Take a quick detour from any of Hamilton Halton Brant’s city centres and before you know it you’ll be surrounded by beautiful farmland ripe with rural recreation. Visit an agricultural fair or festival celebrating the bounty of the season and you’ll find activities that are big on both fun AND flavour!

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    A peach of an event (August)

    Fans of the fuzzy pitted fruit won’t want to miss the Winona Peach Festival, just outside of Stoney Creek. For more than 50 years, this family event has remained “fresh”, with something for all ages.

    You’ll find arts and crafts from over 75 crafters, over 100 vendor booths, a midway, and a food court offering all kinds of peach favourites. Other festival favourites include the “Peach of a Car Show”, free entertainment on the main stage, and the E.D. Smith Fun Factory.

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    All things apple (September)

    Fall is when the locals gather to celebrate all things apple with baking, crafts, entertainment and more.

    The St. George Applefest makes for a great day of festival fun. Enjoy good food, fresh produce, tons of unique shopping and ongoing entertainment. The little ones will love the petting zoo, pony rides and inflatable castle. At Puddicombe Farms Apple-Lee Fun Weekends in Winona, kids will love the fall harvest train rides and juice tastings.

    Combine fall fair festivities with history and heritage at Battlefield House Museum and Park’s Apple Festival in Stoney Creek, or Ireland House Museum’s Applefest Fall Fair in Burlington.

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    Ancaster Fair
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    The best of farm fests (Fall)

    Fall for an agricultural fair! From pumpkin picking to midways, and agricultural displays to livestock shows, Hamilton Halton Brant is ripe with fall fairs and festivals. Some offer carnival rides and games, while others have craft vendors and kiddie zones.

    The Rockton World’s Fair, a Thanksgiving tradition for over 160 years, is one of the largest agricultural and livestock events in Canada. This traditional fall fair attracts 50,000 people from all over the world to Flamborough, near Hamilton and Cambridge for three days packed full of fun. Traditional fall fair highlights include a pumpkin competition, pie-making contest, horse-riding shows, and livestock displays and shows.

    From midway games, rides and crunchy candy apples to tractor and truck pulls, demolition derbies, and farm-animal petting areas, there’s fun for everyone at the fall fairs in Acton, Ancaster, Burford, Georgetown, and Milton.

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    Spring Syrup Celebrations (March)

    How sweet it is to visit Hamilton Halton Brant’s to celebrate the running of the sap. Every March, visitors head to the sugar bush for events and festivals where steaming plates of pancakes covered in maple syrup are a sure sign that spring is almost here. Celebrations take place most weekends throughout March and over March Break, but be sure to check with each location for specific opening information.

    The Maple Syrup Festival at Terra Cotta Conservation Area features demonstrations, pony rides, activities and of course pancakes and real maple syrup. Special family activities on weekends and March Break include a petting zoo, a chainsaw carver, taffy making, and a puppeteer. At Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival in Rockton, you’ll discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and tasty traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods. Families can purchase and enjoy a delicious, reasonably-priced pancake breakfast.

Looking for more great fall festivals and events in Hamilton Halton Brant? Hop on over to our events calendar.

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December 13 - 15

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Now thru May 1

MacNab’s Kitchen at Dundurn Enhanced Experience

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

2 hour experience. Available year-round, mornings only. Minimum 15 persons.

Now thru December 21

Discover Hamilton Beer Tour

Beer Tours Hamilton

133 King St W Dundas

Weekly tours starting at 11 am in Dundas ending at 4 pm. Pickup at 24...

Now thru October 28

Whisper to the Moon

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Price: From $99 per person, meet up at 7:30 pm and ends 10:30-11:30pm

Now thru September 29

On The Water Experience

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

November 16 - January 5

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1L3

Time:        12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day &...

Now thru September 22

The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Dates:       SUNDAYS, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, 2019 Time:        9:30...

December 1

Victorian Christmas Delights: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person....

Now thru November 11

Fly in an Avro Lancaster!

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0

1 hour flight and 1 hour museum tour. 4 persons required for flight.

Now thru November 24

The Grand Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

October 11

Historic City – Walking Tour

Tourism Hamilton

28 James St N, Hamilton,

2:00 p.m. Pre-registration required

November 29 - January 1

Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

Tourism Brantford

20 Ava Rd., Brantford, N3T 5G9

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