Copperhead Distillery is back in full force with its annual Customer Appreciation Day.
The annual Labour Day weekend event was totally sidelined because of COVID during 2020 and returned in a smaller format last Labour Day weekend.
But Robyn Tucker, marketing manager at Copperhead, says the distillery is back with a full slate of events.
That includes the North Bay Cruisers making a return visit this weekend with their classic cars.
Tucker says about 20 club members were on hand last year talking about their vehicles to the public.
Live music will be provided by musicians Davey Meloy of Powassan and Briar Summers, formerly of Huntsville but now based in Toronto.
Meloy is no stranger to Copperhead's Customer Appreciation Day, having performed at the site several times.
Meloy is a guitarist who belts out classic rock tunes and some indie music.
This will be Summers’first time performing at the Customer Appreciation Day.
She comes highly recommended after playing at South River Brewing Co. on several occasions.
Tucker says visitors may want to bring folding lawn chairs if they plan to stay a while to make it easier to take in the music.
Tucker says the tasting bar is again going to give the public a chance to “try our products before they make a purchase.”
She adds this part of the Customer Appreciation Day may be held indoors depending on the weather.
The patio will be open and staff at Smokin Blonde BBQ Shack will be serving up burgers, sausages and other goodies.
The event also features door prizes and promotions.
There is no admission charge to Customer Appreciation Day and the event is designed as a family affair. Pets are also welcome.
Hunters Bay Radio will also be on site doing live calls and handing out swag.
Customer Appreciation Day is this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
Rocco Frangione is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of the North Bay Nugget. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.
Rocco Frangione, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The North Bay Nugget