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Applefest a traditional fall fair in the heart of our community

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Fun was had by all who attended the Applefest Fall Fair this past Sunday at the Ireland House Museum located at 2168 Guelph Line in Burlington. 

As the presenting Sponsor of this Museums of Burlington’s event, The Rocca Sisters were thrilled to take part in the harvest celebration that took place right in the heart of our community.

“We always enjoy expressing our sincere gratitude to the community for their generous support over the years and this past Applefest was no different,” says Cathy Rocca.

The sun shined bright and provided warmth and good cheer to fair goers as they took part in the vast array of activities and things to do.

“It was such a great day, filled with fun activities for the entire family,” says Cathy.

Children got their fill of fun with hay mazes, pony rides, colouring contests, free tattoos and games galore! Festival goers delighted in fantastic live entertainment, watched historic demonstrations, toured the Ireland House Museum, and even admired the antique cars. Those who brought their appetite enjoyed a country-style BBQ that served up the best of ‘Harvest Fare.’  

The Rocca Sisters & Associates offered a creative, FREE colouring contest for all children to take part in as they visited their tent throughout the day.  Children took great pleasure in colouring and decorating their very own Trick-or-Treat Bag to use on Halloween night!

“The Fair is always a great opportunity to re-connect with members of our community who we have not seen for a while,” says Cathy. “Even to meet some new faces, new family members that we may not have met otherwise!”

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed a fun-filled day within our community.  Planning has already started for the Santa Claus Parade!! We hope to see you all there!

For more coverage on this event, visit our Facebook Page at or for information about our upcoming events, visit the “Upcoming Events” section of our website,

Applefest 2017  – The Perfect Autumn Outing for the Entire Family

As summer turns to fall and we transition into the harvest season we, at the Rocca Sisters, warmly invite you to come out to this year’s Applefest Fall Fair on Sunday, September 17 from 11am to 4pm at the Ireland House Museum located at 2168 Guelph Line in Burlington. 

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to express our gratitude to our local community as we proudly sponsor this wonderful Fall Fair right in the heart of our community,” says Cathy Rocca, of the Rocca Sisters & Associates.

It’s a day, packed with food, family fun and entertainment.

This family-oriented event will not disappoint. Children will get their fill of fun with hay mazes, pony rides, petting zoo, magicians, crafts, and games galore! Festival goers will delight in fantastic live entertainment, watch historic demonstrations, tour the Ireland House Museum, and admire the antique cars. Bring your appetite as a country-style BBQ will be cooking up the best of Harvest Fare.

Get your children excited in advance with yet another one of our fun fall-themed colouring contests!  Download and print our Rocca Sisters colouring page from Facebook, submit your child’s work-of-art at Applefest to enter for a chance to win a $100 Old Navy gift card.  Don’t forget we will be handing out FREE temporary tattoos and stickers.

With so much to do, how could you resist coming out to help us celebrate the Fall harvest?

For more information on the event, visit our website, or LIKE us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you there!


Looking forward to the Fall, giving back to our Community

The Rocca Sisters & Associates want to thank our local communities for the support and amazing turnout at our summer events and festivals!  We soared into summer 2017 with the Children’s Kite Festival at Brant Hills Community Centre, and celebrated Canada’s 150th Birthday together at Spencer Smith Park.  Cathy, Tanya and their brother Patrick were humbled to bare witness to the naming of Pat Rocca Way in New Brunswick, which forever after will serve as a lasting honour to their beloved late father Pasquale Rocca; a true pioneer in the development and infrastructure of New Brunswick. We couldn’t think of a better way to cap this amazing summer off with yet another fantastic Children’s festival, complete with balloon artists, Queen Elsa, face painting and of course Peppa Pig!  The Rocca Sisters are proud to be a part of this growing community and look forward to giving back as we enter the fall season.   While our little-ones ready themselves for the school year, our entire team is gearing up for an incredible Fall market and future community give-back events. We invite all of you to join us this September 17th at the historical Ireland House on Guelph Line in Burlington for our annual Fall Fair, “Applefest” where everyone will enjoy the entertainment of Pony Rides, a hay maze, Museum Tours, magicians and a petting zoo!  The fall fair benefits the Museums of Burlington and the rich history of our great community with all proceeds going to charity.  It is your support for us which makes giving back so rewarding. We all look forward to meeting you and celebrating all that our community, together has to offer.  Thank you for an amazing summer, we did it together!  Tanya & Cathy Rocca.

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