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Friday, June 14th + Saturday, June 15th 

Turtlefest is all about celebrating our community and the people and places that make it special. Here is an additional venue that will get you in the TurtleFest spirit.

​Annandale National Historic House​

30 Tillson Ave.



Annandale National Historic Site was built by E.D. Tillson, first mayor of Tillsonburg—and son of Tillsonburg's founder, George Tillson. It is considered the best surviving example of the Aesthetic Arts movement, popularized by Oscar Wilde. During Turtlefest, you can tour the property, plus enjoy a variety of activities inside and outside the home. This is a FREE event!





Note: All events are FREE​ unless otherwise stated

Friday Schedule

Outdoor Movie
Cowabunga Dude! We’re having a party on our lawn. Enjoy pizza, pop, popcorn and a showing of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze” (1991). Bring your appetite and a blanket or lawn chair to the museum’s lawn as we welcome back TurtleFest.  There is no charge for the movie which has a running time of 1 hour 28 minutes.
Movie to begin at dusk

Time: 9pm - 11pm (approx.)
Sponsored by

Friends of Annandale P.S. Kindergarten Classes and
Recreation Culture + Parks Department

The Friends of Annandale P.S. Kindergarten Classes' are offering a Pizza Party Start @ 8:00pm!

Pizza: $2.50 a slice 

Pop:  $1.00

Popcorn: $1.00

TMNT “Steal a Family Deal Orders”: Get a 12 slice Pizza, 4 pops and 4 bags of Popcorn all for $32.00!

Pizza selection – Hawaiian, Cheese or Pepperoni


Saturday Schedule 

Lego Fun on the Lawn
Get your build on with the Toronto Lego Club (ToroLUG).

Come see the Lego turtle and other displays that the club has created just for Turtlefest. Play with Lego and while supplies last pick up a free kit to build your own small Lego turtle, compliments of the Tillsonburg and District Historical Society.
Time: 10 am – 3 pm    On the Lawn
Sponsored by 

ToroLUG and The Tillsonburg & District Historical Society

Live Turtle and Snake Display
Come see turtles and snakes native to Ontario and join the staff of Scales Nature Park to learn all about them. 
Time: 10 am – 3 pm      On the Lawn
Sponsored by 

Scales Nature Park and Annandale NHS

Information Booth & Live Animal Display
Do you ever wonder about skunks and other animals that live in our area? Come to the museum's lawn to talk with the "Skunk Lady" and her friends to find out about our animal neighbours.
Time: 10 am – 3 pm      On the Lawn
Sponsored by

 Skunk Haven of Dragon's Lair

Children's Book "Never Give Up" by Jan Everett
Can't get enough of turtle stories?
Don't miss Jan Everett reading her very own Turtle Tale and showing us how to help our turtle

Time: 10 am – 3 pm      On the Lawn
Sponsored by Jan Everett


Turtle Games
Come to the lawn and have some "Turtle-ly" fun playing games and winning prizes for FREE.
While supplies last.

Time: 10 am – 3 pm     On the Lawn
Sponsored by 

Annandale NHS

Turtle Crafts
Bring out your inner artist by painting your own small ceramic turtle to take home.

All materials supplied at no charge.

While supplies last.
Time: 10 am – 3 pm      On the Lawn
Sponsored by

Oxford Creative Connections Inc. and Annandale NHS

Turtle Buttons
Have you ever wanted a turtle button?

Come and colour your very own button of the Turtlefest
Mascot George T. Turtle for FREE!

While supplies last.
Time: 10 am – 3 pm      On the Lawn
Sponsored by 

Annandale NHS

Turtlefest Balloon
Hold on tight to your helium filled balloon. It's green and features George T. Turtle.

While supplies last.
Time: 10 am – 3 pm      On the Lawn
Sponsored by 

Annandale NHS

Turtle Find & Count
Can you see the turtles? Can you count the turtles? Have fun going through Annandale House to find 
& count our turtles (don't worry they're not real). A prize will be awarded to the one who finds them all.
Time: 10 am – 3 pm      Throughout Annandale House
Sponsored by 

Annandale NHS

Guess the Turtle in the Tank
Come to the Museum’s Front Desk and guess the number of jelly turtles in the turtle tank. If you you guess correctly, you take home the entire lot of Jelly Turtles... YAY!
Time: 10 am – 3 pm      Annandale House Front Desk
Sponsored by 

Annandale NHS

Long Point Basin Land Trust

Come learn all about local wild species and ecosystems through an information booth and fun activities.

Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Sponsored by



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