Stop at an 8-sided barn for the best butter tarts in Canada! The Crazy 8 Barn & Garden is an architecturally-important building that has been reconstructed in Palmyra and re-purposed into a true rural experience. The café boasts our famous butter raters, along with fresh bread, soups, sandwiches, and lovely salads made with local greens.  Discover our perennial gardens and rare Carolinian trees and shrubs. Stroll the grounds or book a tourism experience featuring flowers, food and local stories that will fascinate you. Owner Susanne can arrange a specialty tour or local activity for your family or group. Check out their website to book an experience that will help you enjoy the stories of our rural area.

Enjoy that “ahhhhh” moment when you find the lingerie that fits you perfectly. Finally! Women looking for the bra that fits their body exactly and men wanting the largest selection of high end underwear should head to downtown Chatham for a fun and unique shopping experience. The Loft is known for custom fitting lingerie and a beautiful selection of post-mastectomy bras. If you love fine clothes, fun jewellery and accessories, grab your girlfriends and head to The Loft. There’s something special around every corner.

Join people from all over Ontario who travel to Blenheim, the Heart of the Golden Acres, to have an outfit chosen just for them…at one of the beautiful women’s and men’s clothing stores. Get the fit and style just right, as you’re assisted by the store’s owner, who “knows clothes”.

Shop a shop filled to the brim with unique home décor, with a focus on lakefront living. Each piece at Antiquated Joys, in Blenheim, is hand-selected by the shop’s owner. She is happy to answer your questions and guide you to locally-made items that you will want to take home to friends and family. Give yourself time…there’s so much to see!

Downtown Dresden Night Markets. Lovely downtown Dresden holds two evening outdoor street festivals (summer, Christmas) featuring unique shopping, delicious foods, live music, street entertainment and a pop-up patio bar highlighting local craft beers and wines from across the region.

Downtown Dresden Night Markets dates can be found at: