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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Now thru December 4

Lazy Days at Ridge Road Estate Winery

Ridge Road Estate Winery

1205 Ridge Road, Vinemount, ON, L8J 2X5

Wine Country on the Ridge

Now thru November 6

Seeing the Invisible at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Thursdays to Sundays, September 23 to November 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Now thru January 9

Hamilton Beer Tour

The Beer Tour Company

$120.00+hst per person (8 person minimum) Tour is 5-7hrs long.

Now thru December 31

Date Night for Two

Best Western C Hotel by Carmen’s-Hamilton

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

75.00 Feeds 2 people.

Now thru October 28

Pedal and Paddle – A Canadian Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Now thru December 20

Virtual Guided Hike: Autumn Edition at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Fee: $10 each + Service Fee (Members 10% off*) Registration closes December 15

November 2 - 7

Tea Week at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Pre-registration is required

Now thru November 27

Farmhouse Brew Tasting at Steel Wheel Brewery

Steel Wheel Brewery

105 Powerline Rd, Brantford, ON N3T 5L8

Rural Craft Brewery

Now thru October 31

Fun Farm Yard

Springridge Farm

7256 Bell School Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

Now thru November 23

Yoga in the Gallery

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Every Tuesday, October 5 to November 23 7:00pm Registration Required

Now thru November 4

RBG After Dark: Seeing the Invisible

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

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