Take a Rural Ramble

Plan a day trip to discover Hamilton Halton Brant’s diverse family-friendly entertainment farms, wineries, farmers’ markets, fairs and festivals. Supersize your day trip and explore a little longer with our Wine and Dine itinerary. Be sure to take advantage of these great hotel offers.

Hit the pumpkin trail

Connect with local farmers, savour autumn flavours and find plenty of pumpkin-themed activities as you explore Halton’s Pumpkins to Pastries Trail. A self-guided map connects visitors to a variety of exceptional fall events and products available throughout the region.

Break for the barnyard

Pick your own fresh Ontario apples, enjoy a country lunch at the waterfall dining area or pack your own for the picnic area and grab a fresh pie at the retail shop at Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm. Relax and let the little ones explore the farm’s play area featuring a straw maze, playground, sand pit, tire swings, pony rides, tractor rides and more.

Seasonal festivals, wagon rides, a playground and corn trail, farm animals, barn market, café, bakery and gift shop make Springridge Farm the perfect place for a full day of fun. Time your visit with their harvest festival to celebrate this year’s pumpkin crop!

Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery is a place for the young and the young at heart. Pick-your-own apples, ride the farm train, visit the children’s village and petting zoo and find fresh baked goods at the Country Bakery with the little ones, or tour the winery estate complete with tastings and settle in for a farm-to-table dining experience at the Country Café. For a unique overnight experience, try their Caboose Farm Stay where you’ll sleep in a retired CNR caboose then awake to find breakfast items at your doorstep to cook up yourself.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park's Children’s Playbarn is a 150-year-old barn that has been transformed into a huge children's play loft for climbing and jumping.

Market Mania

Stop for farm-fresh produce and baked goods at Dyment's Farm, Lindley's Farm and be sure to check out farmers’ markets in Ancaster, Aldershot, Milton, Burlington and Brantford during your visit.

Vineyard views

Scotch Block Winery, a hidden gem nestled in an area of rich farmland, boasts delicious wines and breathtaking Niagara Escarpment views. Visitors can sample wonderful wines ranging from dry fruit and grape wines, to Icewine and dessert wines.

Take a self-guided tour of Ridge Road Estate Winery’s vineyards and follow the paths to the scenic edge of the Niagara Escarpment to experience the natural beauty of this unique location. Spend time in their bistro-style tasting room afterwards and get to know their wines, or enjoy a glass from the vineyard-side patio.

From farm to table

The fall is a wonderful time to experience the flavours of locally grown produce and the chefs of Hamilton Halton Brant do an amazing job of showcasing the region's bounty in creative farm-to-table fare. Click here for the latest dish on some of the area's best destination dining

FALL FOR A FAIR

The Rockton World’s Fair has been a Thanksgiving tradition for over 160 years that attracts 50,000 people from all over the world for three days of traditional fall fair fun, including a demolition derby, midway rides and a spelling bee, as well as a pumpkin competition, a pie-making contest and horse-riding shows.

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

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.

Combine fall fair festivities with history and heritage at Battlefield House Museum and Park’s Apple Festival or Ireland House Museum’s Applefest Fall Fair.  You can enjoy a festival with a side of nature at Terra Cotta's Fall Festival or Conservation Halton's Fall into Nature event.

Looking for other fall farm fun? Check out our Farm Trips for Foodies blog post.


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