We were on vacation in Huntsville when we read about a cranberry festival in Bala and a cranberry marsh nearby in a brochure we found at the B&B.
So, we decided to drive down on Friday October 5/12, first to Bala, for the Cranberry Festival. We discovered, when we got to Bala, that a shuttle bus to Johnston's Marsh was included in the entry fee so we took it from there instead of driving there on our own later. Turned out to be a good move as it was very busy, but well organized!
The wagon ride was a great touch and the information given on the mini-trip around the marsh, while viewing the harvesting that was taking, was place very educational.
We did the wine tasting of 6 cranberry/cranberry-blend wines($4). We loved the cran-blueberry (not too sweet, nice tart finish , available at select LCBO's, :-) and the spritzer (only available from Johnston's), both of which we bought there. :-)
In the store there are many, many varieties of jams and preserves, candles, chocolate covered dried cranberries, etc., excellent variety!
We will come again!
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