Deeper Roots

Our Deeper Roots series is a series of events across the whole season scheduled to complement some of the themes and ideas springing out of the shows themselves. Oh and we have Country Suppers too! Just for added fun!

On this page you will find information on each event as they unfold… more to come!

Bonanza Weekend

Our legendary Bonanza Weekend is back!

August 4-6

Bonanza Weekend has always been a celebration weekend of events when you could catch most, if not all, of the productions over the course of 3 days.

This year, the Bonanza Weekend gives you the unique opportunity to see all three parts of The Donnellys: A Trilogy in order, over three nights. A fantastic way to experience this epic story on the open-air Harvest Stage, in the heart of the Huron County countryside.

You’ll also be able to attend a matinee opening of the hilarious comedy Chronicles of Sarnia by Matt Murray, a world premiere. Sit back and relax in our newly reopened (and air-conditioned!) Memorial Hall.

Bonanza Weekend Shows:

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Following the Donnelly Songs and Stories with Jeff Culbert

Sunday August 6, 4-5pm, location TBA

Jeff Culbert grew up in Lucan Ontario, ground zero for the Donnelly story. He has collected songs about the Donnellys over the years, and been involved in several original Donnelly productions. In this one -hour conversation with Blyth Artistic Director Gil Garratt, Jeff will reflect on the many theatrical presentations of the Donnellys and sing from the Donnelly songbook.

Man Playing a Guitar

Thank you to our Bonanza Weekend Hospitality Sponsor Tim Hortons!

Tim Hortons Logo

Actor Chats

Post show Actor chats are back! Opportunities to gather in the lower hall to hear from the actors and ask questions are listed below. Outdoor Harvest Stage actor Chats to be confirmed.

  • Liars at a Funeral: June 27th
  • Chronicles of Sarnia: August 8th
  • The Real McCoy: August 29th

Country Suppers

Our very own Legion Branch 420 and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary will be cooking up a storm most Friday and Saturday nights starting June 23 and running until Aug. 26 2023

Dinners are $25 and can be purchased by phoning our Box Office, 1-877-862-5984, or by purchasing online here

Country Suppers will take place at the Blyth Legion, just around the corner from Memorial Hall at 193 Dinsley Street, hosted by the Blyth Legion and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Dinner is served at 5:30 – plenty of time for a lovely meal between the matinee and evening performances. The dinners will generally include a main dish, a side, and dessert. Coffee and tea are also provided.

We love to partner with organizations like Legion Branch 420 and Legion Ladies Auxiliary and be part of supporting the work they do in our community.

Country Supper dates hosted at the Blyth Legion
in 2023:

  • June 23
  • June 24
  • June 30
  • July 14
  • July 15
  • July 21
  • August 4
  • August 5
  • August 11
  • August 12
  • August 18
  • August 25
  • August 26
Cherry Pie

If you have any questions or would like to book a country supper, please call our Box Office at 519-523-9300 or toll free at 1-877-862-5984

Come for the drama, stay for the weekend

How much fun would it be to spend a weekend in and around Blyth? Here’s just some of the highlights waiting for you when you come for the Bonanza Weekend!

  • Meet up with Blyth Festival friends, new and old!
  • Enjoy all the great artisanal shops in the village of Blyth
  • Enjoy delicious meals at local restaurants
  • Join the community and fellow audience members for a Country Supper (link)
  • Stay local for the full experience – check out for details
  • Enjoy relaxing on the beach in Bayfield on the shores of Lake Huron
  • Check out Goderich, Canada’s prettiest town

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