POSTED 09.14.18


Find fun this fall near Rockwell


The leaves might be changing and the weather might be getting colder but just because we’re saying so long to summer, doesn’t mean we need to say farewell to fun. We’ve got a great list of fall fairs that you might want to check out during September and October.

Fall Rural Romp

On Saturday September 29th, you can join other families on a self-guided tour of farms, markets and local businesses throughout Guelph and Wellington County. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the farmers taste some of the food that’s made from their farms, and meet and pet some of the animals they raise. You’ll also be able to enter the “Felfie” contest by taking a farm selfie at one of the locations and tagging it with #RuralRomp for your chance to win a food prize pack provided by the local farmers. For the kids there will be fun and games at every stop including an exciting treasure hunt/trivia game! The Rural Romp is a great way to get out and see what your local farmers do.

Applefest Fall Fair

September 16th is the perfect day to put the family in the car and head to Burlington for the Applefest Fall Fair. Hosted at the Museums of Burlington Ireland House this day of fun is sure to leave everyone smiling. You can meet baby bunnies, goats, ducklings & chicks, learn to make a fall floral arrangement in a mason jar and get your face painted. There are also some amazing historic house tours, a hay maze and loads of other events scattered throughout the day. Everyone is sure to be sleeping on their way home from this day filled with excitement.

Strom’s Farm & Bakery

This farm has been a Guelph staple for 40 years. It’s well known for hosting one of the best fall events that just happens to run every weekend from September 22nd-October 28th. There are 4 different mazes; a Tile Maze, a Rope Maze, a Straw Maze, and the 5-acre Corn Maze with nearly 5km of paths to get lost in. There are other fall classics like wagon rides, pedal carts a cedar spiral and the always popular Pumpkin Chuckin’ where you can launch pumpkins as far as your arms will let you. There’s even a puppet show performed three times each day! With so much to do, it’s no wonder they’re still around 40 years later!