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Top 5 things to do in Autumn in Niagara

1. Go to the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival

Sept 12-30, 2018. The largest wine festival & street parade in Canada! Enjoy 100+ events at the 67th Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. Food and wine pairing, music in the park and parade. Fun for the entire family.


2. Go Apple Picking

Mathias Farms Apple picking from mid-Sept (Red and Golden Delicious). Location: 1909 Effingham Street, Ridgeville Ontario, Phone: 905-892-6166 Website: email: 

Parkway Orchards. Apple picking is from Sept 10th to Oct 15th. Please check the website for picking times. Location: 15000 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0. Phone: (905) 262-5097. Website:

Winwood Farms. Open August 18 & 19th, 2018 for the Early Ginger Gold Apple Picking. ​$1.50 per pound for most apple varieties. Location: 4198 King Street Beamsville ON L0R 1B1. Phone: Call or text 905-401-0515. Website: email:

3. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Bry-Anne Farms 
feat. Corn and straw mazes, straw play area for kids, wagon rides, farm animal visits, local foods, apple pies and cider.
Location: 471 Foss Rd, Fenwick, ON, L0S 1C0.

Howell’s Pumpkin Farm 
Feat.: Scenic Wagon Ride, Haunted Spook Barn, Super Corny Cobbs Maze Adventure, Farm Scene Investigation, Bucking Cow Train, Train-o-saurus Rex Ride, Tricycle Track, Haystack Jumping Pillow, Straw Jump Barn. Scarecrow Displays, Goat Walk, Hay Play in the valley, Forest Walk, Tractor Tire Play Area, Sand Box, Bunnyville, Tractor Tire Play Area, Animal Farm, Grandpa Fred’s Sheep, Giant Old School Games: Pumpkinplunk, Pumpkin Checkers, and Connect Four Pumpkins. Itsy Bitsy’s Web Climber, Straw Jump Barn, Nessi’s Super Slide and Who’s Your Pumpkin?
Location: 2878 Holland Rd. Fonthill, Ontario Canada
L0S 1E6. Phone: (905) 892-3918

Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm 
We are open daily 8:00 am until dark in the fall. Approximately 7:00 pm in September and 8:00 pm in October. The last 3 Friday and Saturday nights in October we are open until 11:00 pm for the Halloween season and our haunted hay-ride. There is no general admission. We offer a petting zoo, Belgian drawn wagon rides on the weekends, a corn maze, for $2.00 each. Weather permitting we have an inflatable bounce house for $2.00 on weekends. Pony rides are available for $4.00 a ride. Belgian horse drawn hay rides on the week-ends run from approximately 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Join us for a Haunted Hayride.
Location:7705 Schisler Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L3B 5N4. Phone: 905-384-2684. 
Website: email:

4. Visit a Harvest Festival


Balls Falls Thanksgiving FestivalFriday Oct 5 – Monday Oct 8th. In its 44th year, the Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival is a Niagara Tradition that runs October 5th through October 8th. With over 150 juried artisans, food vendors, demonstrators & entertainers participating in this four-day long annual tradition, there is always plenty to do, see, and explore at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority‘s most popular conservation area. You’ll also want to be sure to stop at the Farmer’s Market where you can pick up local produce, VQA Wines, and local brews.

Pioneer Day. One-day event. Takes place the weekend beforeThanksgiving throughout the grounds of the Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre.

St. Catharines:

PumpkinvilleOctober 13th, 30th Annual Event. Feat. Niagara IceDogs Scarecrow Building, Hay Dive, Craft Table, First Ontario Performing Arts Centre Pumpkin Carving Contest and more.

Niagara Falls:

Heartland Forest Pumpkinfest, October 20, 2018 @ 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Heartland Forest Road, Heartland Forest Rd, Niagara Falls, ON. 

Niagara Falls OktoberfestOctober 5-6, 2018

Fort Erie:

Fort Erie Fall Fair, September 29, 2018 @ 10am – 3pm


Historic Ridgeway Fall FestivalSeptember 29

Port Colborne:

Port Colborne Harvest Festival, Date: Sept 29, 2018 @ 10 am – 4 pm
Downtown Port Colborne Market Square

 5. Enjoy Niagara’s Forest Leaves

– Explore the Bruce Trail

– Do a Niagara Segway Tour

– View the forests from above with Niagara Helicopters