Thousands of visitors flocked to Bala this past weekend for the annual Bala Cranberry Festival.
The weekend saw a mix of warm and cold weather but thankfully for many, no rain beyond a brief downpour Friday.
Organizers say the event was a great success with the midway and tours of the cranberry marshes proving to be some of the great highlights once again.
Below is a gallery of some of our favorite shots from throughout the weekend:
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Watercross action on the lake
Delicious cranberry crepes!
Wading in the cranberry marsh
Tours at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh
Cranberry ice wine tasting
Helicopter rides over the cranberry marshes
Chili served up at the Bala United Church
Todd the camel providing rides via Bowmanville Zoo
Flute and guitar music along Hwy 169
Get your kettle corn here!
Perusing the produce stalls
Large crowds flock to the midway
Local musician Sean Cotton sings some Blue Rodeo
Brick from Orillia enjoys a Tornado Potato
Ferris Wheel at the Midway attracts young and old alike
Teacup Madness in full swing
Carousel Horse ride operator Paul checks out the scene
Silver Elvis wows the crowds at the Midway
Muskoka Shrine Club members sell their delicious Christmas cake
Ed serves up a sumptuous candied apple
(Photos by Matt Sitler)