Why we love Burford…
Burford has been around since the 1800s, when German, Dutch and British settlers founded this beautiful rural community. Back then Burford Township actually included the communities of Cathcart, Harley and Princeton! Now, you can find Burford’s downtown at the corner of Maple Ave. and King St. Locals recognize their large post office, dating back to 1914.
Burford has been part of the County of Brant since 1999. You can find it just eight kilometers west of Brantford. Locals enjoy cheering for the Burford Bulldogs hockey team, playing a round at the Burford Golf Links course, or, in the fall, getting ready for their annual fair. The Burford Fall Fair was established in 1858. It was originally called the World’s Fair and was located in Harley until 1893 when it was moved to Burford. Since then, the fair has lengthened from one day to three days of celebrating rural life with treats, rides, farm animals and more. Visit Burford on Thanksgiving weekend to enjoy the festivities!
Fun fact: At one time Burford’s farmland was largely used to grow tobacco but now you’re more likely to find ginseng growing there to be exported overseas!