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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brent Butt at the Sanderson Centre For The Performing Arts
Laugh the night away courtesy of this Canadian comedy icon and former star of Corner Gas.
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.
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.
Lacey Hill at Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts
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.
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.