Homestead Special Events

We offer a variety of special events all year. Learn more below.  Call us for more information.

Bell Summer Theatre Festival

The Bell family's front verandah will provide the stage for Brant Theatre Workshops 11th season at the Homestead. You'll want to see all three productions-Puss in Boots, Titanic and Generation. Bring your favourite lawn chair and/or blanket for these pay-what-you-can performances. For specific dates and showtimes visit

  • Sundays June 29 to August 18

Mid-Summer High Tea 

Spend a relaxing afternoon in the garden surrounding The Exchange Cafe (weather permitting, otherwise we'll be indoors). A traditional high tea awaits with a scrumptious assortment of tea sandwiches, scones and desserts. Enjoy poetry readings by Ali Meaghen Purser. Call us for tickets.

  • Saturday, August 17 at 1:00 p.m.

Symphony Under the Stars

The Brantford Community Symphony Orchestra brings classical and a bit of contemporary music to the Homestead. Bring your lawn chair, admission by donation. 

  • Thursday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. (rain date Friday, August 23)

Coffee House at the Cafe

The Exchange Cafe will end it's 18th season in 1960s fashion with an evening of smooth music and good eats. Prepare to be jazzed by the groovy sounds of Brantford's Pleasant Ridge. Call us for tickets.

  • Saturday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Hallowe'en Fun Fair

Join us for this family-friendly old fashions penny carnival. Come in costume or just as you are to play spooktacular games, have your face painted or fortune told, or take a pony and wagon ride. Free admission, but bring your loose change to play!

  • Sunday, October 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Bake Sale and Tea

The Exchange Cafe and volunteers are baking up a storm so you don't have to! You will find a ton of scrumptious baked goods. Enjoy tea and a few of these tasty morsels while you're here!

  • Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Candlelight Christmas Celebration

Awaken your holiday spirit with an evening tour of the Bell's 1970s home, decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas. Take at our amid the glow of candles and oil lamps, enjoy live music of the season fresh baking from Mrs. Bell's 1880 wood stove. Admission by donation. Why not make a real evening of it with Christmas dinner at The Exchange Cafe, reservations required. 

  • Saturday, December 7 and 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.