The Apple Blossom Tyme Festival
Delicious apple delicacies and fun for the whole family are the highlight of May in Colborne.
This annual festival takes its name from the abundance of blossoms that crown the Apple Route, a gorgeous region of Northumberland County. During the transition from spring to summer, thousands of apple trees burst into a glory of flowers that signal a return to warm weather.
In its 31st year, the Apple Blossom Tyme Festival brings the county together to celebrate. It’s a fair for all ages, a showcase for delicious apple delicacies (make sure you come hungry!), and a weekend packed with fun activities.
This time around, we’re looking forward to the vendor marketplace, where you’ll find all things apple to take home: apple pies, apple butter, apple turnovers, and even apple chips. There will be non-apple delights as well—like books and toys from beloved local children’s books author Steve McKillop, preserves from Harvest Brinery, and all sorts of sparkly finds from Fifth Avenue Collection Jewellery.
In the off chance you don’t fill up on the Big Apple’s signature Dutch apple pie (with custard and raisins, yum!), there will also be an assortment of food trucks, as well as a beer tent; you can also expect indoor and outdoor stages rocking with the tunes of local musical talent, including renowned Colborne performers Little Lake.
If you have kiddos in tow, your first stop should be the festival’s midway. It’s non-stop fun, with bouncy castles, rock climbing, Nerf laser tag, a petting zoo and demonstrations from the Cramahe Fire Department.
There are special events scheduled throughout the weekend, too, including the much-anticipated pie eating contest, plus lots of other opportunities to win prizes. With so much going on, it’s easily a one-stop destination for fun in Northumberland County this weekend!
Apple Blossom Tyme Festival
The Keeler Centre
80 Division Street,
May 25th and 26th, 9 a.m to 4 p.m.