Entertainment, Restaurants, Cafes
There are limited retail and restaurant options within Flamborough. A popular independent family eatery nearby is Breezy Corners which offers all-day breakfast and has a monthly open-mic night that features amateur vocal, instrumental, and comedic entertainment. Along Highway 8 is Cookhouse Bistro Inc., which offers a casual atmosphere with “everything from salmon to steak to pasta!” This family-friendly bistro features its in-house special desserts, such as housemade pies and the community favourite, the Rockton Avalanche, a phyllo pastry filled with ice cream and coconut, baked golden before being smothered in caramel sauce and buried in whipped cream. For a quaint afternoon spot, the Dutch Mill Tea Room, branching off of Highway 5, offers walk-in breakfast and lunch, and reservation-only daily afternoon tea.
The popular build-your-own sandwich chain Subway, and the famous Canadian coffeehouse chain Tim Hortons, are also both located within this community. Sobeys and Sobeys Extra are available for grocery needs, as well as Greensville Grocery, a small supplier off Harvest Road.
For a fine-dining experience, Quatrefoil is a seven-year-old contemporary French restaurant that uses exclusively local ingredients. Quatrefoil was featured in enRoute Magazine as one of the top ten restaurants in Canada. This culinary treasure is only a 15 minute drive south from the heart of Flamborough, located in the neighbouring community of Dundas.
For live entertainment, there is the local Village Theatre, founded in 1973, which produces dramas, thrillers, and comedies with local cast members of all ages. The theatre group is always seeking out new performers to audition, as well as volunteers from the neighbourhood to offer aid in production, set, and directing. Tickets are sold for $25 each or $23 each at a group rate.
Every Canadian Thanksgiving weekend since 1878, Flamborough hosts the Rockton World’s Fair – this is one of the largest agriculture and livestock fairs in Canada and sees an annual turnout of 50,000 attendees, bringing rural and urban together! The Rockton World’s Fair offers a display of school homecrafts, livestock shows including alpacas, goats and pigs, and agriculture exhibitions. In addition, the event includes rides such as a Ferris wheel, and an assortment of food and drink vendors.