Farm Fun

Not just for kids – local farms have created fun, educational and tasty ways for families to connect with agriculture.

You’ll find farm playgrounds, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and animal demonstration barns. Try out unique
activities, such as goat yoga, food workshops, and tours. Enjoy a BBQ lunch, a hot bowl of soup or a snack from the farm store.

Here are some of our favourite harvest and farm outings in Wellington County:

Farm Fun

Mapleton’s Organic Dairy

two kids petting calf

Always worth a stop – and not just because of the farm-made organic ice cream. Visit their animal demonstration barn and see a variety of farm animals including alpacas, ducks, chicken, pigs and more. Meet the dairy cows and calves, and see the friendly pygmy goats (return for goat yoga in next summer!). Adventure seekers can explore the tire mountain, barefoot path and cedar maze in their Farm Adventure Area. Make sure to try some of the delicious fall ice cream flavours or home-made foods in the on-farm café.

www.mapletonsorganic.ca

Hours: Open daily 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (until October 31).
Adventure Area admission: $5.00 plus HST per person, family rate of $20.00 plus HST. 

Strom’s Farm and Bakery

Farmhouse surrounded by hundreds of pumpkins

Strom’s Farm corn mazes are legendary – they have been raising money for local charities since 2002. The corn maze (over 6km of trails) is part of a huge Harvest Fun Area which features a wide variety of activities for all ages – tile, rope and straw mazes, wagon rides, pedal carts, cedar spiral, sand pit, human foosball and puppet shows just to name a few. Any visit to Strom’s farm isn’t complete without picking out your perfect pumpkin the thousands laid out in their front yard or browsing their bakery and farm market for the perfect fall treats.

www.strom.ca

Market and Bakery: Open Wednesday-Sunday (and Holiday Mondays) 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (until October 31).
Harvest Fun Area admission: $13.50 plus HST (ages 4 and up). Open weekends September 19 – October 31

Sunflowers of Elora at The Fieldstone Barnsunflowers in a field

Enjoy the beautiful colours and have a relaxing time on this small farm, located walking distance from Elora. Come out to see the sunflowers, take a stroll downtown to the shops and finish off with a bite at one of the many delicious restaurants. #sunflowersofelora

www.thefieldstonebarn.com/contact

Open September (weather permitting)
Admission – Public $5.00 per person (Weekends only)
Private bookings – $25.00 per group (Weekdays only - 30min time slot for groups up to 6 people)

Wellington Country Marketplace

kid petting horse through gate

A third generation butcher shop formerly known as Maziarz Meats. We feature an assortment of fresh ontario Tender Beef, pork, Chicken and Turkey, Baked Goods, preserves, Maple Syrup and Honey, Assorted Cheeses, Seasonal Fruits and vegetables. The marketplace features a newly expanded playground to entertain while you do your shopping. Bring the kids to visit up close and personal some great furry friends. You can pet our miniature donkeys, ponies, and other fun friends all while shopping for some of the best local produce and meats.

www.wcmarketplace.ca

Hours: Wednesday and Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

Festivals and Events

For even more Fall events see our events calendar.

Rural Romp Re-invented - September 19 to October 12
Discover fall foods and in-person and virtual farm and food experiences in Wellington County and Guelph.
More information.

Pumpkinpalooza 2020 - September 26, 27 and October 10, 11
U-pick pumpkin family outing with a selling table to stock up on veggies, meat or more fall decor!
More information.

Farm to Flame Outdoor Cooking Class - September 26
Learn to cook a variety of classic Indian dishes.
More information.

Sunday Flows at the Farm - September 27, October 4
All level yoga class in the countryside.
More information.

Yoga with Alpacas - Various dates in September and October
Why not try Yoga with Alpacas in the fresh air overlooking fields and forest!
More information.

 

Fall Fairs

2020 Fall fairs are cancelled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to celebrating again in 2021.

  • Drayton Summer FairFerris wheel and midway rides
  • Mount Forest Agricultural Society Annual Fall Fair
  • Palmerston Fair
  • Arthur Agricultural Society Fall Fair
  • Aberfoyle Fall Fair and Tractor Pull
  • Fergus Fall Fair
  • Harriston-Minto Fall Fair
  • Erin Fall Fair

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