Applefest; a family event that celebrates the end of the harvest season takes place at Ireland House this weekend.

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September 11th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

There is that fall festival hymn:

Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest home!
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin;

farnfest tractor + stage

Loads of things for the younger ones to do.

Burlington’s rural roots made farming a part of our DNA. The folks at Ireland House do an annual event that takes a stab at experiencing the tradition this Sunday, September 16, 11 am to 4 pm.

Meet baby farm animals (bunnies, goats, ducklings & chicks!)

Burlington Horticultural Society – make a fall floral arrangement in a mason jar

Fallfest hay maze

The hay maze is a challenge – hopefully someone explains where the hay came from and what farmers do with it.

Face painting

Children’s crafts

Fair-style games: can stacking, ring toss, horseshoes

Historic house tours and demonstrations

Hay maze

Pony rides

Vendors’ market

Main stage entertainment

Applefest Fall Fair is part of the Museums of Burlington program that takes place with the assistance of  many volunteers.

Admission is FREE, courtesy of our sponsor, The Rocca Sisters Team.

Parking is available at MM Robinson High School, 2425 Upper Middle Road.

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1 comment to Applefest; a family event that celebrates the end of the harvest season takes place at Ireland House this weekend.

  • Lonely Taxpayer

    “The hay maze is a challenge – hopefully someone explains where the hay came from and what farmers do with it.”

    Well I think everyone knows that hay comes from a field and farmers feed their livestock with it.

    Straw bales on the other hand get used to make mazes.

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