Applefest Fall Fair being held Saturday at Burlington’s Ireland House Museum


Published September 29, 2022 at 1:40 pm

Commemorating a prize-winning bushel of fruit, the Applefest Fall Fair is being held in Burlington Saturday, Oct. 1.

The event is being held at Ireland House Museum, 2168 Guelph Line, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day will feature main stage entertainment, vendors, tours of the Ireland House Museum, farm animals, historic demonstrations and a mini local food market. You’ll be able to treat yourself to a serving of the signature house-baked apple crisp.

The celebration goes back to the 1870s, when apples were Ontario’s most important fruit. John Ireland capitalized on this by expanding the Ireland family’s apple orchards, growing a variety of apples including, Northern Spy, Dessert, King, Baldwin, Greening, Mann and Wagner.

The Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto was a prestigious event where farmers could showcase their wares. Ireland was proud of his orchards and decided to enter a bushel of his best apples at the exhibition and as a result won first prize.

Capacity to Applefest is limited, so organizers are asking you to pre-register and note your selected arrival time. Reservations are available on the hour. Walk-in guests will be accommodated space permitting.

Parking is available at MM Robinson High School, please note, the walk to Ireland House Museum is approximately 10 minutes.

The cost is $10 for adult, $8 for children aged 3-12, two and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit here.

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