Fall fair in the city? Yuppers – Ireland House is going to show what used to be done in the city – a long time ago.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  October 22, 2012  An old-fashioned fall fair right here in the city!  Next weekend, Sunday, September 30th! ~11 – 4 p.m. at the Ireland House at Oakridge Farm,  2168 Guelph Line, Burlington

The Farmall tractor – hundreds of the things, if not a couple of thousand, tilled the fields that are now sub-divisions in Burlington. Manufactured by International Harvester, a company that has been in Burlington for more than fifty years but is now moving to Hamilton

You can start the day with a Country-style home-made pancakes & specialty syrup! That runs from 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

What else can you expect?

Jump into the sea of hay and join in a great harvest fair tradition – Make Your Own Scarecrow!

How about a try at the Hay Maze?

Live roping demonstrations with the Ontario Rodeo Association!

Take a tour through the historic Ireland House

Experience historic cooking, apple schnitzing and apple cider making!

See antique tractors and historic automobiles on display.

Ireland House, a part of the Museums Burlington operation, is the only example of a farming property that is publicly viewable in the city south of Dundas, It is an excellent example of its period. Worth as visit

Watch as fascinating artisans demonstrate their craft! Make your own neat crafts! Have fun with the Fall Harvest Obstacle Course and Games, Pony Rides (12-3pm), Junior Farmer Competitions and Games, Fair-Style Activities, Historic Cooking and Horticultural society arrangements.

There will be animal exhibits and special farm displays! Check out the Trifles & Treasures Bazaar.  Find excellent fall treasures, home decorations and unique handmade items in the vendor area.  Enjoy live stage entertainment all day including country dance demonstrations and musical performances!   And don’t miss your chance to bid at the Applefest Silent Auction!

Finally, be sure to sign your children up for their chance to be crowned this year’s Applefest Fall Fair Prince and Princess! Contest is open to children 6-10 years old!

Admision to Applefest is FREE thanks to the generous support of The Rocca Sisters Team! Additionally, all children will receive a free goodie bag and a ticket to be entered into a draw to win a special prize basket!

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