Quinte, On. real estate agent: Brighton Applefest 2010. Come on Out.

Brighton Applefest 2010. Come on Out.


The Brighton Applefest has become one of Ontario's premier fall festivals over the years. 2010 will be the 36th year straight for this grand festival. This year will be the biggest and best ever, in part because I'll be there along with the Remax balloon, but also because there's so much to do.

It's natural that Brighton should celebrate apples. The area around Brighton is well known for it's apple orchards, and the last weekend in September is set aside to clebrate the year's bountiful harvest. The small town of Brighton will be filled with all kinds of things to do for the entire weekend.  This year there will be an art show and some the the area's magnificent talent will have their works on display. There's going to be a street fair, and lots of vendors will be there with their wares. The art show and the craft show are sure to provide an afternoon's worth of interesting things to look at.

Barbeques, pancake breakfasts, steak dinners, and a pie eating contest should be enough to sustain the hungriest of hungry visitors for the whole weekend. The gazebo will be humming for the entire weekend, and for those who would enjoy a beverage while listening to the music, there's a beer tent. There will also be Live Theatre at the Proctor Simpson Barn, a play called Strictly Murder, put on by the Brighton Barn Theatre.

Saturday evening local (well, Cobourg is just down the road) country music singer Daynah Johnson, a Nashville recording artist, along with Rusty Zipper and D.J. Kevin Weaver will play at the Brighton arena. Tickets are only $20.00 for this show, so it's a great value.  Cheryl Dunn will close out the music on Sunday afternoon at the Evangel Pentecostal Church, 30 Butler St. - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

This is the time of year when many people start getting the blues because of the weather, so spending a quality, fun-filled weekend in Brighton might just be the anecdote to lift some spirits.  I'll see you by the balloon. Be there or be square.

Comment balloon 12 commentsMalcolm Johnston • September 21 2010 03:46PM


Malcolm - if nothing else blogging brings back memories of things we used to do years ago  ..... we have not been to an apple butter festival in at least ..... well lets just say around the time Brightons started

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 8 years ago


Thanks for posting this.. just the type of things I love to do as the temps start to slide and the leaves start to turn. I'm working on Saturday but Nella and I will attempt to make it on Sunday morning for the pancake breakfast. The site doesn't say if we can buy apples but I will arrive with an empty trunk.

We're going to stay to watch the dogs in the afternoon. I will leave my gun dog at home as I don't want him to feel embarassed....


Posted by Sergio DePinto (Royal LePage Maximum Realty.,Brokerage - Greater Toronto Area) over 8 years ago

Malcolm- It sounds like an event that is just up my street. They should serve cider instead of beer....it's made of apples.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, I have always enjoyed the drive in the country to some of these fall fairs.  I know we have stopped at the big apple in Picton, is Brighton nearby?

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Kathy Clulow ASP® SRES® Offering Full Real Estate Services Since 1973 (RE/MAX Scugog Realty Ltd Brokerage) What could be more fun than an applefest Kathy? You should plan to come out to one.

Sergio DePinto (Re/Max Premier Inc. - Greater Toronto Area) I'm sure there's going to be a lot of apples going around Sergio. I might just see you at the breakfast then.

Ellie McIntire Real Estate in Howard County Maryland (The McIntire Team of Long & Foster) Cider would be great Ellie, I'm sure they will be serving some up.  I think I'll be sticking with the freshly made pure apple juice though.

Chris Smith - serving South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville and area (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) Hi Chris, The Big Apple is in Colborne, just off the 401. It's on the wayto Picton though. Colborne is just one town down from Brighton. Aple Country.

big apple

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Sergio's appleSo I know you have a great big apple in Trenton. I visit often.. however, one day it came loose and I had to save it from rolling onto the 401 traffic....

I hope you guys got the problem fixed now.

In regards to the pies at the big apple. I hope they have those fixed too... omg... they're not as good as the old days.

Still a scenic part of our Provence.

Posted by Sergio DePinto (Royal LePage Maximum Realty.,Brokerage - Greater Toronto Area) over 8 years ago

Sounds like a tastey event Malcolm ;).

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - during my stint as a coach driver we would often stop at the big apple on our way to the eastern provinces

Posted by Barrie Clulow (My Time Is My Own) over 8 years ago

Sergio DePinto (Re/Max Premier Inc. - Greater Toronto Area) Nice save Sergio. You prevented a carnage on the 401 with your quick thinking.  You're right about the pies too.

Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) I'm saving up my appetite Janice.

Barrie Clulow (My Time Is My Own) It is a popular rest stop Barrie. I do see lots of coaches pull in.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago



This is a great time of year, particularly for Ontario... apple pie is an excllent reason to have a party.



Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker) Brian, you are so right, this is a great time of year to be in Ontario, and apple pie makes it just that much better.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Yumm - Applefest reminds me of living in Germany and driving down to Switzerland every Fall for several crates of Glockenapfeln (Bell Apples) - I have never found them on this continent - they are green, not terribly bitter and remain crunchy all winter long if kept in the cellar. How I miss good apples!!!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago