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Blyth Festival 50th Anniversary Season Events

In celebration of our momentous 50th anniversary, we are proud to present several engaging, educational and downright fun events. We hope you can join us.

Screening of The Clinton Special: A Film About The Farm Show

Directed by Michael Ondaatje featuring: Miles Potter, Paul Thompson, Anne Anglin, Alison Lobb
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Location: Huron County Museum, 110 North Street, Goderich
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free! (donations appreciated)

The Farm Show (by Theatre Passe Muraille) was instrumental in launching the Blyth Festival. In 1972, a group of actors from Toronto came to Huron County to learn from local farmers and they ended up creating a legendary work that forever changed the face of Canadian theatre. This documentary was directed by Michael Ondaatje and released in 1974.

Learn more about the production of The Farm Show: Then & Now at Blyth Festival starting June 14.

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Playwright’s Panel with Mark Crawford and Bev Cooper

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Location: Blyth Library
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Free!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the playwriting process? Here’s your chance to hear from two of the Blyth Festival’s beloved playwrights as they talk about their work and the shows they have featured this season at Blyth Festival. Mark Crawford wrote The Golden Anniversaries and Bev Cooper The Trials of Maggie Pollock for our 50th anniversary season!

Walking Tours of Blyth

Saturday, July 13 / Friday, August 2 / Thursday, August 29
Location: Meet at Memorial Hall
Time: 11:00 am (4:00 pm on Friday, August 2)
Cost: Free!

Get outside and enjoy the summer while learning about the historical highlights of Blyth. Blyth Festival board chair, Gary Coursey will take you on a jaunt around town and share with you some interesting facts (and maybe a few fictions) about our beloved town.

Witchy Wonders Mini-Market

Date: Friday, August 2
Location: Memorial Hall, Lower Hall
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (before performance)
Cost: Free!

Join us for a Witchy Wonders mini-market before the opening of The Trials of Maggie Pollock. Have a mini-tarot or astrological reading, purchase some crystals and learn more about wiccan ways.

Deeper Roots presents: Women in Agriculture Panel Discussion

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Location: Huron County Museum, 110 North Street, Goderich
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: Free!

As we gear up for the world premier of Onion Skins & Peach Fuzz: The Farmerettes, by Alison Lawrence, inspired by the novel by Bonnie Sitter and Shirleyan English, we welcome several local female farmers to have a conversation about the trials, tribulations about working in this incredibly important industry. This discussion is a part of the Deeper Roots series.

Youth Coffee House

Date: Sunday, August 11, 2024
Location: Phillips Studio
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: Free!

Are you a student (grades 7 and up!) and interested in performance? Email Nathanya at nfield@blythfestival.com to sign-up before August 8!

This event is open to the public to attend and will feature music, poetry, dance and all forms of performance.

Golden Birdies for Blyth Golf Tournament

Date: Monday, August 12, 2024
Location: Seaforth Golf Course
Time: 10:30 am registration / 12:00 pm shotgun start
Cost: Before July 1 – $110 per player / $440 per team –
After July 1 – $120 per player / $480 per team
Your fee includes practice facilities, a light lunch, cart rental and a delicious Huron County dinner!

Show off your swing at this golf tournament raising funds for the Blyth Festival! Register your team of four (any combination of players) today!

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Helix Unplugged! They are back!

Date: Friday, September 13, 2024
Location: Memorial Hall
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $66.60 including tax

Get yer rock on! Helix is back in Blyth. Celebrating their 50th anniversary alongside the Blyth Festival, this band is all Canadian and as legendary as the Blyth Festival!
Remember hits like “Dream On”, “Heavy Metal Love” and “Rock You”? Help us close out our season with a bang! Helix graces our stage in celebration of their own 50th anniversary on Friday the 13th!

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