Four delicious new ways to explore Oxford County

This summer, get your hands dirty meeting the makers, farmers, brew masters and more in Oxford County!

Whether you love craft beer, cheese, flowers or something else all together, there’s an experience waiting for you that you won’t soon forget.

Churn Back Time

In the life of a pioneer, DIY took on a whole new meaning in the home. From growing your own food to preparing it from scratch, using what you had was a way of life. In Norwich Museum’s new butter churning experience, you’ll get the opportunity to slow down and create a delicious snack in a traditional way. Dates Available: August 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st

Fresh Blooms: A Cut-Your-Own Flowers Experience

Walk into the stress-free zone of Makkink’s Flower Farm. With everything from beautiful dahlias and zinnias to sunflowers and dill waiting for you, you’ll get the opportunity to cut your own flowers while enjoying the peacefulness of the flower fields. With a variety of options from heading out and cutting your own then heading home to cutting your own and creating something beautiful in a guided workshop, there are so many ways to take in the beautiful blooms of the season. Dates Available: August 5th, 21st, 29th, September 11th (other experiences available, see website for details)

Picnics in the Patch

Enter the canopied blueberry patch at Berrylicious Fruit Farm to reconnect with what you eat this summer. This little slice of paradise will have you relaxed in minutes, whether you’re a family, a few besties or sweethearts. Grab the ones you love and cozy up for an afternoon picnic suited to your needs, berry picking and more. Dates Available: Every Friday at 11am until August 30th; Friday August 9th & 16th at 6pm; Saturday August 10th & 17th at 11am

Brewed Exploration

Calling all hop heads, this is the experience for you! Different from any brewery tour you’ve done before, the Brewed Exploration Experience takes you behind the bar at Upper Thames Brewing Company and into the heart of a brewery based around community partnerships, a love for experimentation and a unique terroir settled along the north branch of the Thames River. Get into the thick of the brewery as you sip, taste and even bottle your own beer. Dates Available: August 24th, September 21st

And that’s not all! To see more gouda stuff in Ontario’s cheese capital, visit tourismoxford.ca

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