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.
The Annual Apple Harvest Festival takes place October 6-8 , from Thornbury to Clarksburg and Blue Mountain Village. Lots of fun for the family horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, guided hikes, an apple pie eating contest, cidery tours, art studio tours, caramel apple decorating, dancing, face painting, and fireworks at Blue Mountain Village on Saturday at 8 p.m. The fireworks will mark the 20th anniversary of the town’s amalgamation under the banner The Blue Mountains. For full event details and locations, click here.
In Collingwood on Sat., October 6, 2018, The last farmers’ market of the season, so don’t miss it! The Art Chair Auction will also take place during the final market. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Muskoka chairs that have been placed around town will be auctioned off. The minimum bid is $50 and the chair must be paid for and taken away at the end of the auction.
Wasaga Beach is hosting its first Fall hootenanny! On Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 12pm – 7 pm at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex on Mosley Street. There will be indoor and outdoor activities including axe throwing, wagon and pony rides, a petting zoo, a beer garden, and line dancing. There will also be live music. Admission is $3 per person or $6 for a family.
Brampton - The Knights Table in Peel Region is helping to fight hunger, with the World of Jazz Festival, bring a non perishable food item to combat hunger!
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! So much to do in the Georgian Triangle during Thanksgiving weekend!