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Bothwell

Enjoy history? Then you will love visiting Bothwell, a historic town founded on the nineteenth-century oil boom. You can visit the Bothwell-Zone Oil Museum and learn more about Bothwell and the surrounding area's unique history. 

A stroll downtown offers up more history learning and will take you to the cenotaph and plaque. While downtown, you can enjoy a meal at The Boomtown Dinner or LA Roadhouse. Be sure to make a stop at Bothwell Furniture, renowned for unique and quality furniture. Walk by the home of Bootlegger Distillery, a new craft, high quality vodka. You can also take in a Bothwell Boomtown Players' performance at the Jim Kish Theatre located in the beautiful town hall.  

In August, take the family to the Bothwell Car Show and Optifest Weekend. The weekend features a large car corral with hundreds of classic cars and an automotive swap meet. You can take part in kids' activities, enjoy tasty food from a range vendors, listen to live music, and try your luck in the popular Firemen's 50/50 raffle. Be sure to stop in at Joyce Farm Market for fresh produce and baked goods.

At the annual Boothill "Country" Jamboree, you and your friends will have a great time dancing the weekend away to live music. During the winter months, there is so much to enjoy with your family. If you like to spend time choosing the perfect tree every holiday season, then Bothwell has the perfect u-cut Christmas tree location. You can pick and cut the perfect Christmas tree, enjoy rides, play games and roast marshmallows on campfires at Sloan's Christmas Tree Village

There is no doubt that once you visit Bothwell you will want to return. 

We've outlined just some of the things to do when you #VisitCK, but be sure to come and discover on your own. Follow #SeeYouinCK on Facebook and Instagram for more great places to visit and ways to spend your days in Chatham-Kent.

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COVID-19 Notice: Please check before you visit, as some sites and activities may not be fully operational. Continue to follow the advice of CK Public Health, maintain physical distancing, wear a mask, and follow all provincial COVID-19 guidelines.