FAQ by Cranberry Goers

How much is admission? 
$10 for adults,  Children 12 and under Free.  The admission is for the full 3 days of Cranberry Weekend. 

What do I get with my admission?
Admission gets you: into all inside vendor locations, use of shuttle buses (in town, and to the Cranberry Marsh and the shuttle to Gravenhurst) and discounts at participating partners.  In turn you help support the myriad of community groups and organizations that make this festival happen!

What day should we go?
Generally speaking, the busiest time for the Festival is Saturday at noon. If you want to beat the crowds, consider coming on Friday, early Saturday or on Sunday.

What should we do at the festival?
The best way to experience the festival is to start at one end of town and stroll your way to the other, taking in all of the vendors, attractions, entertainment and food along your way. A visit to Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery should be a part of your festival experience, and will give you a true appreciation for our beloved cranberry!

Are dogs allowed at Cranberry Festival? 
You're more than welcome to bring your pet pooch however they must stay to the outdoor attractions. Please pick up after them.

What about service animals?
Service animals are allowed in interior spaces with proof of service animal registration.

Where would I find a quiet zone? 
The Bala Cranberry Festival has an established quiet area for our attendees use. Perfect for nursing mothers or someone just looking for a break from the crowd. You can find it's location on the festival map.

I collect the Cranberry Buttons but am missing one. Can you help me? 
We are thrilled people collect the buttons!  The Festival Office does have a selection of buttons available for those wanting to complete their collection.   Pop in on festival weekend or reach out at any time we'll try and help! 

We do our best to make as many areas as possible accessible for our attendees. 

  • Most of the interior spaces have accessible entrances
  • In town shuttle service has accessible buses on the fleet
  • Accessible washroom facilities are located throughout the festival
  • The are multiple areas for accessible parking, some paid, some not.