Funtastic Fall Fairs & Festivals

Funtastic Fall Event Guide

The Fall season in Ontario is one of the best times of the year for family outings! This colourful (and cooler!) season brings our farms and communities together to celebrate Fall Harvest! With so many opportunities to head out with the kids and make lasting memories our event calender will be bursting with great events like fairs, farm festivals, corn mazes, apple and pumpkin picking and of course Halloween fun!

See below for some noteworthy Fall Festivals and Fairs in and around the GTA you may want to visit and see our Funtastic Fall Guide to find more 2017 Fall events!

2017 Fall Fairs & Festivals

Pioneer Harvest Festival & Artisan Village

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Join us for a fun-filled weekend of Festival excitement with the Pioneer Harvest Festival and Artisan Village!

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Harvest Festival @ Colborne Lodge in High Park

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Celebrate the harvest season with your community in beautiful High Park. The south end of High Park between Colborne Lodge and the High Park Children Garden will be alive with fun for everyone. A

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Port Perry Fair

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The Port Perry Fair celebrates agriculture every Labour Day weekend. The action starts at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, September 3th, with the Midway and Lawn Tractor Pull. The opening ceremonies will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the fair grandstand followed by the exciting Tractor Pull!

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167th Orillia Fall Fair

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Plenty of great food, livestock competitions, a variety of wonderful entertainment, singing contest, licensed refreshment area, children’s farm Olympics, truck & tractor pull, demolition derby, and MUCH MUCH MORE!

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Riverdale Farm’s Fall Festival

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C’mon out to Riverdale Farm’s Fall Festival Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 from 9:30 am – 3 pm. You can enjoy: – Corn Roasts – Corn shucking Contest – Chicken and Pig calling contest – Wheelbarrow Racing – Cow Flap Toss – Meet the Farme …

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Cabbagetown Festival

The Cabbagetown Festival returns once again, this year celebrating its historic 40th ‘birthday’ Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11, 2016. Great food, local vendors and fabulous entertainment including a kids activity zone!

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Brooks Farms Fall Fun Festival

The outdoor event highlight of the YEAR! For over a decade, Brooks Farms hosts an awesome Fall Fun Festival that gets bigger and better every year. Come out and enjoy the beautiful autumn season Brooks Farms style!

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Fall Harvest Festival at Andrews’ Scenic Acres

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Come Ride our Rescue Ponies near the Animal Farm this weekend with your loved ones! Adventure our Corn Maze, Walk through the Haunted Forrest, Pick Flowers & Climb the Straw Mountain. We offer Ice cream and frozen yogurt, also available is hot tea, …

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Pingle’s Farm Market Fun Fall Weekends

Pingles Farm Market

Looking to take the kids on a fun and educational excursion? Whether you live in the city or nearby, it is worth the drive, we offer family-friendly entertainment. A farm visit is a great way to teach children about nutrition and the benefits of eating locally-grown produce, and most of all have fun at Fun Farm.

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Pumpkinland at Whittamore’s Farm

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Join in the family fun and experience the majesty of the autumn season at Pumpkinland and our Harvest Festival Weekends which run from September 17 through to Halloween.

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Honey Harvest Festival

Enjoy music and entertainment, tour the bee space, meet a beekeeper, taste honey, make crafts, play bee games, build a bee habitat and much more!

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Binder Twine Festival

An exciting day filled with unique crafts, great entertainment, Olde Tyme activities and great food awaits the entire family. The entire site is wheelchair accessible. For many, the highlight of the day is a unique Queen Contest where eligible “young l …

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Pioneer Harvest Festival

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This Mennonite and Pennsylvania-German festival is full of delicious foods such as homemade pies, cheese curds, sausages, apple butter, hand-made ice cream and many international foods. Event Highlights: Village opens at 10 am and closes at 4:30 pm for …

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Artisan Village Festival

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Celebrate all things handmade at Black Creek’s Artisan Village, a festival of food, drink and design. Appreciate and savour local food delights and shop for an array of local designers, artisans and craftspeople.  Register onsite for hands-on workshops …

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Coldwater Fall Fair

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Coldwater’s annual Fall Fair featuring a Demolition Derby, Live Music, Children’s Play Area, Rides, Great Food, livestock judging and more!

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Milton Fall Fair

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Milton’s annual Fall Fair is a 3-day event held on the fourth Saturday of September each year. This year’s fair will feature live bands Friday and Saturday evenings, a classic car show, commercial exhibits, vendors and more.

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The Great Northern Exhibition

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This year the Great Northern Fair will be celebrating Canada 150! Visit the annual fall fair for midway rides, great food, demolition derby, tractor pull, children’s activities, displays, antique cars, entertainment, livestock judging and more! Located …

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Homestead Farms Pumpkin Pie Trail Activities

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We’re participating in the York Region Pumpkin Pie Trail again this year! Stop by for some Apples and Pumpkins, and yummy Pumpkin Treats from our kitchen (as well as our regular apple treats too of course). We will be offering Scenic Wagon Rides on Sat …

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Gibson House Fall Festival

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Featuring local community groups, vendors, heritage demonstrations, hands-on activities and games, a farm animal petting zoo, it’s sure to be a day of fun for all ages. Meet your neighbours, tour the museum and try your hand at our games of skill and c …

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Markham Museum Applefest

Markham AppleFest

Come out and enjoy this popular annual event saluting the wonderful apple! The Museum operates its own apple cider mill and offers fresh samples to visitors. Take a stroll through our heritage apple orchard and participate in a variety of hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

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Downey’s Pumpkinfest

Downey's Pumokin Fest

Downey’s Play area includes the Kritter Koral, pirate ship, live Entertainment, mini putt, trike track, giant sandbox, Balloon Typhoon, Face Painting, Straw Jump, farm animals, wagon rides, and loads more!

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Harvest Fair

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This family-friendly event will see the return of Harvest Fair activities like the Pumpkin Carving contest, crowd favourites like the Kids arts and crafts corner, and of course, bouncy castles, and assorted entertainers. In addition to the returning ac …

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WaBASH Fall Festival

Bring your family, friends and neighbours to the party in the park! The bashon Wabash! The Friends of Sorauren Park and its partners present The WaBASH Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 4 – 10 p.m. at the park, 50 Wabash Avenue. Great live music D …

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The Word on the Street

The Word On The Street celebrates the written word and champions literacy through a free, annual book and magazine fair. Each year, The Word On The Street brings Toronto a showcase of Canada’s hottest new books and authors, as well as the best Canadian magazines.

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Markham Fair

Markham Fair

Canada’s largest 4-day Agricultural Fair. Enjoy great food, midway, demonstrations, local vendors, cratfs, livestock judging, music, roaming entertainers, demolitian derby, BMX, monster truck show and lots more!

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Meaford Scarecrow Invasion

The “Invasion of Scarecrows” begins in mid September through to mid October. More than 250 scarecrows will be found in the downtown area alone – dangling  from downtown lamp posts, hiding in bushes and trees, lounging happily on benches, peeking out fr …

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Meaford Scarecrow Invasion Parade & Festival

The “Invasion of Scarecrows” begins in mid September through to mid October. More than 250 scarecrows will be found in the downtown area alone – dangling sassily from downtown lamp posts, hiding in bushes and trees, lounging happily on benches, peeking out from behind cornstalks and resting comfortably on porches and verandahs.

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Pumpkin Mania Fall Festival

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Have a blast with your friends and family as you get in the Fall spirit playing pumpkin-themed games! We have a variety of fun Fall activities suitable for all ages.

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Port Elgin Pumpkinfest

Port Elgin Pumkinfest

Featuring two GIANT Vegetable Weigh Offs, one of Ontario’s LARGEST two day outdoor Car Shows, over 100 craft & marketplace vendors for all your Shopping needs and tons of FAMILY FUN Attractions, Port Elgin Pumpkinfest is THE place to be!

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Forsythe Farms October Harvestfest

Forsythe farms

We celebrate the bounty of the harvest each October weekend from Thanksgiving weekend till Halloween with lots of festive fun. It’s pumpkin picking time!

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Harvest Festival

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This year, the Colborne Lodge Harvest Festival celebrates the innovative spirit of the confederation generation. A collection of Makers, John Howard’s like-minded 21st century community, will join in the celebration of innovation past and present. All …

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Fall into Nature

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Spectacular scenery, fall colours, and an array of activities at Fall into Nature. Fall into Nature takes place over (October 1–2) and the following weekend (October 8–10). Festival events run at all seven of Conservation Halton’s main parks: Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Kelso, Mountsberg, Mount Nemo, and Robert Edmondson.

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Saint-Marie among the Hurons Thanksgiving Harvest Festival

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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.

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Pumpkinfest Richmond Hill

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This Thanksgiving weekend on October 8-10, visit Pumpkinfest Richmond Hill at Richmond Green Sports Centre. The family-friendly event features lots of outdoor fun for people of all ages, including rides, contests, food and more.

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Pumpkinfest Toronto

This Thanksgiving weekend visit Downsview Park Pumpkinfest Toronto. The family-friendly event features lots of outdoor fun for people of all ages, including rides, contests, food and more. Ride the Pumpkin Express train through the park to visit all th …

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Woodbridge Fair

Visit the 170th Annual Woodbridge Fall Fair! This years theme is Wagon Wheels and Ferris Wheels! Held every year over the Thanksgiving Weekend at the Woodbridge Fairgrounds. Featuring: Midway Great Food Horse & Wagon Rides The Woofjocks Canine All- …

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Kidapalooza FALL Festival

Kidapalooza Fall Festival will take place both INDOORS and OUTDOORS at the Markham Fairgrounds on Thanksgiving Day Weekend, October 7 – 9, 2017. EXPANDING TO OUTDOORS = MORE RIDES AND INFLATABLES, LARGER PLAY AREAS & MORE FUN! The event will featur …

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Knox’s Pumpkin Farm

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Come on out to pick your perfect pumpkin! Here at the farm we’ve been growing pumpkins for 35 years, when we started growing them for the Stokely Van Camp canning factory (since closed). There’s lots to choose from, and as we like to say on the farm: C …

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Pumpkinville

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Free admission! This fall event has been a community favourite for years. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin patch, inflatable rides, haunted house, face painting, children’s activities, live entertainment, interactive experiences and more.

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Holiday Inn Yorkdale: Fall MRKT Show

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FESTIVE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The MRKT is a community shopping event, organized by the Toronto Creative Entrepreneurs which features 30+ vendors including fashion, beauty, wellness, visual artists, crafters, food merchants, and retailers. This even …

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Black Harvest Festival

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The tradition of Hallowe’en and the Black Harvest Festival continues in historically Chilling Downtown Collingwood with Witches (and Warlocks) of the ‘Wood taking over the town. Mark Saturday October 28th on your calendar and prepare to come downtown f …

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Royal Winter Fair

The Royal

Since its inception in November 1922, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has become the world’s largest indoor agricultural and international equestrian competition.

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Find more events in our kids events guides!

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