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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    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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Brantford Eats Local

Tourism Brantford

399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford, ON, N3R 8B4

March 12 - April 5

Mountsberg Sugarbush Evening Tours

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0

Thursdays to Sundays, Holidays, 5-10pm, Fee: Members & Non-members - $25(Adult), $20(Senior), $18(Child), Free(Children 4...

Now thru March 21

Winteractive

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Fee: Included in General Admission, Time: 10am-5pm

Now thru April 30

Nith River Forest Winter Hiking Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Trip offered on Saturday, Sunday or Monday from October 3, 2020 to April 30, 2021....

Now thru March 31

Date Night in Paris

Arlington Hotel

106 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M5

Sunday-Thursday: $225 (Gratuity+HST), Friday&Saturday: $250 (Gratuity+HST)

Now thru March 31

Winter Wine Patio Experience

Ridge Road Estate Winery

1205 Ridge Road, Vinemount, ON, L8J 2X5

Reservations required. Email to book your reservation.

Now thru April 1

Paris, The Arlington and The Grand River Staycation

Omega Tours

3175 Rutherford Road #55, Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y6 Canada

Now thru March 13

Ice climbing

One Axe Pursuits

7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

Must request Ancaster location. Saturdays 10am to 4pm. $250 per person plus HST.

Now thru April 5

Sugarbush Season at Mountsberg

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 9am-5pm, Fee: Non-members - $10(Adult), $8(Senior), $7(Child), Free(Children 4 &...

March 12 - April 5

Mountsberg Sugarbush Daytime Tours

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 9am-5pm, Fee: $10 + Gate Fee

Now thru March 31

Work from Hotel Package

Best Western C Hotel by Carmen’s-Hamilton

1530 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton, ON, L8W 3P9

Now thru March 21

Family Weekend Getaway – Nature’s Escape

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Trip available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday November 28 to March 21. Cost: $449

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