As the days get shorter and the air starts to feel crisp, we are reminded that winter is just around the corner. So, why not make the most of Autumn with these these amazing Fall Happenings?! Whether you are single, looking for date ideas or searching for family fun, there is something in the North for everyone. Check back often for more of the latest and greatest!

Pumpkin Patch
When: September 28, every weekend until October 27
Where: Leisure Farms, Sturgeon Falls

Check site for events, activities and updates!

Welcome to our Patch – Sign Making
When: October 16
Where: DIY Craftery & Lounge

Be the craftiest pumpkin in the patch – assemble and paint this unique sign for your front entrance! With vinyl stencils and of course, complete with your very own family name!

Apple Picking & Wagon Ride Orchard Tours
When: September to end of October
Where: Avalon Orchards, Innisfil

There is no admission to pick at our orchard, except for a smile and a promise to be caring with our trees and our environment. 45 min tours are provided weekdays and include a wagon ride through the orchard, a small bag of apples for each person, a brief talk about how apples are organically grown and how to pick them, and a short woodland walk. We wrap up the tour with questions and answers and everyone is treated to fresh apple cider! While we require at least 20 people for a tour we can often combine smaller groups.

The Cranberry Plunge
When: October 5-25
Where: Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery

You bring the people, the camera (and maybe dry socks – just in case!) and we’ll do the rest. We’ll set you up with chest waders (the size selection is limited, so be prepared for one size fits all!). Wade into a sea of floating cranberries and take pictures of your cranberry love.

1882 Lakehouse Bistro
When: October 19 & 20
Where: Callander

Prix fixe 3 course menu includes appetizer, main course and dessert. Drink specials available. Valid only SUN – THURS nights. No reservations. Check our website for complete menu.

2nd Annual Great Northern Antiques to Oddities “Fall Edition”
When: October 19 & 20
Where: 192 Main Street East, North Bay

Once again we will be hosting some of the spring show greats, plus new vendors showcasing Antiques,Vintage,Collectables and Oddities from all corners of the antique world to held at the glamorous The Grande Event Centre in the heart of downtown North Bay Ontario .

Scream Hell Farms Annual Haunt 2019
When: October 18, 19, 25, 26
Where: 88 Glen Roberts Dr., Trout Creek

Get your spook on with this #1 rated HAUNT! We take pride in creating what each and every one of you want to experience in a haunt, and bring it bigger and better each year!

North Bay Farmers Market
When: Saturdays, Oct 19-April 25
Where: North Bay Mall, 300 Lakeshore Drive

Visit our winter location for produce, preserves, cheese, meat, artisans, crafts, bath & body, baking and more!

Celebrate the Spirit of Halloween in Muskoka
When: October 19-31
Where: Various

Check out this incredible list of events that includes: a Halloween Party cruise on Lake Muskoka, Halloween Spooktacular at Stanta’s Village, Hapoy Howleen Brewery Bash at Sawdust Brewery, Halloween Mini Golf, Halloween Tots Parade, Paranormal Muskoka Tour, and the Upteenth Annual Great Pumpkin Trail!

North Bay Science Festival
When: October 21-26
Where: Various

Join for the third annual North Bay Science Festival under the direction of Science North. This is truly a festival for all ages, and includes a celebration of science, innovation and technology. The Science Olympics, Science Carnival and Climate Action panel are not to be missed!

Ignite North Bay
When: October 23
Where: St Joseph Scollard Hall

Get your tickets and join us for a great night of inspiration and science with Ignite as part of Science Festival week!

Help us shine a spotlight on all of the talent, beauty, and bright ideas that we have right here in our back yard. Listen to your community members speak to their passion in the hopes that it ignites something in YOU to inspire others. Everyone is welcome to apply to speak, everyone is welcome to listen and enjoy. Ordinary people – extraordinary impact. Help us be the spark that ignites North Bay.

Each event we pick a local charity that all proceeds go to and Ignite 7 is no different. All proceeds will go to Jordan Gardner in his fight against cancer.
We are also pleased to join science North in presenting Ignite as part of SciWeek.

Halloween DJ Bash
When: October 25
Where: Cousin Vinny’s Restaurant & Bar – Hanmer, 5085 Hwy 69 North #22, Sudbury, Ontario P3P 1P7

Cousin Vinny’s Restaurant & Bar is celebrating their 10th Anniversary and it all starts with back to back Halloween Parties this year. Friday Oct 25th features DJ Bubba Spinning tunes for you all night long! Cash prize is given for best costumes. Categories include best female, best male and best couple!

Parry Sound Festival of Authors
When: October 29
Where: The Stockey Centre, Parry Sound

Literary fiction from four versatile and accomplished Canadian authors. Shandi Mitchell is a Nova Scotia-based award-winning author and filmmaker.  Lilian Nattel is a bestselling and award-winning Toronto-based author who writes “novels about extraordinary women.” Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli is a bestselling and award-winning Italian-Canadian author from Sudbury.  Craig Davidson was born and grew up in St. Catherines, Ontario.  He has published work under both his own name and the pen names Patrick Lestewka and Nick Cutter

Hops & Vines Featuring Second City
When: November 2
Where: Capitol Centre, North Bay

HOPS & VINES is the Capitol Centre’s annual major fundraiser which includes live entertainment, games of chance, complimentary tastings of wine and beer, auctions and draws. This year’s event features The Second City Toronto IMPROV ALL-STARS, Canada’s masters of improv comedy!

Sudbury Farmers Market
When: Saturday’s, November 2-May 30
Where: Southridge Mall

Enjoy wholesome foods and unique locally made products. Meet local farmers, crafters, artisans, food vendors, and entertainers.

The Green Store – Annual Christmas Open House
When: November 3
Where: Trout Lake

Enjoy our Annual Christmas Open House:
• in store specials
• gift ideas
• decor ideas
• gourmet food sampling
• in store draws
• tea room

Eco-Fashion Show
When: November 3
Where: St Andrews United Church, North Bay

Judith Ann Originals is holding an Eco Fashion Show and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the community of North Bay.

The fashion show features women of diverse sizes and ages modelling 20 mini collections, which span the four seasons. After the show, attendees will have the chance to purchase items from the show as well as other pre-loved, gently-used pieces by big brands and fun vintage finds. Everything will be at bargain basement prices. Don’t forget to bring cash!

This event supports:

  • Amelia Rising
  • Breast Cancer Research and Awareness
  • LIPI Christmas Hampers
  • LGBTQ2S+ youth programs
  • Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth
  • Indigenous Friendship Centre and Red Dress
  • St. Andrew’s Loaves and Fishes

Brunch & Bubbles
When: November 3
Where: The Cedar Nest Decor & Cafe, Sudbury

A delicious brunch buffet featuring all your favorite breakfast foods, with a little nest spin on it! Join us for a beautiful meal with some lovely mimosas.

The Berenstain Bears On Stage
When: November 3
Where: The Stockey Centre, Parry Sound

The Berenstain Bears on Stage Book and lyrics by Stan and Jan Berenstain Music by Elliot Lawrence and Jamie Broza Performance by To Be Determined Theatre Co. Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING.

These cherished stories are brought to life with fun sets, costumes, live music, song and dance! This fun musical combines 5 of ‘The Berenstain Bears’ stories. Narrated by the world’s foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears, guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe.

Follow these bears on an action packed adventure discovering new lessons to learn and experience life in the tree house with them. This adaptation is a perfect fit for family audiences or grades K – 3!

Makers North Handmade Holiday Market
When: November 9 & 10
Where: McEwen School of Architecture, Sudbury

Thrilled to be in it’s fourth year, the Makers North Handmade Holiday Market is Northern Ontario’s premier holiday market. Celebrating local art, craft, and makers of handmade things; you’ll want to mark this event on the calendar, grab a friend and start working on your holiday gift list.

Known for a highly curated mix of Northern Ontario made clothing, jewelry, artwork, pottery and more; Makers North markets feature talented makers from Northern Ontario and beyond.

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October, 2019