Media Release: Smiths Falls PICNIC program launches for a third year


The Town of Smiths Falls is pleased to announce the return of the PICNIC program this year.

PICNIC officially launched Friday June 10, 2022, with seven restaurants in the first week and more expected to join as the summer progresses.

PICNIC was first launched in the summer of 2020 to support local restaurants and allow the public to safely enjoy take out meals during the pandemic. The award-winning program has not only accomplished this over the last two years, but PICNIC continues to remain popular with restaurants, residents and visitors beyond the pandemic restrictions.

“We’re excited to launch PICNIC for the third year in a row, it’s been a great initiative to support our local businesses through Covid. In the past two years, Picnic has generated over $50,000 in sales and we’re happy to continue the program to support recovery”, said Julia Crowder, Manager of Economic Development and Tourism

A new twist for this year instead of the mugs those who purchase a PICNIC BOX will receive a free Smiths Falls PICNIC blanket! The menus include two main dishes, two side dishes, two drinks and dessert.

The participating restaurants so far are Bowie’s Bar, Boomtown Fusion, C’est Tout, Harvest Social, The Pickled Pig, The Vault and 2 Guys for Lunch.

While some restaurants have opted to change the menu from the previous years to give customers an opportunity to experience different meals in their menu, others have kept their popular menus due to demand.

To see the full list of menus, visit

To purchase a PICNIC BOX, contact the participating restaurants directly, place your order and enjoy!


Media contact

Julia Crowder

Manager of Economic Development and Tourism

613.283.4124 x 1107