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Harvest Festival

Posted by Gabriela Mendoza on September 21, 2017
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Can you believe we’re already in the second last weekend of September? Which means fall is officially in full swing, so bring out the pumpkins, and Halloween decorations!


Well you can celebrate the fall season with the whole family this weekend with the Harvest Festival at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. This Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm come and experience the harvest season as it would’ve been 100 years ago at the historic Spruce Lane Farm.


You will get the sense that you are back in the 1900s when harvest time came around and all the farms would compete to get the best farm workers, and farms would also hire extra workers to help bring in large harvests.


The main crops at Spruce Lane Farm consisted of apples which helped in making the cider. The cider press will be in full operation during the festival, you’ll be able to have a taste but first you need to work for it by helping press the apples.


At the Harvest Festival you’ll catch a glimpse of the staff dressed in historical attire and they’ll provide you hands-on demonstrations, which will help understand the early settlement era.


You’ll also be able to enjoy all of these activities as well:

  • Pumpkin picking & carving (over 300 pumpkins and growing)
  • Pony rides
  • Kettle corn, hot dogs, fresh corn, apple cider and apple blossoms
  • Turn-of-the-century farmhouse tours
  • Apple cider pressing and blacksmithing demonstrations
  • Sawing a souvenir medallion with a four-foot-long cross cut saw
  • Complimentary wagon rides and trips over to the children’s playbarn and farm area (Lot C), which will also be open


Everything will be included in your daily park admission, except the food and pony rides.


Daily Vehicle Permit $17.00
Senior Permit (65+)  $13.50
Disabled Permit (with proof of Ontario Disability Permit)  $8.50
Bus Permit $62.50



So come and enjoy the fall season this weekend at the Harvest Festival, for more information make sure you visit the Bronte Creek Provincial Park website.


Sources: Bronte Creek, Ontario Parks



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