Tag Archives: Tillsonburg

Spend the Day in Tillsonburg

There was a time when Tillsonburg was synonymous with tobacco but gone are the days when  you expected to find field after field of tobacco crops and people with funny titles like primers and fluffers.  Today, Tillsonburg has adapted into … Continue reading

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E.D. Tillson’s Annandale Model Farm – Guest Blogger Patricia Phelps, Curator Annandale NHS

Annandale House was built as the “farm house” for E.D. Tillson’s 600 acre model farm.  Impressive enough in its own right, the house was only one of several amazing structures that made up Annandale Farm. The operation was primarily a … Continue reading

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Come Out of Your Shell at Tillsonburg Turtlefest

Come out of your shell and head down to Tillsonburg for a turtley good time! Each June, Tillsonburg Turtlefest kicks into full swing with all kinds of events to kick your summer off right.  The festival is always a great event … Continue reading

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10 fun maple-y shopping finds!

March is the month of maple but syrup should not be the only thing on your shopping list! The rich sweetness that our fabulous Canadian maple products are known for has crept its way into all sorts of fun, quirky … Continue reading

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Oxford at War 1814 – Upcoming Event

Looking for an exciting way to spend a weekend? Join early settlers, heroes and scoundrels in the heat of battle during Oxford at War 1814, August 16th & 17th. Along the Detroit Path, an old Indian trail also referred to … Continue reading

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Five Family Fun things to do this long weekend!

Everyone looks forward to the Civic Long Weekend.  There is nothing like the middle of summer except a perfect long weekend. And the perfect weekend can be done, even in Oxford County. Staycationing right now seems popular with a lot of people since pennies … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Farmers’ Market Express!

Many of us have great ideas; it takes a special kind of person to follow an idea through and make it work. Bryan and Cathy Gilvesy are those kinds of special people, and they were awarded for it this week … Continue reading

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Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association

Up Up and Away!!! Cheezy opening line huh; well the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association (CHAA) is anything but cheezy it’s amazing! The history of the airplanes, the restoration process, and the intricate workings of the planes will amaze you! Let … Continue reading

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Oxford’s Fresh Picked People – YU Ranch (Brian Gilvesy)

What do you do after farming tobacco? You get interested in Texas Longhorns, obviously. Bryan Gilvesy and family have made a successful transition and career of raising Longhorns. Their story begins in 1993 when they started with a couple of … Continue reading

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Stompin’ Tom and Tillsonburg tobacco

The lyrics suggest sweat, pain and a dedication to the land. I was feelin’ in the morning anything but fine The farmer said I’m gonna teach ya how to prime He said ya gotta don a pair of oil skin … Continue reading

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