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Thanksgiving in Burlington

by TourismBurlington

Over this upcoming long weekend you have time to sneak in some outdoor fun before the old weather hits!  Here are some great events that will be happening this weekend:

PumpkinsThe Pumpkin TrailRunning for the month of October you can experience fall products and activities in the region of Halton.  Explore pumpkin themed events, on-farm markets, restaurants, specialty retail shops, accommodations and local attractions for an unforgettable experience.  When you participate in the self guided trail you have two ways to win terrific prizes which have been donated by the participants of the Pumpkin trail.  You can either enter the random draw by completing the online survey, or by sending a photo of your pumpkin trail experience.  Check their website for contest rules and for more information about the Pumpkin Trail. You can also pick up a copy of the trail at the Tourism Burlington office.

Enjoy a picturesque drive through the rolling rural countryside to Northern Burlington.  With the changing leaves and conservation areas, it is such a treat.  At some of the local farms you can purchase or pick your own products, and in some cases participate in tours.  For a complete list of farms in the area visit the Halton Region website.  At Stonehaven Farm Market you can pick your own pumpkins, visit the giant corn maze and kids zone and take home baked goods and local product.

Lunch Fun fallAt Springridge Farm visit the farm market, gift shop and bakery,  where you can pick up home made pies and preserves. While you are at the farm enjoy the Harvest Festival (10am-4pm) for only $11.00 per person which includes a professional puppet show “The Great Pumpkin Mix-Up”, wagon ride to the 5-acre corn trail, spooky boo barn, spiderweb climber, farm yard pipe slide, access to the fun farm yard: farm animal barn, escarpment lookout, giant sandbox, witches mouth and tricky trails corn maze, straw bale jumping & pyramids and the new singing chicken show.  There are also, pony rides available at an additional cost.

Fall into Nature will be taking place over the weekend at the 7 Conservation Halton Parks allowing visitors to enjoy chairlift rides with stunning views (I cant wait to try this), self-guided and interpreter led tours, wagon/tractor rides through the parks, educational and interactive programs.  The festival event runs from 10am-5pm at all seven locations. See activities by park  Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Kelso, Mount Nemo, Mountsberg, Rattlesnake Point, and Robert Edmondson and start planning your visit.

On Saturday and Sunday you can also enjoy Season of Falling Leaves at Crawford Lake from 10am-4pm to enjoy the spectacular fall colours of the Niagara Escarpment. Visit the Iroquoian Village and learn more about the autumn harvest for Ontario’s first farmers.  Enjoy guided hikes, self guided crafts, discovery hunts and videos and visit the beautiful and unique gift shop any day of the week.

If you are like me and have a shiny new digital camera and want to take pictures of the changing colours but don’t know how, then this is just the thing for you!  At Mountsberg Conservation Area on Saturday Oct 12 from 9am-12noon, there is a fun beginner’s workshop introducing the world of Digital Photography for both Point and Shoot and SLR type cameras.  Joing the Photography Workshop: Fall Colours event for only $15.00 + HST guided by professional photographers Serena Livingston-Moorhead and Mandi Moore. The workshop will be spent out in the field learning techniques, tips, and terminology including exposure, composition, shooting modes, support ideas, and more (weather permitting).  Advance registration required.

Burlington Performing Arts CentreIf the great outdoors is not for you, check out the Burl-Oak Theatre Group presentation of “The Sunshine Boys” taking place at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on Friday Oct 11 & Saturday Oct 12.  A touching tribute to the past, it is a “hats off” remake of one of their most popular productions ever. Themes of friendship and nostalgia are explored in this touching comedy. Tickets are $28 each and are available at the box office or by phone at 906.681.6000.

To check out what is open and closed this weekend, be sure to visit the City of Burlington’s Website.

What ever you are doing this holiday weekend, please make sure to dress for the weather and have FUN!  For more ideas about what there is to see and do visit us at our Visitor Information Centre open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9am-4pm. You can also contact us via our website, Twitter or Facebook.

Nelia Gubbels

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