Celebrating Diversity: Food, Land and People

At Windfall Ecology Centre, Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area, Aurora, Ontario

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Harvest Festival!

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your support, dedication and participation in spite of the unseasonably hot September weather!

Thank you to the organizations, companies, and groups who brought awareness to a variety of environmental issues, healthy living options and who sourced, produced and provided environmentally-friendly products, activities, goods and services!

Thank you to our food vendors and presenters for providing a wonderful variety of healthy organic food, and for providing menu options based on local produce to support our local farmers!

And finally, thank you to all of our generous sponsors - including Ontario150 and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, who without their generous support this event would not have been possible!

We received awesome feedback about the event, including some suggestions for next year that will help us make this Festival more inclusive in the future!

Local Food Fiesta

Celebrity chefs

Food sampling

Local market

Family & Kids Activities

Rock climbing wall

Nature Play Pop-Up

Veggie & Fruit Mobile Pop-Up and Blender Bike

Kids Eco Zone

Featured Attractions

Pioneer life reenactments

First Nations dance & drumming performance

Drum making, story telling, and arts & crafts workshops

Guided Fall Forest walking tour

Community exhibits & activities

Special Guests

Joyous Health

Chef Johl Whiteduck Ringuette of Nish Dish

White Pine Dancers and Blue Stone Cloud Drum


York Region Food Network