10 FUN THINGS TO DO DURING THANKSGIVING WEEKEND IN TORONTO

By: Jenelle Cameron

10 FUN THINGS TO DO DURING THANKSGIVING WEEKEND IN TORONTO

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Harvest Festival

Visit near-by farms and enjoy harvest festivals in GTA.

Events include

1. Harvest Festival @ Springridge Farm on every weekend (including Thanksgiving Monday) from Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

2. Fall Fun Festival @ Brooks Farms, Mount Albert

3. October Harvestfest @ Forsythe Family Farms, Uxbridge

4. Pumpkin Festivals @ Downsview Park & Richmond Hill

5. Kidapalooza Fall Festival @ Markham Fairgrounds

6. Black Creek Pioneer Village: Enjoy Thanksgiving themed tours, sample some historic ale and take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the Village October 13 to 14, 2019 Details

 

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Apple Picking / Apple Pie Trail

Visit an Apple Orchard near you and pick fresh apples or better still, go on gourmet apple pie hunt across the Apple Pie Trail to find the best of all things APPLE! Or go on a foodie road trip!

 

 

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Corn Mazes

Get lost this weekend amongst the giant stalks of Corn.

 

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Thanksgiving Brunch/Dinner/Cruise

Create warm, festive memories of Thanksgiving and enjoy delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal.

1. Thanksgiving Takeout – Thanksgiving BBQ Box at Beauty BBQ: Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 13

2. Thanksgiving Cruise @ Mariposa Cruises on Sunday October 13th 2019

3. Thanksgiving Dinner/Brunch/Lunch at Toronto/ GTA Restaurants – Open Table.

4. Thanksgiving Brunch at Casa Loma

5. Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet in the Historic Guild Inn Estate, Scarborough

6. Thanksgiving at Bannock – October 11 to 14

7. Thanksgiving at Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill – Oct 12–14 from 5pm.

8. Thanksgiving Beer Can Turkey Sammie at Liberty Commons

9. Thanksgiving Lunch at Shangri-La Hotel

 

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Fall Colour Tours

See mother nature’s incredible art exhibition and see gorgeous hues of red, orange, and yellow by going on a fall colour tour.

1. Enjoy the Fall colours at your favourite Ontario Parks.

2. Take York-Durham Railway fall colour tours and journey along the ridge of the Oak Ridges Moraine through woods and pastures. See Scenic Train Tours Ontario (Or Cruise).

3. Visit Halton Conservation Parks and join for Fall into Nature celebrations.. Halton Parks are absolutely gorgeous in fall and a great day trip destination during fall.

4. Go on a circle tour of Lake Simcoe or Rice Lake. Chart your route using a map, drive around the Lake for a nice fall foliage road trip. Or what about a road trip, from Toronto to Manitoulin Island and Sudbury.

5. Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation

6. See 10 Fantastic Ontario Fall Activities for more ideas.

7. 15 Ontario Resorts for Fall Getaways

8. 10 Trips for Fall

9. 15 Places to Hike to enjoy Fall Colours in GTA

 

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Oktoberfest – Kitchener Waterloo

Plan a weekend getaway to Kitchener/Waterloo and enjoy Canada’s largest Bavarian festival. October 11 – 19, 2019 – Details

Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Parade

Join more than 150,000 Fest-goers as they line Weber Street on Thanksgiving morning, eagerly awaiting the colourful floats, clowns and award winning marching bands from Canada and the United States. Start time: 8:45 AM on Thanksgiving Monday.

 
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See Salmon Run

Early September to November when temperatures are between 3°C to 10°C is the time to see Pacific Salmon (Coho, Chinook) migrating upstream from Ontario’s Great Lakes to lay their eggs in the shallows before winter settles in. Details

 

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Fall Fairs

Have old fashioned fun and see agricultural displays, craft exhibits, food vendors, talent competitions, midway rides, free grandstand entertainment during fall fairs happening in and around GTA.

1. Woodbridge Fall Fair

October 12 to 14, 2019 @ Woodbridge Fairgrounds, 100 Porter Avenue, Vaughan Details

2. Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show

October 8 to 14, 2019 @ Norfolk County Fairgrounds, 172 South Drive, Simcoe Details

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Go on a Waterfall Hike

There are plenty of waterfalls near Toronto and Autumn is a fantastic time for a waterfall tripping, when leaves are bathed in hues of yellows and reds!

 

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Get a head start on Halloween

Witness magnificent works of pumpkin artistry – 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins, creating more than 100 sculptures, displayed among a series of jack-o-lanterns all illuminated after dark at Country Heritage Park in Milton.

Round up little ghouls and goblins and visit Canada’s Wonderland on weekend for Halloween-themed activities in Camp Spooky. Join the Costume Parade and march through Planet Snoopy for all to see or create a spooky pumpkin.

For more scarier and grownup fright nights visit Halloween Haunt nights at Canada’s Wonderland on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays in October | 7:00 PM – Midnight or Legends of Horror at Casa Loma