Fall Studio & Art Tours

Fall studio tours in resort destinations introduce many rural artists and craft experts to see on an autumn road trip.

Featured Shows and Tours


Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour
Oro Medonte, Scenic Horseshoe Valley, Lake Simcoe Shores, Orillia 
October 11-14, 2019
Open 10 am to 5 pm daily (Free Admission 10 am to 5 pm daily)

This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. Over thirty outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work over the 4 days at 19 different studios. Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewellery and clothing makers – a wide selection with something for everyone. This self-guided Tour roams from Barrie through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shores to Orillia. Come for the day, come for the weekend!

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Learn more about the area at Ontario’s Lake Country Tourism


Eastern Georgian Bay Studio Tour
Parry Sound and surrounding area
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Eastern Georgian Bay Studio Tour (“EGB Studio Tour”) includes visual artists in the surrounding townships along the northeast shore of Georgian Bay.  This dynamic tour will represent Seguin Township, Parry Sound District and its surrounding townships… All the way up to Britt!

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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.

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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.

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Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Bradford Studio Art Tour
September 21-22, 2019
This year’s studio art tour involves 19 local artists, 4 studios and the BWG Library and 2 student art locations. Artists will once again open up their studios and showcase their work to the public.

Georgina Studio Tour
September 28-29, 2019
Georgina Studio Tour Celebrating 25 years on the South Shore of Lake Simcoe takes place September 28 & 29, 10 am to 5 pm. On this 2-day self-guided FREE tour is your opportunity to visit homes and studios that for the rest of the year are available by appointment only. Take an art adventure amidst the spectacular autumn colours in one of York Region’s most picturesque settings through The Town of Georgina’s lakeside communities on Lake Simcoe of Keswick, Sutton, Jackson’s Point, Pefferlaw. You will discover a diverse group of artisans.

Art Map Fall Open Studio Weekend
October 4-6, 2019
Tour 20 art studios and galleries open for your shopping pleasure. Great art and beautiful fall scenery in Bruce, Grey and Southern Georgian Bay! What could be better? No appointment necessary. We have some of the best artists in the region. Join us for another great art weekend! Without question, you’ll see something you’ll love.

Saugeen Autumn Leaves Studio Tour
October 4-6, 2019
Every fall the artists of the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour invite the public into their homes and studios. Explore the diversity of our seasoned artists and the artworks of a number of first time studios. The range of mediums include; glass, watercolours, pottery and ceramics, acrylics and oils, fiber art, wood, preserves, print and metal. Discover the talents of 46 artists exhibiting at 24 studio locations. As you travel through the heart of Grey County (Flesherton, Durham, Markdale) you will find that perfect piece to take home, delectable locations to stop for a meal, and inviting accommodations.

The Bay Studio Tour
October 5-6, 2019
The Bay Studio Tour features local artists from the towns of Penetanguishene and Tiny, Ontario, along with guest artists from the surrounding area. Their studios and galleries are located on or near the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay. There are 32 artists participating this year displaying their work at various locations. Our talented participants create visual arts in all mediums including but not limited to; sculpture, painting, pottery, photographic art, textiles, jewellery, glass, native art, and much more.

Purple Hills Studio Tour – Creemore Festival of the Arts
October 4-6, 2019
The studio tour is centered around the beautiful village of Creemore Ontario, near Collingwood.  Studio tour brochures are available at all studio locations  and the tour welcoming centre at the Station on the Green in Creemore.

Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour
Oro Medonte, Scenic Horseshoe Valley, Lake Simcoe Shores, Orillia 
October 11-14, 2019
Open 10 am to 5 pm daily (Free Admission 10 am to 5 pm daily)
This highly acclaimed self-guided tour takes you to the studios of some of Canada’s finest artists and craftspeople. Over thirty artists and fine crafts people will exhibit their work over 4 days and 16 locations.  You’ll find an amazing selection of paintings, pottery, textiles, metal and glass, photography, woodcraft, jewellery, basketry, clothing and accessories – from fine art and sculpture to home décor and fashion to funky and fun! Don’t miss this popular Thanksgiving tradition. You’ll discover exceptional art, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful fall colours. 
More information on Ontario’s Lake Country Tourism

33rd Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston
November 9-10, 2019
Whether you’re a return or first time visitor you will experience a treat at this year’s show. We’re excited to welcome back some incredible vendors and introduce a line-up of new and talented crafters and artisans who will be displaying their creations during the two day show. The show features over 100 vendors from across Ontario selling a variety of items including chocolate, jam, fudge, sauces, quilts, candles, ceramics, stained glass, wreaths, folk art, woodwork, sock monkeys, body care products and more! Santa will also be stopping by for a visit.

Ininisfil Studio Tour
November 2-3, 2019
The Artists on the InnIsfil Studio Tour cordially invite you into their homes and studios to view their most recent creations.  Take this opportunity to meet the creators and find out more about what inspires each and every one.

Midhurst Arts & Crafts Tour
November 23-24, 2019
The Artists and Artisans of Midhurst, a quiet hamlet just North of Barrie, ON, invite you to browse and shop through their homes and studios and meet their guest artists. The tour celebrates its 29th year of holiday shopping for original designs & art work. Admission is free and you can visit homes across Midhurst and Snow Valley. Come get all your Holiday Shopping done in one weekend!


York, Durham and Headwaters

Uxbridge Studio Tour & Sale
September 14-15 2019
The Uxbridge Studio Tour is a self guided tour of 27 artists in their homes and studios, located in the beautiful town of Uxbridge and as well in the surrounding hamlets of Claremont, Goodwood, Sandford, Victoria Corners, Port Perry and Sunderland. The juried professional artists and their work and studio environments are truly unique.

Stouffville Studio Tour
October 19-20, 2019
Our members are all juried participants. There is something for everyone; fine artists with their different styles and types of paintings and our artists/artisans with a wide array of diverse media. We are sure you will find something that will interest you!

Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley

Bancroft and Area Autumn Studio Tour
September 21-22 & 28-29, 2019
Enjoy the rugged landscape and spectacular autumn colors while driving to visit the artists and artisans on our tour!  15 fascinating artists at 13 stops featuring pottery, bath products, ink pointillism, ornamental ironwork, jewellery, oil, acrylic, digital & water colour paintings, wood furniture, photography, stone sculpture, stained glass and leather goods.

Haliburton County Studio Tour
Haliburton County
October 5-6 & 12-13, 2019
Visit the studios of Haliburton County’s artists and craftspeople while enjoying the autumn colours of the Highlands. Visit each studio and experience the creative process. Talk to the artist or watch demonstrations. An abundance of hand. 
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Madawaska Valley Annual Madawaska Studio Tour
October 4-6, 2019
Discover the Artists, towns and villages of Combermere, Barry’s Bay, Brudenell, Rockingham, Wilno, Purdy. 
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Kawarthas Northumberland

Northumberland Hills Studio Tour
September 7-8, 2019
Drive through Northumberland Hills and explore the artistic interpretations of approx. 40 artists and their studios. Follow the blue studio tour signs.

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour
September 21-22, 2019
The Art Gallery of Peterborough (AGP) is delighted to present the  Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour. For two days, more than 38 local artists open up their studios to the public. You will see them creating their work, including furniture, oil, watercolour, acrylic, and encaustic paintings, mixed media constructions, and ceramics.

Apsley & District Autumn Studio Tour
September 21-22, 2019
The Apsley autumn studio tour is renowned for the quality of the artists working in a variety of disciplines. Located in the North Kawarthas, many of the studios are tucked away in beautiful, scenic locations where our local artists and guests present new and exciting works created specifically for this annual event.

Tweed and Area Studio Tour
September 28-29, 2019
The Tweed Studio Tour provides an opportunity for these artists and artisans to showcase their talents in their studios by means of a self-guided tour and to entice visitors to discover the wealth of artistic talent and natural beauty.

Victoria County Annual Studio Tour
Artists in the beautiful City of Kawartha Lakes
September 28-29 & October 5-6, 2019
Come by car or bus to the City of Kawartha Lakes or by boat along the scenic Trent-Severn Waterway during the Fall season and experience the changing colours first hand – and our Artistic interpretation on site with practicing and professional artists.

Harvest Craft Show
Buckhorn Community Centre
October 12-14, 2019
More than 120 artisans from across Canada offer jewelery, designer clothing, soaps, woven goods, handmade furniture, home accessories and even local gastronomical delights including candy, honey, jams and jellies.

Algonquin Park, Almaguin Highlands, Muskoka and Parry Sound

Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour
September 28-29 & October 5-6, 2019
The Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour is proud to continue its rich legacy of the arts presenting scores of diversely talented artists and giving people a glimpse into the studios where raw materials are transformed into superb art pieces.  This rewarding experience bridges the gap between creator and patron, as visitors witness the artistic process at work through demonstrations and displays. The Muskoka landscape and the artists who draw their inspiration from it extend a special welcome to visitors on this glorious weekend in Autumn.
More information on Muskoka Tourism

Dorset Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show
October tba, 2019
A wonderful celebration of all that is handmade & beautiful. A show where only hand made goods are presented by a variety of artisans from the area. Items will include paintings, dolls, puppets, knitting, wood crafts & unique jewelry to name a few.

Easter Georgian Bay Studio Tour
Parry Sound
October tba, 2019
The studios are open to the public for two days, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Take a look at where the art is created and meet the artist and learn what it is that inspires their art.