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Doors Open Delta!


DOORS OPEN in DELTA featuring the Old Stone Mill, the Old Town Hall and the Blacksmith’s Shop.  There will be guided tours of the mill (10 am to 4 pm) plus milling and blacksmithing demonstrations starting at 1:00 pm.

Enjoy complimentary light refreshments in the Old Town Hall.  Come out, take a tour of the mill, watch a blacksmith ply his art and see how flour used to be made. Admission is free (donations appreciated).


Date :

Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017 | all day


Event location :

Old Stone Mill


Contact :

The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0
Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)

Delta Maple Syrup Festival



A community event sponsored by the Delta Agricultural Society


The Old Stone Mill will be open for tours from 9 am to 3 pm. Our ever popular Giant Used Book Sale will take place in the Old Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Blacksmithing demonstrations will take place on Saturday in the Mill Drive Shed.

Milling demonstrations will take place in the mill, starting at 1 pm, on both days. Admission is free.

For more information about this event, please visit


Date :

Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 16, 2017


Event location :

Westport, ON


Contact :

Heather Halladay

Phone contact : 613-928-2995

Website :


Delta Shunpiker Road Tour

Come and explore our scenic rural back roads with a self-guided tour of the Delta area. Any type of vehicle can be used – car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle. We will supply a map showing the routes and the many points of interest. A picnic lunch is available for only $8, or return to the Old Town Hall in Delta between 11 am and 2 pm to enjoy a special Ploughman’s Lunch (only $10). There will also be a milling demonstration at the mill between 1 pm and 2 pm. The day will start at the Old Town Hall at 9 am.

Date :
Saturday June 25, 2016

Contact :
The Delta Mill Society (before June 25)
Phone number: 613-928-2584
E-mail contact:

Delta Mill – Milling Demonstration



The mill stones will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour.  Come on out and see how top quality flour is made.

The Old Stone Mill, built in 1810, is a National Historic Site of Canada that is owned and operated by The Delta Mill Society, a non-profit organization.

The Old Stone Mill at Delta was built by William Jones and is one of the earliest surviving, fully automatic, grist mills of Upper Canada. In 1817 the mill was described as “unquestionably the best building of the kind in Upper Canada”.

This National Historic Site is a proud reminder of the industrial heritage of Eastern Ontario. In 2005 the newly renovated mill was enhanced with beautiful interpretive signboards and displays, in 2007 a water-wheel was installed and in 2010, working millstones and a bolter were put in place.

Date :
Saturday June 4, 2016

Location event :
For more info, please visit

Contact :
The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0
Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)

Delta Maple Syrup Festival 2016

1212The Old Stone Mill NHS will be open for tours from 9 am to 3 pm during Delta’s Maple Syrup Festival. A used Book Sale will take place in the Old Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday, light refreshments will be available. Milling and blacksmithing demonstrations will take place on Saturday, starting at 1 pm. Many other activities taking place in Delta.

Established in 1967, the Delta Maple Syrup Festival was the first maple celebration to be established in the area. In planning for Canada’s Centennial, a small group of dedicated volunteers met regularly in the Council Chambers at the Old Town Hall. As President of the group, Harold Russell worked tirelessly as he contacted every farmer, arranged for sugar shack visits and tours, promoted sugaring off demonstrations and jack wax parties.

In the beginning, the Festival was a three day event held in March which included feeding pancakes and syrup to busloads of students on school trips. In order to keep up with the crowds, meals were served on both floors of the Old Town Hall.

Visitors were able to tour local sugar bushes along with watching maple syrup being bottled and maple candy being made in the Confederated Foods Syrup Plant building.

Over the years, the Festival continued through the efforts of many local residents and Service Clubs
before becoming a project for the Directors of the Delta Agricultural Society. And now, the tradition continues 49 years later!


Date :
April 16th and 17th, 2016 | 9 a.m to 3 p.m

Please contact Heather Halladay
Phone: 613-928-2949
Or The Delta Fair Office at 613-928-2800
E-mail :

Or visit the

Thanksgiving Festival at Delta Mill

Thanksgiving Festival at Delta MillFor many years The Delta Mill Society has hosted this October event.

Saturday before Thanksgiving (10th October 2015)

In 2015, the event was moved to the Saturday before Thankgiving (to make it easier for volunteer participation).

It features a sale of home baking, preserves, vegetable produce, crafts, plants, dried flowers, all donated by members of the community. Visitors arrive from Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville and many other centres to enjoy the country atmosphere of this lovely village, to purchase the sale products and to take part in the activities and demonstrations of special interest (such as blacksmithing) sponsored by the Society.

Delta Harvest Festival

Delta Harvest FestivalWhen: Saturday, October 3

Begin Saturday, October 3 off with our Harvest Breakfast in the Old Town Hall starting at 8:00 am. Later, take a tour of the Old Stone Mill and see how wheat is ground into flour on the millstones. That flour is available for purchase in the gift shop. The blacksmith will also be on site to show his trade plus there will be food vendors set up inside the Mill to sell their wares and a produce sale providing an opportunity to purchase your harvest vegetables.

Lunch will be a BBQ Octoberfest Sausage or Hot Dog and then stick around for a Ham Supper with fall harvest fruits and vegetables hosted by the Delta United Church in the Old Town Hall.



Other events will include a bread making contest, a used book sale, a new book launch, plus rope making and corn shucking demonstrations. There will be lots of games and activities for kids and great musical entertainment provided by Fiddlers Plus.

The Fire Hall Museum will be open, Lower Beverley Lake Park will host wagon rides through the Park and village plus will be holding a 25 per cent sale on camping rates. At the fair grounds the Delta Agricultural Society will be hosting a vendor sale, plus a horse draw.

End the day by enjoying the Harvest Festival Dance which will take place in the Agricultural Society Hall from 9 pm to 1 am.

See what the Village of Delta has to offer.

Make Delta your destination for the day!

Delta Harvest Festival Program Guide & Map
October 3, 2015
Thanks to our Community Partners: Delta Agricultural Society, Delta United Church, Delta Baptist Church, Royal Canadian Legion Br 207, Delta Athletic & Recreational Society, Rideau Island and Lakes Theatre Group, Delta Fire Hall Museum, Lower Beverley
Lake Park and all the volunteers!

Harvest Breakfast
(Old Town Hall) – Enjoy sausage, eggs,
home fries, toast, coffee /tea, and juice from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Adults: $8.00 / Children 5 to 12: $5.00

Used Book Sale
(Old Town Hall) – free will donation
Old Stone Mill opens: tours, gift shop, vendors (bread, produce,
preserves and crafts), snack table.

Fairgrounds Main Hallopens ($5 admission to Fairgrounds) –
vendors in the Main Hall include Tupperware, Regal Gifts and
Greetings, homemade cards, homemade crafts, jewelry, baked
goods, knitting Party Lites, Epicure, Jan Berry Nails, and Unique
Make up, Avon, Steeped Tea, Bling Thing, Wood Carving, Steel,
and Sensational Candles.

Octoberfest Sausages
(Fairgrounds, all day)

Fire Hall Museum
opens (9am to 4pm)

Blacksmithing Demonstrations
(Drive Shed – 9am to 4pm)

Bread Baking Contest
Judging (Old Town Hall)

Rope making and corn shelling
demonstrations at the mill
(10am to 11am and 1pm to 2pm)

Wagon Rides of the Village
– pick-up/drop-off at Lower
Beverley Lake Park, Old Town Hall, Fairgrounds (10am to 2pm)

Launch of Pioneer Cookbook
by Joyce Gunnewiek
(Old Town Hall)

Horse Draw, Fairgrounds’ Grandstand ($5 entry to Fairgrounds)

Children’s Activities at the DARS Rec Centre (11am to 2pm)

BBQ Hot Dog or Sausage Lunch at the Mill (11am to 1pm)

Music by Fiddler’s Plus
(along the street – 11am to noon)

Rope making and corn shelling
demos (mill – noon to 1pm)

Milling Demonstration
(Old Stone Mill)

Music by Fiddlers Plus
(along the street – 1pm to 2pm)

Harvest Supper
(Old Town Hall) from 4pm to 6pm – Enjoy ham,
scalloped potatoes, baked beans, harvest vegetables, apple
crisp or pumpkin pie and beverage.
Adults: $12.00 / Children 5 to
12 years of age: $6.00. Sponsored by the Delta United Church.

Harvest Festival Dance
(Fairgrounds Main Hall) – 9pm to 1am
with DJ Jef incent – $5.00 admission at the door.

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