With Fall in full swing, fall harvests are coming in for everyone to enjoy. Apples, pumpkins, and squash abound, and farmer’s markets all over the country are full of delicious produce for you to take home. Apples, in particular, are celebrated in Ontario, and there are always lots of apple harvest festivals to visit in the province throughout the fall. One of my favourites, the Apple Harvest Festival at Blue Mountain Village, captures the essence of fall and is full of family fun to enjoy this week.
What’s On at Blue Mountain’s Apple Harvest Festival
One of the highlights of the Blue Mountain’s Apple Harvest Festival is all the live (and free!) musical performances filling the air with song. Local artists like Shoayla Smith, the Summit Band, and Romney Getty perform throughout the weekend, and there’s a variety of musical styles to suit every taste.
There are also lots of free things to do aside from listening to music, so the entire festival is pretty affordable for people! There’s a John Deere Kids Zone for children to play in, and there’s also movie screenings to take advantage of! There are also the typical things you associate with fall festivals, like campfire sing-a-longs, scavenger hunts, and more… and there are even stilt walkers to say hello to.
For the more outdoorsy people, there are hiking, driving, and biking tours to take advantage of. The fall colours of Blue Mountain are absolutely stunning to take in, and you can easily spend all day wandering trails or learning about the history of the area.
The Blue Mountain Apple Harvest Festival runs from Saturday, October 6th, til Monday, October 8th. It’s a great way to spend the Thanksgiving long weekend in the countryside, and you can take your whole family along for the ride. To find out more about the festival, or to see the events schedule, visit Blue Mountain’s website here.