Sunday Funday: What’s Open in Oxford

Oxford County is a beautiful part of the province to explore on a Sunday drive.  We want you to take full advantage of all the county has to offer so read on for what’s open on Sundays in Oxford County.

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Annandale National Historic Site (1-4 PM)
Tour the historic retirement home of Edwin Delevan Tillson, son of the town founder and a true entrepreneur.  Learn about E.D.’s model farm and oatmeal empire all from the comfort of a gorgeous 1880s Aesthetic Art Movement home that would make Oscar Wilde jealous.

Beachville District Museum (1-4:30 PM)
Beachville District Museum sits on a grassy, picturesque parkland and tells the history of Beachville, one of Oxford County’s first settlements (1791).  Come learn all the incredible firsts of Beachville including North America’s first ever recorded baseball game.  It’s a home run!

Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre (2-4 PM, excluding holiday weekends)
Welcome to creation town, population you.  If you love trying your hand at any kind of art, you’ll love the The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre which offers classes and exhibits in quilt making, jewelry, and so much more.  With over 400 members, the vast array of art will astound you. Visit for their latest exhibit and shop in their gift shop stocked with paintings, fibre and pottery made by their members.

SHOPPING

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Coyle’s Country Store (Jan.-Mar.: 11:30 AM-5PM  |  Apr.-Dec.: 11AM-5PM)
As a shopping mecca over one hundred years old, Coyle’s Country Store has country shopping down to an art.  The store specializes in baking supplies and roasted nuts as well as their own preserves but also has a fantastic gift ware section.  It’s nearly impossible to leave empty-handed.

One of a Kind Antique Mall (10AM-5PM)
Boasting the title of Canada’s Largest Antique and Collectibles Market is no small feat.  One of a Kind Antiques Mall is three floors high and hosts over five hundred vendors.  Featuring everything from furniture to hockey collectibles, One of a Kind Antique Mall is a great place to spend a Sunday morning, or the entire day.

Picard’s Peanuts (11AM-5PM)
For everything peanut: roasted, salted, chocolate, chip nut, cookie nut and more visit Picard’s Peanuts.  You will also find other chocolate coated confections, retro candy, syrup and ice cream on site.

Toth’s Fossils & Minerals (10am-6pm)
If you are looking for high quality fossils, minerals, crystals or unique jewelry, Toth’s is the spot for you.  With over forty years of experience under their belt, Toth’s Fossils & Minerals hand-select the pieces they bring into their store. The quality and selection will astound you.

MARKETS & FARMS

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Your Farm Market (Jun.-Oct.: 8am-6pm)
Fresh, local produce is just around the corner with YFM.  Starting in 1997 with a sweet corn stand, the McKay’s family business has flourished and evolved into a must-stop location featuring homemade baking and fruits and vegetables that span the length of the alphabet.

Norwich Optimist Corn Maze  (Mid Sep-Mid Oct: 11-6pm)
The Norwich Optimist Corn Maze is more than the name entails.  With haunted evenings, a petting zoo, kids games and even a snack shack, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.  Be sure to bring a camera!

Turners’ Market Farm (May-Dec.: 9am-6pm)
Turners’ Market Farm is a one-stop shop destination for all things edible and plantable.  Please your tummy with fresh pies and yummy ice cream, or keep it local all winter with a Turners’ Christmas tree.

Godelie Farm (Jun.-Oct.: 8am-4pm)
The Godelies have made the switch from a tobacco farm to produce- a switch many in Southern Ontario can relate to.  Although the variety is small, you will be pleased to realize that this is done on purpose!  Godelies sell only what they grow to ensure their customers get the highest quality products. Munch on Oxford.

Leaping Deer Adventure Farm (See website for hours)
People line-up for the gates to open at the beginning of the season for goods baked from scratch. If you’re looking for a combination of awesome outdoor fun and fresh market goods, look no further.  Leaping Deer has local produce, an on-site bakery and cafe as well as an adventure farm with a seasonal corn maze, pig races and games for kids.

McCully’s Hill Farm (10am-5pm)
McCully’s Hill Farm has it all.  They specialize in meats, maple products and fresh baking but also offer a wide selection of agricultural programming. With a farm fresh market, you can head home with a huge array of tasting local treats that will make your mouth water.

Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm (12-4pm)
Want kettle cooked chips but need a refreshing brew?  Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm is the answer to your problems where they make and grow potatoes and hops to produce kettle cooked chips and fresh brew.  Book a tour of their facility or stop in to watch the hops grow and sample their craft beer.   Try their Dakota Pearl Ale which features local potatoes. If you love it, take a six-pack home with you.

Snyder’s Family Farm and Fear Farm (Sep. Weekends: 10am-5pm; Oct. Weekends: 10am-7pm; for Sunday Fear Farms click here)
The Snyder family really knows how to capitalize on fall fun.  With a twenty acre pumpkin patch, petting zoo, live theater and so much more, your autumn is bound to take off.  Feeling brave?  Enjoy a haunted hayride or stalk your way through a haunted corn maze in the dark at the Fear Farm.

SUNDAY BRUNCH

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Ody’s Restaurant (Brunch 11am-2pm)
Ody’s restaurant is famous for its Sunday brunches!  Located inside the Woodstock Quality Hotel and Suites, freshly prepared meals are the specialty.  Come before noon to satisfy your breakfast cravings or come later in the day and enjoy a cool brew out on Woodstock’s largest patio.

Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering (9 AM-7:30PM)
Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering has been around since 1931, so if you’re looking for a truly Oxford meal, look no further.  Made for any hungry guy or gal, the all-you-can eat buffet is a classic for those Sunday mornings that follow a great Saturday night.

The Elm Hurst Inn (Brunch 10:30am-2pm)
Feast like a king at the Elm Hurst Inn Sunday Brunch.  With complimentary champagne and orange juice and just about every breakfast food you can imagine, it’s not wonder why the Elm Hurst Inn Sunday brunch is known across the region.

The Mill Tales Inn (Open 10am-2pm; 4pm-8pm; Brunch 10am-2pm)
Once upon a time, the Mill Tales Inn was a barley mill owned by Edwin Delevan Tillson, son of Tillsonburg’s founder and the town’s first major entrepreneur.  Flash forward and now the mill has been converted into a gorgeous and rustic restaurant with some of the best food in town and a beautiful creek view.

For more dining options click here.

OUTDOOR FUN

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Pittock and Wildwood Conservation Areas
Stroll along the trails at either Pittock or Wildwood Conservation Areas to create the perfect Sunday morning.  Each conservation area offers canoe and kayak rentals, extensive trail systems, fishing (with the Tackle Share program), and of course, space to become one with nature.  Explore the natural surroundings of the county’s best hiking spots.  For info on trails go here.

Golfing
Oxford County has more fantastic golf courses than you can shake your club at.  At Mount Elgin Golf Club, golfers of all skill level can enjoy a semi-private course with eighteen holes.  Heading over to Innerkip Highlands Golf Club, one can enjoy a scenic view from the clubhouse, watching other golfers at the eighteenth hole or enjoy the sport itself with a scenic and challenging game at a reasonable rate.  Finally, Ingersoll Golf Club provides high quality golfing at a reasonable rate on a heritage course.  See more golf resources here.

With this beautiful weather, get out and see what Oxford County has to offer. Looking for more ideas:  See what events  are happening in Oxford County.  Discover our theatres, find a place to dine, make a weekend of it and camp or stay at one of our many accommodations.

About Tourism Oxford

Located in Southern Ontario, between Toronto and Windsor on the 401 Highway. Agricultural by nature, with farmers' markets, award winning cheesemakers, wonderful history, culture, art and hiking trails for nature and bird lovers. Visit our website and start your adventure.
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