Monday, September 26, 2011

Ontario Fall Colour Events: Featured Festivals Fairs Studio Tours September 30-October 2, 2011

Fall Studio Tours

Annual Haliburton County Studio Tour 2011
Haliburton County
October 1-2, 2011 Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visit the studios of Haliburton County's artists and craftspeople while enjoying the autumn colours of the Highlands. Visit each studio and experience the creative process. Talk to the artist or watch demonstrations. An abundance of hand.
Haliburton County Studio Tour Web Site
Area information and accommodation at Haliburton resorts, inns, cottages, hotels

The 21st Annual Sudbury Arts Tour will be held throughout the city of Greater Sudbury.
October 1-2, 2011
See Sudbury Hotels, Resorts, Inns,

Victoria County 25th Annual Studio Tour
Artists in the beautiful City of Kawartha Lakes

October 1-2, 2011
Come by car or bus to the City of Kawartha Lakes or by boat along the scenic Trent-Severn Waterway during the Fall season and experience the changing colours first hand – and our Artistic interpretation on site with practising and professional artists
Victoria County Studio Tour
Area Information and accommodation in the Kawarthas

Bancroft and Area Autumn Studio Tour
October 1-2, 2011
 Enjoy the rugged landscape and spectacular autumn colors while driving to visit the artists and artisans on our tour!  15 fascinating artists at 11 stops featuring pottery, bath products, ink pointillism, ornamental ironwork, jewelery, oil, acrylic, digital & water colour paintings, wood furniture, photography, stone sculpture, stained glass and leather goods.
Bancroft Studio Tour Website
more information on accommodation in Bancroft

Ottawa Valley Rural Ramble 2011
The annual Rural Ramble - a free self-guided driving tour featuring four weekends during the fall months for  of Adventure & Exploration Agriculture & Food weekend History & Heritage weekend and Arts & Culture  (October 1–2).
Book your hotel and resort accommodation in Barry's BayPembroke and Petawawa

Madawaska Valley Annual Madawaska Studio Tour
October 1-2, 2011
Discover the Artists, towns and villages of Combermere, Barry's Bay, Brudenell, Rockingham, Wilno, Purdy 
Madawaska Valley Studio Tour Web Site
Accommodation in Barry's Bay-Commbermere resorts, inns, cottages, cottage resorts

Fall Festivals & Fairs

MacLarenArtCentre Barrie

From September 29 through October 2, the MacLaren Art Centre in downtown Barrie presents Carnegie Days 2011, an annual festival of art and language that celebrates the building’s origins as Barrie’s public library with great events for visitors of all ages.
More Information & Accommodation in the Barrie area

ColourFest 2011
Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton Village
October 1, 2011

Packed with FUN & ART in the Haliburton Highlands
Vibrant street displays, headliner entertainment, square dance in the park, OPP golden helmets, vintage car show & parade, colourfest pet contest, spectacular colours bus ride to Skyline Park, giant pumpkin  guess-the-weight contest & prizes, "meet the animals" petting zoo, kids' colour splash art attack. incredible inflatables, clowns, buskers, youth unlimited corn roast, BBQ and so much more.
More Information & Accommodation in the Haliburton Area

A TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE, with the Wayward Wind
Saturday, October 1st | 7:00 pm
Erin Fairgrounds | Erin Ontario

An evening of music and performance featuring the legendary music of Patsy Cline.  Join us for this intimate evening under the stars.  The evening will include food samplings with some of the areas finest beers and wines.  Book accommodation at Millcroft Inn  or Hockley Valley Resort.  See more details on Patsy Cline Tribute

with Margaret Atwood and other top Canadian authors
September 30 - October 2, 2011

Make Deerhurst Resort your home base for the weekend with our special two-night package including both of the main evening events. Package includes:  Two nights' shared accommodation; Two tickets to see Margaret Atwood at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville and Two tickets to attend The Stories Behind the Books at Deerhurst Resort RATE: From $249* per person, based on double occupancy 
call 1-800-461-4393 Or Visit

Apple Harvest Craft Show
Meaford, Ontario
Date: October 1, 2011
Web Site:
Accommodation can be found along Georgian Bay in Meaford, Owen Sound, Collingwood

The Port Elgin—Lake Huron Pumpkin Route -Oct 1-2, 2011
The 2011 pumpkin season is in full swing north of Toronto. The Port Elgin Pumpkin fest takes place on October 1-2, 2011. This route is a spectacular fall route covering the Grey Bruce Counties, the Blue Mountains, Beaver Valley, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Saugeen Shores, the Niagara Escarpement and the Ontario Farmlands. The Port Elgin Pumpkin Festival is a fun family event and may see a world record pumpkin on display. This year see the largest Watermelon weigh-in.
Accommodation can be found in Owen Sound