Last week we listed some fall events that you can look forward to in Mimico, so this week we decided to share with you some fun-filled activities in Burlington.

Beautiful fall walks at the Royal Botanical Gardens and many events held at local farms have us really excited for autumn!

Here’s what you can expect:

Applefest Fall Fair


The Applefest Fall Fair is held at the Ireland House at Oakridge Farm on Sunday, September 29th. There are many activities to partake in including scarecrow making, pony rides and face painting. And what’s an Applefest without apples? There’s pioneer apple schnitzing and a chance to make your own apple cider. The best part of the day is the Outdoor Pancake Breakfast to start it all off  - so don’t be late!

Annual Harvest Festival

Foodies, get excited as celebrity chef and author Michael Smith comes to the festival on Saturday September 22 for a meet-and-greet and book signing to kick off the festival that’s running every weekend in October. There are many other activities and events throughout the festival for the entire family including wagon rides, corn trails, and “The Great Pumpkin Mix-Up” puppet show!

Back to Nature Walks

burlington RBGWe love the Royal Botanical Gardens and as we’ve mentioned before, it’s a wonderful place to go birdwatching. September is a key migratory month and RBG is in the middle of many transcontinental bird migration routes making it a must-visit during September. There are many trails to explore and each of them will give you the chance to see dozens of different species of birds. There are also plenty of beautiful wildflowers that will soon welcome the monarch butterfly, another long distant visitor.

Culture Days


Canada’s celebration of arts and culture comes to Burlington on the weekend of September 28th. Many major cultural groups have come together to promote activities such as ZimSculpt at RBG on September 28th, Culture Days at The Burlington Performing Arts centre on September 30th, and demonstrations and exhibits at the Burlington Art Centre all weekend!

Halloween Spooktacular


Be prepared to be scared not once but twice, as this event hits Burlington on October 19th and again on October 26th. Ride the old, creaky streetcars and walk through the scary, haunted car barn. It’s a fun event that you don’t want to miss! It’s an event for all ages and reservations are not required, but costumes are highly encouraged.

Did we miss any? Let us know below!