Residents are invited to join the Town of Whitby on September 14, for the 20th annual Brooklin Harvest Festival – a free, outdoor, family-friendly event that celebrates the start of fall.

“The Brooklin Harvest Festival has been part of our village for the past two decades and is beloved by many who have attended it year after year,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “We look forward to once again welcoming residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy some festive fall fun.”

To kick off the 20th anniversary of the Brooklin Harvest Festival, a celebratory cake-cutting will take place following the event’s opening ceremonies at 10:15 a.m. New to the festival this year is the Harvest Corral which will feature a stagecoach, gold panning, western performances and more. In addition, families will enjoy festival favourites such as the kids’ zone, corn maze, rock wall, interactive games, wagon rides and live entertainment.

More than 75 food and community vendors will be on-site, including several from the Whitby Farmers’ Market, offering fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and other unique, homemade products. A number of local businesses will also be participating in special promotions and activities.

Earlier this year, the Brooklin Harvest Festival received a “Top 100” award from Festivals and Events Ontario – a provincial award that recognizes festivals and events that have outstanding achievements in the support, promotion and/or execution of festivals and special events in Ontario.

The fair takes place at Grass Park and Downtown Brooklin (with activities taking place along Baldwin Street from Cassels Road to Way Street)

This year’s event is proudly sponsored by Tim Hortons, Elexicon Energy, Trafalgar Castle School, Fieldgate Developments, Brooklin Village and Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery.

As the event is pedestrian-focused and includes road closures, residents are encouraged to walk, bike or use other forms of active transportation to get to the site. Secure and designated bike parking will be available at the event.

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