Apple Picking in Ontario

apple picking in ontario

Apple crisp, apple pie, apples dipped in caramel, candy apples…Are you drooling yet?  It’s Apple Season in Ontario, which means that many orchards and farms now have pick your own apples so you can make some yummy treats for your family.  Find an Orchard or Farm near you below:

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Featured Farms

Caledon  Berryview Farm –  13707 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON – Phone: (905) 838-4777

Berryview is now growing 13 popular varieties of apples for you and your family. The choice is yours:  you can stop in and make it a family event to remember by picking your own apples, or choose from our pre-picked apples on hand.

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Apple Picking Across Ontario

Ancaster  Carluke Orchards – 2194 Shaver Road South, Ancaster, ON – Phone: (905) 648-2775

Bowmanville  Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery – 6275 Liberty St., Bowmanville, ON – Phone: (905) 263-2396

Brampton  Orchalaw Farm – 9726 Heritage Rd., Brampton, ON – Phone: (905) 456-1879

Brampton  Big’r Apple Farm – 87999 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON – Phone: (905) 455-8414

Brantford  Brantwood Farm – RR 6, Brantford, ON –  Phone: 519-759-4166

Brighton  Cricklewood Farm – 27 Grandview Rd, RR4, Brighton, ON – Phone: (613) 475-4293

Caledon  Albion Orchards – 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon East, ON – Phone: (905) 584-0354

Caledon  Dixie Orchards – 14309 Dixie Road, (1 kilometer north of King Street), Caledon, ON – Phone: (905) 838-3339

Cobourg  Moore Orchards – RR5, 1497 Moore Orchard Rd., Cobourg, ON – Phone: (905) 372-3911

Cobourg  Burnham Family Farm Market – 7760 County Rd 2, R.R. #4, Cobourg, ON – Phone: 905-373-4578

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Crysler  Cannamore Orchard – R.R. #4 Cannamore, Crysler, ON – Phone: (613) 448-3633

Fenwick  DeVries Fruit Farm – 825 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON – Phone: (905) 892-8724

King  Pine Farms Orchard – 2700 16th Sideroad, King, ON – Phone: (905) 833-5459

Kingston  Waddell Apples – 2645 Washburn Road, Kingston, ON – Phone: (613) 546-1690

Kingsville  Meleg’s Lakeview Orchard & Cider Mill – 158 Arner Townline, Kingsville, ON – Phone: (519) 733-4857

Leamington  Thiessen Orchards Ltd. – 400 Talbot Rd East, Leamington, ON –  Phone: (519) 326-5873

Leamington  Simpson Orchards – 237 Mersea Road 5, RR # 2, Leamington, ON – Phone: (519) 326-9459

Markham  Organics Farm – 7550 19th Avenue, Markham, ON – Phone: (905) 640-5206

Milton  Chudleigh’s Apple Farm – 9528 Hwy. 25, Milton, ON – Phone: (905) 878-2725

Mountain  Mountain Orchards – 10175 Clark Rd., Mountain, ON – Phone: (613) 989-2415

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Mount Albert  Brooks Farms – 122 Ashworth Rd, RR 3, Mount Albert, ON – Phone: 905-473-3920

Newcastle  Algoma Orchards – 201 Regional Rd. 42, Newcastle, ON – Phone: (905) 987-4961

Port Elgin  Smiths’ Apples and Farm Market – 470 The River Road, RR#3, Port Elgin, ON – Phone: (519) 832-2971

Port Stanley  Great Lakes Farms – 5111 Union Rd., Port Stanley, ON – Phone: 519-782-3433

Prince Edward County  Campbell’s Orchards – 1633 Rednersville Road, R.R. #1 Carrying Place, Prince Edward County – Phone: (613) 962-3751

Stouffville  Applewood Farm and Winery – 12442 McCowan Road, Stouffville, ON – Phone: (905) 640-5357

Sutton  Homestead Orchards – 3961 Old Homestead Rd, Sutton, ON – Phone: (905) 722-5325

Tillsonburg  Brus’ Orchards – 244263 Airport Road, Tillsonburg,ON – Phone: (519) 842-2262

Uxbridge  Siloam Orchards – 7300 3rd Concession, Uxbridge, ON – Phone: (905) 852-9418

Waterloo  Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Ltd – 1420 Lobsinger Line, Waterloo, ON – Phone: (519) 664-2750

Waterdown  Frootogo Orchards – 573 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, ON – Phone: (905) 689-1652

Whitby  Stroud Farms – 4075 Lakeridge Rd., Whitby, ON – Phone: 905-666-5344

Woodstock  Birtch Farms – RR 7, Woodstock, ON – Phone: (519) 469-3040

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Are you the owner of an apple orchard in Ontario, or know of a great orchard?  Contact us to  let us know … info@vacationingwithkids.ca

 

 

Weekend Fun Guide (Sept 20-22 2013)

Fun things to do with the family in Ontario

Get out an have some family fun this weekend and celebrate all that Fall has to offer.  This weekend our weekend fun guide is full of fall fairs, festivals and harvest events that will have something for everyone to enjoy.

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Local farms are bustling with fall farm fun!  Check out our list of Farms in Ontario that will have your family enjoying the most the fall has to offer.   Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to enter to win Family Passes for a day of fun on some of these great farms!!

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It’s Apple season in Ontario and we’ve got a great list of local Orchards and Farms where you can take the family to pick your own

Around Town This Weekend…

Ancaster

Ancaster Fair – Fair fun includes: Dairy shows, sheep shearing, live entertainment, spelling bee, fun fair, midway, demolition derby, exhibits, horse shows, 4-H, homecrafts, baby show and more.

Bolton

Bolton Fall Fair – It all kicks off with Twoonie night on the Midway Thursday night.  The rest of the weekend is packed full with demolition derby, entertainment, food, exhibits, car show, animal shows, tractor pull and more.

Collingwood

Great Northern Exhibition – The list of fun is extensive for this weekend, including: Food, animals,  rides, entertainment, smash up derby, games, educational stuff, children’s tent, arts and crafts and the list goes on…

Drumbo

Fall Fair – The 2013 Theme: “Drumbo Fair – Udderly Amazing!”  Have fun all weekend long with children’s village, midway, horse show, beef show, food vendors, classic car show, exhibits and more.

Forest

Fall Fair – Fun for the whole family will be had at the fair this weekend with an ATV, Miniature Horse Show,  midway, Parade, Dairy Show, Light Horse Show,  Children’s Entertainment , Heavy Horse and Beef Show, Barrel Racing and Demolition Derby.

Grand Valley

Fall Fair – Fun at the fair includes: a Parade ,  Livestock, midway, farmer olympics, demolition derby, heavy horses, exhibits, tractor & truck pull and many more events for the whole family.

Haliburton Highlands

Hike Haliburton Festival – Hikes on public and private land trails led by knowledgeable and engaging guides.  There are new hikes & festival favourites that explore the natural & cultural heritage of the Haliburton Highlands.  There are contests with great prize and great places to stay and eat all while you enjoy the amazing fall colours.

Hillsburgh

Carrot Fest – Join us as we celebrate Everdale’s 15th anniversary growing farmers, food and community.  Enjoy the music of The Funky Mamas, visit with the animals, take a tour of the farm, pick your own carrots, have fun with the  kids activities and harvest games, enjoy some delicious food and of course there will be the World’s largest carrot cake.

Huntsville

Fall Fair – Annual Fall Fair with horse pulls and rides to please all. The fair has been a favourite with families and people just getting in touch with the agricultural side of Muskoka.

 

Lindsay

Lindsay Exhibition (LEX) – The theme of the 2013 LEX is ” FARMERS FEED YOU.  The LEX is 5 day fall fair and exhibition full of entertainment, concerts, midway rides, demolition derby, truck & tract pull, and agricultural competitions and displays.

Lucknow

Fall Fair – Fall fair fun includes:  Livestock Shows, Heavy Horse Show, Teen/Adult Dance, Log Sawing, Soap Box Derby, Agricultural & Homecraft Exhibits, Arm Wrestling, Texting Competition, midway and more.

Milton

Milton farm Craft Show @ Country Heritage Park – Discover something to delight all your needs including: Gourmet Food, Fashion, Art, Furnishings, Skin Care, Jewellery, Stained Glass & more

Morrisburg

Fall Fair @ Upper Canada Village – Come out for the annual reenactment of a traditional 1860 fair complete with livestock,  best of things made and grown at Upper Canada Village, gricultural and dairy products, vegetables, flowers, handiwork and fine art .

Newmarket

Buskerfestival – Outdoor buskers and stage performers including juggling, magic, puppetry, music, comedy, theatre, face painting, balloon twists, caricatures, clowning, dance, music and circus stunts. Free admission.

Ottawa

Richmond Fair –  The Fair promotes agricultural awareness within the City of Ottawa, a city with the largest agricultural land base and agricultural economy in Canada.  In addition there will be a demolition derby, live music shows, aerial shows, rock climbing, reptile shows, BMX bike shows, etc. provide a vast array of entertaining events for the whole family.

International Animation Festival – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest event of its kind in North America, a major film event attracting attendees from around the world. Film buffs, art lovers and cartoon fans won’t want to miss this year’s great line up of screenings.

Parkhill

Fall Fair – Our theme this year is Magic, Memories and Music. We hope to provide you with lots of music, magic shows and new this year a Classic Car show and activities to give you a walk down memory lane. Gable Bros Amusements will be our midway provider and of course the weekend will conclude Sunday with the most popular derby around Middlesex County!

Port Elgin

Wild for the Arts Festival – Join us for this fun weekend and prepare to be inspired by nature!  Free family fun, writing and art inspired by nature. Campground studio tour and sale, unique canvas, children’s art and writing activities and campfire, along with musical interludes in the woods

Richmond Hill

Family Fair @ Crosby Park – Crosby Park Family Fair entertains families of all ages in a carnival type setting, including your favourite cartoon characters, inflatables, children’s entertainers and much more.

St George

Applefest – There’s something “a-peeling” for everyone at Applefest.  A fantastic festival highlighting apples, pies, crafts, artisans, live entertainment, kids’ rides and much more.

Stratford

Fall Fair – The Stratford Fall Fair has a super fun weekend planned with exhibits, midway, 4-H show, Battle of the bands, shows, contests and entertainment.

Thornhill

Village Festival – Held on the streets of historic Thornhill, the festival will include a Parade, 130 booths, a variety of food, beer garden, great music, rides and events for kids and teens, Battle re-enactments and More!

Toronto

Pioneer Harvest Festival @ Black Creek Pioneer Village – This Mennonite and Pennsylvia-German festival is full of delicious foods such as home made pies, cheese curds, sausages, apple butter, hand-made ice cream and more.  Don’t miss the fast-paced, one of a kind quilt auction!  There will also be wagon rides, kid’s activities, music and livestock programs.

Windfest – Kites, kites and more kites.  Windfest is Toronto’s largest kite festival. From expert kite fliers, to kids flying their first kite, there is a space for everyone at WindFest. Kite flying is a fun, safe, creative and multi-cultural activity that anyone can enjoy! We’ll have workshops on how to make kites, and how to fly kites too!

Sweets & Treats Festival @ Sugar Beach – Taste some of Toronto’s best sweets, from the food trucks and vendors as well as other delectable treats. There will also be a beer and wine garden and buskers performing throughout the day. This all-ages event features tons of activities for the kids. To add to the excitement there will be a midway of rides and inflatables.

The Grapevine Festival – There will be various shows and programs for both kids and adults, some of the activities are: Unique foods that feature the flavours of the neighbourhood, wine and cheese tasting, live entertainment, children’s rides, activities and inflatables.

Word on the Street – Canada’s Largest One-Day Book and Magazine Festival And it’s FREE!  There will be lots of family-fun activities at the festival. KidStreet is a special area of the park devoted to families, and offers exciting children’s programming all day in the TVO Kids Stage, the TD Children’s Literature Tent and the Children’s Activity Tent.

Waterloo

Royal Medieval Faire – Hear Ye… Hear Ye… Welcome lords and ladies to the Royal Medieval Faire! Huzzah! The Royal Medieval Faire is one of the premier medieval festivals in Ontario. Join us for our 16th year and a great celebration with food, music, magic and swordplay

Windsor

Children’s Fest – Children’s Fest is a fun, family friendly festival where kids of all ages enjoy live music, creative arts, food, hands-on safety and healthy lifestyle activities and more. Now in it’s 18th year, this annual fall event combines great live entertainment with lots of fun educational activities that encourage children and their families to create, explore and learn in an exciting environment

Know of an upcoming fun family event?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca and we’d be happy to share your event!