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Ottawa’s Countryside

From Tours & Fairs...To Sweets & Savories...To Family Activities

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Looking for a daytrip, special celebration weekend away, or an adventure for yourself or family? 


Coming this Weekend August 9-10th,2014!
On Saturday August 9th to Sunday August 10th, Carp Fair Grounds will be home to what has grown to be the biggest garlic festival in Canada.

This, the 15th Annual Garlic Festival, promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Running from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Saturday and 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Sunday, over 120 booths showcasing 35 dedicated garlic vendors selling fresh garlic, garlic spreads, sips, braids and baskets, will join the 85 regular Carp Farmers’ Market vendors to celebrate the harvest of “the stinking rose”.

Over 60 varieties of garlic will be featured for buyers to taste and try, along with information sessions on choosing, growing and harvesting the bulb as well as cooking demonstrations from the chef/owner of Preston Street’s popular MeNa restaurant.

This year there’s a new twist on that old favourite – gelato! Try a taste of crispy prosciutto with maple syrup and roasted garlic gelato or, perhaps, pear, gorgonzola, roasted garlic and toasted pine nuts?

Enjoy the variety of the festival’s huge international food court, its ample parking, wheel chair accessibility and free admission.

“There really is something for every taste and table,” says Carp Farmers’ Market Garlic Festival Chair Paul Lacelle.  “The garlic harvest this year has been outstanding and we’re at the season’s peak for high quality, local fresh produce,

“The festival seems to grow each year and the vendors are ready with a warm welcome for old friends and new, rain or shine.”

For further information contact:   John Moore                                            Andy Terauds

Tel: (613) 256-0660                            Tel: (613) 836-2613

E-mail:                                              jandm.moore@yahoo.ca                                       terauds@magma.ca


Look no further ~ It's Ottawa's Countryside's Summer Season!


Check out our members who are sure to delight; shopping in quaint stores with quailty friendly service & unique gifts, sweets or savouries to delight every palate, kids entertainment, places for a family affair or celebration and at the end of the day accomadations to let you relax and get ready for the next adventure!



Ottawa’s Countryside

We invite you to tour the 90 kms of scenic routes surrounding the City of Ottawa,  Stop in quaint villages while travelling through our region which features a countryside dotted with agritourism, adventures for young and old.  Visit specialty shops while enjoying the warm staff whose only purpose is to make your visit one to remember while you find that unique one of a kind trip souvenir or gift.  Of course you will be hard pressed not to enjoy the excellent cuisine which will delight all tastebuds and once you  are tired out from all the great activies of the day, settle into accomadations that will suit any type of traveller from camping, cottages to B&B's & hotels.   


If you would like a copy of our 2014-2015 Map of Adventure please e-mail us at info@ottawascountryside.ca


See you soon in  Ottawa’s Countryside!