Windsor Celebrates Sam Slick and
Thomas Chandler Haliburton


Haliburton HouseWho is Sam Slick?

Sam Slick is a fictional character created by Thomas Chandler Haliburton, a judge and resident of Windsor in the early 19th century. He was one of the most popular authors and humorists of his time, and is credited with such maxims as "It's Raining Cats and Dogs," "The Early Bird Gets the Worm," "Don't Take Any Wooden Nickels," "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine," and "Quick as a Wink". Sam Slick's likeness can be found on street signs, decorative lights in Windsor's downtown and on entrance signs to the Town.  Don't forget to enjoy a stroll around the beautiful Haliburton House Grounds. 

enjoy the street fair on fridayWhat is Avon River Days? (formerly Windsor ~ West Hants Summer Fest and Sam Slick Days)

The first full weekend in August, Windsor holds a three-day festival . The celebration begins with a street fair on Friday, continues with a parade through the town on Saturday, and ends with a bang on Sunday night with fireworks on the waterfront. Other activities throughout the weekend include a street dance, live music at Jam with Sam, dunk tanks and mock jails downtown, and carnival games on the waterfront.

For up-to-date information, visit the Avon River Day's website.