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What to do this Labour Day Weekend

Posted by Gabriela Mendoza on August 31, 2017
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The Labour Day weekend is fast approaching! That means summer is officially coming to and end with many people going back to reality and the grind of work, and kids going back to school.

 

But thank goodness we have this long weekend coming up to make the most of it before going back. So don’t just sit around in your home unsure what to do, we have compiled some ideas on what you can do this weekend to have some fun and suck out as much as you can of the last days of summer.

 

Oakville Farmers Market

Pay a visit to Oakville’s farmers market! This market will be located in George Street in downtown Oakville and it will be running from 8am – 2pm this Saturday rain or shine.

 

 

Get some fresh and Ontario grown veggies like cucumbers and tomatoes. There will also be local Ontario honey and maple syrup and an amazing array of baked goods, deli meats and cheeses as well as farm-fresh eggs.

So if you’re hosting brunch, a BBQ or a dinner party why not get some of your ingredients at Oakville’s farmers market?

For an updated list of vendors, products and availability visit www.farmfreshmarkets.ca 

 

 Horse back riding

Enjoy the last days of summer by going horse back riding at The Ranch in Oakville!

You don’t have to be a skilled rider, the friendly staff at The Ranch will provide you with all the safety equipment to be able to enjoy your ride.

This activity is perfect for the whole family from kids ages 10 and up, and younger children can take advantage of their pony rides.

The Ranch provides outstanding adult and children’s lessons, a membership program, hay and sleigh rides, birthday parties, boarding and more!

Make sure you make a reservation to ride one of their many horses, but they are more than happy to accommodate drop ins.

 

Brewery Tour at Cameron’s Brewing Company

Are you a beer lover? Why not go to Cameron’s Brewery in Oakville to take a tour of their facilities to see how it’s made and enjoy some samples of their award-winning beers. You can even take some home with you!

You’ll be able to get a mixer pack with four of their beers to take and enjoy their brew at home.

 

 

Cameron’s Brewing has been brewing their natural ales and lagers since 1977 in Oakville.

Tours are available Saturdays at 1pm-3pm and can you can visit in groups of 2 or as many as 150 people

Click here to book a tour!

 

Escape Room

Want to do something that makes you think and that is more challenging for your mind? Well try the Narrow Escape Room in Oakville.

The Narrow Escape is a perfect place for you and family/friends to solve puzzles, take part in challenges and find hidden clues while working together to complete your mission.

Once you get in you will be told a story to set the tone, it could be about corruption or a who-done-it scenario. Then you will have 60 minutes to work as a team and escape.

Narrow Escape has four different rooms to experience like: hacked, zombie apocalypse, baker street mystery, and claustrophobia.

Make sure to book a reservation before you go!

 

iFly Experience

This is a great activity for thrill seekers! At iFly you can experience the thrill that skydivers experience during the free-fall portion of their skydiving jump.

An instructor will be there to help you along the way and you will be able to fly for 60 seconds (same as the duration of a real free-fall portion of a skydive) 2-4 times depending on what package you get.

 

Ribfest

Why not go to Oakville’s neighbour city of Burlington for Canada’s largest rib festival! This will be the 22nd time running and it begins Friday at 11am all the way through Monday.

Just head on down to Spencer Smith Park by the lake and you’ll be able to enjoy some delicious and succulent ribs.

There will be live music performances from different artists including Finger Eleven. You can also enjoy family rides, vendors and a portable escape room.

Featured ribbers will be Jack on the Bone, Sticky Fingers, Texas Rangers, Camp 31, and more.

For people with more strict diets some vendors will offer gluten-free sauces, and there will also be a vegan vendor (Global Locally) who will offer burgers and ice cream.

 

 

So there you have it! Go and enjoy one or all of these activities this long-weekend so you can start your September week on a good note.

 

 

Resources: Oakville’s Famers Market, Cameron’s Brewing Company, The Ranch, Narrow Escape, iFly, inhalton

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