Just because we’re now into Autumn the fun doesn’t have to stop.
WindsorEats has a smorgasbord of activities and events for you to keep yourself busy and enjoy the company of good people, good food and good drink throughout October.
Friday Night Lights Bike Ride
Friday, October 2, 2015
If you haven’t been on a Friday Night Lights ride yet, what are you waiting for?!
Describing it in the most simple way possible, Friday Night Lights is a pub and grub crawl on two wheels throughout the city of Windsor. We encourage guests to deck out their bikes in bright lights to light up the night and enjoy the company of good folks and the flavours of three great establishments.
Our October 2 ride will begin at Jackson Park and visit Craft Heads Brewing Co. /Terra Cotta Gourmet Pizzeria for some good beer and pizza, House of Pong for some crazy ping pong action and Motor Burger, who will be serving up special sliders to pair with their beers just for us!
Riders meet at 7:30pm and the ride departs at 8:00pm.
For all those using social media, we encourage the use of the hashtags #followthelamp and #windsoreats on the ride. Why? Oh, no reason…
Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tour
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Come see for yourself why the Drinks of Walkerville was chosen as an Ontario Signature Experience! Windsor has a vibrant and colourful history along an international border that many have no knowledge of. With a resurgence of interest in the Canadian Club brand through hit television programs Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, guests can learn all about a history of smuggling and gangsters during prohibition from a uniquely Canadian perspective.
Guests jaunt through historic Old Walkerville, the town that Canadian Club built, and learn about its architecture as well as some well known and not so well known tales and folklore associated with the neighbourhood, including its rich rum running history and visits by Al Capone. You can even touch a bullet hole purported to have been shot by Al himself.
You’ll walk through the hallways of the Canadian Club Brand Centre, home of Canadian Club whiskey, which was made popular again through acclaimed television programs Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire,and be brought through the history and brewing process of Walkerville Brewery. All this before finishing off the tour discovering the street art at The Willistead Restaurant. Tickets are $50 per person and well worth it. Our October 3 tour is almost sold out so be sure to get your tickets now!
Wine Trail Ride Cycling Tour
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Take a leisurely ride with us through Canada’s southernmost wine country! Our October Wine Trail Ride ride is a special treat as we visit three local wineries for tastings and tours.
Our friendly cycle guide will lead you to enjoy world-class wines and tours at Essex Pelee Island Coast wineries and then finish the day with the Wine Trail Ride’s signature long table feast made from locally sourced ingredients.
Tickets are $75 per person and include all tastings and meal. You’ll even have a support vehicle following close behind to carry any purchases you should make! Single and tandem bicycles are also available for rent.
Sunset Truckin’ Good Food Event
Saturday, October 10, 2015
It’s Trucksgiving Weekend! Our final Sunset Truckin’Sunset Truckin’ Good Food Series event of the year will take place in Assumption Park from 3:00pm to 10:00pm.
If you see several undead wandering the lot, fear not. We’ve partnered with the Zombie Chase which is put on by our friends at Running Flat. Heck, even zombies need to eat…let’s just hope they love food trucks as much as brains!
Please, share our Facebook event with your friends!
Windsor Craft Beer Festival October 16-17, 2015
Let’s raise a glass together for the region’s original festival dedicated to craft beer!
Local and craft brewers from across the province will participate in a festival that will celebrate a much loved libation. Rather than holding the event in a plaza, we are opting for a good ol’ fashion neighbourhood party. The Windsor Craft Beer Festival is hosted by WindsorEats and Motor Craft Ales and will take place in historic Willistead Park.
The event is about local culture and the burgeoning craft beer movement happening across the province. There will be entertainment, craft beers from across the province, local eats and throughout the day we’ll have an ode to the brew. It’s going to be awesome!
While Hiram Walker is famous for distilling whiskey, many don’t know he also brewed beer from 1885-1956. Walker purchased the most modern brewing equipment of the day and shipped hops from the U.S. and his own farms in Essex County. Rich in history and character, there is no better neighbourhood than Old Walkerville to have a beer festival.
Breweries across the province such as Side Launch, Barnstormer Brewing, Great Lakes Brewery and Beau’s, as well as locals like Craft Heads Brewing Co. and Brew, and many more will be serving their brews while Robbie’s Gourmet Sausages, Road Chef and others will be helping fill the rest of your belly with good eats.
Windsor Craft Beer Festival adds to the region’s festivals and helps us in establishing Windsor-Essex as a culinary destination.
Did we mention there’s beer?
Tickets are only available online for advance purchase at $25 each. If tickets do not sell out, they will be available at the door for $40. For more information or to purchase tickets and view a complete list of vendors visit www.windsorbeerfestival.com.
You can also use and follow the hashtag #WCBF2015 on Twitter and Instagram.
— Windsor Beer Fest (@windsorbeerfest) September 24, 2015
Bikes & Beers Cycling Tour
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Make it a day truly dedicated to good beer.
There’s no better way to celebrate a ride than over some beers with friends. Cycle through the streets of Windsor, Ontario, sampling beers at local breweries and pubs. During your Bikes & Beers tour, we’ll introduce you to some of our favourite local craft beers as well as a few tastes of unique imports.
Participants are to provide their own bikes. Helmets are mandatory. Guests are encouraged to bring locks to secure bikes when we enter establishments. Single and tandem bike rentals are available.
Friday Night Lights: Halloween Edition!
Friday, October 30, 2015
This is the final Friday Night Lights of the 2015 season and it’s going to be a doozy!
With it being Devil’s Night (spoooooky!) we’re encouraging everyone to arrive in costumes ready to ride the city of we haunt 3 establishments for treats. As always, we encourage guests to deck out their bikes in bright lights to light up the night.
We’ll be meeting in Willistead Park at 7:30pm with the ride commencing at 8:00pm. Locations will be Robbie’s Gourmet Sausage Co. and others released closer to the date.