Have the Best Ever Fall in Bruce County
There is nothing more beautiful than Bruce County in the fall.
It is truly breathtaking to watch the trees change colour, from
a deep green to a rich and vibrant mix of oranges, reds and
yellows. Although the trees are changing and the temperature is
gradually dropping, there are still many exciting activities and
special events that are specific to the fall season.
Amusement rides, delicious cotton candy, tractor pulls,
homemade baking, animal shows – what else could you wish
for? Bruce County’s fall fairs offer a wide variety of options for
everyone. Each fair showcases specific towns and their local
vendors, and there are an abundance of activities and planned
events that make for a memorable and entertaining weekend.
- Kincardine: Sept. 4-6
- Chesley: Sept. 9-10
- Mildmay-Carrick: Sept. 9-10
- Paisley: Sept. 11
- Arran-Tara: Sept. 13-14
- Lucknow: Sept. 16-18
- Wiarton: Sept. 16-17
- Ripley: Sept. 23-24
- Tiverton: Sept. 30-Oct. 2
- Walkerton: Oct. 14-16
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest
From Oct. 1-2, people flood to Port Elgin for food, carnival rides and more at Pumpkinfest. Don’t miss the weighing competition for your chance to see record-breaking pumpkins or head downtown to see hundreds of classic cars. It’s the perfect event for the entire family!
Witches in the Woods
Grab your camping gear and your favourite Halloween costume and head to MacGregor Point Provincial Park for its Witches in the Woods event. This family fun event is held Oct. 15-16. The park has many exciting activities such as pumpkin carving, a scavenger hunt and trick-or-treating.
Night at the Museum
Calling all kids aged eight to 12! Head to the Bruce County
Museum and Cultural Centre in Southampton on Oct. 22 for
a fun-filled night at the museum. Stay overnight, eat popcorn,
watch movies, and do lots of Halloween activities. Don’t forget
your sleeping bag!
Tiverton gets in the Halloween spirit for ‘Shiverton’ on Oct. 29
and 30 when various homes offer terrifying haunted tours! This
fun event will get everyone in the Halloween spirit and supports
the Tiverton & District Lions Club.
Apples and pumpkins galore!
There are many places in Bruce County to pick the perfect pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern or enjoy a slice of warm apple pie this fall.
Homefront Acres – Ripley
With over a dozen varieties of pre-picked apples, Homefront
Acres is a perfect place to get farm-fresh, delicious apples for
those back-to-school lunches, while you can also pick up
locally grown produce, fall outdoor decorations and Halloween
pumpkins. Head south on Hwy. 21 from Kincardine to Conc.
6 of Huron-Kinloss, and be sure to stop at Pine River Cheese,
directly across the highway, while there. Open Labour Day to
Smith’s Apples and Farm Market – Port Elgin
From Labour Day to Halloween, people come from all over to visit this local treasure. Grab a basket and get picking one of the many varieties of apples that Smith’s has to offer. That’s not all –off the beaten path there are tons of places to run around, including the huge corn maze, pumpkin patch and strawfort! After your day of fun, head inside the market for some fresh-baked goods!
Keyzers Fruit Farm – south of Paisley
Looking to pick your own apples, pears, and more? Keyzer’s has
you covered! With a wide variety of fruits available throughout
the summer into late-October, this is a great place to head out
with the family and have some fall fun!
Hi-Berry Farm – Port Elgin
Coming in all shapes and sizes, Hi-Berry has hundreds of
pumpkins, both orange and white, to choose from for your
perfect Halloween jack-o-lantern. They also have a large selection of squash, coloured corn and gourds.