Fall is full of natural vibes and the best way to celebrate the season is to get out of the city and head to small towns and farms strewn across the province. Hang out with some livestock animals, snack on some locally-grown produce and sweet treats, squeal with delight on a classic midway ride, get whisked away on a wagon ride, find your way out of a corn maze, check out family entertainment shows, and so much more! Put on your rubber boots and stomp into our Guide to the Best Fall Fairs and Farm Festivals around the GTA…

Fall Fairs

Bolton Fall Fair
When: September 21-24, 2023
Along with fairground favourites, Bolton’s Fall Fair also includes cookie decorating, a rodeo, demolition derby, pet show and baby show. At the midway, on the first night (Thursday), tickets are only $2!

Ancaster Fair
When: September 21-24, 2023
Ancaster Fair is always guaranteed to be full of family fun, with midway, horse shows, vendors and live entertainment, pie eating contest and hot sauce competition, demolition derby and baby show.

Milton Fair
When: September 22-24, 2023
The Milton Fall Fair offers a unique way to celebrate and connect with rural life, including display areas, delicious food, midway rides, live bands on Friday and Saturday evenings, a classic car show and more.

Markham Fair
When: September 28-October 1, 2023
One of Canada’s longest-running county fairs, the Markham Fair has children’s activities, entertainment, food and much more.

Caledonia Fair
When: September 28-October 1, 2023
The Caledonia Fair hosts tons of family-friendly activities and exhibits, including farm animals and agricultural livestock shows, live music, midway, full-size demolition derby, Super Dogs shows, Kids Zone and more.

Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
When: October 3-9, 2023
The Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show runs for five days, with exciting motorsports shows and concerts, plus agriculture demonstrations, shows, food, rides, games and agricultural experiences.

Rockton World’s Fair
When: October 5-9, 2023
This classic small-town fair has been running since 1852 (!) and features everything a small-town fair should have: agriculture and livestock shows, equestrian competitions, midway, demolition derby, family activities, entertainers and much more.

Erin Fair
When: October 6-9, 2023
The Erin Fair has lots of fun activities like kids midway, music, food, plus plenty of animal friends such as horses, livestock and rabbits. There are also popular shows, including truck pulls, demolition derby and tractor pulls.

Woodbridge Fair
When: October 7-9, 2023
Just north of Etobicoke, the Woodbridge Fall Fair hosts a number of sights and attractions: kids area with a fun farmer’s challenge, midway, daily dog shows, farm area with petting zoo and pony rides, local entertainment, working blacksmith, a giant pumpkin & vegetable contest and more.

Farm Festivals

Brooks Farms: Fall Fun Festival
When: Continuing until October 29, 2023
This festival every weekend until Halloween and gets bigger and better every year, with family attractions including wagon rides, farm animals, playground, corn maze, fall market and much more. Halloween partiers 10 and up can also check out the After Dark Spooky Festival.

Brantwood Farms: Fall Fest 
When: Continuing until October 29, 2023
Along with PYO apples and pumpkins, families can join the fun on the farm with a visit to the corn maze, wagon ride and pumpkin patch, plus over 20 activities such as obstacle course, tractor go-karts, slides and climbers and a Forest Fairy Village

Pingles Farm Market: Harvest Festival
When: Continuing until October 29, 2023
Known for their PYO apples, pumpkins and more produce, this festival also includes a 6.5-acre circus-themed corn maze, toddler-friendly mini corn maze, live music, wagon rides and Pingle’s Playland.

Snyder Family Farm: Fall Farm and Campfire Package
When: Continuing until October 29, 2023
This farm experience includes access to their play area, plus pirate ships, petting zoo, pedal carts, jumping pillows, corn maze, haunted houses and hayride.

Springridge Farms: Harvest Weekends
When: Continuing until October 29, 2023
Check out Springridge’s new Giant Corn Trail and all of your familiar farm favourites, such as wagon rides, pedal tractors, tube slides, farm animals and more.

Howells Farm: Fall Festival
When: Continuing until October 30, 2023
With over 20 kid-friendly activities, games and shows, families are guaranteed to make lots of farm memories. Attractions include train and tractor rides, corn maze, play areas, animals, giant sandbox, and much more.

Dixie Orchards: Harvest Fest
When: September 23, 2023
To go with their busy apple and pumpkin picking season, Dixie Orchards is celebrating the fall season with food, drinks and tunes, plus kids crafts, corn maze and wagon rides.

Downeys Farm Market: Pumpkinfest
When: September 23-October 31, 2023
Pumpkinfest is acres-full of fun, featuring thousands of pumpkins! Along with farm animals, live entertainment, the Pumpkinfest play area includes wagon rides, straw jump, trike and pedal cart tracks, jumping pillows and more.

Murphy Farm Market: Fall Fest 
When: September 23-October 31, 2023
Dive into the joys of autumn with delightful wagon rides, a vibrant pumpkin patch, and a ton of activities.

Farm Food Events

East Gwillimbury: Farm to Fork Tour
When: September 30, 2023
Experience the bounty of the farm when you make the trip to East Gwillimbury, an agricultural community of villages connected by forest and farms, for their Farm to Fork Tour with six participating farms.

Niemi Family Farm: Farm to Fork Event
When: September 30, 2023
Niemi Family Farm hosts a Farm to Fork event including their bakery and vendor market, including pumpkins, flowers and kids games and shows.

Get out of town with our full list of Day Trip events in the GTA here!