Fall Traditions Across Ontario
It isn’t fall without a fun outing to a festival or fall fair. Traditional events include agriculture competitions, demolition derbies, live music and performances or the carnival rides and games. From September to October, you can celebrate Ontario’s fall harvest season at small and large towns up north that are near or far north of Toronto. The list below is a great start to finding a fall fair or festival perfect for any day trip or to attend while on a weekend away.
It’s a perfect time to enjoy a roadtrip in Ontario while the fall colour show is on display.
Featured Fall Festivals
Apple Harvest Festival
Blue Mountain Village
October 12-14, 2019
There’s no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend and the fall colours at Blue Mountain, Clarksburg and Thornbury. Free family activities, live music, Apple Pie Trail, adventures, stilt walkers, hiking, biking and fall driving tours.
Rounds Ranch, Elmvale
September 22 to October 28, 2019
Coloured leaves, crisp air and pumpkins everywhere! Visit Rounds Ranch to get in the spirit of Fall during our Pumpkin Mania Festival! Enjoy wagon rides, goofy pumpkin-themed games, corn mazes, farm animals and our Western Playground! Each Guest will visit our large pumpkin patch and pick their own pumpkin to take home. Make this Fall unforgettable at Rounds Ranch!
McLean Berry Farm, Buckhorn
Weekends in October
Starting Thanksgiving weekend, the McLean’s again welcome the community to their farm for another festival. This festival takes place at their Buckhorn Berry Farm location Pumpkin festival runs the last weekends of October, starting Thanksgiving weekend. There is lots for the whole family to do – from wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, to corn mazes, the pumpkin cannon, straw bales to play on and even the haunted barn – there is lots for everyone to enjoy!
Abbey Gardens, Haliburton
October 19, 2019
Fall is around the corner, and with it comes our third annual Fall Festival! Some of the family-friendly festivities will include: pumpkin crafts, wagon rides, animals, pumpkin patch, harvest-themed foods and more! The cost is $5/person or $15 for a family.
Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston
November 9-10, 2019
Thinking it’s time to get a jumpstart on Christmas shopping? If you’re not ready to face the big box stores this year we may have the solution you’re looking for. Discover a spectacular line-up of crafters who feature a unique line-up of handmade items.
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe
Tiverton Fair, October 4-5, 2019
Walkerton Little Royal, October tba
Apple Harvest Craft Show, Meaford October 5-6, 2019
Owen Sound Fair, September 5-7, 2019
Beeton Fall Fair, September 13-15, 2019
Thanksgiving Harvest Festival, Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Midland, October 12-13, 2019
Orillia Fair, September 6-8, 2019
Oro Fair, September 13-14, 2019
Ramona Fall Fair, September 13-14, 2019
Coldwater Fair & Demolition Derby, September 27-28, 2019
Great Northern Exhibition, Collingwood September 20-22, 2019
Elmvale Fall Fair, October 10-12, 2019
Blue Mountains Apple Harvest Festival, October 12-14, 2019
Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley
Carp Fall Fair, September 26-29, 2019
Irondale’s Harvest Festival, September 21, 2019
Perth Fair, August 30 –September 2, 2019
Renfrew Fall Fair, September 4-9, 2019
Kinmount Fair, August 30 & September 1, 2019
Lindsay Central Exhibition, September 18-22, 2019
Bobcaygeon Fall Fair, September 26-28, 2019
Pumpkin Festival, McLean Berry Farm, Buckhorn, Weekends in October
Norwood Fair, October 12-14, 2019
Algonquin Park, Almaguin Highlands, Muskoka and Parry Sound
Rosseau Fall Fair, August 24, 2019
Severn Bridge Fair, September 7, 2019
Bracebridge Fair & Horse Show, September 13-15, 2019
Harvest Festival | Burk’s Falls, September 13-15, 2019
Huntsville Fall Fair, September 20-22, 2019
Bala Cranberry Festival, October 11-13, 2019
Dorset Thanksgiving Arts, Crafts & Antiques Show, October tba
McKellar Fall Fair, September 7, 2019
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