Small-town fairs are a traditional way to spend a Fall weekend, especially over the Thanksgiving long weekend. You can get out of the city and enjoy some outdoor time in the fresh crisp air, watch a show, see farm animals and giant pumpkins, go on some rides and eat some special carnival treats. So, get out into the countryside with our list of Thanksgiving Weekend Fairs in Southern Ontario…

Toronto

PumpkinFest Toronto
This is the place to celebrate all things autumnal within the city! Attractions include a kiddy midway and trackless trains, pumpkin patch, inflatable corn maze, carnival games, pumpkin patch and the President’s Choice SuperDogs.
When: October 8-23, 2022
Time: 
Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm, Thanksgiving Monday (October 10) 10:00am-6:00pm
Where: 35 Carl Hall Road (Entrance at Sheppard Ave. W and John Drury Dr.), Toronto
Website: www.pumpkinfesttoronto.com

North of Toronto

Blue Mountain Apple Harvest Festival 
The Collingwood and Blue Mountain area is a fruitful apple farm region so this festival celebrates both the land and the farmers, with concerts, plenty of delicious apple-focused treats and family entertainment.
When: October 7-10, 2022
Where: Blue Mountain Village, 156 Jozo Weider Blvd., Collingwood
Website: www.bluemountain.ca

Elmvale Fall Fair
The Flos Agricultural Society, which was established in 1860, hosts the Elmvale Fall Fair in the Georgian Bay area. It includes agricultural entertainment and education displays, parades, midway, children’s pedal tractor pull, baby show and more.
When: October 6-8, 2022
Time: Thursday 4:00-10:00pm (Teen Midway Night only), Friday 11:00am-(last event) 6:00pm, Saturday 10:30am-(last event) 8:30pm
Where: 14 George St, Elmvale (east of Wasaga Beach)
Website: www.elmvalefallfair.com

Erin Fair
The Erin Fair has lots of fun family activities, including kids midway, kids pedal pull, family shows and entertainers, farmers & kids Olympics, children’s cookie decorating and more.
When: October 6-10, 2022
Time: Thursday 5:00-11:00pm, Friday 4:00-11:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-11:00pm, Monday 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: 184 Main St, Erin (west of Caledon)
Website: www.erinfair.com

Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest
Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest has something for all ages with food, vendors, entertainment and of course, loads of pumpkins.
When: October 8-10, 2022
Time: 10:00am–6:00pm
Where: Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill
Website: www.richmondhillpumpkinfest.com

Woodbridge Fair
Just north of Etobicoke, the Woodbridge Fall Fair hosts a number of sights and attractions: midway, farm area, local entertainment, dining area, blacksmith, a giant pumpkin & vegetable contest and more.
When: October 8-10, 2022
Time: Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-7:00pm, Monday 11:00am-6:00pm
Where: 100 Porter Avenue, Woodbridge (off Kipling Ave. north of Hwy 7)
Website: www.woodbridgefair.ca

Southwest of Toronto

Burford Agricultural Fair
This fair between Brantford and Woodstock has classic shows such as a demo derby, baby show, petting zoo, snowmobile racing, face painting and lots more! Plus, there’s also a Thanksgiving dinner on Monday.
When: October 8-10, 2022
Time: Saturday 12:00-7:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm, Monday 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: 6 Park Avenue, Burford (west of Brantford)
Website: www.burfordfair.ca

Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
The Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show returns to full capacity this year with five nights of Motorsports and two headline concerts, plus agriculture demonstrations, stage concerts, buskers and a midway.
When: October 4-10, 2022
Time: Gates open 8:00am-9:00pm (event building hours vary)
Where: 172 South Drive, Simcoe (north of Port Dover)
Website: www.norfolkcountyfair.com

Rockton World’s Fair
This classic fair is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year! It features everything a small-town fair should have: agriculture and livestock shows, equestrian competitions, midway, demolition derby, family activities, entertainers and more.
When: October 7-10, 2022
Time: Friday 4:00pm-10:30pm, Saturday 9:00am-10:30pm, Sunday 9:00am-8:30pm, Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: 812 Old Hwy 8, Rockton (between Cambridge and Hamilton)
Website: www.rocktonworldsfair.com

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