Fall Fairs and Harvest Festivals in Toronto 2018

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Markham Fair is one of the most popular fall fairs in Toronto, photo courtesy Markham Fair
Markham Fair, photo courtesy Markham Fair

September is here already! It’s incredible to think that the summer is almost over. But much as I’m sorry to see summer go, I’m already looking forward to fall and the glorious foliage that it brings with it. I’m exciting about wearing my new fall clothes and making soups and stews in my crockpot again. I look forward to walks in cool, crisp evenings wearing a hand-knit sweater and listening to the crackle of dried leaves as they blow in the wind. And I might even attend a fall fair this year. What better way to get in the mood for autumn?! There are a number of falls fairs and harvest festivals in Toronto in 2018. Have a read below:

Pioneer Harvest Festival at Black Creek Pioneer Village is one of the most educational fall fairs in Toronto, photo courtesy Black Creek Pioneer Village
Pioneer Harvest Festival at Black Creek Pioneer Village, photo courtesy Black Creek Pioneer Village

Pioneer Harvest Festival at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Visit Black Creek Pioneer Village on September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for their Pioneer Harvest Festival. The day will feature harvest themed activities such as sauerkraut making, apple snitzing, candle dipping, grain threshing, traditional games and a harvest scavenger hunt. Around the Town Hall Green, you’ll find delicious foods such as homemade pies, fried rosettes, sausages, apple butter, hand-made ice cream prepared by Mennonites.

High Park Harvest Festival

Celebrate the harvest season at the free Harvest Festival in High Park on Sun., Sept. 30, 2018. There will be artisans, local food, music, dance, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and roast potatoes and apple cider to enjoy. The Harvest Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to at Colborne Lodge and the High Park Children’s Garden, 11 Colborne Lodge Drive, 416-392-6916

Black Creek Pioneer Village Fall Fair

Visit Black Creek Pioneer Village for their Fall Fair on Sunday, September 16, 2018 for fall-themed activities including apple bobbing, exploring the mill, a pie eating contest, grain threshing, as well as Carnival games. The Fall Fair takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adults $15; Seniors (60+) $12; Student (15+ with ID) $12; Child (5-14) $11; and Child (4 and under) Free.

Markham Fair is one of the most popular fall fairs in Toronto, photo courtesy Markham Fair
Markham Fair, photo courtesy Markham Fair

Markham Fall Fair

Now in its 174th year, the Markham Fall Fair returns from September 27-30, 2018. Highlights of the Markham Fair include a demolition derby on Saturday night, a heavy horse show, Monster trucks, FMX bike demos, pie and quilt exhibits, live bands and food vendors. Admission is Adults (13-59) $15, Seniors (60+) $10, Children (5-12) $5, 4 and under Free. A Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) is $30. Purchase tickets online and get express entry at the gate. Hours are Thursday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is free. The Markham Fair is located at the Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road.

Brampton Fall Fair

The Brampton Fall Fair takes place September 13-16, 2018 and features a real rural experience. Visitors can expect to see a Demolition Derby, Antique & Classic Car Show, tractor pull, horse show, sheep show, horse barrel racing, six horse hitch, rabbit hopping, livestock show, agricultural display, Midway and beer garden. Purchase handmade and unique items at the Craft and Vendor Show. Adults $10, Children (5-12) $5, 4 and under Free. Weekend Fair Pass $25, Children’s (5-12) Weekend Fair Pass $15. The Brampton Fall Fair takes place at 12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon. Parking is free.

Will you be attending fall fairs in Toronto in 2018? Let me know in the comment section which fair you’ll be attending.

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