The reason being… the 40th Annual Goulais River Community Days (July 8-10) were up and running. Saultonline stopped by on a hot Saturday afternoon to catch some of the Goulais River community spirit.
Goulais River Community Days takes place the 2nd weekend in July at Captain Tilley Park in Goulais River, Ontario. The weekend consists of a baseball tournament, washer toss, parade, fireworks, live bands, food trucks, vendor tables, horseshoe tournament and more.
Inside the arena KC Crafts, Kimberly Coghill and Chelsea Olar were set up with some of their handmade crafts.
A favourite Goulais River band, 17 N. was playing to an appreciative crowd. Musicians, John McDonald, Bobby McDonald, Jim Scott, August Rouse & Joe Otero make up this diverse band that plays everything from bluegrass to blues to country to gospel music.
Joseph’s Homestead Restaurant (Anderson Rd., Goulais) was among several food vendors set up at the arena.
Hiawatha Ice Cream was definitely a popular food vendor, selling out almost entirely of their ice cream by the end of Saturday afternoon.
Organizers told myAlgoma that “1,000 people over three days, attended Goulais River Community Days.”
Country life is the best.