Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Festivals, Events, Studio Tours, September 21-23 Weekend Events 2012

September Weekend Events, Festivals, Fairs, and Attraction Getaways

Travel north in Ontario to attractions and celebrate family fun weekend events, festivals, fairs and  romantic fall road trips to lakeside sunsets.

Your source for last-minute getaways and day trips for Fall 2012 vacations in Ontario resort destinations. 



Harvest festivals and fun fairs run through the fall & autumn season until the end of October and in some areas into November.  Enjoy the fall foliage colors with  fall colours (colors) road trips.   

Ontario Travel to Fall Harvest Festivals & Fairs Week of September 17-23, 2012

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Discover the beauty of the palettes of fall colours plus Ontario's artists on display this autumn art!
Ontario Travel to Fall Studio Tours & Art Festivals Week of September 17-23, 2012



 BARRIE, Ontario

3rd Annual Great Canadian Beaver Race and Festival
Barrie, ON
September 23, 2012
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.

Pumpkin Festival and Haunted Adventure
Chappell Farms
Barrie, ON
September 22 -October 31, 2012
Pick your own perfect pumpkin! Experience the corn maze, wagon rides, haunted barn, Magic shows, live entertainment and more. 
Opening day has a special visit from "Scales". (Sept. 22)
Scales bring reptiles and amphibians to interact with and to learn about.Scales provide an amazing, informative and intimate experience.

Colours of Music
Barrie, ON
September 21-30, 2012

The 10th Colours of Music Festival will present Wonderful Music, Wonderfully Performed. We will expose you to talent from all across Canada and other parts of the world.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Barrie, ON

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Annual Hike Haliburton Festival

September 20-23,

In addition to the guided hikes the festival offer may other activities including barbeques, concerts, and special appearances by celebrities Explore the natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands or just come for a good workout. Register for themed or venture out on one or more our scenic public trails with friends and family. Some of the guided hikes will take place on public trails; others will explore trails on the properties of proud landowners. Guided hikes range in length from less than one kilometer to over 15 km in length. The hikes are free unless indicated. Donations are always welcome. Please Pre-Register for this event now. Click here to download the registration form in pdf.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton, Ontario
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Canadian Spirit: 2012
Owen Sound
April 4- October 30, 2012

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Tom Thomson's First Trip to Algonquin Park, with event at participating community partners from Owen Sound and Huntsville.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Owen Sound, Huntsville

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Franco-Ontarian Day
Sainte-Marie Among the Huron
Midland, ON

September 25
French culture and heritage comes to life through story telling, special displays and activities.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
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Enjoy a tour of five lodges on three different lakes.
Each with its own unique features and attractions.
Take a boat ride,watch a film from the prohibition era, enjoy a waterfall, learn some survivor man skills and take a wagon ride.These are included with the tour of these great lodges.
Refreshments will be served at each lodge.
A discount booklet comes with your ticket for you to enjoy specials at various businesses in the area!
An amazing deal and good fun for $20.





Wheelers Maple Bush Fall Colour Celebration
September 15 – October 25, 2012
McDonalds Corners
Visitors can enjoy a walk on the nature trails through the 730 acre maple bush as the leaves change. Hearty pancake meals are served inside the heritage log chalet.

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Hardwood Ski & Bike
Fall Epic 8 Hour Relay

September 22, 2012
The Epic 8 takes place over 8 hours on a 10 km loop course which starts and finishes at the same spot.  The object of the races is not to finish first, but to complete the greatest number of laps before the end of the event. There are lots of categories from solo to teams but most people do it as a 2 person, 3-4 person, or 5-6 person team.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Barrie, ON  Orillia, ON



Ottawa International Animation Festival
September 19-23, 2012

The Ottawa International Animation Festival is the largest event of its kind in North America, offering the latest in animated films, panels, parties and free workshops for kids and teens. 

Ottawa Photography Festival
September 20-30, 2012
Included in the festival programming are a number of exhibitions of photographic art on view in both public and private galleries throughout the area, films focused on the celebration of photography, public lectures on artistic processes & technology, artists' talks, portfolio review opportunities and community-based events.

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Ottawa Valley Rural Ramble 2012
September 1 – October 31, 2012

The Rural Ramble is a celebration of rural living at its best. Every year thousands of visitors flock to the region to bask in the glow of the brilliant fall colours and experience the Ottawa Valley first hand.  The 2012 Rural Ramble will be a free event, running from September 1st to October 31st, allowing Rural Ramblers' to customize their own fall touring experience - a free self-guided driving tour featuring four themes:  Adventure & Exploration, Agriculture & Food, History & Heritage, and Arts & Culture.

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Heritage Mica Festival
June 24–October 6, 2012
Activities include Voyageur Canoe trips, Communty Theatre presentations, guided trips into the Silver Queen Mine, a 10 km Fun Run, music, heritage display, children's programs, Heritage Walk Mine Tour and Thanksgiving Dinner at the Miners’ Bunkhouse.

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Bushplane Days
September 22-23, 2012
MNR CL-415 waterbombing demonstration, MNR fire crew demos, FireSmart Display, Helicopter rides, Train Rides, Face painting, Carnival Games, Live Music, Spiderman on Saturday, Captain America on Sunday, and Much More!

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SUDBURY, Ontario


Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival
September 15–23, 2012

Cinefest Sudbury has developed into a 9-day event, evolving into a major cultural tourism event.

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The Barrie Fall Fishing Festival--Win Prizes
September 21-29, 2012.
A catch & release perch fishing tournament.  Enjoy fishing along with the beautiful fall weather and the spectacular fall colours of Kempenfelt Bay. 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Barrie, ON

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May 27 –September 30, 2012

The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic

Stay at Resorts, Inn, Hotels Temagami, Lake Nipissing - West Nipissing Region, North Bay, Callander, Monetville, Lavigne, Lake Nosbonsing - Powassan

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