Huntsville’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend returns November 8-10 to the heart of Muskoka’s cottage country! Back for its 13th year, this event offers something for everyone! Looking for a new adventure? Craving delectable food experiences? Want to unwind with some great entertainment? Then grab your best girlfriends and escape the pressures of everyday life for a weekend full of friendship and laughter.

Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend is a weekend jam-packed with first-rate entertainment. The performances kick off on Friday night as the Huntsville Festival of the Arts presents the return of the Country Legends Tribute Tour at the Algonquin Theatre! The Country Legends Tribute Tour is firmly established as North America’s number one country show with artists honouring the music of Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, and the Zac Brown Band.

Saturday night’s headline concert features none other than Brett Kissel taking the Deerhurst Resort stage. Over the past few years, the country crooner has received an armful of Canadian Country Music Association Awards – including two straight wins for Male Artist of the Year and the coveted Fans’ Choice. As well, Kissel was the recipient of the Allan Slaight Honor from Canada’s Walk of Fame, and named the Breakthrough Artists of the Year at the JUNO Awards. Keeping his own ear-to-the-ground, Kissel has learned the delicate art of entertaining and at Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend on November 9th, he will give the Girlfriends’ a taste of his incredible talent.

The saying “the night is still young” will never ring more true than on your 2019 Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend Saturday night. Starting at 9pm on November 9th, it’s time to get a little country and dance as the Coyote Ugly Dance Party takes over Canvas Brewing Co. in downtown Huntsville! The Coyote Ugly Dance Party is the perfect spot to gather your best gal pals, dress up in your country finest, and let loose on the dance floor as you enjoy a night of country music hits courtesy Country 102.

A popular feature of the Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend is the Girl Talk speaker series. Hosted at the Algonquin Theatre, these sessions focus on topics such as beauty, health, personal growth, relationships and fashion. The 45-minute workshops take place Saturday from 12 to 5pm, and the diverse range of subjects means you are guaranteed to find something that piques your interest.

If you are looking for something a little more daring, Girlfriends’ Getaway has the perfect solution. Find Your Wild is back in 2019 with new and exciting outdoor adventures designed to provide an escape from the pressures of a busy life by challenging you to experience nature like never before. Release your inner Katniss by firing some arrows, and while you’re at it why not throw some axes too. Axes n’ Arrows sessions are available on both Saturday and Sunday, and will make it so the boys better start running! Not a fan of the arrows? Try out the Bush Poker Axe Throwing Trail, and challenge yourself with 16 targets on a walk in the woods, with lots of fun new challenges including moving targets. If you’re looking for something new & exciting, this is it! Bring your outdoor gear and see what you’re made of with the unique Find Your Wild adventures.

Food has always been a highlight of the weekend, and this year’s event is no exception. Turn drab into fab at the Queens of Cuisine event where it’s time for two incredible cooking demos. Sit back, and relax with a cup of fine tea as Christine Kropp of Whimsical Bakery chats about making the perfect cup of tea and demonstrates the art of decadent scone making. Looking for something to warm you up? Stop by Charmaine Broughton’s demo to recreate tasty dishes like Carrot and Cashew Soup. Still hungry for more?! Huntsville has many unique restaurants serving a wide range of delicious meals for your dining pleasure. Many of these establishments will be offering special Girlfriends’ Getaway menus designed to be savoured by you and the special women in your life.

What would a weekend with your best gal pals be without shopping? The streets of historic downtown Huntsville will be transformed into a shopper’s dream – it’s all about exclusive sales and discounts offered with extraordinary service. There are over 100 shops and services to choose from, all within walking distance of the weekend’s headquarters located at the Algonquin Theatre. No matter what you are searching for, you will find unique treasures, simple luxuries and that perfect gift for someone special. Shop ‘til you drop…and then take a break at one of the many cafés, bakeries, and restaurants. You will be greeted with small town charm and hand-crafted delicious meals and treats.

The 13th annual Huntsville’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend is the perfect opportunity for women to escape the pressures of work and family and celebrate each other! With such a wide range of events and activities happening throughout the weekend, everyone will find something…informative, relaxing, inspiring, entertaining…we’ve got it all! What memories will you make? Choose your adventure where the hardest part of your weekend might be making room for all the bags you have to squeeze in the car.

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