Campbellford will be filled with music and more in September.

Westben’s Fall Fest opens September 9 and runs until September 25. The theater hosts a variety of live performers, including Melissa Payne, Ken Tizzard, Sarah Harmer and the Kuné Global Orchestra, performing outdoors.

Sites include The Barn, Willow Hill, Campfire and Mary West Nature Preserve.

Fridays at 7 p.m., gather around the campfire for great live music and smores with Showman & Coole (September 9), Payne and Tizzard (September 16), and Dave Gunning (September 23).

On Saturdays at 2 p.m., listen to three amazing concerts. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to Willow Hill on September 10 for music by folk icon Sarah Harmer and her quartet.

Enjoy Westben’s new theater seating in The Barn for International Chopin Piano Competition finalist JJ Jun li Bui as he performs works by Chopin and Debussy on September 17.

Bring the whole family September 25th to the Global Orchestra- Kuné on Willow Hill. Children’s tickets are free for this concert (accompanied by an adult) and bring them early at 1 p.m. for the “Let’s make an instrument” workshop.

Westben’s Sounds in Nature experiences take place on Saturday mornings, September 10, 17 and 24 at 10 a.m. This is a series of guided nature walks with special musical performances in the nearby nature reserve.

Birds, Breezes and a Quartet, Spirit of the Forest and Forest Soundprints are three nature musical experiences that are sure to rejuvenate and inspire.

“What do Chocolate, Cardboard, Quill and a surgeon have in common?” Come to Westben for Sunday Discoveries and learn about some of our region’s most talented and interesting people in our community, and their passions, at three Sunday afternoon gatherings,” reads a press release. .

“Art, food, film, animation and music are all surrounded by intimate live performances and lively conversations. On September 11, come taste the music with chocolatier Angela Roest of Center & Main Chocolate in Warkworth and local opera singer/author Chris Cameron for a sonic-food pairing like no other. But what about the taste of music? How do music and chocolate resonate with each other? Can one influence the other? Find out, as these local experts, are accompanied by live performances from tenor Keith Klassen and artistic director and pianist Brian Finley and explore the delicious possibilities.

On September 18, a performance by award-winning animator Bekky O’Neill and the Los Angeles Dessert Quill Quartet come together to create music and animation.

“Local surgeon Dr Adrian Hobart was a modern renaissance man: surgeon, boxer, musical writer, poet, author, actor, radio host, pilot – he did it all, and more. But equally compelling is the 30-minute film ‘Final Flight’ created by local filmmaker and sound engineer, Andy Thompson,” the statement read. “The film follows Adrian’s ashes in a weather balloon while telling the incredible story of this local hero.”

A free visit, upon reservation, will take place on September 25.

Adrian’s wife, Barb Hobart, will be on hand to share some memories, along with some of Adrian’s favorite musicians, including mezzo Kim Dafoe, tenor Keith Klassen, clarinetist Peter Shackleton and others, on this year of the tenth anniversary of Adrian’s death.

“A fitting tribute to a local hero and a great opportunity to thank all of our incredible local healthcare providers for their continued care of the community,” the statement read.

Westben is located in Campbellford, about an hour east of Peterborough. Visit for more information on the Westben Open Air Autumn Festival.