Thanksgiving Canada Weekend 2016 Celebrations: Food Events at Cranberry Festival, Pumpkinfest and Harvest Brunch

Thanksgiving Canada 2016

For the Thanksgiving Canada weekend, there are plenty of food events going on that highlight Thanksgiving Canada food. These events include the Cranberry Festival, Pumpkinfest, Harvest Brunch, and much more.

Over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, you can indulge in many baked goods for Thanksgiving brunch or Thanksgiving dinner; but if you’re looking to get out and about this weekend, why not hit up one of these local events?

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

This event will take place Oct. 8 in Fort Langley Village. Here you will begin your day with a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting with many vendors and sampling plenty of baked goods – many of which contain cranberries, of course.

UBC Botanical Garden Apple Festival

This festival runs after Thanksgiving – Oct. 15 and 16 – at the UBC Botanical Gardens. This year marks the garden’s 100th anniversary; and so, festival attendees can expect to consume over 36,000 pounds of apples along with other festival foods, including perogies, pizza, and popcorn.

Pumpkinfest Toronto

In Toronto, Pumpkinfest will be held, which will include farmer’s markets, baked goods for sale, and the Pumpkin Express Train. There are games and prizes to be won, and even a “Little Miss Pumpkin Fest Toronto” contest.

It runs all weekend, and doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

Toronto Zoo Panda Party

If you love pandas, then you’ll definitely want to party with them this weekend at the Toronto Zoo. This Thanksgiving weekend marks the baby pandas’ first birthday, and the zoo is holding a panda-themed party for three days. The only question is, what kind of cake do pandas eat?

Harvest Brunch at Casaloma

If you’re more into history, then you’ll definitely want to head over to Casa Loma for a harvest brunch. The annual Thanksgiving brunch costs $60 for adults and $45 for children. Along with your brunch, you’re also invited to explore the castle.

Halloween Haunt

If you want to get your scare on before Halloween, running the whole month of October is Wonderland’s Halloween Haunt. The amusement park becomes a scary place with the dead coming back to life. Along with walking through spooky mazes, you can also enjoy your favorite rides.

No matter what you’re feeling this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, there is something for everyone. From handmade markets, to freshly baked goods, and even some spooky gatherings – why not venture out and explore your local city offerings after your Thanksgiving brunch or dinner?

If we didn’t mention any events near you, feel free to check your local papers or community listings to see what is going on – you’ll never know what you’ll find.


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