Come for the Cranberry Craze at the Cranberry Festival
Cranberries? Check. Fall fun? Check.
Taste the unique bounty from the Muskoka area’s cranberry farms, and celebrate fall in fashion. The Cranberry Festival is a tasty trip and a can’t-miss-it event.
The festival began in 1984 as a way to draw tourists and to revel in the area harvests. Visit on October 14-16, 2016, and find out what it’s all about.
Things to Do at the Bala Cranberry Festival
Activities & Events
The Bala Festival is chock-full of activities and events to attend. This stuffed schedule means there’s something for everyone!
Check out an 1800s blacksmith demo, attend a pancake breakfast, let the kids enjoy the petting zoo and face painting, eat some delicious chili, and take in some music and live entertainment — this is just a sample of what’s available.
Friday, October 14 — Head to Maple St. Main Stage to see One Good Turn perform at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Saturday evening, October 15 – Bala Falls Rd. Stage will host Championship Wrestling at 4 p.m. The Maple St. Main Stage will see One Good Turn performing again at 3 p.m., followed by Sticks & Tones at 4 p.m.
At the Marshes
At Iroquois Cranberry Growers, take a tour in a horse-drawn buggy and shop for cranberry products. At Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh & Winery, you can stand in the bog, take a wagon tour, try some wine, or even hob aboard a helicopter tour.
Plan a bus tour and enjoy the festival with a group. The festival office offers Friday discount group rates if you pre-purchase tickets.
Where to Eat & Stay
Eat chili and fair food at the festival, or roam around Bala and Muskoka to eat at one of the many fine establishments.
While you’re attending the Bala Cranberry Festival, the perfect place to stay is the Bayview Wildwood.