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 a queens' pageant, talent show, various farm animals, different displays and vendors and more.
The Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival was added in 1988. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, participate in a blueberry pie eating contest, take in a live concert, or visit one of our participating farmers markets. The Cumberland County Exhibition runs the last week in August and the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival runs the last 2 weeks in August.
The Capitol Theatre is host to a variety of community events. The theatre was built in 1923 and has been upgraded recently to include a new lobby, washrooms and technical equipment. Jam sessions are held every couple of weeks where amateur musicians are encouraged to join in and show off their musical talents. Any upcoming concerts, movies and other events will be posted on the community events page.
The Oxford Arena (Lions Recreation Centre) located on Waverly Street hosts tournaments, recreation events, skating shows 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.
Located minutes off the Trans-Canada highway is the Lions Parkland. Enjoy a swim in our natural salt water lake or spend time picnicking, enjoying the view in the park. There are three rivers that converge into Oxford (Black River, Little River and River Phillip) making us one of the best fishing locations in Cumberland County. Canoeists also take advantage of the rivers enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Be sure to check out community events to stay up-to-date on what's happening in Oxford.