Autumn is the perfect time to “fall” in love with South Eastern Ontario!
Pumpkin spice lattes and a radiant sea of changing leaves is the start of one of the best seasons in South Eastern Ontario. Locals and visitors take to the streets for a number of celebrations. From harvest festivals, beer fests, and spine-tingling adventures, there’s plenty of fun to be had this season. Make the most of autumn with your coziest scarf at one of these fall-tastic events!
When: October 1st, 2022
Live music, food, and new brews are on tap at Arbru Solar Brewery. Limited tickets are available. Don’t miss out on music by This Disaster, Amanda Keeley, and Nate & Thomas!
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When: October 1st, 2022 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Do you have what it takes to take on a night of spooky stories and dark history? Join your pals for a walk in downtown Napanee where you will hear the sordid history of the old buildings, walk through the darkest alleys, and hopefully spot a spirit or two.
When: October 15th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Enjoy the beautiful town of Newburgh valley in L&A while supporting local artists, farmers and craftspeople at the Hollow Square Evening Market. With a unique time to attend and a warm welcome from the locals you will be sure to find something special.
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When: Sundays in October 2022
Featuring local vegetables, fruit, meat, herbs, flowers, snacks, baked goods, and more. There’s even going to be a Halloween Market!
When: Various Dates in October 2022
Check out live music happening at The Cove. Featuring Trevor Alguire + James LeClaire, Colin Fowlie, BOTR + Samantha Martin, plus more!
When: Various dates in October 2022
Olde Magick is a magical shop that helps you find your inner witch! Enjoy one of their many magical events this fall including drawing classes, broom-making classes, lantern crafting, pendulum crafting and much more. Check out: Elemental Crystal Grid, Cauldron Magick, and Psychic Fair & Witches’ Market.
When: October 1st and 2nd
Calling all art lovers! Step into the unique and inspiring world of artists at the 30th annual Merrickville Artist Guild Studio Tour this fall. ‘Fall” into a creative world unlike anything you’d see in daily life and support local talented artists following their dreams.
When: October 6th to 23rd
Have a passion for music? The Festival of Small Halls is an event you won’t want to miss this fall! Enjoy the talents of local artists including Ashley MacIssac, Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra, Elliot Brood, Quote The Raven and much, much more.
When: October 8th from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
This time of year begs for fall fun, that’s why you have to mark Fall For Merrickville Market on your calendar this October! Join the family in a hay wagon ride, watch horse performances, meet some precious pony’s and shop ‘til you drop with over 90 vendors providing local goodies.
When: October 8th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Enter into fall heaven with Delta’s 7th annual Harvest Festival this October. Challenge yourself to join their bread baking contest if you think you’ve got the buns, shop local vendors, yard sales, and farmers market, enjoy the car show and local crafts, dance along to live music, and snack until you can’t snack anymore!
When: October 16th
For a $20 bill, you can buy yourself a day of action at the Snowmobile Grass Drag Event! Get exhilarated as you watch professional snowmobilers shred the grass as they race for the top prize. Bring the kids along because children under 12 get free entry!
When: October 15th at 8:00 PM
Head over to Aultsville Theatre for a night full of laughter with your pals. Headlined by Derek Seguin, who has 20 years of experience touring North America and was named SiriusXM’s Top Comic of 2015, you’ll be busting your gut before the night is over.
When: October 22nd, 23rd, 29th, & 30th
Paranormal investigators Phantoms of Yore return to one of Cornwall’s most haunted buildings, the Historic SDG Jail! For 3.5 hours you will learn the sordid history of the jail as well as the best practices of paranormal investigation before you journey inside the jail in the darkness to discover the ghosts that reside there.
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When: October 2022
If you can handle the spooky stuff then make your way down to Cannamore Orchards this October for their Acres of Terror event! Book quickly as this popular event fills up fast. Enjoy a spooky wagon ride, a fun house meets haunted house hybrid, a spooky village, and an extra scary fog maze.
When: October 2022
Its pumpkin spice season, which means pumpkins are in full bloom! Celebrate everyone’s favourite winter squash by attending the annual Pumpkinferno. After 10 seasons, they have perfected the art of pumpkin carving to create an enchanting spectacle that is not to be missed. Don’t worry, no pumpkins were harmed in the making of this event. This event is also taking place at Fort Henry in Kingston!
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Another great event to enjoy in the Kingston Penitentiary this fall is a movie night! Enjoy a special presentation before a movie at 8:00PM. Choose your night to attend from some great prison classics including The Blues Brothers, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption.
When: October 2nd from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Celebrate fall the right way by attending the annual Open Farms Harvest. Kingston and Frontenac County join together to celebrate local farmers, chefs and vendors by sharing everyone’s favourite thing – food. Try craft beer from local breweries, Prince Edward County wines, fresh food grown locally, and plenty of great storytelling.
When: October 13th and 14th
Have you ever attended a concert in a prison? Well this may be a first for you! Join KPP Concerts for their Mattress Shop Series hosted in the Kingston Pen where you can enjoy the musical talents of Classified with Reeny Smith and Status/Non-Status with Funeral Lakes and Tiny Horse.
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When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October 2022
This spooky experience has two different scare levels to accommodate guests. Add on their ropes course for more adventure!
When: October 15th, 22nd, 29th
Hurry and grab yourself a ticket to one of the special evenings this October in Brockville. These events will feature a Halloween maze and a haunted walk-through at Stingers Indoor Paintball.
Not for the faint of heart, take a tour down the Tunnel of Terror in Brockville’s historic railway tunnel. If the lights and ghouls roaming about aren’t enough to frighten you, then maybe the long history of this railway tunnel will get your skin crawling!
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When: October 1st from 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Enjoy the heart of everyone’s favourite military town in the Bay of Quinte! Trenton will be hosting live entertainment, buskers, local food and business vendors, and plenty of fun this October! Venture your way down Front Street in downtown Trenton to join in on the fun!
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When: October 8th and 9th
Join in on the fun at the twelfth annual Scarecrow Festival hosted by The Department of Illumination! Make your Thanksgiving weekend extra special by creating your own scarecrow. Whether you decide to create them to be sweet or scary, all your proceeds go towards fundraising for a more sustainable future in Prince Edward County.
When: October 15th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Ladies, it’s your time to shine! Join your gal pals for a night of laughter at The Regent Theatre in The County. With a lineup of hilarious female comedians including CBC darlings, Jennine Profeta, Elvira Kurt and Karen Parker, you’ll be cry-laughing the night away.
When: October 15th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
The festivities are back in action with the Wellington Parade, day of fun and activities and the big pumpkin and vegetable weigh-off!
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