information at 613-332-3331

Coe Hill Agricultural Fair
Located at the Coe Hill Agricultural Fair Grounds

Madoc & Area Artisans Guild
One of the AAC’s newest member organizations, this group of talented individuals represent the Madoc area artists and have a great deal of programs and festivals underway. All Madoc and area artists and crafts people are encouraged to become members of this group that will be sponsoring so many art initiatives in Central Hastings .

Maynooth Madness Weekend
Held every labour day weekend, the Maynooth Madness Weekend features Hastings Highlands Loggers Games, Loggers parade, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, coffee, donuts, church lunch, rummage sale, bake & craft sale, fine arts & crafts displays, kids play area & attractions, beer garden, barn dance and more! Come out this labour day weekend and help celebrate the logging industry. For more information, please visit the Maynooth Madness Weekend’s Facebook Page.

NewfStock is a huge gathering of Newfs, Newf lovers, and Newf wannabees that takes place in Bancroft. More info…

North Hastings Quilt Club
The North Hastings Quilt Club is wonderful group of women dedicated to preserving the love for quilting, and expanding the art in the community.  This club is for quilters of all levels of experience.  Some members have been quilting for many years, while others are just starting out. What a great way to learn a new skill and connect with people who share your interest in quilting.  And for those more experienced, to learn new techniques, tips & tricks, and to pass on your knowledge.  For more information, please contact the North Hastings Quilt club at 613-332-4364 or visit their website.

Rally of the Tall Pines
It’s the Super bowl of the rally car racing world, and it happens in Bancroft every November. Driving conditions combine the challenging elements of snow, ice, dirt and speed in an exhilarating race for both drivers and spectators. more…

Rockhound Gemboree
The Annual Rockhound Gemboree is held yearly at the North Hastings Community Centre, Bancroft. more…

Saw Tech Log Expo
The show highlights all aspects of Rural industries, forestry, agriculture, value-added wood manufacturing, & cottage industries.  more…

Septemberfest is held at the Bancroft Millennium Park each year. Some events at the festival include a Classic Car Display, Craft Show and Sale, and of course Evening Entertainment. Be sure not to miss the fun this year!

Studio Tours
The Studio Tours are held once a year in the fall, and are an event in which local artists display their creations. You not only get to see the talent that lies in the people of Bancroft, but while driving to their various locations, you experience the beautiful fall colours. Most works of art are for sale, so be sure to bring your wallet!  more…

York River Festival
The York River Festival, held every third Saturday in September, provides an excellent evening of literature at the Playhouse that features a renowned Canadian author, local poetry readings, and more!  For more information, please call 613-338-2262.

If you have an event that you would like posted, please email us.

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