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#1 POTAWIE

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:28 AM

Thought I'd post this to let people know about the Melon and Pepper fest labour day weekend in Carp Ontario, near Ottawa. I've never been to it before since it seems to rain every year, but I plan on picking up a bunch of new peppers this year. The place is called Acorn Creek farms and they got some different peppers.
Here's some of what they offer. Scroll down for peppers

http://www.acorncree...eties 2001.html
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:18 PM

Cool ya might just see me there

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:44 PM

thanks for the heads up. a bit too far for the weekend but looks like it might be fun to look at in a few weeks when i am in ottawa for vacation.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:08 PM

Well it turns out the festival was actually 2 weeks ago but my daughtor and I found something else to do turns theres the largest underground cold war bunker turned museum in canada there..Well it wasnt a waste of a day for my little one and me lol

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:22 PM

:(Their website says sept labour day weekend and so did the news.
http://www.acorncreek.com/
I was going to go tomorrow. Were they not still open for business? The Diefenbunker is pretty cool, they sometimes show old war film in there
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:34 PM

I went and couldnt find it so I asked some peeps from town...maby they didnt know what I was talking about and confused it with another festival maby?????dunno

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:39 PM

Its a bit hard to find but there is usually signs. I'll take some pics if I make it tomorrow.
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:01 PM

I just realized the error of my ways..I thought it was in carp...So the peeps did confuse it for another festival...damn..well not a total loss I found diefenbunker my daughtor had a blast

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 02:32 PM

It turns out the event was only today (Monday). They didn't have a lot of fresh peppers but I did pick up a chocolate Madagascar habanero plant which I've never heard of before and some local hot sauces and baby eggplants. I missed the pepper patch tour by a few hours
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:35 PM

lol guess I would have missed it either way

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:24 AM

Hey Canuk, are you going this year? I guess its on the Monday again but maybe I'll call them to make sure and to find out what time the pepper-patch tour begins. Its called the melonfest and pepper pow-wow and there is actually mostly melons unless you make the tour which was in the am last year and I missed it.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:39 PM

Oh yeah I think Ill try my luck at going again this year.I miss it theres always the definbunker again lol

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 11:09 AM

I called them and they aren't having the melonfest or pepper pow-wow this year :) It sounds like they had a poor season too
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 08:06 PM

Aw man that sucks I was looking forward to it theres always next year lol

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:23 AM

Its next year already and the MelonFest and Pepper Pow Wow are a go for Labour Day, Monday, September 7th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the grounds of Acorn Creek Garden Farm near Carp, Ontario.
They only usually have 1 tour of the pepper patch so I'll call ahead and see what time its at this year
http://ottawastart.com/story/9841.php
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:35 AM

that sounds pretty cool. I'm planning on going to Montreal maybe that weekend, so I'll have to look into this. 145 varieties of peppers it says.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:57 PM

Its next year already and the MelonFest and Pepper Pow Wow are a go for Labour Day, Monday, September 6th. If you go make sure to try out the Thai lady's food stand, and go for the pepper patch tour which was at 12:15 and 3:00 last year

http://www.acorncree...0/fest2010.html
Apparently details are coming soon but here's last year's info
http://www.acorncree...9/fest2009.html
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:18 AM

Pepper Pow Wow and melonfest today
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