Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall Festivals & Events October 18-20


Fall Colours Ontario Weekend Road Trips  
Suggested "Fall Colour" routes and road trips.

Before heading out check the designated 
fall colour progression report for updates on leaf colour changes in resort and tourist regions north of Toronto.

Bala Cranberry Festival 
October 18-20, 2013

Savour the tastes of this annual berry fest – from sweet cranberry crepes to tangy cranberry chili.
Featured Accommodation during the Festival:

Cranberry Festival Fun
October 18 - 20, 2013

NEW! Cleve’s Cranberry Festival Packages! Packages include Breakfast, Cranberry Welcome Gift, and Festival Pass! PLUS cranberry inspired: dinner menu, cocktail making, and cooking demo! We will also have live entertainment; evening bonfires by the beach; complimentary pontoon boat cruise, canoes and kayaks; and much more!
Packages starting at $170 a night per couple!.  (taxes and gratuity extra, *not included in price).

Stay at resorts, inns, hotels near BalaPort CarlingBracebridgeGravenhurst

Ottawa Valley Rural Ramble
September 1 - October 31, 2013

The Rural Ramble is a traditional self-guided driving tour throughout the Ottawa Valley featuring four themes: Adventure & Exploration, Agriculture & Food, History & Heritage and Arts & Culture.  Rural Ramblers’ will be able to customize their own Autumn touring experiences based on the themes and location that interests them the most.   Wander the website, select the Rural Ramble sites that interest you the most and plan your very own personalized Rural Ramble Route. 

More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination 
Book your hotel and resort accommodation in   Barry's BayOttawa & Ottawa Valley, Pembroke and Petawawa

Dave Beckett Studio/Gallery 
Fall Weekend Pastel Workshop -October 19 & 20.  Limited Space Available.
These workshops give students with all levels of ability "step-by-step" instruction in the art of pastel.
Join Dave Beckett at the Orillia and Lake Country Business Expo at the Casino Rama Ballroom Tuesday, October 22 3-9pm
Stay at Resorts, Inns & Hotels in Orillia area



ROUNDS RANCH - Join the Fun

Elmvale   7 km. east of Wasaga Beach, 4 km west of Elmvale
Weekends in October
Its PUMPKIN MANIA Season at Rounds Ranch so saddle up and get down here for some serious fun and farm filled adventures. Everyone gets a free pumpkin!
Enjoy the large corn & straw mazes, petting zoo, pony rides, water maze, barrel train, shooting gallery, duck races, pedal cart race track, western playground, zip lines, giant jumping pillows, tractor rides, swinging tire horses, bouncy ponies.  Great family fun for all ages.  

Stay at Resorts. Inns, Hotels in
Wasaga Beach

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre-Midland
October 19-20
Guided walks and paddle with Canoes and Kayaks, Wet N Scaly Shows and Wonder Wye Themes with a Wye Marsh Naturalist.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
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California Dreamin' Food & Wine Weekend 
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
October 18-20, 2013
Uncork your passion for wine and food when some of California's most recognized and award winning wineries meet their food match in Muskoka.From $289* per night for two people, based on two night stay



Barrie Film Festival
October 18-27
The Barrie Film Festival’s programming celebrates the cultural diversity of cinema and endeavors to bring in guest directors and industry professionals to provide another level of enrichment to the film experience.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie


Orillia Jazz Festival
Orillia Opera House
October 18-29
A weekend of fabulous live jazz at Orillia restaurants, pubs & other great venues! Free shuttle service Friday & Saturday from 6:00 pm to Midnight! 329-2535 (Reservations recommended for evening dining).

Stay at Resorts, Inns & Hotels in Orillia area

Featured Resort Destinations and Events


Algonquin Highlands Trails|
Where Adventure Awaits!
~ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
~ Back Country Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking
~ 38kms of Hiking Trails, Hundreds of kms of ATV trails
~ Canoe rentals
~ Excellent fishing for Trout, Bass and Whitefish
~ Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower – Best view of Fall colors in the highlands!
~ Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute 

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Minden, ON Haliburton, On
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Blue Mountain Village 
There is ALWAYS something to do at BLUE including five hotels, 38 retailers, 20 cafes & restaurants, year round award winning Festivals and Events plus Activity Central to book your hiking, biking, caving, climbing, spa, Apple Pie Trail adventures and more!
Blue Mountain Half Marathon & 5km Race (October 20th)
Challenge yourself with a run through Apple Country! Start and finish from the Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury. Low-traffic roads in the Blue Mountains and Thornbury-Clarksburg area. Roads are primarily paved country roads with gravel shoulders, with 2 kms of gravel road. The event features a half marathon, 5km and 1km fun kids’ run.
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures Experience a kaleidoscope of fall colours while exploring the self-guided trail of caves/ caverns and spectacular views from the Suspension Bridge.  Soar on Canada’s longest half-mile Thunderbird Twin Zip line or treetop canopy walk and zipline on a guided Eco Adventure Tour
  • Self-guided tour of caves & caverns an nature trails
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Guided Eco Adventure Tour
  • New! Thunderbird Twin Zip Line
    and more
Inquire about Stay and Play Packages

October 19-20, 26-27, Nov 2-3, 2013 (weather permitting)
SAVE $10-off the Thunderbird Twin Zip Package price.
October 1 – November 3, 2013 (weather permitting)
SAVE $30-off the Eco Adventure Tour price (applicable Mondays thru Friday). Experience a kaleidoscope of autumn colours while treetop canopy walking and zip cable gliding on a 3-hour guided tour.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain/Collingwood



MacLaren Art Centr
Family Sunday
Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists lead creative projects that families can complete together.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie


Sir Sam's Ski and  Bike-Haliburton  Sir Sam's Ski & Bike will be at the Toronto Snow Show from October 17-20, 2013 at the International Center . The theme this year of "Heighten the Hype" & all the participating businesses will be sure to get you excited for this winter season. Come visit us at our booth

Discover Mountain Biking Package $49.95 Sign up in advance for this 2/hr package that includes your bike rental/lift pass/ lesson. This package has a two person minimum and can begin at either 10:00am or 1:00pm.

Sunday Beginner Special
50% Off the Discover Mountain Bike Package (From 1:00 - 3:00).  Sign up in advance for this 2/hr package that includes your bike rental/lift pass/ lesson.  $25  - Must be reserved in advance.

Your Outdoors-Haliburton .  Haliburton Rocks -October 19

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Haliburton County

October 19, 2013  

Fall Festival
Abbey Gardens
October 19Music, food, drinks, kids’ entertainment and shopping at our first fall festival! Bring in your carved pumpkins for a chance to win prizes!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton,  Minden
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Haliburton Highlands





Doran Bay Model Ship Museum  
Doran Bay Model Ship Museum provides marvel world-class collection of museum quality model ships, including a special exhibit of ships from the War of 1812

Featured Accommodation in Iroquois: 
Doran Bay Resort 



5,000 Lakes  5,000 Adventures.  You can enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, boating, hiking, cycling, snowmobiling, skiing, ATVing, motorcycling, or just plain relaxing in some of the most beautiful scenery.

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Land O' Lakes Destination




Sainte-Marie Among the Huron-Midland  Getaway and Explore a 17th century historic site. Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is open Monday to Friday October 14 to November 1.

Downtown Shops and Docks   Beautiful downtown Midland has more than 100 shops, boutiques and services located in a beautiful waterfront setting.

Tourism Midland
The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands and hosts many events throughout the year.

Stay at Resorts, Inns Hotels in
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You’ll discover an abundance of outdoor adventure, combined with original offering of arts, culture and heritage experiences, all set against a picture perfect backdrop of unspoiled wilderness and the small town charm of friendly communities.

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Ontario\s Highlands Destination


Hardwood Ski and Bike
Disc Golf     
Perfect for families and non-bikers to experience the best trail facility in Central Ontario. Course Fees for 18 Holes: $7.00 + HST per person  Or buy a facility pass for $12.99 + HST and play disc golf all day or ride your mountain bike or use our other amenities like beach volleyball, horseshoes or badminton.

2014 Super Early Bird MTB Passes On Sale Now
Super Early Bird MTB Seasons Passes now on sale.  Ride the rest of this season and all of next for a great deal.   On sale until October 31st only.    This is the lowest price of the year and one of the best bargains around.   Adult $109 + HST    Youth $99 + HST   Child $85 + HST.
2013-2014 Winter Season Passes at Early Bird prices until October 31st
You will receive more value as a season pass holder at Hardwood because you will be able to ski more days on better grooming than anywhere else in the area.  Night skiing until 8 pm Monday to Friday adds even more value.
Getaways include passes at Hardwood Ski & Bike and accommodation:



Oktoberfest in the Byward Market
October 18-20
Ottawa’s only FREE Oktoberfest! Family programming all weekend long, and great live entertainment on Friday and Saturday night.

Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch’s Fall Family Fun Festival
Hugli's Blueberry Ranch, Pembroke
September 14-October 31
It is fall family fun season at Hugli's Blueberry Ranch.  Navigate the 6 acre corn maze with colour find game, watch the pirate pumpkin show & pig races, try to solve the new hop dot puzzle maze, take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, play in the hay maze and jump, race around the pedal cart track, slide down the 125ft tunnel hill slide and more.   


Coden Taste of the Valley
October 19
The 7th annual Cobden's Taste of the Valley features locally produced food and crafts.
Featured Accommodation & Attractions in the Greater Ottawa and Ottawa Valley Region:

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There are plenty of exciting things to do in North Muskoka, all within close proximity. Activities such as Golf, Horseback Riding, Jet Ski Rentals and SPA Facilities are just around the corner.
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