What more could ye wish for on a summer’s day? Well, maybe a parasol to protect ye from sunburn…but I digress.
Nestled near the shores o’ Lake Erie is the quaint little town o’ Ridgeway, Ontario and in that wee town is one o’ the most spectacular buildings to be found – Chadwick’s Antiques, Tea Shoppe & Sherbet Lemons Sweet Shoppe – that’s all in one lovely 1890’s Tudor building on the main street! Chadwick’s has a wide variety o’ antiques, a tremendous selection o’ traditional UK sweets (and crisps, jams, treacle, soda…), serves a lovely “High Tea” and is managed by it’s genial proprietors Bernadette, John and Gypsy The Cat. As if that wasn’t enough to tempt & tantalize ye, it’s also the only officially licensed Harry Potter Shoppe between Quebec & BC – hand-turned wooden wands, robes, hats, familiars and a handmade scale model of Diagon Alley & The Leaky Cauldron!
So…now that ye want to come visit this amazing place, here’s the perfect opportunity to see two brilliant things; the shoppe and us! Yes, Missus Mooney & Michael Furey will be visiting Chadwick’s for the Ridgeway Summer Festival (Sat. July 7 & Sun. July 8, 10am-2pm) for tea, sweets and…a little ogling of yer oddities.
Bring yer oddities, curiosities, collections or other antiques and meet us in the courtyard next to Chadwick’s (between 10am & 2pm) for “Antiques Roadshow Meets The Addams Family” – as we peruse, pontificate and perhaps prognosticate! (our esteemed opinions are strictly for your knowledge & entertainment – we infer no guarantees as to the value o’ your items)
Chadwick’s Antiques, Tea Shoppe & Sherbet Lemons Sweet Shoppe
304 Ridge Rd., Ridgeway, ON 289-929-0968
Open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm
Click here for a map
Ridgeway Summer Festival
Ridge Road, Downtown Ridgeway, west end of Greater Fort Erie
Downtown Ridgeway will turn into a carnival for the 22nd Annual Ridgeway Summer Festival! Throughout the weekend, the main street, Ridge Road, will be closed to traffic and lined with many crafters and vendors all along the way. The pleasant sounds of Elvis, 60’s/70’s rock and folk music will be heard wafting down the street. The event will feature:
– Entertainment Tents with Bands and live Entertainers all day Saturday and Sunday.
– Artisan Market, Custom Car Show, Wildlife Displays,– Exhibition by Fort Erie Historical Museum – “Divided Loyalties: Border Town Life in 1812”– Buskers & Performers, Games, Food Eating Contests
– Saturday Night Beer Tent and Street Dance.– Psychic & Wellness Fair – 1st Annual Fair by the Lioness Club – At the Sanctuary for the Arts, 209 Ridge Rd. N.