Excellent Events produces a wide variety of great events that put Vankleek Hill front and center. 

Our 2023 events include: Wee Irish Fest Family Party ( Creating Centre ) Sunday, March 19, 

 May Show Festival (Main Street), Sunday, May 21;  

Horse and Buggy Expo and Ecumenical Service (VKH Agricultural Society Fair Grounds),  Sunday July 9; 

Festival of Flavours (Main Street) , Sunday, September 10;

Christmas Craft Fair, (VKH Community Centre, 36 Mill St.)  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 1,2,3;

Events in Vankleek Hill Village begin at 10 a.m – 4 p.m.

With thanks to Champlain Township for their help and support. 

Thanks to our wonderful community for your participation.

Samme Putzel

Samme Putzel shares her love of community, environment, history and people through many local involvements and activities. Her career has followed intriguing directions, from farmer to artist, author, event organizer and currently, director of Excellent Events Vankleek Hill and Creating Centre de créativité.

“Life is about sharing what we love and cherish, so that we all benefit through creating a better world. The Creating Centre de créativité is about living our stories, experiencing and sharing our dreams come true.”

Samme continues the work of her late partner, Phil Arber, who worked more than 45 years for the betterment of the Vankleek Hill Village community and the area nearby.

In memory of the founder of Excellent Events Phil Arber.