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Enjoy Waterloo Region’s bounty with Taste the Countryside

Taste the Countryside – currently ramping up to run September 23 to October 3 – is a ten-day prix fixe (set menu) dining event designed to support Waterloo Region’s rural food businesses. It’s an important initiative not only for sustaining business but for economic and community growth.

the outside view of the entrance to Four Fathers Brewing in Cambridge: blue brick building with red entrance doors, and the name Four Fathers written above the doors

Fore! Disc golf course a first for Hespeler

TheRecord.com – Mike Hruden wants Four Fathers Brewery to become a destination in Hespeler. Hruden and his partners have transformed the eight acres of land behind the brewery into Hespeler’s first disc golf course.

a large wooden bin filled with freshly picked sweet corn; sign on the bin says Herrle's Vision sweet corn variety

Vision, Flavourvee and Gourmet: Sweet Corn in Waterloo Region

When you crunch down on a cob of corn, you’re biting juicily into 10,000 years of history. Domesticated in Mexico, corn is a large grass that was an elemental foodstuff for a variety of American cultures – and at this time of the year, it’s also a particularly delicious local food in Waterloo Region

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How Flair Airlines is Keeping Travel Simple

In 2020, Flair Airlines arrived at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF), offering direct flights to over 7 domestic destinations.  Flair is Canada’s only independent Ultra Low Cost Carrier and simple, affordable travel is what they’re all about.  

an outdoor vendor selling green and purple grapes, bags of carrots, cantaloupes, and other produce under a protable tent at the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market

True Farm to Table: Waterloo Region Farmers’ Markets

Here is an overview of the farmers’ markets in Waterloo Region. The markets are clear in their pandemic safety protocols regarding distancing, directional arrows and masks: please check with specific markets for their rules and requirements and how they are implemented.

Virtual Waterloo

Virtual Waterloo is an immersive video series that gives people the experience of visiting Waterloo Region so they can explore before they visit!

What’s brewing this summer?

The pandemic has contributed to the growth of local craft beer and small-batch breweries, which have seen a boost in sales as they continued to gain market share. Here’s a sampling of a few local breweries and what they have on the brew menu for the summer months.

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Belmont Village Bestival to run all summer long in 2021

CTV News Kitchener – The Belmont Village Bestival will return this summer, and will run for the entire season. In the past, the event has run for one weekend in the Kitchener neighbourhood. This year, there will be events all summer long.

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OUR FAVORITE ONTARIO TAKE OUT: WATERLOO REGION

Culinary Tourism Alliance – Indoor dining is currently shut down across Ontario, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the best restaurants our province has to offer. Here are some of our favourite spots to order takeout in Wateroo Region.

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