Spring in Burlington Ontario

Spring in Burlington Ontario
Discover Burlington this Spring

Monday, September 19, 2011

Burlington – the apple of our eye!

Fall is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the cooler temperatures and fruits of the season.

Chudleigh's Farm

 Instead of visiting the grocery store, consider heading to one of our local farms to stock up on farm-fresh fruits and vegetables.  Burlington/Halton are home to many pick your own apple farms including: Applevale Orchards or Bousfield’s Apples and Cider both on Derry Road in Burlington, Chudleigh’s Farm or Willis Family Fruit Farm in Milton or William’s Orchards on Hume Court or Wheelbarrow Orchards in Halton Hills.  Nothing tastes better than an apple straight from the tree! 
Many of these farms also have “entertainment” such as children’s play areas, wagon rides, and more.  Let’s get out and get pickin’!

On Sunday September 25th you will want to head to Ireland House at Oakridge Farm for the Applefest Fall Fair - an old-fashioned fall fair right in the city!  You will enjoy the fruit of the season and can take part in family fun activities including scarecrow making, pony rides, face painting and more.  In addition to all the other great activities happening throughout the day, you will have a chance to tour the museum and see demos of pioneer apple schnitzing and old-time apple cider making. There will be artisans and performers on hand to keep you entertained and when you get hungry just stop by the country BBQ and pick up some lunch.  Top it off with a delicious apple treat including apple blossoms with caramel sauce, apple cider and of course, apple pie and you have the making of an amazing day.  For those that rise early, you can enjoy a pancake breakfast from 9-11am featuring country-style homemade pancakes and specialty syrup.  Admission to this event is by donation although some activities and food are at an additional charge.

Springridge Harvest Festival

Springridge Farm
For those that want apples without the picking you can stop by Springridge Farm for apples and apple cider in the farm market and apple crumble in the bakery.  Not only does Springridge Farm feature an amazing bakery, farm market and gift shop but, beginning weekends on Saturday September 24th they will be running their Harvest Festival.  This family friendly event features activities throughout the day including a professional puppet show, wagon rides to the 5-acre corn trail, a Boo barn, pony rides($) and face painting.  If your kids (and you) are looking for more fun head to the onsite fun farm yard which includes the new spiderweb climber and farm yard pipe slide.  You can visit the animals in the farm barn; hike up the hill to the escarpment educational lookout; play in the giant sandbox; try your hand at milking the plywood cow; work your way through the witch’s mouth corn trail, tricky trails and corn maze and more!  After working up an appetite enjoy lunch with their weekend BBQ or stop by their bakery for a sweet treat.  Admission is $10.00 per person (ages 2 and up).

Not a baker?  No problem, enjoy a delicious meal and top it off with apple goodness at many of our Burlington restaurants including:

We hope you are ready to enjoy the fall and we look forward to sharing with you all the great things to do year round in Burlington.

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