Fall is coming! For those of us in Canada, that means a display of colourful trees, apple cider, and the first light fall of snow. It also means that fall festival season is about to begin! Do you have plans to attend a fall festival this year? If not, plan a cottaging trip to a top Canadian fall festival for a new experience! Here are Canada’s best fall festivals and where you can visit them.
Fall Flavours: Prince Edward Island: September 1st – October 1st
This wonderful culinary festival is a delicious PEI tradition! People travel from all over Canada to come taste dishes prepared by celebrity chefs. If you love food – and who doesn’t – you’ll be sure to enjoy this wonderful event.
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Tremblant Symphony of Colours: Mont Tremblant, Quebec. September 1st – October 31st
Whether you like organized fairs or not, you are sure to enjoy this festival. The main event at this festival is the explosion of colour that nature offers the Tremblant region! Take a drive through the colourful forest to see the many shades of red and yellow. If you do want to enjoy the festivities, the town will also be hosting a music festival!
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Mont Sutton Fall Festival: Quebec: September 16th – October 15th
This festival lasts a grand total of five weeks! There will be plenty of outdoor activities, such as hiking trips, nature walks, and mountain bike rentals. Kids will also enjoy crafts and the obstacle course, while the whole family can have fun at the big barbecue. This is one of the best Canadian fall festivals for families!
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Fall Okanagan Wine Festival: British Columbia: September 28th – October 8th
Head to B.C.’s Okanagan Valley this autumn for a wine festival to remember! This festival will feature events that appeal to any palate, including the Wine Tasting and Farmer’s Market, Young Chef’s Exhibition, wine tastings, wine awards, and more! Wine lovers from all over Canada will be here, and you won’t want to miss out.
Oktoberfest: Kitchener, Ontario: October 6-14th
Ontario’s favourite fall festival is the largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany. Whether or not you have German roots, this is a fun place to dress in German garb for a weekend and get those kegs open and flowing! Come enjoy a display of Bavarian culture in a family-friendly format.
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Pumpkinfest: Wellington, Ontario. October 14th – 15th
Pumpkinfest is a tradition in Wellington that has had more than 20 years of history! The most famous part of the festival is the weigh-off, in which everyone with a pumpkin competes to see whose is the heaviest. A world-record pumpkin once won this local contest! Of course, there are lots of other things to enjoy, like the parade, food, and entertainment. This is a classic fall festival that everyone will be sure to love!
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If you want to join thousands of other Canadians and make a weekend at one of these trips, CanadaStays has you covered for accommodations! Book a beautiful cottage in any of these destinations to enjoy fall colours and plenty of fun.