- Published: November 28, 2017
Cumberland County Exhibition
The Cumberland County Exhibition, under the auspices of the Oxford Agriculture Society, has been in operation since 1918. It was started as a one-day show, changed to 2 and then 3 days and now runs a full 6 days including 4H events. The week-long Exhibition consists of various activities including musical entertainment, various farm animals, displays, vendors and more.
The Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival
The Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival began in 1988 in our region and takes place during the last 2 weeks in August. In Oxford various activities take place during the first week of the Festival (follow the Town's Facebook sites and community calendars) and the Cumberland County Exhibition is the last week.
The Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre is host to a variety of music and community events. Upcoming concerts, movies, plays or other events will be posted on the Community Events Calendar on this website, and/or Town or Theatre Facebook pages or the Town's monthly printed calendar.
The Oxford Arena
The Oxford Arena (Lions Recreation Centre) located on Waverly Street hosts tournaments, recreation events, skating shows, hockey and much more. Currently, the town, along with a dedicated group of volunteers, is raising money for renovations and upgrades to the arena. If you would like to support the community's efforts by giving to the Oxford Arena, please call the Oxford Town Hall at 447-2170. All donations are tax-deductible.
Downtown Parks & Picnic Areas
Just across the bridge from the Town Hall, on Lower Main St., you'll find the shady little Black River Park, perfect for picnicking and a nice walk by the river. There are also picnic tables on Water Street, on the grassy area beside the ball field where there is a great view of the river. Back downtown, the Town Hall lawn offers another picnic table that you are welcome to enjoy. Don't miss the attractions in Wild Blueberry Corner (corner of Main and Water Streets).
Fishing & Trails
Three rivers converge in Oxford (Black River, Little River and River Philip) making us one of the best fishing locations in Cumberland County. Canoeists also take advantage of the rivers, enjoying the beautiful scenery.
The TransCanada Trail (now known as The Great Trail) is great for ATVing, hiking, cycling or a leisurely walk. There are also shorter walking trails: The Bunny Trail (off the Great Trail) and Northumberland Nature Trails at the entrance to the Oxford Regional Education Centre on Lower Main Street.
Be sure to check out community events to stay up-to-date on what's happening in Oxford.