While fall doesn’t officially arrive until closer to the end of September, back-to-school season seems to signal the onset of autumn. This September, pumpkin spice season gets officially underway in Hamilton Halton Brant with a fantastic assortment of fall-feeling events. Here’s a selection of what’s on our radar for September.
Peak Apple Picking Season
Hamilton Halton Brant’s many pick-your-own orchards welcome guests to fill their baskets with the crunchiest fall apples in September. Great options include Wheelbarrow Orchards and Chudleigh’s in Milton, Carluke Orchards in Ancaster, Brantview Apples in St. George, and Luna Farms in Stoney Creek.
NishDish Pop-Up at Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through September
After enjoying the beauty of Crawford Lake Conservation Area’s forests, rare meromictic lake, and reconstructed longhouse village, fuel up with delicious Indigenous foods that respect the land and nourish the body. Choose from tasty options like bison sausage, blueberry wild rice pudding, strawberry juice and cedar tea.
Early Birder at Area 8
Through September 26
Discover the birds that flock to Conservation Halton Area 8’s unique ecosystem on an early morning guided hike in and around wetland, grassland, and cliffs. Bring your binoculars!
Yoga In The Park at Kelso Conservation Area
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm through September 16
Breathe in the fresh air and stunning scenery at this outdoor class that is accessible for beginners, and enjoyable for intermediates looking for more challenging modifications.
Fall Festival at Brantwood Farms
September Saturdays, Sundays and Labour Day
Enjoy hayrides, forest trails, a corn maze, a haunted barn, apple scavenger hunts, and so much more at this friendly family farm in Brantford.
Summer Music Nights at Chudleigh’s Farm
September 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
This September, the orchard will be rocking to the music of ABBA, U2, Journey, Neil Diamond and more thanks to shows from some excellent cover and tribute bands that will be joining in on the fall fun at Chudleigh’s.
Open Streets on Barton
Enjoy outdoor dining, shopping, music and other on-street activities on Hamilton’s Barton Street.
September 4, 11
Explore the trendy stretch of Hamilton’s Locke Street between Hunter and Herkimer while it’s closed to vehicle traffic to encourage on-street dining and shopping.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Labour Day Classic
Hamilton kicks off CFL season with its home opener on September 6. This is the first game fans will have attended since 2019, so it’s sure to be a celebration!
Plein Air Painting Challenge in Norval
Discover what drew noted Group of Seven painter A.J. Casson to Norval and what continues to attract artists there today while painting at this scenic spot on the Credit River.
Royal Botanical Gardens’ Seeing The Invisible Exhibit
Beginning September 22
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.
Equinox Beach Yoga in Burlington
Find a spot in the sand on the shores of Lake Ontario and yoga instructors will guide you through a 45-minute class of gentle, restorative yoga followed by a 20-minute meditation to the sounds of lapping water and drumbeats.
Farm Crawl Hamilton
Get a behind-the-scenes look at farms in and around Hamilton, including Jerry’s Berries, Lotsa Hostas, Marorun Farm, McQuesten Urban Farm, Westfield Flowers and Speckle Park Farm.
Susan Aglukark at the Sanderson Centre
Get the true story behind this Canadian cultural treasure at this event that blends conversation, live music, and a question and answer session with a splash of the unexpected.