Father’s Day is this weekend and we’ve got you covered for last minute gift ideas! Luckily, the County of Brant has a little something for every Dad, whether he loves music and art, food, shopping or anything in between! Read below to find out what great Brant gifts to get for your dad this year!
For The Musical Dad:
Does your dad love rocking out to live music? Brant is home to two upcoming music festivals! Whether he’s one who would love camping for the whole weekend, or just wants to check out a day or two, these festivals have the options!
Nelson Family Bluegrass Jamboree – June 21-23
If he loves Bluegrass, grab him some tickets to the first ever Nelson Family Bluegrass Jamboree! Even better, the profits of this festival go to local food banks! For more information and to get tickets, visit: https://thenelsonfamilybluegrassjamboree.weebly.com
Mackenzie Creek Music Festival – July 26-28
If dad loves country music, you need to get him tickets to Mackenzie Creek Music Festival! With acts from all over Ontario, this weekend of music is sure to be a hit. This festival is also home to vendors, all-you-can-eat breakfast, and a newly added classic car show! For more information and tickets, visit: http://www.mackenziecreekmusicfest.ca
For The Foodie Dad
The County of Brant has an incredible lineup of great restaurants, cafes, bakeries and local food markets! Ditch the usual chain restaurants this year and treat him to a one-of-a-kind local restaurant! For a full list of options to dine in Brant, visit http://www.brant.ca/dine
Tasty Road Trip Food Tour
See Brant a different way with Spicy Jan on a Tasty Road Trip! These tours are all about good food, good company, and definitely #GoodTimesInBrant! Dad can experience more than just food on one of these trips, with stops at historical landmarks, art galleries, boutique shops, and so much more! To book dad a spot on one of these fantastic tours, visit: http://www.tastyroadtrips.com
Grand River Cruises
Another great way to enjoy a meal in Brant is getting right onto the water! Grand River Cruises is the perfect chance for dad to relax, enjoy delicious food and incredible views! Take dad on a lunch, dinner or sunset cruise to explore the Grand differently. To learn more, visit http://www.grandrivercruises.ca
For The Adventurous Dad
Brant County is the perfect place to bring dad for a weekend of adventure! With two rivers, gorgeous trails, campsites, and so much more, dad is sure to have a trip he’ll never forget! For trails and more visit http://www.brant.ca/outdoors
Tour de Farm – July 6
Is you dad always curious about how things are made? Yes? Then the Brant Tour de Farm is the perfect adventure for him! This self guided tour takes you to four different farms across the County of Brant to learn about day-to-day operations, a Q & A Session with the farmer, fun facts and educations pieces, family history and history of their farm and more! The best part, this experience is open to all ages, so you can bring the whole family along! For more information and to get your tickets, visit http://www.brant.ca/tourdefarm
Get on the Water
Get Dad out on the rivers this summer! Whether he’s in the mood to paddle the whole way down, or just wants to sit back, relax, and enjoy the views, Grand River Rafting – http://www.grandriverrafting.ca – and Grand Experiences – http://www.grand-experiences.com – each have something for everyone! Check out both to find the ideal trip for your dad!
For The Dad Who Likes A Cold Drink
Get Dad tickets to this amazing event in Brant! It is an event that focusses on great local beer, wine, cider and spirits, and features food vendors and live music! Worried about driving after a day or night of drinks? Free shuttles will be offered within Paris, ON and stay tuned for other ticketed shuttle routes within the area soon! Grab tickets before this event sells out at http://www.parisdrinks.ca
Steel Wheel Brewery
This on-farm brewery is all about providing a farm-to-glass experience! The have created a fantastic atmosphere to gather, learn and drink! Sign up for a brew tour, grab a flight and bring a picnic to get the most out of your time here! For more information, visit http://www.steelwheel.ca
Howell Road Cider Co.
Located at Brantview Apples and Cider, this family owned and operated company has a longstanding history when it comes to apples! The Howell family established the orchard in 1812, when Issac Howell was awarded the land for his bravery in the war. Generations later, the family decided to use some of their apples to create different hard ciders, the perfect beverage on a hot summer day. Check out their website to learn more about the company and the family history, dad is sure to love it! http://www.brantviewapples.com/howell-road-cider-co
For The Dad That Loves Culture, Heritage, and the Arts
Brant has an incredibly rich history, being the home of the place that received the first telephone call and where the last shot of the war of 1812 was taken! With so many museums and historical sights, being the Cobblestone Capital, and where many incredible artists and galleries call home, it is a must see for Dad! Visit http://www.brant.ca/arts or http://www.brant.ca/museums!
For the Dad That Deserves A “Me Day”
Does your dad need a little relaxation or retail therapy in his life? Send him on a “me day” in the County of Brant! Start him off with a morning of shopping and exploring, before sending him to be pampered at one of the relaxing spas that call Brant home! Whether he’s in the mood for a pedicure, a massage, or a facial, treat him to whatever he needs this Father’s Day! For a list of shops and spas in Brant, visit http://www.brant.ca/shoppingspas
Give Dad what he deserves this year, some quality time with family and plenty of #GoodTimesInBrant!