Kick Off the Autumn Season With Exciting Events in Simcoe County on the First Weekend of Fall!

Immerse yourself in the heartwarming traditions of Simcoe County as we unveil an exciting lineup of weekend events that will have you falling in love with this picturesque region all over again. With the vibrant Fall Harvest Festival at Barrie Hill Farms and the beloved Coldwater Fall Fair on the horizon, the coming weekend promises an abundance of wholesome fun and community spirit.


The Fall Harvest Festival at Barrie Hill Farms is a vibrant celebration of autumn. Start your day at the Silo Café with live music and fall favourites like hot apple cider, apple cider donuts, and more. Take a wagon ride to pick your own apples or pumpkins, then visit the Farm Market for local goodies. Don’t miss the charming pumpkin display for the perfect photo op! For more information, click here.


Enjoy three action-packed days at the Coldwater Fall Fair, where excitement knows no bounds. There’s something for everyone, from thrilling horse and livestock shows to tractor and truck pulls, horse pulls, and captivating horse shows. Kids will have a blast on their special day, with a lively midway and various competitions. Come and experience the vibrant community spirit at the Coldwater Fall Fair, celebrating the essence of autumn in Simcoe County. To learn more, click here.


The 2023 Barrie Fall Fishing Festival is a thrilling 10-day catch-and-release Perch fishing tournament from September 22 to October 1 on Kempenfelt Bay. It’s a perfect opportunity for anglers of all levels to enjoy fishing against the backdrop of Kempenfelt Bay’s vibrant fall colours. With a prize pool exceeding $50,000, the festival is expected to draw over 1,000 participants. Notably, the festival’s proceeds support environmental initiatives by the Barrie-Huronia Rotary Club, benefiting Lake Simcoe’s health and various local community projects. To register, click here.


Embrace the arrival of a new season in style at the Blue Mountain Sidewalk Sale! With more than 20 distinctive Village shops and boutiques to peruse, this event is a shopping enthusiast’s dream. Whether you’re searching for trendy apparel, accessories, or unique finds, the Blue Mountain Sidewalk Sale promises a delightful shopping experience against the stunning mountain backdrop. To learn more, click here.