Apple festivals Canada Apple Festivals in 2023

Update for 2023:

It looks like most festivals are returning, aside from those that were killed off by the lockdowns of the past 2 years. That took a heavy toll on their finances. I am checking with them day by day, if you have an update for an, please tell me via the Feedback form.

Looking for a apple festival in Canada in 2023? (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 own website. 

Always click on the links to the festival to confirm this year's dates; weather and other conditions could cause a change at the last minute. They may change or cancel 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!

2023 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 held.  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 offer, and community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making apple jam, freezing apples, apple pies and much more.

Community Apple Festivals


British Columbia

  • UBC Apple Festival - Fall festival, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, events at your location (call for info)
    6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver , BC V6T 1Z4. Phone: 604-822-4529. Email: Open: Check our website for current 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 dogs!.
  • 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 -
    Salt Springs 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.


Pembina Valley

  • 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: 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.

Nova Scotia

  • 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.


  • Brighton Applefest - 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 September.
    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: 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, Jelly, Canning, Apple Pies, Recipes and More

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated apple directions:

Recipes and Canning directions


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