Join us at our tastiest event of the year! – Saturday, September 23 from 10 AM to 4 PM

Applefest. 10 AM to 4PM. Markham Museum

Pre-purchase your tickets before the event for early bird special rate of $10! Tickets purchased the day of the event will be $14.00.


There will be exhibitions, rides, games, and family activities for all to enjoy. It’s guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.

 Last entry is at 3:00 PM.

Family buying apple cider at Markham Museum's Applefest

Buy Tickets

Buy Tickets Here - Only $10 before Sept 23!  $14 on Sept 23.

Children 24 months and under will get in free and do not need to purchase admission. 

All rides and activities included in admission. Some exceptions apply

Have questions?  Visit the Ticket FAQ

 Taking pictures in the Apple orchard at Markham Museum's Applefest

Event Highlights

Apple Cider

Watch fresh apple cider being made in our historic cider mill and purchase some to take home! Please note: cider will only be for sale inside the event. This is not an apple picking event.



Applefest will feature demonstrations of historic trades and equipment including Printing, Weaving, Blacksmithing, and more!


Play with Clay

Get a chance to explore our pottery programs during Applefest! Play with some clay, meet our pottery team, learn about upcoming pottery classes. This 45-minute-long experience offers a fun creative experience for you and your family. You can even take your creation home with you for a small fee of $15.00 plus tax!


Markham Moves 

Markham Moves is fun for all ages and offers the ultimate experience focused on transportation throughout the ages. How Markham moves affects how the city’s designed. Learn about how it has changed over time and how it has affected our community. Check out the Ball Drop and car ramp, among the many other activities and play areas the exhibition has to offer.


Mini Putt and Trackless Train Rides

Play 9 holes of mini golf dodging miniature historic Markham building obstacles and tour our 25-acre site on a trackless train ride, sponsored by Markville Toyota. 


Tasty Treats

Treat your taste buds! We will have a variety of food vendors offering sweet and savoury treats for purchase, including Apple Fritters from the Markham Historical Society and traditional Sauerkraut made by the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society! Please note: some vendors may only take cash. 



Explore a variety of local makers, artisans, and entrepreneurs with the Friends of Markham Museum Vendor Market. Please note: some vendors may only take cash.

Also Crafts, Games, Activities, Inflatables, and So Much More!

Child enjoying an apple treat at Applefest

Directions, Parking and General Info

Get directions to Markham Museum, which is located steps away from the heart of historic Main Street Markham. 

Parking at the Museum is limited. We encourage carpooling and the use of local public transportation.

Smoking is prohibited on the Museum grounds.

Due to coyotes living on site, dogs/pets are not permitted on site at this time for the safety of both your pet and the coyote family.

We will not be offering guided tours during the event.

Family enjoying Markham Museum's Applefest

Sponsored by: 

Markville Toyota

Kinark Autism Services

Geranium Homes

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Two men throwing apples in front of a mill at Applefest

Ticket FAQ

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online and at the Museum starting Friday, September 1st at 10:00 AM. Pre-purchased tickets cost $10.00 per person. The price will increase to $14.00 per person on September 23rd, so be sure to buy in advance.

How do I get my tickets?

Your tickets will arrive by email.  Please look for an email from "Markham Museum - Zeffy <>"

In the email there will be a button to download your e-tickets as a PDF with a separate page and QR code for each ticket purchased.

Please do not scan the QR code yourself.

Please print or save this file to your phone, and present to our staff when entering our event.

How can I pay for my tickets?

If you are comfortable purchasing online, you can visit this link and pay using your credit or debit card (via Stripe).  If you prefer to purchase in person using the same payment methods, you may visit the Museum during our hours of operation; Wed-Fri, 12-5 and Sat-Sun 10-5. Please note that we are not able to take cash.

Does my child need to buy a ticket?

If your child is 24 months or under, they can attend for free and do not need a ticket.

I'm a Markham Museum member, do I have to buy tickets?

If you have a Markham Museum Membership, admission to Applefest is included in your membership and pre-purchasing tickets is not necessary. Be prepared to present your membership to staff on the day of the event in order to gain admission.

I have a green free admission pass, do I have to buy a ticket?

No, you do not. Please fill out the information on the back of the pass and provide it to staff when you arrive.

I have an Access2 card, does my caregiver need to buy a ticket?

You will need to purchase a ticket, but you or your caregiver can show your Access2 card to gain admission.

I'm a member or employee of another organization with reciprocal benefits (ASTC, AO, OMA, CMA, etc.), do I need to buy a ticket?

Yes, you will need to purchase a ticket.  The reciprocal agreement does not include our special events.

Why will the price increase on Sept 23?

We want all attendees to have a great experience at our events, and this includes not needing to wait in a long line just to get in.  In an effort to try to remove the bottleneck at our front door, we want to encourage all attendees to pre-purchase tickets in advance.  If you have any trouble buying your tickets, we are here to help.  Please email us at or call 905-305-5970 and we will do our best to help you.

What if it rains?

The event will run, rain or shine.

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