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Farmfest Host Sites

2021 Farm Sites

Visiting cows in field.
F1: Organicfest at O'Brienview Organic Farm

We are a family-run organic farm in the heart of the Kawarthas. We raise beef, chicken, ducks, vegetables and all the feed for our livestock. Walk out in our pastures to get up close with our Belgian Blue/Black Angus and Waygu cattle & calves. Visit with Heritage Berkshire pigs, chickens, and ducks, see vegetables in the greenhouse set up for fall and winter production. Bring a cooler to stock up on our frozen beef, chicken, sausage, meat pies and fresh vegetables. Be sure to bring along a cooler to keep your purchases cold.

Ongoing: Interact with cattle, pigs and poultry. Learn about organic farming. Buy produce and frozen organic meat.

Location: 688 Country Lane, Cameron; north off Highway 35.

Phone: 705-887-3974 Facebook: O'Brienview Organic Farm

Sheep
F2: Sheepfest Crow Hill Farm

Visit our registered Corriedale sheep flock, a dual purpose breed for both meat and wool. See our honeybee yard and learn about processing honey. Visit the laying hens and for an add fee of $4 collect your own fresh eggs to take home or purchase them already picked. Watch a wool spinning demonstration. Frozen lamb, honey, maple products and eggs for sale from our farm stand. Also available for purchase are Corriedale hand spinning fleeces.

Ongoing: Sheep in their pastures, wool spinning, egg collecting $4, educational displays, farm stand.

Location: 35 Ranchers Road, Cameron. From Highway 121 at Highway 35 go south on Ranchers Road.

Phone: 705-359-1376, email: crowhillcorriedales@gmail.com

Girl feeding pig.
F3: Pigfest at Three Forks Farm

Take a walking tour of our site and see our happy laying hens, turkeys, sheep and pigs (and hopefully some piglets!) socializing out on pasture and even in the forest. The turkeys and mama pigs are especially social and always put on a show when there is company around! You can also wander through our garden and our greenhouse to see fall veggies growing. Lunch available - enjoy a sausage hot off the grill or pack a cooler and take some delicious pasture raised frozen chicken or pork cuts home with you. We will also have seasonal vegetables and eggs available for purchase.

Ongoing: Pigs, sheep and turkeys available for easy viewing. BBQ sausage on a bun and drinks for sale. Kids activities for all ages.

Location: 345 Colony Road, Bobcaygeon; west from Pigeon Lake Road south of Bobcaygeon.

Phone: 705-931-5338 www.threeforksfarm.ca

kids picking blueberries
F4: Blueberryfest Wilson's Fresh Blueberries

We have four acres of blueberry bushes planted in the field and thousands more in the nursery. Learn about planting these bushes for yourself as edible landscaping. Tour the blueberry field and nursery. Learn about our efforts to grow sustainability. Sample blueberry treats. Frozen blueberries for sale. Blueberry crafts for kids.

Ongoing: view the blueberry field, crafts for kids.

Location: 61 Settlement Road, Lindsay; Take Pigeon Lake Rd. and go north on Settlement Road north on 'S' curve.

Phone: 705-799-0315, website: www.facebook.com/WilsonsFreshBlueberries

girl brushing miniature horse
F5: Minifest Small Hooves, Big Hearts

We are a miniature horse farm right on the edge of town and situated on a 170 year-old farm. Meet the miniature therapy horses who call TPS Equine Stables home. Spend time with their quarter horse friends and the Muscovy ducks, watch the 2021 Small Hooves Big Hearts Competitive Team go through their obstacle course or take a walk on our Snail Trail through the woods and around the wetlands. For an extra fee of $5 you can groom a mini or take a carriage ride. The 10 minute, unique grooming experience includes your whole family. Whereas the cart ride includes 2 people, up to a maximum combined weight of 350lbs, with children under 10 requiring an adult to accompany them, and sanitized helmets are included. Shop our farm market gift shop and learn everything you could ever want to know about miniature horses.

Ongoing: Visit miniature horses, walk the Snail Trail, groom a mini or take a carriage ride ($5), shop the farm store.

Location: 14 Distillery Rd. E., Omemee; east from Queen Street south of Omemee.

Phone: 705-879-7034, website: www.shbhs.org

face of horse
F6: Lunar Rhythm Garden

Tour the 25 acre Pro-Cert certified organic vegetable farm dedicated to growing 75 variety of vegetables in the field and with high tunnels and greenhouses. Cultivation powered by four heavy draft horses. Visit the cows and calves, pigs, miniature horses and chickens. Visitors can see the cold storage, greenhouse and vegetable wash station. Visit the kids petting zoo by donation, to sit with bunnies, groom miniature horses and lead the goats. Guided tours of the gardens are available at request of visitors. Fresh organic produce, meat, honey and apples are available for purchase. Portable toilets available.

Ongoing: Tours of the vegetable fields and high tunnels, visit animals, petting zoo entry by donation ($), purchase farm fresh produce, honey apples and frozen meats.

Location: 253 Gray Road, Janetville. South from Highway 7A on Century Farm Road then right on Gray Road.

Phone: 905-986-9612, website www.lunargardens.ca

Entrance Corn Maze
F7: Pumpkinfest at Stellmar Farm

See giant pumpkins and visit the craft tent at Stellmar Farm, which features: pumpkins, squash, gourds, fall decorations, flower arrangements, decorative corn, wreaths, fall crafts, gourd art, preserves, honey and tasty pumpkin bread.  Try your luck at guessing the weight of the giant pumpkin to win a gift basket. Perhaps even learn the secret behind growing giant pumpkins! Try out our full line of homemade soaps, body butters, and lotions: many products contain our own beeswax and honey. For an additional fee of $5 per person or $15 per family of 4 or more, take a tour through our haunted corn maze. We're also offering a hot dog lunch special. Washrooms available.

Ongoing: Farmfest participants can guess the weight of a giant pumpkin, walk the corn maze ($), vote for the best monster in the maze, purchase farm products, hot dogs and crafts.

Location: 136 Sandbar Road, Little Britain; East of Valentia, south off Elm Tree Rd.

Phone: 705-786-0431 www.stellmarfarm.com

people around a hot chocolate stand
F8: Horsefest Valentia Equestrian Centre

Visit the animals - horses of all sizes, goats, Mary our alpaca, Arnold the pig, chickens and Herman the turkey. In addition to all the animals, Marshall from Paw Patrol will be attending. Walk our trails throughout the property. We will be providing pony rides at an additional fee of $5 and will be implementing COVID safety procedures for the ride. Because we will have to sanitize the tack after each rider we ask that you be patient as it may take longer than usual. The animals like stale bread or apple slices which are acceptable to bring along with you. *Please notify volunteers if you have brought food for the animals.

Ongoing: Visit horses and other animals, pony rides ($5), children's crafts, walk to a Paw Patrol themed tree maze, complete the scavenger hunt to win a prize!

Location: 188 Valentia Road, Little Britain; just north of Valentia.

Phone: 705-786-2226, website: www.valentiaequestrian.com

Wool textiles mill
F9: Woolfest at Mariposa Woolen Mill

Visit a working wool mill and traditional farm to learn about the process of making wool yarn, and batting for felting. Walk through our mill to see the wool fibres at different stages while learning of local wool history. See sheep and a loveable pig in the front pasture. Our farm market shop features farm raised meats, fresh produce, baked goods as well as on farm wool products and cheeses. Take a walk through the pumpkin patch and corn maze, entry fee is $8.50. Pumpkins sold separately. Kids crafts available. If you're looking for a tasty treat, we'll have a little something for everyone offered by our food vendor. Property is accessible.

Ongoing: See wool being processed into yarn, cording, or batting. Kids crafts. Additional cost for access to pumpkin patch activities and corn maze. Animals in pasture, and farm market store. We will have pumpkins available for purchase.

Location: 1275 Hwy 7, Oakwood ON K0M 2M0

705-928-5670  www.mariposawoolenmill.ca

Farmers' Market Sites

boy holding corn.
M1: Lindsay Farmers' Market

Start your farmfest Weekend at the Farmer's Market in Lindsay. Come celebrate the harvest by enjoying a Saturday morning tradition in downtown Lindsay, bringing you a large array of fresh food products & so much more.

Hours: Saturday, from 7 am - 1 pm

On Victoria Avenue, north of Kent St.

705-878-1392  www.lindsayfarmersmarket.com

 

person buying fresh veggies
M2: Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market - Cancelled for October 2nd

Update September 24: Bobcageon Farmers' Market is cancelled for October 2nd. The Bobcaygeon Fall Drive Thru Fair will be held at the Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds, 47 Mansfield Street, Bobcaygeon on October 2 and 3. While this event is not connected to Kawartha Farmfest, participants may wish to take in this free event. The Bobcaygeon Ag Society is inviting you to join them at their first ever drive thru fair on the beloved Bobcaygeon fairgrounds! 10am - 4pm each day. This is a FREE event, but they are accepting donations or non-perishable food items to be donated to the Bobcaygeon Helps Food Bank. Enjoy some of the sights, sounds and tastes of the fair from the comfort of your vehicle!

  • Beautiful fall displays by local businesses
  • Livestock on display: Cows, sheep, goats and more!
  • Equipment, tractors and antique vehicles
  • Live entertainment by local talents, including Kelly Burrows
  • A sweet treat! (while supplies last)
  • Plus, the first 250 vehicles will receive a goodie bag for attending the Bobcaygeon Drive Through Fair!

 Location: Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds, Mansfield Street www.bobcaygeonfair.com

The Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market will return Thanksgiving weekend.
www.bobcaygeonfarmersmarket.com

Person buy fresh veggies.
M3: Kinmount Farmers' Market

Come to Kinmount and try our fresh baked pies, breads, cookies, sauces, wood crafts and other favourites. Locally grown farm fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, honey, garlic, pickles and preserves.

Hours: Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm
Location: Austin Sawmill Heritage Park, Kinmount
Phone: 416-986-7216 www.kinmountfarmersmarket.ca

Countryside Attractions

Bobcaygeon sign.
A1: Kawartha Dairy in Bobcaygeon

Enjoy fresh Kawartha Dairy milk and ice cream from local dairy farms.

Location: 91 Prince Street, Bobcaygeon
1-877-4KD-MILK (1-877-453-6455)  www.kawarthadairy.com

Girl eating icecream.
A2: Kawartha Dairy in Lindsay

Enjoy fresh Kawartha Dairy milk and ice cream from local dairy farms.

Lindsay Dairy Barn, 71 Russell Street, Lindsay
705-324-0352  www.kawarthadairy.com

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