For most people, Thanksgiving is the start of fall and is a time for a family gathering. It is also a long weekend for most people. While you could spend the weekend at home relaxing, you could also enjoy the cooler weather and check out the harvest season. Listed below are 15 things you could do this Thanksgiving Weekend around Moncton.
1. Marche Moncton Market
Open year-round, the Marche Moncton Markets makes it easy to get farm fresh ingredients. Over 130 vendors from across New Brunswick, so there is something for everyone at this popular market. You can spend some time browsing, and pick up everything you need for your Thanksgiving dinner.
2. Enjoy Brunch at Casino NB
Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the Casino NB offers a brunch from 7 am to 2 pm. It is a great option for the Thanksgiving weekend, especially if you want to have a yummy meal without having to cook or clean the dishes afterward. Brunch is truly a treat for people of all ages.
3. Try Fall Drinks at C’est La Vie
C’est La Vie is a cozy café on Main Street with walls that are lined with local artwork. They often have live music, which makes it the perfect place to sit back and relax on a lazy, long weekend. Along with offering the usual standard warm drinks, they also offer a range of unique drinks to warm you up on a cool fall day and a weekend brunch.
4. Thanksgiving weekend at Kouchibouguac National Park
5. Hat Creek Farms – Sussex
Hat Creek Farm is known for their lovely displays and great places to take photos. They also have a corn maze for kids. There is also a wagon ride that will take you and your family around the farm.
6. Trueman’s Blueberry Farm – Sackville
Trueman’s Blueberry Farm has something different from other farms out there. They have a corn maze, along with a sunflower u-pick and scrumptious homemade ice cream. During the fall, they offer pumpkin spice ice cream that is said to be amazing and is a ‘must’ try treat.
7. Uris Williams & Sons Apple Orchard – Saint Antoine
If you are looking for a place to pick your own apples and pumpkin this Thanksgiving weekend, you need to check out Uris Williams & Sons Apple Orchard. They have a farm stand if you don’t feel like going into the field and searching for the best pumpkin.
8. Verger Belliveau Orchard – Memramcook
Verger Belliveau Orchard is full of family fun. They offer an apple u-pick with several delicious options like Lobo, MacIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Russet and Honey Crisp. They also have a café where visitors can have a snack and a beverage and for adults there is a winery and a growler refill station.
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9. Les Petits Fruits de Pre-d’en-Haut – Memramcook
Overlooking the Bay of Fundy, the Les Petits Fruits de Pre-d’en-Haut is a lovely farm that is ready to entertain you and your family. You can take the wagon ride or pick your pumpkin out of the field or off their market stand. There is also an entertaining play area where children can have fun.
10. Fall Festival 2018 – Poley Mountain on October 6th, 2018
This year is the 6th Annual Fall Festival at Poley Mountain. There will be wagon rides, live music, kid’s activities, face painting, and much more. You can get a fantastic bird’s eye view of the fall colored forest from their Alpine Chair Lift.
11. Punks 4 Paws 2018 – The Caveau on October 6th, 2018
If you love live rock/punk music, and animals, you need to check out the Punks 4 Paws 2018 concert. Four bands have come together to have a great show. The admission is by free will donation, and the show is a major fundraiser for the local SPCA.
12. Mawiomi – Indigenous Cultural Event – Kouchibougac National Park on October 6th, 2018
Head to the Kouchibougac National Park for a day filled with traditional songs, drumming & dancing. Local indigenous artists will be at the Mawiomi – Indigenous Cultural Event to showcase their work. There will also be local food to enjoy if you get hungry.
13. Riverfront Park
Riverfront Park is home to a 5km multi-use trail that will take you along the Petitcodiac River that is great for walking, running, and cycling. It is the best place to watch the tides of the Petitcodiac River.
14. Green Pig Country Market – Salisbury
There is still a lot of family fun to be had at the Green Pig Market. There is a mini corn maze for toddlers, which is a great photo op for parents. Older kids and adults will love the larger corn maze. At the market, you can buy farm fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat for your Thanksgiving feast.
15. RESURGO Place
The RESURGO Place is Moncton’s state-of-the-art facility where heritage, discovery, and technology intersect. There are many interactive experiences that making learning fun for kids of all ages. There is also a craft room where the kids can make their own things.