Hamilton and Burlington are bringing the fun with greats fall festivals and fairs
By Todd Fryer
Broker, Century 21 Aberwin Realty
September brings fairs, festivals and great ways to herald in the first days of autumn. Hamilton and Burlington offer some of the area’s best outdoor, family fun options. So this September, be sure to take in a Hamilton or Burlington festival or fair.
159th Binbrook Fall Fair
The Binbrook Fall Fair offers many things for the whole family to do and see including taking in Canada's #1 Demolition Derby, visiting with farm animals, birds of prey, commercial exhibits, midway rides, live entertainment for all ages and more. Plus Sunday is family day!
11th Anniversary Hamilton Pagan Harvest Festival
On Sept. 15, visit for an hour or spend the whole day. It is a time for Pagans, families, friends and the community to gather and celebrate. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Gage Park, there will be acts at the Bandshell, workshops and lectures, rituals, vendors, live entertainment, children's activities and more. Admission is free.
163rd Annual Ancaster Fair
Come visit the Ancaster Fair for games, midway rides, animals, contests and more.
Open Streets Hamilton
Open Streets Hamilton is a community-based partnership dedicated to promoting active, healthy and inclusive lifestyles by temporarily transforming streets into a shared space for everyone to experience. Shuttle buses ran regularly between two locations or you can walk, ride and roll any day along the Waterfront Trail, take a trip on the Waterfront Trolley, or simply hop on the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) as you explore the city. Visit McMaster University’s campus, Westdale Village shops and the Ainsle Wood/Westdale neighbourhood at Open Streets Hamilton.
Battlefield Apple Festival
Enjoy a pancake breakfast, games, pumpkin decorating, demonstrations, entertainment, and don't forget to enter the Battlefield Bake-Off from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Battlefield Museum in Hamilton. Regular admission rates apply to the museum. Contact 905-662-8458 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hamilton.ca/museums.
Applefest Fall Fair – Burlington
Visit the Ireland House at Oakridge Farm in Burlington - admission is by Donation – for an outdoor Pancake Breakfast to start the day at 9 a.m. And if you love the country-style home-made pancakes and specialty syrup, you will love Applefest Fall Fair. It’s a fun event for the whole family with exciting activities and attractions of a country fair. Bigger and better than ever, Applefest will celebrate the changing of the seasons with fantastic games, crafts, free live musical entertainment and delicious “Harvest Fare” food such as country-style BBQ, delicious apple treats including apple blossoms with caramel sauce, apple cider and of course, apple pie.
36th Annual Family Fun Fair
If it is family fun and good food you are looking for, you won’t want to miss this year’s 36th Annual Fun Fair at Countryside Camp & Conference Centre in Cambridge. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., enjoy auctions, games, super Jump n Bounce rides, Animal Train, and Dutch, Canadian, and Hispanic inspired foods. For more information call 519-623-4860 or 1-888-226-7722 or vist www.countrysidecamp.com.