Tillsonburg, Ontario Canada


Getting There:
Tillsonburg Getting there: Turn south off Hwy 401 at Hwy 19 (Plank Road), exit 218 & continue into town. You can also arrive from east or west via Highway 3. N42° 51.7165', W080° 43.6504'

Tillsonburg Information: 519-842-2294

Tillsonburg Attractions:

Annandale National Historic Site,
30 Tilson Ave., 519-842-2294,

Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association,
244411 Airport Rd, 519-842-9992

Station Arts Centre,
Tillsonburg 41 Bridge St. W.,

Farmers’ Market,
Tillsonburg 41 Bridge St. W.,
Saturdays 8am to noon, weather permitting

Map of Tillsonburg


Tillsonburg is well known as a unique community with plenty of activities, events and attractions to entertain visitors.

The Annandale National Historic Site is an outstanding museum featuring unique painted ceilings, stained glass, period furnishings, etc. Annandale hosts creative and dynamic exhibits all year long.

You’ll find that Tillsonburg’s shopping districts are unique; this includes Oxford’s only enclosed and downtown mall with over 40 stores and services! The town’s main street, Broadway, is lined with a surprising quantity and quality of local shops. There are also thriving shopping complexes at the entrances to the town.

Another popular attraction is Coyle’s Country Store, located at Highway 19 and Airport Road just north of town. Coyle’s has long been a destination, attracting tourists as well as locals who come for Coyle’s famous fresh roasted nuts and baking supplies, an incredible selection of giftware, and two craft shows this season.

The Station Arts Centre is home of the local Craft Guild, galleries, a gift shop and featured artists. Both the Station Arts Centre and Annandale House are venues for the 5th Annual Oxford Studio Tour, May 5-6. The Station Arts Centre has a full schedule of exhibitions and events, all season long.

Just outside the Station Art Centre, the Farmers’ Market operates on Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, selling the best in local produce, weather permitting.

Most visitors come by car, but some high-flyers land at the airport – an attraction in its own right.

The Tillsonburg Airport is the home of the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association, which has a fleet of six Harvards, a Yale and a Tiger Moth. Viewing of the aircraft is open to everyone Tuesdays and Saturdays year round special Fly Days are slated fpr May 19 and June 30.

The Harvards are not the only attraction at the Airport; visitors can enjoy a meal at the airport café, book a sightseeing flight or attend one of the many airport events.

June 16 brings the second annual Turtlefest, a community-wide, event-packed day of unique fun for the whole family.

The Otter Valley Playhouse is celebrating its 30th anniversary this season.

Tillsonburg offers something for everyone, from outdoor activities such as the innovative water park, to shopping and cultural attractions; Ontario’s “Big” Small Town definitely has it all!

Tillsonburg Events 2012

Through Apr. 10, Station Arts Centre:
Exhibit by Bruce Harding.

Through Apr. 29, Annandale House: Cotton from the Collection, an exhibit showcasing cotton christening gowns to nightgowns, all from the museum’s collection.

Mar. 30-Apr. 1, kiwanis home & rec show, Event Centre.

Apr. 13-28, Station Arts Centre: Exhibit by Reglo Guerrero.

Apr. 14-15, by creative hands artisan show, Event Centre

Apr. 26, 12 noon-2pm, Annandale House: Lunch & Learn - 150 Years Ago Today: A Day in the Town April 26, 1862. Advance tickets only.

May 3-6 & 10-13: Theatre Tillsonburg presents the heart warming Aspirins and Elephants.

May 5-6, Station Arts Centre: Oxford Studio Tour; one of 22 venues featuring 40 artists.

May-30, Station Arts Centre: Exhibit by Glendale & Annandale.

May 19 and June 30, harvard fly day, Tillsonburg Airport

May 20 to July 29, Annandale House: W5. The Who, What, Why, When and Where, of items from the museum’s collection.

May 24, 12noon -2pm, Annandale House: Lunch & Learn - Tillsonburg’s Architectural Treasures. A visual tour of Tillsonburg’s most interesting buildings. Advance tickets only.

June 1-27, Station Arts Centre: Exhibit by Painters & Potters.

June 16, turtlefest: Dozens of events all day long; see www.turtlefest.ca

June 16-17, Aug. 25-26,10am-5pm, Coyles Craft Show and Sale: Vendors from all over Ontario sell their handmade crafts, everything from needlework to jewellery, garden and patio accessories and the ever popular scrumptious homemade treats.

June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 7 pm, Annandale House: Poetry on the Lawn ­– Come bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening of readings hosted in partnership with the Tillsonburg Public Library.

July 1, FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, Fairgrounds.

July 1, 10am-4pm, Annandale House: Canada Day Open House & Fun Fair. Tour Tillsonburg’s National Historic Site. Enjoy crafts & quizzes, children’s games on the lawn & Canada Day cake.

July 1- Aug. 1, Station Arts Centre: Exhibit by Jason Puhr & Mike Neiczer.

July 21-22, 10am-5pm, Coyles Historical Show: If you have fondness for days long ago, Coyles is hosting an exhibition of memorabilia. See steam engines, classic cars and delightful collections for all ages. Over a hundred exhibitors attend this weekend.

Map of Tillsonburg

Additonal Information

Post Office: N4G 3R0
Number of Homes: 7,967
Number of Businesses: 632
Industry(s): Regional Hub for Business, industry, Health care, Education, Agriculture, Government and Emergency services

Reasons: Water Park, Sports, Recreation, Culture, Tourism, Special Events

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