The Best Ontario Fall Festivals and Fairs

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Top 10 Fall Fairs to Enjoy in Southern Ontario

With cool weather just around the corner, it’s time to break out our fall sweaters and enjoy the fun that comes with the season.

The Niagara region and surrounding areas host many great fairs and festivals that celebrate fall, so here is our list of the top fairs and festivals to explore in southern Ontario:

the handmade market

1. The Handmade Market (September 14-15)

Visit 13th Street Winery in the heart of St. Catharines for a weekend of fun weekend at The Handmade Market. Enjoy an upscale atmosphere with 140 artisans, wine bar, gourmet food and live music. You can also explore unique, local goods as you enjoy a wonderufl day with family at the winery.

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2. Niagara Regional Exhibition (September 14-16)

The Niagara Regional Exhibition in Welland offers a fun-filled weekend will include live bands, carnival rides, vendors and more. This family friendly event also features agricultural displays, horse and livestock shows, and competitions for everyone to enjoy.

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3. St. George AppleFest (September 15-16)

Enjoy apples, pies, crafts, artisans, live entertainment and so much more at the St. George AppleFest, one of the top 100 festivals in Ontario. Make it a day for the entire family with kid-friendly entertainment and activities throughout the weekend. Here, there’s “something a-peeling for everyone.”

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4. Wainfleet Fall Fair (September 20-22)

Head to the Wainfleet Fall Fair and enjoy a weekend of family fun in the countryside. There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy including family entertainment and activities, music, fireworks, and a variety of vendors serving delicious fair food.

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Ancaster Fair

5. Ancaster Fair (September 20-23)

Be sure to visit the Ancaster Fair for a weekend of fun with the entire family. Guests can experience thrilling carnival rides, vendors and entertainers, demolition derbies, contests, scavenger hunts, crafts, a talent show and more. This is one fall event you don’t want to miss!

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6. Harvest Fest (September 29)

In the heart of downtown Port Colborne, experience all the fun of the fall season at Harvest Fest. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment, community booths, crafts, classic cars, and face painting.

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7. Historic Ridgeway Fall Festival (September 29)

At the Historic Ridgeway Fall Festival, get in the fall spirit with tons of family activities. Located in the heart of downtown Ridgeway, you can look forward to activities like pumpkin carving, pony rides and seasonal games, great food and live entertainment.

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norfolk county fair and horse show

8. Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show (October 2-8)

Check out Ontario’s oldest agricultural fair at the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show in Simcoe. Here you will enjoy monster truck and tractor pull shows, live bands and performances, food vendors, on-site restaurants and so much more.

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9. Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival (October 5-8)

Experience the 44th Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival at Balls Falls Conservation Area. This annual family event features live entertainment and over 150 artisans and vendors with great food, wine and craft beer. Family-friendly activities include bounce castles, pony rides, tractor-trolley rides and face painting.

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10. Rockton World’s Fair (October 5-8)

Visit Rockton World’s Fair and experience endless fun and excitement.  Since its conception in 1853, more than 50,000 people attend this fair each and every year during the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  Activities and entertainment include amusement rides, live music and performances, many vendors, great food and tons of fall-themed activities!

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You can also check out more fall fairs and festivals in southern Ontario, such as the Fergus Fall Fair, Paris Fair, Binbrook Fall Fair and the Elmvale Fall Fair. Be sure to stay at one of our featured Ontario RV resorts for relaxing and convenient accommodations near all of the action!

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