With its colourful leaves, crisp weather, Thanksgiving feasts and Halloween fun, October is the ultimate fall month in our books! Hamilton Halton Brant’s amazing October events make it even better! Here are some of the can’t-miss events we’re adding to our October calendars.

Peak Apple Picking Season

Through October

It’s your last chance to hit Hamilton Halton Brant’s many pick-your-own orchards to fill your baskets with the last apples of the fall harvest. Great options include Wheelbarrow Orchards, Chudleigh’s and Andrew’s Scenic Acres in Milton, Carluke Orchards in Ancaster, Brantview Apples in St. George, and Luna Farms in Stoney Creek.

Chudleigh’s

Pumpkins After Dark Drive-Thru Event

Thursday Through Sunday, Until November 8

This one-of-a-kind Halloween experience in Milton brings over 50 spooky scenes made of over 7000 hand-carved pumpkins to life with special effects, music and live performances.

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Merry Farms Pumpkin Fest

Weekends Through October

Pick the perfect pumpkin, find your way through the corn maze and enjoy over 30 other family-friendly farm activities at this fantastic rural experience just outside Hamilton.

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Royal Botanical Gardens’ Seeing The Invisible Exhibit

Wednesdays to Sundays Through October

Catch the most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality technology. Royal Botanical Gardens is one of only 12 participating gardens across six countries and the only location in Canada to host the event.

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Lake to Longhouse Tour at Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Through October 31

Set out on a personalized tour and discover how Crawford Lake’s Longhouse Village was discovered and reconstructed, try your hand at traditional fire-starting and learn the secrets hidden at the bottom of this ancient lake.

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Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Fall Festival at Brantwood Farms

October Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday

Bring the family for hayrides, forest hikes, a corn maze, a haunted barn, apple scavenger hunts, and so much more at this friendly family farm in Brantford.

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Hops and Harvest Festival at Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

October 1 – 3

Enjoy local food, beverages and artisan vendors in a beautiful outdoor setting.

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Hops and Harvest Festival

Monster Jam at FirstOntario Centre

October 2 – 3

Get in on the excitement of this high-octane motorsports experience’s only Canadian stop as skilled auto athletes tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats in 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks.

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Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival

October 15 – 24

Get your tickets and passes early for Hamilton’s largest festival of international, independent and Canadian film.

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Family Fun Day I Spy Nature Edition at Royal Botanical Gardens

October 16, 2 – 4 pm

Test your detective skills on a wander around RBG’s trails on this family-friendly scavenger hunt.

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Royal Botanical Gardens, Credit: Mark Zelinski

Brent Butt at the Sanderson Centre For The Performing Arts

October 21

Laugh the night away courtesy of this Canadian comedy icon and former star of Corner Gas.

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Hamilton’s Food & Drink Fest

October 22 – 23

Sample wines, spirits, craft beer and gourmet food with a side of live music, cooking demonstrations and more foodie fun at the FirstOntario Centre.

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Supercrawl Presents Dizzy’s Spill My Guts Tour

October 22, Bridgeworks Event Space

Celebrate the return of live music by enjoying a performance from Juno-award-winning indie-pop band, Dizzy.

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Lacey Hill at Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts

October 23

Experience a night of song and inspirational storytelling as Lacey Hill of Oneida/Mohawk of Six Nations of the Grand River Reservation, Wolf Clan, takes the stage.

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Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

Supercrawl Presents Fast Romantics

October 30, Mills Hardware

Listen to the musical magic that six-piece band, Fast Romantics, created within the confines of quarantine.

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Find new ways to stay and play in Hamilton Halton Brant this fall. Explore available experiences, grab some Stay & Play PERKS, take advantage of special offers and discover the amazing events that will be taking place while you’re in town. Stretch your fall fun out a little longer with our StayTripping hotel offers and receive a $50 or $100 VISA gift card!*

*Please note – VISA gift cards are a limited offer – while quantities last.

 

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Now thru December 20

Virtual Guided Hike: Autumn Edition at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Fee: $10 each + Service Fee (Members 10% off*) Registration closes December 15

Now thru November 4

RBG After Dark: Seeing the Invisible

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Thursdays October 7, 14, 21, 28, and November 4. 6 to 9 p.m at Hendrie...

Now thru October 31

Hamilton Fall Garden & Mum Show: A Walk Down Memory Lane

Tourism Hamilton

1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, L8M 1N2

Time: Daily, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Admission is free! Your reservation is valid during...

Now thru October 31

Dyment’s Pumpkin Patch

Dyment’s Glen Drummond Farm

416 Fallsview Rd E, Dundas, ON

10:00 am - 5:00 pm., Admission: Adults $14, Children $14, under 2 is free. Please...

Now thru December 31

Date Night for Two

Best Western C Hotel by Carmen’s-Hamilton

1530 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton, ON, L8W 3P9

75.00 Feeds 2 people.

Now thru November 6

Seeing the Invisible at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Thursdays to Sundays, September 23 to November 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 2 - 7

Tea Week at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Pre-registration is required

Now thru October 27

Dámarys Sepúlveda’s ERUPTIONS & Ingrid Mayrhofer’s RESIDUAL STATES at Centre3

Centre3

173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Regular Gallery Hours: Monday - Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm Centre[3] gratefully acknowledges the...

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