1976 OHW

100 years in the making!

Old Home Week History - It Happened in 1976!

Skipped a year in 76 – Smiths Falls  Old Home Week

1976 Smiths Falls Old Home Week Night Shirt Parade

In 1976 Old Home Week skipped a year in order to celebrate Smiths Falls 150th Anniversary and altogether proved to be a great success

More Nightshirt Antics

This photo was published by The Record News July 28 1976 features the Old Home Week Nightshirt Parade.

Bouncing baby Steve St-Laurent (reporter) gets a push from (left to right) Sharon Tapp, Merv Darling and Kitty Best. More than 500 people donned nightshirts, bikinis, diapers and various other costumes to take part in a nonsensical parade leaving onlookers in fits of laughter.
(Clifford Photo)

Plan ahead and join us for the 2025 Nightshirt Parade. Extend your trip to an 8-day getaway and rediscover the magic of Smiths Falls during the unforgettable Old Home Week 2025.

1976 Day by Day OHW Programme

The 1950 Smiths Falls Old Home Week program

To view the entire line-up for the 1976 Smiths Falls Old Home Week Events programme click the above image to download a PDF

Comin’ home to celebrate Old Home Week


The hydrants are painted; the flowers and welcome banners are flying; parking meters have become mini-gardens; countless gallons of “suds” are on their way.

All is ready for the town’s third Old Home Week celebrations which will be heralded by the raising the special town flag Friday morning at town hall.


Countless hours of preparation over the last five years have resulted in a program of over 100 events for the 11-day festival. Whether your interest lies with horses, golf, dancing, art, water shows, baseball, fiddle tunes or just renewing acquaintances over a meal and a drink, Old Home Week 1976 has something for you

30,000 Expected

      About 30,000 former residents and tourists are expected to sell the town’s population during Old Home Week and organizers feel the wide array of activities will please everyone.

Giant parades and fireworks displays will take place this Saturday and next.

A midway will force traffic away from a three-block stretch of Beckwith St. Fifteen rides for adults and children, as well as numerous concessions, will be in operation from Tuesday until the Aug. 2 closing.

1976 Social Snippets

This is where we intend to provide your shared information of past Smiths Falls Old Home Weeks as sent to us through email or featured on our social media pages.

Do you have something to share that is related to a past Old Home Week? Drop a comment and image in a email to us or post on our Facebook or Instagram along with a image or two and we may include it here. Lets see what you got!!

Molson Canadian beer box and branded bottles from 1976 Old Home Week

Here is a great picture of a Molson Canadian Beer box and bottles featuring the Old Home Week Logo of 1976.  This picture was provided by Payge Thompson Prowse and is from her mother’s collection posted to our Facebook Page.

Molson has been a great partner for Smiths Falls Old Home Week in 1976 and 2000…. Maybe they will make it three in a row and partner with us in 2025?

Stop back often as we build out our history sections

Do you have cherished memories of participating in previous Smiths Falls Old Home Weeks?

Have you captured the essence of those magical moments in pictures or other keepsakes? Share your experiences with past and present residents of our magnificent town and let the history of Smiths Falls come alive. We eagerly await your stories and mementos.


Plan to visit Smiths Falls for Old Home Week 2025 Ontario Canada and  become a part of our historical community celebration.

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Old Home Week partner Guildline
Old Home Week partner Smiths Falls Hyundai
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Old Home Week partner Rideau Home Hardware
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