Highlands Fling promises afternoon full of entertainment

Mark your calendars this year's Highlands Fling is Sunday, Sept. 13

Headlining Sunday’s Highlands Fling is none other than Juno-award-winning Stephen Fearing, who recently moved to the Island.

“This is an accomplished, accomplished musician, we’re really excited to have him,” said Scott Richardson, chair of the Highlands District Community Association, which organizes the Fling.

While Fearing’s performance will be one you won’t want to miss, it’s not the only event planned for the Caleb Pike Homestead, 1589 Millstream Rd., from 12 to 5 p.m., Sept. 13. The lineup for the afternoon is packed full of entertainment and activities with plenty of fun in store for kids of all ages.

Aside from Fearing, the music lineup  includes an up-and-coming R&B trio as well as the award-winning children’s act Music with Marnie. “She’s going to be very engaging with the kids,” Richardson said.

Back by popular demand, is what Richardson affectionately referred to as “Flingo.” Flingo, is the festival’s version of music bingo. Contestants are given bingo cards and have to match songs being played with squares on their cards. “As soon as you get a row or column you yell ‘flingo,’ “ he said.

As well as music, a number of other activities are planned, ranging from the traditional tug-o-war game to children’s races to a display of a Highlands Fire Department truck.

A number of mini presentations will also be held throughout the day, with topics such as indigenous trees and birds, honey-bee collecting and astronomy.

There will even be telescopes outfitted with the proper filtration systems to allow the public to see sunspots.

Another popular activity Richardson said is returning for this year’s event is the healing house. For a donation, reiki and massage practitioners will offer demonstrations of their  services.

The Fling will also mark the grand opening of the Highlands Museum at the Caleb Pike Homestead, which showcases not only the history of the homestead but the entire area.

“There’s a lot of history up here and it will be a place to connect with that,” he said.


Mark your calendar:

When: Sunday, Sept. 13, 12 – 5 p.m.

Where: The Caleb Pike Homestead, 1589 Millstream Rd.



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