Brantwood Farms annual Fall Festival has become a staple of autumn for many families in Brant region.
Members of the Brownell family, which has roots in Brantford, say they try to get together every year to take in the fall colours, pumpkin patches and hayrides.
“It’s a nice family outing,” said one of 10 Brownell family members taking a hayride at Brantwood Farms on Saturday. “We try to do it every year.”
Gary Eves has been driving the hayride tractor at Brantwood Farms for the past eight years. Eves said he enjoys informing visitors about the farm.
“We get a lot of people from Hamilton and Toronto and had some from Timmins and Ottawa,” he said. “Some folks have never been on a cash crop farm like this before.”
Eves said his favourite part of the job is having fun along with Brantwood Farms patrons.
“That’s the best part,” he said. “The joking and kibitzing. I had one lad ask me how much it costs to get married and I told him: “I don’t know, I’m still paying.”
The Brantwood Farms Fall Festival continues every weekend in October and features pony rides, a corn maze and several children’s games.
During the last two weekends of October, the farm will host its famed haunted hayride, Ghost Encounters, which is not recommended for children. The haunted hayride runs the evenings of Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29.