Enjoy the rich autumn colours and bountiful fall produce in beautiful Downtown Brooklin!
Businesses and restaurants on Baldwin Street invite you to shop sidewalk sales, pop into unique shops and meet the local owners.
- Date and time:
Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Grass Park, 41 Baldwin Street (Baldwin Street, Cassels Road and Roebuck Street)
This event is free to attend.
- BAM Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at 9:00 a.m.
- Local businesses and community groups are creating "Pokemon Pandemonium" with Pokestops and more as the Pokemon GO craze hits Harvest Festival.
- Guests can browse for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants at the open air Harvest Marketplace.
- Kids are invited to play games, make crafts and enjoy other interactive activities.
- Local entertainment will captivate the crowd throughout the day.
Accessing the Event
Road closures: Harvest Festival is a pedestrian focused event. To provide safe, accessible aisles for pedestrian traffic the following roads will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10:
- Baldwin Street North from Cassels Road to Way Street
- Roebuck Street
- Cassels Road East from Baldwin Street to Church Street
- Portions of Durham Street, Princess Street and Campbell Street
Driving: Highway 12 traffic will detour north of Brooklin at Columbus Road and south of Brooklin at Winchester Road. Access routes throughout Brooklin are available for local traffic.
Parking: Residents are encouraged to use active transportation to access this event. Limited parking is available in the following lots:
- Downtown Brooklin municipal parking lot (3 Vipond Road)
- Brooklin Community Centre and Library (8 Vipond Road)
- Brooklin Memorial Park (access off St. Thomas Street)
On-street parking is available in Downtown Brooklin - please obey all parking signs and by-laws.
Active Transportation: Residents are encouraged to walk, bike or use other forms of active transportation to access Harvest Festival. This event includes road closures and its pedestrian focused.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is this event accessible?
Yes. Harvest Festival is an outdoor event, taking place on the streets of Downtown Brooklin.
- Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash, under control of their owner and owner's pick-up after them.
- Are there shuttle buses/transportation for the event?
No. Harvest Festival is pedestrian focused and event goers are encouraged to use active transportation to access the event.
- Will the construction on Cassels Road affect the event?
No, the event will run as usual.
Information about the many volunteer opportunities at all Town of Whitby events can be found on our Volunteers page.
- Sponsorship Opportunities
Aspects of most Town of Whitby events are sponsored by local businesses and community organizations. To find out how your organization can contribute to Harvest Festival please contact the Sustainability, Heritage, Downtowns and Community Development office by email or phone 905.430.4306.
- Special Thanks
For 16 years, Grass Park was the home of Group 74's Brooklin Harvest Festival, which was in partnership with the Town of Whitby. The Town thanks Group 74 members for their years of dedication building this amazing community event.
Harvest Festival is an annual celebration that takes place on the second Saturday of September. Check back for the 2017 Harvest Festival date.
Sustainability, Heritage, Downtowns and Community Development office by email or phone 905.430.4306.