Autumn Harvest - Saturdays in October
Dear BIA members,
Autumn Harvest returns this fall Saturdays in October from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
. It is an event series that has been created to celebrate and enjoy the season in downtown Oakville. Downtown will be decorated soon so please beautify your business to get into the spirit!
During the event series, there will be horse drawn wagon rides throughout the downtown, crafts in Towne Square and in store activities. We will be creating a map for visitors that will highlight what’s happening in the stores and shared on social media and handed out on Saturdays in October.
How can your business get involved in Autumn Harvest?
Sponsor the wagon rides for an afternoon. Great exposure for your business with your business name or logo featured on the wagon as it travels along Lakeshore Rd. There are 5 spots available (October 1, 8 , 15, 22, 29) - $500 per day.
Lead a craft or activity in Towne Square. You will have a designated day/time for a craft or activity and will be highlighted on the Autumn Harvest event schedule. There will be 12 picnic tables set up in Towne Square for children to have fun with your craft or activity.
Let us know what’s going on in your store during the event and we can highlight your activity on the visitor map.
Suggestions or ideas about what you can do include:
- A fall themed food special to the season
- In store workshop on how to build your fall wardrobe
- In store contests to highlight a new line or collection
- Fall themed art exhibits
- If you’re in a heritage building, offer tours
- Thanksgiving themed activities
This is a great opportunity to build brand awareness for your business and try something for the first time, be creative and bring new customers into your store.
Want to get involved but not sure how?
Give us a call at 905-844-4520 ext. 12 or drop by the BIA office. We’d love to chat about ways to get involved!
Deadline to participate: September 23, 2015
Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area
146 Lakeshore Road East (2nd Floor - West Office)
phone: 905-844-4520 (x.12)