The Best Farms, Events & Festivals To Celebrate Fall

Make memories and enjoy some good clean country fun this Fall! When harvest season nears, Toronto & GTA farms swing open their gates for agritourism and fun in the fields. Load up the whole family for kid-friendly learning, picking and eating — all the while supporting local growers and businesses. Or head to a Conservation Park to enjoy autumn leaves. And while most agricultural fairs have been cancelled in 2021, a few modified events are still taking place.

You'll find special activities such as losing yourself in a corn maze, picking out your favourite pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, or going on a hay ride. Or, shop for Fall items like mums, fresh apples and cider, straw, gourds, and Indian corn. Don't forget the miniature pumpkins — an all time kid favourite!

Here are farms, fairs, events and festivals to enjoy all things Fall...

Markham Fair in a Flash; Farming Our Way Back

After missing the Fair in 2020, Markham Fair in a Flash will give you a little taste of some of your favourite aspects of the fair until we can celebrate together in grand style at the 2022 Markham Fair! See farm animals, agricultural displays, enjoy fair foods and more. September 30th, 2021 to Monday, October 3rd at Markham Fairgrounds. More

PumpkinFest Toronto

PumpkinFest Toronto is back and it's the place to be thanksgiving weekend! This annual festival takes place Thanksgiving weekend, October 9, 10 and 11 at Downsview Park. Kiddy midway, Trackless trains, Photo ops, Games, Inflatable Corn Maze, Food trucks, Entertainment, Vendors, Pumpkin patch and features performances by the President’s Choice SuperDogs. More

Guided Fall Colours Tour at Toronto Botanical Garden

Get the most out of your visit to the gardens by booking a tour with knowledgeable guides. A 90-minute tour includes a guided walk through the themed gardens as well as a stroll into the expansive ravine and beloved Edwards Gardens. Daily until October 31. More

Brooks Fall Festival

For over a decade, Brooks Farms hosts an awesome Fall Fun Festival every year. Come out and enjoy the beautiful autumn season Brooks Farms style! Open Thanksgiving Monday! Weekends from September 11 to October 31. More

October Harvest Festival at Forsythe Farms

Celebrate the bounty of the harvest each October weekend from Thanksgiving weekend till Halloween with lots of festive fun. It’s pumpkin picking time! Weekends in October including Thanksgiving Monday. More

Pingle’s Farm Fall Harvest Festival

Enjoy fun for all ages while you navigate through the Alice in Wonderland 6.5 acre corn maze, have some farm-tastic fun in the playland, take in the farm views on a wagon ride, pick-your-own apples & pumpkins and much more. Daily until October 30. More

Fall Fun at Downey's Farm

Fun for all - big or small! Have a memory-making good time on the farm this season. Pumpkinfest begins Saturday, September 18th and runs weekends until October 31st. Daily passes available. Activities inside the Farmyard Play Area includes Corn Maze, Kritter Korral, and wagon rides. More

Applewood Farm Fall Fun

Applewood Farm has fall apple picking. You'll also find the perfect pumpkin for your autumn decoration projects, or the best looking one for your jack o lantern carving creation. Meet the farm animals or have a fun time exploring the corn maze and its twists and turns. More

Fall into Nature at Conservation Halton Parks

Spectacular scenery, fall colours, and an array of activities at Fall into Nature. Birds of prey shows, Children’s activities, food, and more! The events take place over five days on Thanksgiving weekend (October 12 to 14) and the following weekend, October 19 and 20, at Conservation Halton’s seven main parks. More

Fall Colours at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Don’t miss the spectacular fall colours at the Village! On weekends, drop by interactive outdoor Discovery Stations located throughout the Village. Weekdays bring a slower pace; explore the heritage buildings on your own and take part in a Village Highlights tour for a “deeper dive.” Daily in October. More

Fall Fun at Chudleigh's Farm

Kids (and the young at heart) will love the limitless, unrestricted access to all the outdoor activities found in the upper yard, and access to the farm's backyard which includes all the food stalls, and the ever-popular Summer Nights Events series on The Porch! Fall apple picking is currently available. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. More

Woodbridge Fall Fair

A smaller outdoor fair is taking place this year. Make Thanksgiving weekend even more special by visiting the Fall Fair! Join in the tradition of celebrating our community together with old-fashioned fun - it's a taste of the country, right in the City! October 9, 10, 11, 2021 at Woodbridge Fairgrounds. More

Uxbridge Fall Fair 2021

The 2021 Fair is not allowing in-person visits this year but you can still participate in fair activities online. Check out the contests, see livestock classes, get horticulture and homecrafts results and more! More

Visit a Corn Maze

A trip to a corn maze is a favourite fall activity. What better way to bond than to head straight into a place where you know you can get lost! Have fun reading clues and working as a family to get out. Combine the trip with a visit to the pumpkin patch and cider mill and you've got yourself a pretty amazing fall day. More

Go Pumpkin Picking

Think you need to head out of town for an authentic fall harvest experience? Not so. Head to a farm or Fall festival to pick the perfect pumpkin, plus go on a hayride, enjoy face time with farm animals and even get lost in a massive corn maze, right here in the GTA. More

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