Canada Apple Festivals in 2021
Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:
It looks like most festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in lockdown-states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year.
Looking for a apple festival in Canada in 2021?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the apple
festivals in Canada we can find are listed on this page!
If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always
looking for more apple festivals! Please write me, if
you know of any to add! I update the dates as soon as the festivals
publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually
the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's
I update this list
every year, but still click on the
links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. They may change or
at the last minute. . If they don't have a
website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S
DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click
here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
2021 Apple Festivals in Canada - Where, When and More to Find an Apple Festival Near You!
Apples typically ripen from July (yes, some early varieties start
then, especially in southern areas)
through early November. Most apple varieties ripen in
Spetember and October and this is when most apple festivals are
Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, apples are
grown commercially in half as many states. They do not grow well in
very warm climates, like Florida, and along the Gulf coast, etc.
Apples require a certain number of hours of cold (below 40 F) in
order to produce fruit. So most commercial apple production and
apple festivals are north of Interstate 20 (I-20).
There are two general types of apple festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2).
Apple festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they
community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately.
(of course not all states and areas have both.)
festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about
making apple jam, freezing apples, apple pies and
Community Apple Festivals
- UBC Apple Festival - Fall festival, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, events at your location (call for
6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver , BC V6T 1Z4. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Check our website for current
hours www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/hours - and - directions.
Directions: UBC Botanical Garden 6804 SW Marine Drive @ 16th
Avenue Vancouver BC C-20 Bus.
Click here for a map and directions. Apple Festival Saturday
October 18 and Sunday October 19 11 am to 4 pm. Payment: Cash,
only. $4 adults, under 12 free includes FREE entry to the garden.
A family event for all ages, the Festival celebrates one of
British Columbia's favourite fruits. Between 35,000 & 44,000
pounds of organic, heritage & conventional apples are for sale.
Apple pie, apple juice, apple cider are for sale & 100+
varieties of apple trees perfect for the home garden. One of the
most popular activities at the Apple Festival is $5 apple
tasting where curious event goers can taste up to 60 varieties
of apples grown in British Columbia. While supply lasts. NO
Apple Harvest Hoedown and Quilt Show -
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. Music, square dancing, apple contest, games,
quilting shows and demos.
Salt Spring Island Annual Apple Festival -
Island, British Columbia, Canada. Apple tasting. Choose which
orchards to visit using the map they supply!
UBC Apple Festival -
weekend in October from 11 am to 4 pm
Vancouver, BC. Event dates: October from 11 am to 4
pm. Located throughout the grounds of the Botanical Garden. Free
admission. One of the most talked about and enjoyed events in
Vancouver. A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival
celebrates one of British Columbia's favourite fruits. All are
welcome to attend, from children learning about the diversity of
apples to those who remember tasting heritage apples in their youth.
Every year, between 11,500 and 13,500 kilograms (25,000 and 30,000
lbs) of apples are sold to a hungry public. Also available for sale
are many varieties of apple trees grafted onto dwarfing root stock,
perfect for the home garden or patio. New owners of apple trees
often attend one of the espalier and pruning demonstrations. One of
the most popular activities at the Apple Festival is apple tasting.
For $2.00, curious eventgoers can taste up to 60 varieties of new
and heritage apples grown in British Columbia. Learn the history of
those varieties from the Friends of the Garden's "published
in-house" Apple Booklet.
Morden Corn & Apple Festival - apples, corn (sweet),
produce for sale, produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop,
gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, parade, musical
entertainment, carnival rides, restrooms, picnic area, face painting,
petting zoo, farm animals, events at your location (call for info),
Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather, FREE admission,
200 - 379 Stephen Street, Morden, MB R6M 1V1. Phone: 204-823-2676.
Fax: 204-822-1625. Email:
[email protected]. Open: The Morden Corn and Apple Festival is
held annually on the 4th weekend of August; (August 24, 25, 26, 2012).
Directions: Morden, Manitoba is located in south central Manitoba, 75
miles south west of Winnipeg via PTH #3 or PTH #75; or 12 miles north
of the U.S. border. Our exact geographical location is Longitude: 98
degrees 6' West Latitude: 49 degrees 11' North.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
Click here for our Facebook page. It's Fun and It's Free: Free
admission, free parking, free hot buttered corn-on-the-cob, free apple
cider, free live stage entertainment on 2 stages, free children's
events, free historical bus tours, free shuttle bus service. We are
famous for the largest Parade in Manitoba. Wonder Shows midway brings
out the kid in all (it's not free but it sure is fun. Also enjoy old
tyme dancing, a vintage car/Harley Davidson Show 'n Shine, Tractor
Pull, Mud Racing, Crafts, vendors, Farmers Market and much more. All
features and events can be found on our web site.
Old Time Apple Festival -
Berwick,Nova Scotia, Canada. May be discontinued - their website has not
been updated in 2 years.
Wolfville Annual Apple Harvest Festival
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Event dates: 6th Annual Apple Harvest
Festival October 17-18-19, 2003. Food and drink, children's activities,
music, outdoor farm market, apple produce displays and sales, petting zoo,
children's bouncy castles, clowns, magicians, balloons, and face painting.
- Date unknown
Brighton, Ontario, Canada. Phone: 613-475-2775. Email:
Meaford Apple Harvest Craft Show -
At the Meaford Arena & Curling Clubon Collingwood Street, West Meaford,
Ontario, Canada. Event dates: Saturday, September 30th. 10am to 7pm and
Sunday, October 1st. 10am to 5pm. Admission: $4.00 12 and under $1.00 Over
200 exhibits to visit and shop at including needlework, leather,
blacksmithing, woodworking, colonial tinware, wooden and stuffed toys,
collectibles, stained glass, pottery, folk art, paintings in various media,
photography ...... and much, much more.
Ruthven Apple Festival - The festival occurs every last weekend of
Ruthven Apple Festival is held at Colosantis tropical gardens . Colasanti's
is located in the community of Ruthven, in Kingsville, Ontario, at 1550 Road
3 East, Kingsville Ontario. Great food crafts and entertainment for all ages
- St. George Apple Harvest Festival
- every year on the 3rd weekend in September.
St. George Village, Brant County, Ontario, Canada. Event dates: every year
on the 3rd weekend in September. For over 20 years St. George has hosted our
Apple Harvest Festival in Southern Ontario. We offer apples of all kinds,
pies, dumplings, craft show, antiques, children's activities, entertainment
and much more. Something a-peeling for everyone and it's Free!
See this page for a map!
- Thanksgiving Applefest - date unknown
Thornburg, Ontario, Canada. Phone: 519-599-3223. Email:
- Van Egmond House-Museum Ciderfest - Sunday in late September; ,
September 29, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM
Kippen Rd and Front Rd,
Egmondville, ON N0K 1G0. Phone: 519-522-0413. Email:
[email protected]. Ciderfest is a gathering of vendors and
demonstrators who display, and sell their wares. This is an annual event to
raise funds for the on-going up-keep and maintenance of the Van Egmond
House-Museum. Burgers, hotdogs, fries, apple fritters, apple cider, soft
drinks are available.
Farm Apple Festivals
In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own apple festivals.
See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them
until the end of May). They usually have PYO apples then, too.
Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making
directions at the bottom of the page.
- We will be adding these as we find them; Please write me,
if you know of any to add!
Related Apple Information: Freezing, Making Jam,
Canning, Apple Pies, Recipes and More
Also, see our pages on easy illustrated apple
Recipes and Canning directions
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!