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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Celebrate Thanksgiving in apple country at Blue Mountain

Enjoy the Apple Harvest Festival powered by Volkswagen
Sept. 25, 2012.  Fabulous fall colours, crisp autumn air and even crisper apples. These are just some of the ingredients of the ultimate Thanksgiving experience.

You’ll find all this and more at the Apple Harvest Festival powered by Volkswagen, October 6th to 8th  in the towns of Thornbury, Clarksburg and Blue Mountain Village – just 90 minutes north from Toronto.

Awarded the Top 100 Festivals designation by Festivals and Events Ontario in 2011, Apple Harvest has worked hard to live up to the accolades in 2012.

 Besides the incredibly colourful fall scenery of the Escarpment and Georgian Bay, there are a host of free family events and activities to enjoy as you venture from one charming community to the next. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, enjoy live music, birds of prey shows, guided hikes, face painting, balloon twisting, pumpkin carving or a visit to the petting zoo. Get a taste of the local ciders and other apple delights with the Thornbury Harvest Beverage Passport –  new to this year’s festival.  And what says autumn more than mini-putting through an apple orchard? 

Plus, the Apple Harvest Festival is your chance to gear up for snow season at the Turkey Tent Sale. Situated at Blue Mountain’s south lodge, the sale features up to 75% off  ski and snowboard equipment, accessories and outerwear.

Hit the Trail in Volkswagen Style
An exciting and essential part of any visit to Canada’s second-largest apple growing region is a trek along the Apple Pie Trail – voted Best Culinary Tourism Experience in Ontario. The trail winds its way through incredible scenery along the Volkswagen Fall Colours Drive Routes  from Collingwood through the Beaver Valley to Owen Sound and is comprised of 33 stops. These feature the best in local apple cuisine, art, history, wine, cider and, of course, the region’s famous apple pies.
Customize your getaway with the Autumn Experience Hotel Pack and save 25 % on a range of activities and experiences including Scandinave Spa, Apple Pie Trail Adventures, Monterra Golf, Gondola rides and the Resort’s many exciting attractions. A value of $80 is included with your lodging package starting at $99/pp based on double occupancy.
There is no better way to enjoy the changing of the season, free family fun and all that Apple Country  has to offer than at the award-winning 8th Annual Apple Harvest Festival.
 For full festival details and to book your accommodations visit www.appleharvestfestival.ca today.

About Blue Mountain Village

The Blue Mountain Village is located between Collingwood and Thornbury in the Town of The Blue Mountains, at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment along the shores of Georgian Bay. Pedestrian streets framed with turn of the century Ontario architecture are full of life and decoration. With a wide variety of family activities including the Mountain Roller Coaster, New high and low ropes courses, 18 hole putting course, climbing wall plus  for shopping, dining and world class accommodations, the Village is an exciting four-season destination.
There’s ALWAYS something to do at BLUE.  For full event information and calendar, please visit www.bluemountainvillage.ca.

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