It's that time of year again, colourful landscapes, vibrant fashions, contagious smiles and family and friends getting together to break bread and give thanks for another bountiful harvest.
Breaking bread with people of different creeds has been a common tradition for centuries here in Canada and it continues today with an annual celebration of food and breathtaking fall colours.The autumn days in the Georgian Triangle are warm, bursting with colour in every direction.Clear nights and crisp air linger, while gardens produce gourds, squash and fresh veggies galore! Thanksgiving is the time of year to give thanks to those we love and for what we are graciously given - a time for caring and a time to celebrate the vibrant colours as the leaves change and fall to the ground.
During the fall season, as we prepare for cooler nights to come, we also celebrate ‘Harvest of the Arts’, culminating during the Thanksgiving weekend.This event takes place in Collingwood’s downtown and is also the last farmers’ market of the season.Join in on the fun and visit the historic core of downtown Collingwood!You’ll ‘fall in love with Collingwood this fall’!
The big day begins on Saturday, October 11th, bright and early with the farmers’ market, artisan market and free wagon rides throughout the day.You’ll enjoy live, local, entertainment on the streets, various children’s activities and the ‘art of walk’ – most certainly something for the entire family.
With local celebrations taking place in and around the area, there’s no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend and no better place to explore the countryside, quaint harbour towns and remarkable fall colours!Or even take a long stroll along the largest fresh water beach in the world – Wasaga Beach.
Also check out the free activities throughout the Blue Mountain area (during Thanksgiving weekend) from the Village to Thornbury and Clarksburg.Bring along the kids for magic shows, stilt walkers and the annual tent sale.
While visiting Thornbury and Clarksburg be sure to check out the famous Honey House shop or drop by to pet the animals at the Farmers’ Pantry and check out their local goods and delectable, gourmet items. - http://www.farmerspantry.com. Enjoy live music, The Apple Pie Trail, street performers, hiking, biking, trails, gallery tours and much more – fall fun for the whole family!So much to do in the Georgian Triangle during Thanksgiving weekend!
Mark this annual celebration in your calendar and every Thanksgiving, celebrate the harvest in Ontario’s largest apple growing region, from Oct. 10-13in and around the area.
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