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#BurlON – Week of Oct 12-19th

by Kelly Harris

Fall is a beautiful time in Burlington and there are so many great things to see and do. It’s a great time to be outdoors and enjoy the fresh fall air!

Kick off your weekend right with the Live & Local Music Series at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. To get the season started is Andy Griffiths & James Anthony Band at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are available at the door or in advance.

Fall into Nature continues at all 7 of the Conservation Halton parks.  Festival activities include chairlift rides to the top of the escarpment, wagon rides through the parks, educational and interactive programs (Iroquoian village and Deer Clan Longhouse) Birds of prey shows, Children’s activities, food, pumpkins, and more! It’s Forest Festival Public Day at Rattlesnake Conservation on Sunday and there are special activities planned for that. Mountsberg Conversation is having a Spooktacular Hallowe’en event. Join them Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-4:00 for a haunted barn, live snake presentations, live Birds of Prey presentations, face painting and lots more! And don’t forget the wonderful walking trails to get out and enjoy a hike – this weekend should be beautiful for fall colour!

The Aldershot Village Harvest Market is taking place this Saturday from 10:00-2:00, at White Oaks Plaza. There will be live music, local farm vendors as well as local hand craft vendors.

Hallowe’en is a few weeks away and there are some fun activities starting now. Don’t miss out on Camper Hallowe’en at Bronte Creek Provincial Park this Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th. It is sure to be a lot of fun with trick or treating, spooky activities and a campsite decorating contest. Make sure you reserve your site in advance to take part in this fun event!

Bronte Creek Provincial Park is also home to the Rotary Turkey Trot this Sunday for a 10:00 am race start! Sign up to participate in a 5 km walk or a 5/10 km run – all for a great cause, Food 4 Kids!

Take part in the Pumpkins to Pastries Trail in Halton region until October 31st. There are lots of farms, restaurants and sweet spots participating. Take a selfie while on the trail and post it to social media using #p2ptrail and you could win one of the weekly prize baskets.

Harvest Festival continues at Springridge Farm. Don’t miss out on all the fun there – a giant corn maze, tractor rides, puppet show, pony rides, hay bales, BBQ and make sure you hit the gift shop for great gifts and baked treats! Make sure you see the 850 lb pumpkin they have – it’s huge!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve enjoyed Farmers Markets since the spring but unfortunately they will be gone for the winter before we know it. Shop local and stock up on fresh produce. This is the last weekend for the Centro Market – so enjoy it on Sunday from 9:00 – noon in downtown Burlington. The Burlingon Mall Farmers Market continues until the end of October; Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00-2:00, Friday 8:00-4:00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re looking for something that isn’t outdoors as much, a great idea is to take part in the True Brew Path in the region. Visit various craft breweries and take a tour and learn about the brewing process. Enjoy some samples and buy fresh from the brewery.

Check out our Hallowe’en blog for more spooky and fun activities over the next couple weeks.

Oct 12 –Oct 19

 

Planning your visit to Burlington? We are always here to help, for more information on what to see and do give us a call at 877.499.9989, visit our website or connect with us on twitter or facebook

 

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