Ontario Fall Festivals & Fairs

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.

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Featured Fall Festivals

Apple Harvest Festival
Blue Mountain Village
October 6-8, 2018
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.

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland
October 6-7, 2018
Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is a fun family event, with lots of on-site activities and outstanding artisans and crafters.Art lovers will appreciate original paintings in watercolour and oil, art cards, and Simcoe County landscape and wildlife motifs. Food is a big part of the event, and culinary fans will appreciate the special gourmet foods such as homemade fudges and baked goods, savoury jellies, chutneys, mustards, truffles, and biscotti. Farmer’s Market vendors offering pumpkins and apples will be set up at Sainte-Marie’s front entrance.

Pumpkin Mania
Rounds Ranch, Elmvale
September 22 to October 28, 2018
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!

Pumpkin Festival
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!

Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene
Thursday to Sunday, October 4 to October 21, Every evening, from October 22 to October 30, 2018
It’s Pumpkinferno and Discovery Harbour is haunted! Amazing carved pumpkins, scary scenes and evil creatures await you around every corner if you dare! Zombies and ghouls lurk in the darkness! Every Thursday to Saturday evening in October!

Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale
November 10-11, 2018
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston

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.

Algonquin Highlands

Dorset Thanksgiving Arts, Crafts & Antiques ShowOctober 6, 2018

Bruce County

Tiverton Fair, October 5-7, 2018

Walkerton Little RoyalOctober 12-14, 2018

Grey County

Apple Harvest Craft Show,Meaford September 29-30, 2018

Owen Sound Fair, September 6-8, 2018

Haliburton Highlands

Haliburton Highlands Tourism

Carp Fall FairSeptember 20-23, 2018

Irondale’s Harvest Festival, September 22, 2018

Kawartha Lakes

Kinmount Fair, Augugst 31 & September 1-2, 2018

Lindsay Central ExhibitionSeptember 19-23, 2018

Bobcaygeon Fall FairSeptember 27-29, 2018

Pumpkin Festival, McLean Berry Farm, Buckhorn, Weekends in October

Norwood FairOctober 6-8, 2018

Lake Simcoe & Barrie

Beeton Fall FairSeptember 14-16, 2018

Midland & area

Tourism Midland

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and SaleSainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Midland, October 6-7, 2018


More information on Muskoka Tourism

Rosseau Fall Fair, August 25, 2018

Severn Bridge FairSeptember 8, 2018

Bracebridge Fair & Horse ShowSeptember 14-16, 2018

Harvest Festival | Burk’s Falls, September 14-16, 2018

Huntsville Fall FairSeptember 21-23 2018

Bala Cranberry FestivalOctober 12-14, 2018

Northern Ontario

Mattawa Voyageur Country

Powassan FairSeptember 1-2, 2018

McKellar Fall Fair, September 8, 2018

Ontario’s Highlands

Ontario Highlands Tourism

Perth Fair, August 31 –September 3 , 2018

Ontario’s Lake Country

Ontario’s Lake Country Tourism

Orillia FairSeptember 7-9, 2018

Oro FairSeptember 14-15, 2018

Ramona Fall FairSeptember 15, 2018

Coldwater Fair & Demolition DerbySeptember 28-30, 2018

Brechin Scarecrow FestivalSeptember 29, 2018

Copeland Forest Friends Fall Fair2018 TBA

Ottawa Valley

Ottawa Valley Travel

Renfrew Fall FairSeptember 5-9, 2018

Southern Georgian Bay

Great Northern ExhibitionSeptember 21-23, 2018 | Collingwood

Elmvale Fall Fair, October  4-6, 2018

Blue Mountains Apple Harvest Festival, October 6-8, 2018

Ontario Resort Town Hosts One of the Oldest Fall Fairs 

The origin of fall fairs in Ontario goes back to the Bobcaygeon Fall Fair in Kawartha Lakes. The “Grand Dandy of them All” runs September 27-29, 2018. This year they are celebrating 160 years taking us back to 1858.

Kawartha Lakes area.

More Fall Activity Ideas

Fall Leaves  Fall Colour Report 

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