Sir William Mulock Harvest Picnic


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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Mulock Property (16780 Yonge Street)
Free Admission | All Ages
Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Rain date: October 20, 2019 | 1 to 4 p.m.


Step back in time when people gathered together for a fall picnic on the front lawn. Bring your own picnic lunch, reusable water bottles, a blanket and join us at this free, family-friendly outdoor event at the Mulock Property!  Enjoy a lovely Fall harvest afternoon outdoors, celebrating the heritage and history of this special place.


You can walk, bike or come by Shuttle Bus.  Shuttle bus will be running from Ray Twinney Complex (100 Eagle Street West) where there is plenty of parking available. We welcome walkers and cyclists as ways to get to Mulock Property (16780 Yonge Street). However, there will be no parking or passenger drop-offs for private vehicles on-site. 

Please see shuttle bus schedule below:

​Bus leaves Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West)
Bus ​Leaves Mulock Property (16780 Yonge Street)
​11:45 a.m.
12 p.m.​
​12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m.​
​12:45 p.m.
1 p.m.​
​1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m.​
​1:45 p.m.
2 p.m.​
​2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m.​
​2:45 p.m.
3 p.m.​
​3:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m.​
​3:45 p.m.
4 p.m.​
4:15 p.m.​
4:30 p.m.​
​4:45 p.m.
5 p.m.​
​5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m.​


Your own picnic lunch, reusable water bottles/travel mugs (water available to refill) and a blanket to sit on. Dress for the weather!
Note smoking, vaping, and consumption of alcohol or drugs strictly prohibited. 



At this time, the property is in its original state and may not be completely accessible for individuals requiring mobility assistance. The grounds of Mulock Property have gradual slopes and some rough terrain.  We suggest that people with accessible needs be accompanied by someone who can assist. 



We welcome any non-perishable food donations for the Newmarket Food Pantry.



In the event of cancellation due to weather, we will update our website and announce over social media. Please follow us @TownofNewmarket or check back on this web page.  Rain date is Sunday, October 20, 2019 (1 to 4 p.m.)  For up-to-date weather and/or cancellation information, please call 1-877-752-9936 two hours before the event start time on the day of event. 



Heritage Activities 1 to 4 p.m. 

  • Apple Tree Ring Toss

  • Coin toss into mason jars  

  • Count the kernels guessing game 

  • Dress like a Pioneer (photo op)

  • Fall bean bag toss 

  • Pioneer photo boards 

  • Graces & Hoop Rolling

  • Ring toss   

  • Toy box fun (spinning tops, button spinners, Jacobs ladder, cup and ball, marbles, jacks) 

  • What is it? (name the historical reproduction item from the 1800's) 

Nature Activities and Family Fun 1 to 4 p.m. 

  • Badminton activities 

  • Croquet 

  • Explore nature with family and friends (Meet at the Stage for Guided Nature Walk at 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 or 3:30 p.m)

  • Harvest photo booth 

  • Horseshoes (Family-friendly) 

  • Horse drawn wagon rides   

  • Fall scavenger hunt 

Stage Competitions 

  • 1:15 Mayor's Welcome & National Anthem
  • 1:20 Pumpkin seed toss & apple stacking  
  • 1:40 Scarecrow stuffing 
  • 2:00 Apple peel (fastest and longest) 
  • 2:20 Maple donut on a string 
  • 2:40 Apple on a string   
  • 3:00 Corn husking  
  • 3:20 Potato peel (fastest and longest) 
  • 3:40 Nail drive  

Live Entertainment

Family Fun Races (ribbon prizes)

  • 1:15 Potato on spoon 
  • 1:45 Pumpkin roll 
  • 2:15 Autumn obstacle course  
  • 2:45 Running races and relays 
  • 3:15 Potato sack  
  • 3:45 Leap frog 


Harvest Tasty Treat and Beverage available while supplies last:

  • Hot apple cider (with cinnamon topping) or apple juice and a tasty treat

  • Apple slices with maple sugar, cinnamon/sugar or pumpkin spice sprinkle toppings


  1.  Is the shuttle bus wheelchair accessible? 
    The bus is fully accessible and can secure up to 2 wheelchairs at a time.

  2. Are accessible washrooms available?
    Yes, there will be accessible portable toilets on-site.

  3. Is accessible parking available on site? 
    No, there no parking at the Mulock Property, but there are accessible parking spaces available at Ray Twinney Complex (100 Eagle Street West) where the shuttle bus will pick-up and drop-off passengers. 

  4. Is this a dog-friendly event? 
    Yes. Please keep your dog on a leash and clean up after it. Your dog may accompany you on the
    shuttle bus from the Ray Twinney Complex (100 Eagle Street West).

  5. Is the Mulock Property open to the public now? 
    No, the grounds are open for this special event only. The property is closed to the public otherwise. 

  6. Can we drop off passengers if we don't park there? 
    No.  Please use Ray Twinney Complex shuttle bus (100 Eagle Street West).  Alternatively, you can walk or bicycle to the property.

  7. Can we go inside the Mulock house? 
    No, there is no public access to the house during the event.


Further questions? 

Call us at 905-895-5193 or email us at