Burk’s Falls and Ryerson Township are our truly amazing hosts and they give us permission and support through permitting to host Harvest festival.

Having now spent 10 years in this small community we’ve learned a lot about how difficult it is for the tiny township to pay the bills of maintaining roads, commissioning EMS and the OPP’s services as well as the many other things that we all take for granted and usually feel entitled to.   They run a budget and it is a hard for such a small community.

Things like a RIDE program or a call for EMS and traffic causing measurable wear and tear on the roads are all realities we as individuals never really take to heart or understand. And on top of that, they incur an increased level of legal liability when we host Harvest in the jurisdiction.

So what can we do to give back to our hosts who truly take on a lot to welcome us with open arms?

We’ve done a great job with the FOOD DRIVE and we’ve become vital to the town. We hear how grateful the community is regularly.

Another thing we can do is SUPPORT the LOCAL and ESPECIALLY SMALL BUSINESSES in town. These shops have a difficult time staying open and rare events like ours can make the difference between keeping the lights ON or OFF.

Here’s a list of the businesses you may find helpful. We, and they, appreciate your support but remember you are a HARVEST AMBASSADOR so always act accordingly.

 

COFFEE AND SNACKS

  • *Burk’s Falls Welcome Centre (BEST COFFEE AND FUDGE) 170 Ryerson Cres, Burk’s Falls
  • Bakery by the Bridge 222 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Tim Horton’s 27 Commercial Dr, Burk’s Falls

 

EATING

  • British Boy Fish and Chips  61 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • *Papa Bear’s Family Café 174 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Al’s Diner  314 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Dee’s Bistro 120 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Yetti’s Pizza 117A Ontario St, Burk’s Falls

 

SUPPLIES

  • Collin’s Valu Mart 24 Commercial Dr, Burk’s Falls
  • Kwik Way Convenience 170 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Home Hardware 181 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls

 

FUEL AND AUTO

  • Shell Gas Station and Hayes Service Centre 148 Ontario St, Burks Falls
  • Paul’s Auto / NAPA Auto Pro 51 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls

 

BANKING (ATM)

  • RBC Royal Bank 189 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Kawartha Credit Union 186 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls

 

ARTS + CRAFTS + GARDEN

  • BluMoon Artisans 60 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • *Circling Hawks Centre 156 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Crafter’s Corner 191 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Garden Market by Sandhill Nursery 85 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Impressions by Elli 174 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • *Northern Notes Music 60 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Slick Depictions 322 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • The Flower Garden 185 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • Timmies Antiques and Collectables 76 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls
  • *Wooden Roo 311 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls

 

RV AND TRAILER PARK (SEPTIC DUMPING)

Ye Olde Cutter Camp 400 Ontario St, Burk’s Falls