Agriculture plays a vital role in our economy and in attracting visitors to the region. The harvest season provides us with wonderful opportunities to showcase our local farmers, retailers, restaurants and attractions. This fall, explore all that Halton has to offer by experiencing the best local food and farms in Halton. From fall fairs to Harvest Halton and the new Pumpkin to Pastries Trail, Halton has something for everyone.
Pumpkins to Pastries Trail
Halton’s new Pumpkins to Pastries Trail profiles the people and places that produce and offer local food in Halton. Explore themed events, on-farm markets, restaurants, specialty shops and local attractions for a taste of the harvest season.
Join us from September 12 to October 31 on Halton Region’s Pumpkins to Pastries Trail and explore the best local food, farms and fall experiences around Halton! Visit halton.ca/pumpkinstopastries for more details.
Fall fairs have been a favourite tradition of Halton residents for over a century, offering a variety of exhibits, events and attractions for the entire family to enjoy.
Check with your local fair to see the entire list of events:
- Georgetown Fall Fair, September 9 -11
- Acton Fall Fair, September 16 -18
- Milton Fall Fair, September 23 – 25
I would like to thank the three committees – Georgetown Agricultural Society, Acton Agricultural Society and the Halton Agricultural Society – who work tirelessly year after year to ensure the fairs are a success.
Harvest Halton is an annual premier culinary event that brings Halton’s finest restaurants and local farmers together for an unforgettable farm-to-chef experience. This year, the celebration of local food and the autumn harvest will be held at two locations across Halton.
Each event will feature some of the region’s top chefs along with local farmers, breweries, and more. Come down and experience great food and entertainment:
- Thursday, September 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Toronto Premium Outlets
- Sunday, October 16 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. in downtown Oakville
Visit halton.ca/harvest for more details and to see which farmers and restaurants will be featured at each event.
Halton Region is home to an active and vibrant farming industry. As part of the Halton Region Strategic Action Plan 2015-2018, Regional Council is committed to supporting the economic sustainability of our agricultural sector. Our fall events help to showcase this industry and provide us with excellent opportunities to support the residents who make it all happen.
To learn more about Halton’s agricultural industry, attractions and events, please visit halton.ca/tourism.
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