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Yellow Bus Farm Tour II

This is the second Bicentennial Agricultural Farm Tour, this bus tour will take you to local farms so you can get a behind the scenes look at what happens in our rural farming community. A ploughman's lunch will be provided, an amazing gift bag will be given out and you get to go on a wagon ride!

The guided tour begins at 8:30am at 182 Bridge St. (John Levi Community Centre) and ends at approx. 4:30pm. Stops on this tour include a beef farm, dairy farm, tree farm and an organic garden! 

Tickets are $30 each and are now on sale at Almonte Old Town Hall, Almonte Library, Clayton General Store and Nicholson's. Limited tickets are being sold, so don't delay!

*Please note: this tour involves stairs, standing for periods of time, and uneven ground. Dress for the weather, wear appropriate footwear, no strollers allowed, be mindful if you have allergies and please advise if you have any disabilities that we should be aware of.
Hot Air Balloon Rides!Come out to the Almonte Fairgrounds from 3-7PM as the RE/MAX hot air balloon and its team will be onsite for FREE tethered rides! 

Rides will happen on a first come, first serve basis. Riders must be a minimum of 48" tall. Each ride can have the equivalent of 2 average sized adults in the basket. This event is WEATHER PERMITTING.

Food donations to the food bank and/or cash donations to the local 4H Club are greatly appreciated!

Old Fashioned Harvest Dinner & DanceCome out for a spectacular fall feast, with food sourced from local farms! There will be a town crier, a live auction with auctioneer - Frank Burns, and a square dancing demonstration by the 4H club with caller - Glen Syme! The Glenn Silverson band will get you up dancing! 

There will be a cash bar. All auction items will be processed in cash.

You will not want to miss this heritage event! Step back in time to how the community used to come together after the harvest! 

Tickets are $40 each and are now on sale at Almonte Old Town Hall, Almonte Library, Clayton General Store and Nicholson's.

Thank you to our sponsors: the Co-operators, RBC, Lanark Federation of Agriculture and the 5 Span Feed & Seed

Bicentennial SwagStop by Almonte Old Town Hall to get some Bicentennial Swag! 

There's t-shirts, hoodies, koozies, tote bags, water bottles, pins, commemorative coins, coasters and more! Prices are amazing too! Check them out! 

Mayor Lowry

 It’s our Bicentennial in 2023 and we’re going to be celebrating all parts and everyone in our great community! During our Bicentennial year, we will have opportunities to reflect, celebrate and learn about the last 200 years of history and heritage.  We will also respectfully honour our regions earliest inhabitants, the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation. 

I encourage everyone from all corners of our community to get involved during the coming year. Let’s come together and make more Mississippi Mills history.  We have so much to celebrate!

Mayor Christa Lowry
Municipality of Mississippi Mills


Mississippi Mills is celebrating 200 years in 2023! Celebrations are planned all year long in every corner of the Municipality! Read our press release here!

Did you know, Mississippi Mills was formed as a result of the amalgamation of the Town of Almonte, and the Townships of Ramsay and Pakenham? 1823 is the year that saw European settlers living in all wards of Mississippi Mills. Ramsay Township completed their surveying in 1821, Pakenham settlers started to move into the area in 1823 and Almonte was originally settled as Shipman Mills in 1823. 

Also, Mississippi Mills amalgamated in 1998 therefore 2023 will mark the 25th Anniversary of our Municipality! It really is a perfect year to celebrate!  

All Bicentennial events are possible thanks to the Bicentennial Working Groups consisting of community volunteers. These working groups include:  Indigenous; Agriculture; Arts, Culture, Museum & Heritage; Almonte; Pakenham; and Ramsay.