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Brighten the Night Christmas Parade

Kids Party & Daytime Street Fair


Saturday, December 14, 2019


Something for everyone! An all-day festival 10 am to 5 pm

Main Street Shops

Maynooth Farmers' Market with 40 vendors at Memories Bakery & Tea Room

Artisan's Market at The Arlington Hotel, 10 am to 6 pm

FREE Hot Beverages, Hot dogs will be served from 4 to 5 pm inside the United Church.

The gift bags and photos with Santa will follow the parade at 5:30-6 pm

Home Again Rescue silent auction, and pet gifts & supplies as well as photos with Santa inside the Hastings Highlands Public Library


Brighten the Night Christmas Parade, all up and down Young Street and Main Street (aka Hwy.62)

A twinkling night-time parade.

Floats-no preregistration required. Just show up a the ice rink. $75 cash prizes for top 3 floats.

6 pm  to 6:30 pm


Citizen of the Year & Volunteer Recognition Awards


Citizen of the Year Awards

January to November.

The 2018 winners were The Merry Micks,

a longtime local favourite for fund raisers and family gatherings.

A special mention in honour

of our amazing Volunteers!

All MHHBA sponsored events are organized & overseen by volunteers.  We honour our Volunteers for their dedication, caring and enthusiasm which makes it possible to hold these fabulous events year after year, & which also contributes to an overall sense of community spirit and pride .  Thank you Volunteers!



Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20, 2019

at a NEW LOCATION: the outdoor rink in Maynooth A fun family activity loved by children.



Maynooth SUMMER Farmers' Market

A locally run market, open every Saturday starting with the last Saturday in May through Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. A wide range of offerings include: local produce, plants & flowers, maple syrup, homemade breads & baked goods, infused herb & berry vinegars, jams/jellies, meats, jewelry, clothings, crafts and more.

At Maynooth Community Centre, east end of Maynooth on Hwy.62. Street parking available. Reasonable vendor booth rates. Contact Chris Hass: 613-338-5303,


Maynooth WINTER Farmers' Market

Local vendors bring their wares on the 2nd Saturday of February, March and April. A wide range of offerings include: honey, maple syrup, homemade breads & baked goods, jams/jellies, jewelry, crafts and more.

At Emond Hall (the gym) at Hastings Highland Centre, in the heart of Maynooth on Hwy.62. Parking lot. Reasonable vendor booth rates. Contact Chris Hass: 613-338-5303,


Maynooth Garlic Festival


The Maynooth Garlic Festival is an annual event held in August - celebrating and featuring many garlic themed events and experiences. Partake in the many garlic food items, market vendors. live music, children's activities and more throughout the day.


3rd Annual Saturday, August 17 - 8 a.m. -4 p.m...

Over 45 vendors with various garlic products. Opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m.. 4 musical venues including The Fitzgeralds at 11:00 a.m. and 3 other local bands. A joint effort by Bancroft Stewardship Committee as well as the Maynooth Farmers'Market and supported by Hastings Highlands Council and the M&HHBA.Children's activities in the Maynooth Community Centre and art activities.Warm food available.



Labour Day Weekend


Southern Ontario Ice Fest

MHHBA welcomes the Southern Ontario Ice Climbing association on their return to spend the day ice climbing at Diamond Lake near Combermere. Meanwhile MHHBA has winter activities for the whole family- ice carving demos, children's activities and a bonfire. Stay tuned for updates.