Check out all the cool stuff you and your family can do this weekend … September 21-23, 2012
Ajax (Saturday only)
Courtyard Country Fall Fair– Old fashion country fun! Food competitions, Kid’s cupcake competition, free food samples, games, crafts, activities and fortune telling. Charity cut for the Cure & Hair extensions for Alzheimer Society
All events are free although donations to the Alzheimer Society are appreciated. Festivities take place at Pickering Village
Fall Fair at the Ancaster Fair Grounds. Craft exhibits, Quilt draw, Farm equipment, Old MacDonald’s Farm, Black Smith display and demo, Entertainment and Midway
3rd Annual Great Canadian Beaver Race & Festival held at Heritage Park. The Great Canadian Beaver Race & Festival is a celebration of all things Canadian with a focus on the iconic beaver. All proceeds from this event are donated to deserving groups and charities. Check the Schedule of Events. Download the Colouring Contest.
Hike Haliburton – Over 40 guided and themed hikes, Almost 200 km of hiking trails, Four days of hiking including Night Hikes, Awesome autumn colours, Great places to stay and eat, Evening concerts and art shows
Harvest Festival – Celebrate the arrival of autumn with vintage farm equipment, food, crafts, music and more. Please visit
157th Lindsay Central Exhibition – Bull riding rodeo, RCMP Musical ride, Tractor pull, Derby, Children’s events, food vendors and much more
Midhurst Arts & Crafts Tour – Find everything from one of a kind paintings, to pottery, jewellery, soap, candles, home decor, sweet treats and even recycled art!
159th Milton Fall Fair held at the Milton Fair Grounds. Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Pet Show, Kids craft zone, Midway, Cattle show, Tractor pull, Art displays, food vendors and much much more maps
Oakville (Saturday September 22, 2012)
AutumnFest – Enjoy the magnificent fall colours in our picturesque Bronte Harbour Village by the Lake. Shop, taste, smell, learn, and laugh with our friendly merchants and service providers. Look for end of summer bargains, fall or pre-Christmas treasures. Lot of fun demonstrations and entertainment for all.
Sweetwater Music Festival – For our 9th season we offer audience favourites Adrian Butterfield, Phil Dwyer and Kenneth Slowik and many others. Also the young Canadian super star Phillippe Sly, winner of last year’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Niagara Wine Festival – Canada’s largest annual celebration of Ontario’s award-winning wineries and vineyards. Join us for two incredible weekends of programming as we present the 61stannual Niagara Wine Festival. See our Program of Events for more information as to what is happening each night of the festival.
Ottawa International Animation Festival – Every September, the Ottawa International Animation Festival presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation. The nation’s capital will once again become the center of the animation universe. The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest event of its kind in North America, a major film event attracting attendees from around the world. Film buffs, art lovers and cartoon fans won’t want to miss this year’s great line up of screenings taking place at ByTowne Cinema, National Gallery of Canada, Empire Theatres Rideau Centre and Arts Court Theatre.
All Canadian Jazz Festival – Three fabulous days of great all-Canadian jazz music, food, drink, and an art show. Performers include Brass Transit, The Imprints, Heavyweights Brass Band, Ori Dagan, The Jensen Sisters Sextet with Joel Miller, Heather Bambrick, TD Canada Trust Young Jazz Showcase, All-Canadian Legends, Sharon Riley and Faith Chorale, Heavy Weather, Diana Panton, and Swing Shift Big Band. The “Blow Your Own Horn” Jazz Parade starts at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, and travels down Walton Street through Port Hope’s famous downtown heritage district, features a wide variety of floats and performers, in addition to a walking jam session open to all comers.
For more information and tickets, visit www.allcanadianjazz.ca or call 1-855-731-9310.
Savour Stratford Culinary Festival – Ontario’s foremost celebration of authentic local cuisine with 12 award winning chefs, 30 illuminating tutored tastings, cooking shows and skills workshops led by renowned culinary authors, artisans and innovators and exclusive sampling events.
Our local food heritage spans over 150 years and this year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Culinary Roots”.
Stratford’s culinary festival is set in one of Ontario’s loveliest heritage towns. Freely roam the outdoor farmers and artisan markets, sampling local fare accompanied by music concerts in our picturesque historic Market Square and our heritage garden district.
Toronto (Sunnyside Beach)
Juried Art show & sale – The fifth annual Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show & Sale returns to the historic Sunnyside Pavilion fromSeptember 21st-23rd, 2012. Join us as we bring together over 70 emerging and established painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers and installation artists.
During the three-day art event, we will also host children’s art workshops on a drop-in basis, create a large-scale painting with the help of our visitors, inspired by iconic Sunnyside Beach, and hold a silent art auction in support of Canadian charity Freeing the Human Spirit. We are looking forward to seeing what will evolve when art brings us all together.
Fall Home Show – Design, Renovate and Style your Life. Toronto’s largest fall home has finally arrived. Four days only to design, style and renovate your life all under one roof. Find innovative products & great deals with over 300 retailers and industry experts! Takes place at the Better Living Centre Toronto
Science Centre Community Day – Celebrate Community Day with FREE general admission* to the Science Centre and a special price for IMAX® films!
Presented by TELUS, Community Day is the Science Centre’s way of celebrating science with the whole community. In addition to FREE admission and special programming in the Centre throughout the day, we invite all adults to become children again! For this day only, adult visitors will be able to turn back the clock to see the popular IMAX film Under the Sea at the children’s price.