Apple Picking in Ontario

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Apple crisp, apple pie, apples dipped in caramel, candy apples…Are you drooling yet?  It’s Apple Season in Ontario, which means that many orchards and farms now have pick your own apples so you can make some yummy treats for your family.  Find an Orchard or Farm near you below:

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Featured Farms

Caledon  Berryview Farm –  13707 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON – Phone: (905) 838-4777

Berryview is now growing 13 popular varieties of apples for you and your family. The choice is yours:  you can stop in and make it a family event to remember by picking your own apples, or choose from our pre-picked apples on hand.

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Apple Picking Across Ontario

Ancaster  Carluke Orchards – 2194 Shaver Road South, Ancaster, ON – Phone: (905) 648-2775

Bowmanville  Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery – 6275 Liberty St., Bowmanville, ON – Phone: (905) 263-2396

Brampton  Orchalaw Farm – 9726 Heritage Rd., Brampton, ON – Phone: (905) 456-1879

Brampton  Big’r Apple Farm – 87999 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON – Phone: (905) 455-8414

Brantford  Brantwood Farm – RR 6, Brantford, ON –  Phone: 519-759-4166

Brighton  Cricklewood Farm – 27 Grandview Rd, RR4, Brighton, ON – Phone: (613) 475-4293

Caledon  Albion Orchards – 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon East, ON – Phone: (905) 584-0354

Caledon  Dixie Orchards – 14309 Dixie Road, (1 kilometer north of King Street), Caledon, ON – Phone: (905) 838-3339

Cobourg  Moore Orchards – RR5, 1497 Moore Orchard Rd., Cobourg, ON – Phone: (905) 372-3911

Cobourg  Burnham Family Farm Market – 7760 County Rd 2, R.R. #4, Cobourg, ON – Phone: 905-373-4578

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Crysler  Cannamore Orchard – R.R. #4 Cannamore, Crysler, ON – Phone: (613) 448-3633

Fenwick  DeVries Fruit Farm – 825 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON – Phone: (905) 892-8724

King  Pine Farms Orchard – 2700 16th Sideroad, King, ON – Phone: (905) 833-5459

Kingston  Waddell Apples – 2645 Washburn Road, Kingston, ON – Phone: (613) 546-1690

Kingsville  Meleg’s Lakeview Orchard & Cider Mill – 158 Arner Townline, Kingsville, ON – Phone: (519) 733-4857

Leamington  Thiessen Orchards Ltd. – 400 Talbot Rd East, Leamington, ON –  Phone: (519) 326-5873

Leamington  Simpson Orchards – 237 Mersea Road 5, RR # 2, Leamington, ON – Phone: (519) 326-9459

Markham  Organics Farm – 7550 19th Avenue, Markham, ON – Phone: (905) 640-5206

Milton  Chudleigh’s Apple Farm – 9528 Hwy. 25, Milton, ON – Phone: (905) 878-2725

Mountain  Mountain Orchards – 10175 Clark Rd., Mountain, ON – Phone: (613) 989-2415

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Mount Albert  Brooks Farms – 122 Ashworth Rd, RR 3, Mount Albert, ON – Phone: 905-473-3920

Newcastle  Algoma Orchards – 201 Regional Rd. 42, Newcastle, ON – Phone: (905) 987-4961

Port Elgin  Smiths’ Apples and Farm Market – 470 The River Road, RR#3, Port Elgin, ON – Phone: (519) 832-2971

Port Stanley  Great Lakes Farms – 5111 Union Rd., Port Stanley, ON – Phone: 519-782-3433

Prince Edward County  Campbell’s Orchards – 1633 Rednersville Road, R.R. #1 Carrying Place, Prince Edward County – Phone: (613) 962-3751

Stouffville  Applewood Farm and Winery – 12442 McCowan Road, Stouffville, ON – Phone: (905) 640-5357

Sutton  Homestead Orchards – 3961 Old Homestead Rd, Sutton, ON – Phone: (905) 722-5325

Tillsonburg  Brus’ Orchards – 244263 Airport Road, Tillsonburg,ON – Phone: (519) 842-2262

Uxbridge  Siloam Orchards – 7300 3rd Concession, Uxbridge, ON – Phone: (905) 852-9418

Waterloo  Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Ltd – 1420 Lobsinger Line, Waterloo, ON – Phone: (519) 664-2750

Waterdown  Frootogo Orchards – 573 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, ON – Phone: (905) 689-1652

Whitby  Stroud Farms – 4075 Lakeridge Rd., Whitby, ON – Phone: 905-666-5344

Woodstock  Birtch Farms – RR 7, Woodstock, ON – Phone: (519) 469-3040

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Are you the owner of an apple orchard in Ontario, or know of a great orchard?  Contact us to  let us know … info@vacationingwithkids.ca

 

 

Weekend Fun Guide (October 25-27 2013)

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Having an event or know of a upcoming event you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca and we’d be happy to share it! 

Featured Events and Local Attractions 

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Superman Make N’ Take Event – Saturday October 26th from 11a.m.-1p.m. 

Build your very own LEGO® Superman™ Sheild and bring it home with you! While they last! Excludes Express locations. No purchase necessary. Visit instore for details. Min. 100 of each model build per store. Visit your local Toys “R” Us store to participate!

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Are you up for the challenge? There are some great corn mazes across Ontario that you can take your family to for a fun day out! Good luck on not getting lost 😉

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$2.50 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.50. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

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Visit a Local Conservation Area

Did you know there are more than 270 Conservation Areas across Ontario?  Fall is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature at a local conservation area.

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Fall Farm Fun in Ontario

Pumpkinfests, Harvest Festivals and Spooky Farms are always great fun at this time of year.  Check out our picks for some fun Ontario farms to visit this weekend with your family.

Be sure to check our recent visits to Downey’s Farm and Strom’s Farm to read about all the fun we had!

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Apple Picking in Ontario

 Apple picking is in full swing at Orchards across Ontario and a super fun way to spend a Fall afternoon with the family.  Find one near you and let the picking begin!

Around Town this Weekend…

Barrie

Chappell Farms – Attractions include: Farmyard animals, hay maze, Corn Maze, Boo barn, Trike track, Sand Diggers, Play area, Pick your own pumpkin.  Added attractions on weekends include: Magic shows, Live entertainment, Jumping castle and a Haunted barn.

Brampton

Downey’s Farm – Fall fun at Downey’s includes Unlimited Wagon Rides, Live Entertainment, Super-Cat-Super-Curve, Dump Truck Slide, Balloon Typhoon, Trike Track, Face Painting, Straw Jump, Farm Animals, Super Corn Maze and the The Black Hole.  You will not want to miss the fun!

Burlington

Treats in our Streets – Bring the kids in costume for an incredible day of Halloween themed activities, live music, great food and trick-or-treating at over 60 downtown businesses – Launching from two locations – Civic Square and the Lot at Emma’s Back Porch.

Campbellville

Spooktacular Halloween @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – In addition to all our incredible Fall into Nature activities you can start your Halloween festivities as the Spooktacular fun begins at Mountsberg the weekend of October 19th and 20th! This event is free with park admission and features plenty of hauntingly good fun for everyone: Pumpkin Patch, Toddler pumpkin maze, Haunted PlayBarn, Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt, Kids crafts, Harvest games, Bison rides.  What more could your little goul or goblin ask for?

Cambridge

Harvest Celebration at the Cambridge Farmers’ Market – A Zombie Dance Crew will be infesting the Market at 11:20; Wesley United Church will be hosting free kids cupcake decorating; Downtown Cambridge BIA will be welcoming tiny tots in costumes to trick or treat at participating businesses; More fun at the Market too…Market Ghost Hunt, free apple cider; kids treat bag decorating, mini pumpkin and mask decorating for the kids…and so much more!

Dunville

Richardson’s Farm & Market – Oodles of fun awaits you at the farm this fall.  Explore the 6 km of trail in our 7 acre corn maze, challenge yourself to figure out the  Jammed Tractor mini maze, cats cradle maze and pathway puzzle maze and play in the strawbale maze.  Lasso some toy horses, play in the corn box, enjoy a tractor ride, visit the animals and chuck some pumpkins at targets.  Of course before you leave, don’t forget to get a pumpkin!

Etobicoke 

Hallo-Fun @ Fantasy Fair in Woodbine Shopping Centre.  Take a ride on the Train of Terror or Visit creatures of the night in Spook Village.  Enjoy a spooky weekend at Fantasy Fair with free shows and more!

Georgetown

Masquerade on Main – Hundreds of children, accompanied by their parents, enjoy Downtown Georgetown for a trick or treat event from 11 to 1pm. Children are entertained by street entertainers, while visiting each business to ask for treats! Main Street is closed during this event offering a fun-filled and safe trick or treating environment, all within the historic setting of Downtown Georgetown!

Guelph

Strom’s Farm – Have some fun times at Strom’s Farm in their Harvest Fun area including; Jumpin Jack Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Straw Maze, Pumpkin Chuckin, Wagon Rides, 6 acre Corn Maze (4 miles of paths), Sand Pit, Pedal Carts ,Cedar Spiral and a Pumpkin of a Show Puppet Show.  Open Weekends Sept 21 thru Oct 27

Keene

Spooky Halloween @Lang Pioneer Village – The Village transforms itself into a haunted haven for ghosts and ghouls!Witches and vampires, bats and spiders, they’re all coming out to give you a frightfully good time! Features include: Halloween games and contests, Ghastly Halloween treats, Halloween ghost craft for kids, Interact with live bats brought by the Ontario Specialized Species Centre(Saturday nights only) and Free tractor and wagon rides (weather permitting)

Lindsay

Fall Fest at Gamiing Nature Centre – Celebrate the Fall with fun Fall and Halloween themed events and activities. Our Fall Festival is a frightfully good time for the whole family. Come any time between 3 pm and 6 pm to get in on the fun. There will be face painting, cupcake decorating, pumpkin carving, activities and games, snacks, and of course candy!

London

A Haunting We Will Go @ Fanshawe Pioneer Village – On Saturday, October 26th come out and celebrate a historic Halloween! Trick or treat in the Village, bob for apples, hear a ghost story and participate in many other ghoulish activities.

Midland

Marsh Monster @ Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre – Bring your courage and your goosebumps! The Wye Marsh is hosting a variety of spooktacular events, so please join us for another year of fabulous activities: Scavenger Hunt, Games, Crafts, Haunted House and more…

Milton

Halloween Spooktacular @ Halton County Radial Railway – Saturday, October 19  6:30pm-10pm – All ages event! Walk through the haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline and enjoy some hot apple cider & scary snacks. If you’re a Halloween fan this is definitely a spooky experience not to be missed! Costumes encouraged.

Niagara Falls

Warner Ranch and  Pumpkin Farm – Haunted Hayride – During the Halloween season enjoy the fright and delight of our Haunted Hayride, held the last three week-ends in October on Fridays and Saturdays with the first ride going out at 7:00 pm with the last ride departing at 10:45 pm.  The hayride lasts 30 minutes and takes you through 50 acres of haunted forest.  Our Haunted Hayride attractions will ‘jolt’ you off your seat. Venture through our haunted forest in October, if you dare!

Orangeville

Harvest Celebration in Downtown Orangeville – Final day of the farmers’ market offers free family fun, including tots trick or treating, crafts, pony rides, draws, face painting, and more!

Ottawa

Ottawa Ski, Snowboard and Travel Show  @ the CE Centre – You’ll find everything and anything to make your slopeside experience complete! This is Ottawa’s largest showcase of Ski & Snowboard related travel destinations, equipment, clothing, lifestyle information and related products and services.

Owen Sound

Hobgoblin Frolic at Grey Roots – Put on your costume and come out to Grey Roots Museum & Archives for a fabulous Hallowe’en celebration with lots of fun.  This event takes place in Moreston Heritage Village, so please dress for the weather.  Join us at Grey Roots from 1-4 p.m. for a fun-filled, safe, family event.

Penetanguishene

Haunted Harbour @ Discovery Harbour – Little ghosts, goblins and their families arrive at Discovery Harbour’s main entrance in full costume. They proceed along a candlelit path through the famous historic properties, with costumed staff on hand to assist. During the stroll, visitors can peer into various heritage buildings to see what lurks!

Port Stanley

Great Lakes Farm – The apple barn is open daily for already picked apples, fresh apple cider, our famous apple pies and other apple-based sweets, treats and delicacies fresh from our bakery. You can also. Pick your own apples, pears and pumpkins, explore our corn maze and straw mountain or take a ride around our orchard with a Tractor ride.

Rockton

Haunted Halloween @ Westfield Heritage Village – Something curious is happening in the village!  Find out what, as you explore by lantern and moonlight.  A fun night for all ages!

Sudbury

Dynamic Earth Halloween @ Science North – Don’t miss Dynamic Earth’s signature family Halloween festivities, with plenty of eerie activities, shows and fun for all ages. Come in costume!

Terra Cotta

Haunted Forest @ Terra Cotta Conservation Area – Enjoy an evening of spooky fun for children 12 and under. Discover haunted wagon rides, a creepy maze, storytelling by a bonfire, nature activities, tasty barbecue fare*, and many new characters.

Thunder Bay 

Kids Halloween Hoot 2013 @Fort William – Every Saturday and Sunday during the month of October from 12pm to 5pm take in all the activities, including: Spooky Crafts, Trick-or-Treating, Haunted Maze, Storytelling, Scavenger Hunt, Haunted Adventures and Fun & Yucky Activities.  Be sure to wear your costume!

Toronto

The Junction Pumpkinfest – The annual Junction Pumpkinfest is back Saturday, October 26th. Make your way to the neighbourhood to celebrate all things Pumpkin and fall inspired at our local participating businesses throughout the day. Also, there will be pumpkin carving at the train platform and other fun family activities from 2-6pm. See you there!

Howling Hootenanny @ Black Creek Pioneer Village – Enjoy a Howling good time at Black Creek this Halloween.  There is so much for families to do all day throughout the Village! Event Features include:  Performances, Creepy Creature Show, Happy Faces Airbrush Tattoos, The Haunted Maze, Scarecrow Mini Maze , Apple Sling Shot, FREE Pumpkin Decorating,Trick-or-Treat in the Village and much, much, more!

Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade – This year we are inviting ALL MONSTERS to participate in our PARADE! It will be the first parade in the world that allows everyone to participate! So if you’re a werewolf, a mummy, a vampire, a creature from the black lagoon, or a zombie (because come on, we all love to shuffle) come to Toronto’s first ever Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade!  There will also be live entertainment and vendors.

Vaughan

Brick-or-Treat @ LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto – A ghoulishly good time is brewing  and we’re hosting our first-ever Brick-or-Treat Event in celebration of Halloween. Come discover the haunted world we have to offer from the eerie streets of Toronto MINILAND to building your own Jack-o-Lantern completely out of LEGO® bricks! The fang-tastic festivities that are perfect for even the littlest ghouls and goblins include: Build pumpkins in our LEGO® Master Builder Academy, Receive a limited-edition Halloween factory brick while supplies last, Receive a limited-edition Halloween factory brick while supplies last and Dress up in your favourite Halloween Costume to enter our Best Costume Contest!

Camp Spooky @ Canada’s Wonderland – Little Ghouls and Goblins will absolutely love the Halloween-themed activities in Camp Spooky. Trick-or-Treat in the Camp Spooky area and uncover delicious treats, join the Costume Parade and march through Planet Snoopy for all to see, head over to Playhouse Theatre and see Charlie Brown’s Trick-or-Treat show and be sure to visit the mazes.

Woodstock 

Pumpkin Festival @ Birtch Farms – The second last weekend in October is their annual “Pumpkin Festival” where activities include pumpkin games, pumpkin treats, a pumpkin gallery of carved pumpkins and a costume contest. This is a great time to show off those imaginative costumes.

 

Weekend Fun Guide (October 18-20 2013)

Fun things to do with the family in Ontario

Doesn’t the week seem to fly by after a long weekend?  Another beautiful Fall weekend is almost upon us and there are SO many fun things to get out and do with the family for some fun!

Featured Events and Local Attractions 

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Minifigure Trade In Event – Saturday, October 19th at Toys “R” Us

Bring in a LEGO Minifigure and trade it in for another one with our sales associates! Just look for a store associate wearing a LEGO badge! Visit your local Toys “R” Us store to participate!

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Made by Hand Show

With over 35,000 square feet of shopping and over 150 quality handmade exhibitors, this is a one-stop shopping experience not to be missed. There is something for everyone in every media: original artwork, baby/toys, body, candles, clothing, ceramics, fashion accessories, jewellery, photography, knitting, pottery, paper goods, wood and a range of gourmet goodies.

It’s a family filled day – Shopping, free face-painting, crafts, door prizes, raffles and thousands of gift ideas.

For more information visit www.madebyhandshow.ca

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$2.50 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.50. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

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Visit a Local Conservation Area

Did you know there are more than 270 Conservation Areas across Ontario?  Fall is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature at a local conservation area.

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Fall Farm Fun in Ontario

Pumpkinfests, Harvest Festivals and Spooky Farms are always great fun at this time of year.  Check out our picks for some fun Ontario farms to visit this weekend with your family.

Be sure to check our recent visits to Downey’s Farm and Strom’s Farm to read about all the fun we had!

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Apple Picking in Ontario

 Apple picking is in full swing at Orchards across Ontario and a super fun way to spend a Fall afternoon with the family.  Find one near you and let the picking begin!

Around Town this Weekend…

Adolphustown

The Great Pumpkin Hunt @ Bergeron Estate Winery – A winery highlight for families with children, each child gets to keep the pumpkin that they find, enjoy a slice of pizza and hot chocolate, and take a hay ride that leaves every half hour.  $10/child

Ajax

Pumpkinville @ Greenwood Conservation Area (Saturday only) – There will be lots to see and do, including a haunted house, pumpkin patch and carving contest, horse drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, face painting, hay jumping, plenty of tasty treats at the Pumpkinville Grill and so much more!

Bala 

Bala Cranberry Festival – The Bala Cranberry Festival features a unique collection of products, gifts and crafts. Each vendor designs, collects and/or makes the items offered for sale.  There will be lots of entertainment from stage shows, children’s midway, petting zoo, waterski show and so much more!

Blue Mountains

Apple Harvest Festival – Every thanksgiving, celebrate the harvest in Ontario’s largest apple growing region. There’s no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend and no better place to explore the countryside, harbour towns and fall colours! Free activities throughout the Blue Mountain area from the Village to Thornbury & Clarksburg. Live Music,The Apple Pie Trail, street performers, hiking, biking, trails, gallery tours and much, much more!

Campbellville

Spooktacular Halloween @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – In addition to all our incredible Fall into Nature activities you can start your Halloween festivities as the Spooktacular fun begins at Mountsberg the weekend of October 19th and 20th! This event is free with park admission and features plenty of hauntingly good fun for everyone: Pumpkin Patch, Toddler pumpkin maze, Haunted PlayBarn, Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt, Kids crafts, Harvest games, Bison rides.  What more could your little goul or goblin ask for?

Elora

Monster March Parade –  Put on your costume and gather with the Ghouls for a march down Metcalfe Street, Elora in the 6th annual Monster March Parade. Parade starts at 6:30 rain or shine.  Monetary or food donations are being collected for the Food Bank.

Halton 

Fall into Nature – Conservation Halton’s Fall into Nature festival celebrates the spectacular landscapes and colours of the Niagara Escarpment.  Festival events run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.on October 13th and 14th at all six of Conservation Halton’s main parks: Crawford LakeHilton FallsKelsoMountsbergMount Nemo and Rattlesnake Point Conservation Areas.

Hamilton

Fall Colours in the EcoPark – Join us for an exploration of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark and its plants, wildlife, waterfalls and vistas. Refreshments and entertainment provided.

Keene

Spooky Halloween @Lang Pioneer Village – The Village transforms itself into a haunted haven for ghosts and ghouls!Witches and vampires, bats and spiders, they’re all coming out to give you a frightfully good time! Features include: Halloween games and contests, Ghastly Halloween treats, Halloween ghost craft for kids, Interact with live bats brought by the Ontario Specialized Species Centre(Saturday nights only) and Free tractor and wagon rides (weather permitting)

Kingston

5th Annual Kingston Zombie Walk – The Kingston Zombie Walk is back! Grab the family, slap on some fake blood, bring some non-perishables for the Kingston Youth Shelter and JOIN IN!! The walk will begin at Skeleton Park (McBurney Park on Ordnance & Clergy). Walkers are encouraged to start gathering after 3pm – the hoard moves downtown at 4pm, rain or shine.

Kingsville

Migration Festival – This Festival celebrates migration, heritage and conservation in Kingsville, Ontario. The theme for 2013 is the “Art of Migration”. Enjoy our woodcarving, fine art and fine photography shows. Vote for People’s Choice Awards for each. See live raptors, sled dogs, retriever show and more. Bring your children to teh parade then OPP pumpkin carving and meet Clarol the Clown. Enjoy entertainment and food and buy local specialty goods at the Marketplace

Kitchener

Family Fun Day @ Steckle Farm –  Play in the grain discovery zone, visit with the Pig Mobile, cuddle our animals, and find out why autumn is our favorite time of the year at the farm! Enjoy dances and mini lessons from the Strathyre Highland and Intensely Irish dance troupes, and hear tall tales told by members of the Baden Storytellers Guild. We’ll also have Emily Beatty Imagery on site, ready to take some amazing family photos for you, with special packages being offered tailored to this event!  Maple Lodge Farms and Davids Tea will be handing out delicious samples.

Kitchener-Waterloo

Oktoberfest – Parades, Beer tents, Fashion show, Car show, Fun run, Harvest Festival….  So much to do in KW!

Lambton

Fall Colour & Craft Festival – One of north Lambton’s biggest annual events, with over 100 craftspeople from across Southwestern Ontario. The perfect opportunity to pick up original gifts & decorations from a wide range of crafts people. Please note one paid admission at one venue allows free admission to the other – at the Lambton Heritage Museum

London

London Pet Show – London’s first pet show, presented by Purina®, is a great opportunity for all…animals and animal lovers alike. Meet and learn about a number of different types of pet animals. Treat your pet to one or more of the latest and greatest creature comforts and products available for all types of animals. Enjoy professional purebred dog shows, cat shows, guest speakers and a super adoption event.

Haunted Village Hayrides – Farm of Dracula @Fanshawe Pioneer Village – Transylvania is getting to be a problematic place to reside for Count Dracula, especially since Van Helsing and the other vampire hunters know all about his weaknesses. Rather than risk a stake in the heart, Dracula opts to ”stake a claim” in the New World, disguising himself as a simple Middlesex County farmer. Unfortunately for the locals, he still needs to feed!  Advanced booking required.

Milton

Halloween Spooktacular @ Halton County Radial Railway Saturday, October 19  6:30pm-10pm – All ages event! Walk through the haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline and enjoy some hot apple cider & scary snacks. If you’re a Halloween fan this is definitely a spooky experience not to be missed! Costumes encouraged.

Mississauga

Made by Hand Show – The Made by Hand Show features 30,000 square feet of original handmade work from more than 150 juried artists, artisans and designers from across Canada. With a variety range of prices and styles, there is something for everyone on your list. Don’t forget to pick up something for yourself too. A portion of door proceeds will benefit Crafting for a Cure. For more information please visit

Pembroke

Oktoberfest at Germania Hall – Food, dancing and entertainment!  The fun will include Swiss Alp Horns, Schuhplattler (Bavarian Folk Dancers), Sing-alongs, Contests, games and prizes all day long, Woodcutting Contest, Maßkrugstemmen (Beer Stein Hoisting Contest) and a yodelling contest!

Prince Edward County

Pumpkinfest – This annual event taking place on Saturday includes a Pancake Breakfast, Parade of the Giant Pumpkins, Craft Tables, food booths, church meals from noon on, Contests, children’s games, and entertainment

Thunder Bay 

Kids Halloween Hoot 2013 @Fort William – Every Saturday and Sunday during the month of October from 12pm to 5pm take in all the activities, including: Spooky Crafts, Trick-or-Treating, Haunted Maze, Storytelling, Scavenger Hunt, Haunted Adventures and Fun & Yucky Activities.  Be sure to wear your costume!

Toronto

Howling Hootenanny @ Black Creek Pioneer Village – Enjoy a Howling good time at Black Creek this Halloween.  There is so much for families to do all day throughout the Village! Event Features include:  Performances, Creepy Creature Show, Happy Faces Airbrush Tattoos, The Haunted Maze, Scarecrow Mini Maze , Apple Sling Shot, FREE Pumpkin Decorating,Trick-or-Treat in the Village and much, much, more!

Toronto Fall RV Show & Sale at the Toronto Congress Centre – Entertainment for all ages, Accessory and parts superstore, Seminars, All types of RVs from Hard-top trailers to Motorhomes and everything in between, Next years models, current models and previously enjoyed models, Newly expanded, larger show all under one roof…over 400,000 sqft. of RVs on display.

Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade – Join the hordes of the living dead as they descend upon Toronto once more for the 2013 Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 2013 marks the 11th annual Toronto Zombie Walk. Starting as a small gathering of seven people in 2003, the walk has grown into a full one-day festival with Halloween vendors, live entertainment and a walk that attracts more than 10,000 participants.

Toronto Snow Show – Join an estimated 35,000 guests at the International Centre for this 4-day event dedicated to all things skiing and snowboarding! There will be 200+  exhibitors of equipment and clothing, thousands of brand new and pre-owned skis, boards, boots and accessories.  Don’t forget to visit your favourite ski resort while you’re there too!  Other highlights include the Into the Mind movie premier, buy-one-get-one lift ticket, Pro-AM rail jam and Burton Riglet Park.

Walkerton

Little Royal Fair – Welcome to the Walkerton Agricultural Society’s “Little Royal Fair.” We are very proud to host the 159th edition of the fair. We have a tremendous heavy horse show that is held indoors. We have a huge selection of crafts, quilts, canning, baking and sewing on display. We also have woodworking, grains, roots and vegetable displays and wine. There is a poultry and rabbit show as well as the pet show for the kids.

Waterford

Pumpkin Festival – A fun filled weekend including 1,500 carved, lit pumpkins and pumpkin pyramid. Decorated homes and businesses. The Marketplace, Car Show, Sit-down meals at various churches and halls, Amusement rides and more.

Vaughan

Brick-or-Treat @ LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto – A ghoulishly good time is brewing  and we’re hosting our first-ever Brick-or-Treat Event in celebration of Halloween. Come discover the haunted world we have to offer from the eerie streets of Toronto MINILAND to building your own Jack-o-Lantern completely out of LEGO® bricks! The fang-tastic festivities that are perfect for even the littlest ghouls and goblins include: Build pumpkins in our LEGO® Master Builder Academy, Receive a limited-edition Halloween factory brick while supplies last, Receive a limited-edition Halloween factory brick while supplies last and Dress up in your favourite Halloween Costume to enter our Best Costume Contest!

Camp Spooky @ Canada’s Wonderland – Little Ghouls and Goblins will absolutely love the Halloween-themed activities in Camp Spooky. Trick-or-Treat in the Camp Spooky area and uncover delicious treats, join the Costume Parade and march through Planet Snoopy for all to see, head over to Playhouse Theatre and see Charlie Brown’s Trick-or-Treat show and be sure to visit the mazes.

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Weekend Fun Guide (October 4-6 2013)

Fun things to do with the family in Ontario

So much to see and do around Ontario this time of year!  We have some suggestions on what you can get out with the family this beautiful Fall weekend!

Having an event or know of a upcoming event you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca and we’d be happy to share it! 

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Take a Kid Mom Mountain Biking Day is a great opportunity for everyone, young or old, to experience mountain biking for the first time or to get back on the saddle again. Join your local Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day event and get out and get active this weekend with your entire family

Bruce Trail Day 2013

Bruce Trail Day is an annual event celebrating Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, hosted by the Bruce Trail Conservancy and each of its nine Bruce Trail Clubs.  Each Club of the Bruce Trail Conservancy is hosting free guided hikes and family activities to help you explore the Bruce Trail and discover the amazing variety of life along the Niagara Escarpment. Find an event near you

Fall is in the air and the leaves are turning colour. Why not take a family hike this weekend at a local conservation area: http://bit.ly/Ps0kTR

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Pumpkinfests, Harvest Festivals and Spooky Farms are always great fun at this time of year.  Check out our picks for some fun Ontario farms to visit this weekend with your family.

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It’s Apple season in Ontario and we’ve got a great list of local Orchards and Farms where you can take the family to pick your own.

Around Town This Weekend…

Barrie

Fall Festival @ Chappell Farms – Attractions include: Farmyard animals, hay maze, Corn Maze, Boo barn, Trike track, Sand Diggers, Play area, Pick your own pumpkin.  Added attractions on weekends include: Magic shows, Live entertainment, Jumping castle and a Haunted barn.

Brampton

Pumpkinfest @Downey’s Farm – Fall fun at Downey’s includes Unlimited Wagon Rides, Live Entertainment, Super-Cat-Super-Curve, Dump Truck Slide, Balloon Typhoon, Trike Track, Face Painting, Straw Jump, Farm Animals, Super Corn Maze and the The Black Hole.  You will not want to miss the fun!

Model Railroad Show – Fun for all ages, this show has 33,000 square feet of model trains, Operating layouts in many different scales, Thomas play area for the kids, Vendors selling all kinds of new and used model trains and railroad memorabilia and Great Food service.

Dunville

Richardson’s Farm & Market – Oodles of fun awaits you at the farm this fall.  Explore the 6 km of trail in our 7 acre corn maze, challenge yourself to figure out the  Jammed Tractor mini maze, cats cradle maze and pathway puzzle maze and play in the strawbale maze.  Lasso some toy horses, play in the corn box, enjoy a tractor ride, visit the animals and chuck some pumpkins at targets.  Of course before you leave, don’t forget to get a pumpkin!

Guelph

Strom’s Farm – Have some fun times at Strom’s Farm in their Harvest Fun area including; Jumpin Jack Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Straw Maze, Pumpkin Chuckin, Wagon Rides, 6 acre Corn Maze (4 miles of paths), Sand Pit, Pedal Carts ,Cedar Spiral and a Pumpkin of a Show Puppet Show.  Open Weekends Sept 21 thru Oct 27

Haliburton 

Colourfest – Live entertainment, petting zoo, inflatables, Colourfest pet contest, corn roast and lots of entertainment.

Keene

AppleFest @ Lang Pioneer Village – The sweetest event of the year! A colourful fall celebration of apples and the harvest season featuring: Musical entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, petting zoo and pony rides, games, crafts and more.

Kingston

Chili Fest – Taking place at Confederation Park, Chili Fest features local restauranteurs and chefs struttin’ their hot stuff along with children activity area, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, jumpy castle and apple pie.

 

Markham

Fall Fair – Experience Canada’s Largest 4-day Agricultural Fair. Fun for the whole family!  There will be  great food, amazing entertainment, Midway, exhibits, vendors, contest and demonstrations.

Metcalfe

Fall Fair – There’s something for everyone at the annual Metcalfe Fair – the last Ottawa Valley Fair of the season! Traditional favourites include Livestock and Horse Shows; 4-H Regional Championship Show; Agricultural Education; Demolition Derby; Stepdancing and Fiddling Competitions; Homecraft Exhibits; Field Crops and Produce Exhibits; Antique Machinery Display; Horse Pull; Antique Tractor Demonstration Pull; Entertainment Centre; Kidzland; Robertson Amusements Midway.

Milton

Heritage Fall Harvest Celebration – “Come play in the Pumpkin Patch” You can Pick out your favourite pumpkins, Take a ride on the tractor driven wagons, Attend an early 1900′s school, Explore the corn maze, See the farm animals, Visit our historical buildings and displays

Morrisburg

Pumpkin Inferno – Weekends through October. Come and stroll through a hauntingly beautiful and spellbinding outdoor exhibit of now close to 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins, set against a stirring night-time backdrop just inside the gates of historic Upper Canada Village. Marvel at this eclectic display of scenes from exotic places and historic ages, meet up with forest animals and sea-born creatures, see story book heroes, mythical characters, cultural icons and more …. all carved from pumpkins!

Oakville

Fall Fest – On Saturday October 5th Downtown Oakville will be celebrating the season,with Circus Johnathan, live musical performances throughout the downtown,interactive hulu hoop activities in the Towne Square, and a DJ spinning tunes!

Pickering

Fall Family Festival @ Pickering Museum Village – Annual fundraising event for Pickering Museum Village Foundation.  Event features music, children’s activities, rubber duckie race and much more, fun for the whole family.  Admission is free.  Watch this short video for a sneek peek of what to expect!

Port Elgin

Pumpkinfest – 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!

Port Stanley

Great Lakes Farm – The apple barn is open daily for already picked apples, fresh apple cider, our famous apple pies and other apple-based sweets, treats and delicacies fresh from our bakery. You can also. Pick your own apples, pears and pumpkins, explore our corn maze and straw mountain or take a ride around our orchard with a Tractor ride.

Sturgeon Falls

Cranberry Festival – Sturgeon River House in Sturgeon Falls is holding its annual Cranberry Festival with face painting, craft tables, antique car displays, live entertainment, pancakes with cranberry sauce and walking tours through the bog where people can pick cranberries.

Tiverton

Fall Fair – Celebrating ‘Country Roots & Rubber Boots’! Inviting all to come and see our 152nd Fall Fair for some fun with the family, including: midway, entertainment, Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Poultry Show Exhibits, Miniature Horse Show, Petting Zoo, Antique Tractor Show, Entertainment and more.

Toronto

Fall Home Show – The Toronto Fall Home Show is the ultimate authority on all things design, entertaining and home improvement. With big names like Jonathan & Drew Scott, hosts of W Network’s Property Brothers presented by Scotiabank, Paint Legend and Creator of Chalk Paint™ Annie Sloan, DIY and Design Aficionado Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault and the Big Cheese Kevin Durkee from CHEESEWERKS, more than 300 exhibitors and a host of new and exciting features, there’s expert insight, innovation and inspiration for living well at every turn.  Satisfaction guaranteed – or the cost of admission is on us.

Vanleek Hill

Beau’s Oktoberfest – Beau’s is proud to announce the 2013 edition of Oktoberfest… 2 days of Food, Music, Beer and Fun for the Whole Family!