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Date: Occurs Saturday every 1 week(s), beginning Saturday, May 07, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Location: Barrie, ON
May to October the Farmers Market is held outside and from November to April is held inside. These days, more and more people are making the healthy decision to buy locally grown produce, meats, baked goods and crafts, from farmers’ markets. A wonderful connection is made when you talk to the people who take pride in growing your food! Once you visit our market, you’ll know why the Barrie Farmers’ Market is such an extraordinary shopping and social experience.
Date: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 1:00 AM - Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:00 PM
Location: Collingwood/Blue Mountains, ON
September 6 – October 30,2016 SAVE $20-off Eco Adventure Tours. Applicable Sunday thru Friday. Excludes Saturdays and October 8-9-10, 2016. View spectacular autumn foliage while treetop canopy walking and forest/escarpment ziplining on a 3-hour guided tour. Age /height /weight restrictions apply. Coupon discount is valid for up to 5 people. Coupon required to receive the discount upon arrival (download from the website; mobile screen coupons not accepted). Reservations are required. Weather permitting. Visit:, or call: (705) 446-0256 ext. 227
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd, Collingwood/Blue Mountains, L9Y 0P2
Date: Monday, September 19, 2016 - Monday, October 31, 2016
Location: Barrie, ON
Pick your own perfect pumpkin! Experience the corn maze, wagon rides, haunted tent, tike track, feed the farm animals, visit the Gift Barn, and much more
Date: Occurs Sunday/Saturday every 1 week(s), from Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM - Sunday, October 30, 2016 5:00:00 PM
Location: Elmvale, ON

Pumpkin Mania: Coloured leaves, crisp air and pumpkins everywhere! Visit Rounds Ranch to get in the spirit of Fall during our Pumpkin Mania Festival! Enjoy wagon rides, goofy pumpkin-themed games, corn mazes, farm animals and our Western Playground! Each Guest will visit our large pumpkin patch and pick their own pumpkin to take home. Make this Fall unforgettable at Rounds Ranch! Prizes in store for your kids! Enjoy a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch where each child gets a free pumpkin.

 Come to Rounds Ranch and let them enjoy all our Pumpkin Mania activities:                    
* Pumpkin Bowling   * Pumpkin Ringer 
* Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest   * Pumpkin Seed Spitting
* Hunt for "Peek-A-Boo" Pumpkins   * Pumpkin Toss
* Pumpkin Bingo   * Pumpkin Slam Dunk
* Pumpkin Hockey  

 Event Time: 11am - 5pm (Every Sat, Sun, & Holiday Mon)

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2016 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 30, 2016 10:00 PM
Location: Penetanguishene, ON
Families can view amazing carved pumpkin displays set against the night-time backdrop of Discovery Harbour. Mazes and crafts provide fun for all ages! But Beware.. Zombies and ghouls lurk in the all new "Terror Zone"... Enter if you dare! (Terror zone not recommended for young children)
Date: Monday, October 03, 2016 1:00 PM - Monday, October 31, 2016 1:00 PM
Location: Egbert, ON
Come out with the family for a day of frightful fun, pumpkin picking, Halloween shopping and tons of activities.
Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 1:00 PM - Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:00 PM
Location: Orillia, ON
IT’S HARVEST SEASON 2016! October 21 – November 6 MORE MENUS TO COME! It’s time for our local farmers to harvest their crops, and for local chefs to create some unique dishes. Experience our local flavours through delicious 2-3 course set meals created by participating Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country Chefs!
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 - Saturday, October 29, 2016
Location: Tottenham, ON
Haunted Hallowe'en Adventure

Hallowe'en is a time for ghosts, pumpkins, candy... and trains!

Take a trip up the line the weekend before Hallowe'en. Our only night time excursions of the year come alive with the sights and sounds of ghosts and goblins. It's a fun, not-too-scary family oriented Hallowe'en adventure.

All passengers are encouraged to dress in costume, and there are prizes for best children's costume and best adult's costume on each trip. There are candy treats as well, for a sweet finish to a fun evening.

2016 Dates

  • Friday October 28
  • Saturday October 29

    Two departures each evening at 7:00pm and 8:00pm

The Ghost of the Beeton Creek - Haunted Hallowe'en Adventure - tickets on sale now - order tickets online or call us at (905) 936-5815 weekdays between noon and 4!
Kids Haunted Halloween Walk
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Innisfil, ON
Stroud Dental is hosting their 2nd Annual Kids Haunted Halloween Walk! Come join us on Friday October 28th, 2016 starting at 5pm until 8pm. This event is free for everyone! There will be pancakes to purchase for a snack, take home giftbags, and kids are welcome to come in their halloween costumes. All we ask is that you bring a food donation for the local food bank. Everyone is welcome so come on out and join us.
Location: Stroud Dental 8000 Yonge Street, Innisil L9S1L5
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Alliston, ON
Joe Matheson pays tribute to the King of Country Music in this fully scripted musical theatre piece. Featuring many of Hank Williams' hits, such as "Hey Good Lookin'", "Honky Tonk Blues", and "Lovesick Blues". Matheson plays live on stage with a full band.
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Collingwood, ON
The tradition of Hallowe’en and the Black Harvest Festival continues in historically Chilling Downtown Collingwood with Witches (and Warlocks) of the ‘Wood taking over the town. Mark Saturday October 24th on your calendar and prepare to come downtown for Hallowe’en themed activities and events. Of course, our downtown merchants invite all the costumed good little girls and boys children to come for some early trick or treating….. just look for the Orange ‘Witch’ signs on the door or window to find out who has treats inside.
Location: Downtown Collingwood
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2016 9:00 AM - Sunday, November 06, 2016 3:00 PM
Location: Orillia, ON
Lightfoot Days is an annual festival that honours the musical legend through workshops, concerts and tours. Born out of the success of celebrations held in 2013 to mark Gordon Lightfoot’s 75th birthday, the 5th annual Lightfoot Days takes place this year from November 3rd to 6th. Don’t miss out on a series of fantastic events, including ‘The Spirit of Mariposa’ exhibition at the Orillia Museum of Art and History; Nicole “Songbird” Coward's "Early Morning Rain" concert at the Orillia Opera House; Lightfoot-inspired live music in the downtown core; workshops for those who want to hone their skills on the ukulele, guitar or at storytelling through song; and much, much more! Join the sunshine city in celebrating the Orillia-born singer/songwriter. For more details on this event, follow Orillia Lightfoot Days on Facebook.
Date: Saturday, November 05, 2016 1:00 PM - Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:00 PM
Location: Innisfil, ON
Enjoy a self-guided tour through beautiful Innisfil, visiting wonderful and talented artists of the region,
Date: Saturday, November 05, 2016 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Alliston, ON
Relive the music of Abba in this high energy fun packed show. All the hits from one of the most popular and successful bands of all time! Don't miss your chance to experience this of a kind performance.
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:00 AM - Sunday, November 13, 2016 4:00 PM
Location: Alliston, ON
The highly anticipated 33rd Annual Sugar Plum Fair is taking place on Saturday, November 12, 2016 (9am-5pm) and Sunday, November 13, 2016 (10am-4pm)!
Whether you’re a return or first time visitor you will experience a treat at this year’s show. We’re excited to welcome back some incredible vendors and introduce a line-up of new and talented crafters and artisans who will be displaying their creations during the two day show. The show features over 120 vendors from across Ontario selling a variety of items including chocolate, jam, fudge, sauces, quilts, candles, ceramics, stained glass, wreaths, folk art, woodwork, sewing, knitting, body care products and more! Santa will also be stopping by for a visit. Once again this year we will be raffling off gingerbread houses, which have been decorated by the resort staff, in support of a local charity. Show
Dates: Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9am to 5pm Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 10am to 4pm Admission: Adults - $4 per person Children - 12 and under are free.
Venue: Nottawasaga Resort 6015 Highway 89, Alliston, ON For a full list of vendors participating in the show this year please visit our website.


Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Collingwood, ON
Come to Collingwood’s Historic Downtown as it transforms into a wintery playground with dazzling holiday lighting installations, seasonal winter magical banners and a day filled with unique signature events – all to launch the holiday season. The day features visits with Santa’s reindeer-in-training, Living Christmas Windows, the magical nighttime Santa Claus parade, starting at 5 p.m., and the official lighting of the town’s Christmas Tree, immediately following the parade.
Location: Throughout Collingwood Downtown  
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 1:00 AM - Sunday, November 20, 2016 1:00 PM
Location: Barrie, ON
The May Court Club of Barrie presents the 25th Annual Homes For The Holidays self-drive tour of 5 holiday decorated homes, Bonus Stop, Tea Room and Unique Boutique at the Lion's Gate Banquet Centre. All funds raised go to charitable needs in the community. Tickets $30.00 ea.
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON
We’re back! BWG’s greatest holiday tradition is returning once again, bringing friends and families together to participate in the annual holiday event. Join in the excitement of the BWG Santa Claus Parade, as it brings the holiday spirit to life each year. The Parade attracts thousands and features a number of diverse floats from the community beginning at Bradford High School and travelling east on Holland Street, finishing at the Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre. Parade begins at 6:30pm.
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Barrie, ON
This concert will feature the key songs that were part of the soundtrack or featured theme in classic Christmas movies, new and old. Tickets will go on sale late October. Please see website for more info.
Location: 50 Anne St. N., Barrie
Date: Monday, November 21, 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:59 PM
Location: Egbert, ON
Activities include our Santa and Mrs. Claus, our magician, train rides, face painters, horse-drawn wagon rides – we have a variety of food and warm drinks available, as well as a bonfire, and of course our Evergreen store featuring all sorts of Christmas decor and gifts.
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016 1:00 PM - Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:00 PM
Location: Midland, ON
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 24-26 and December 1-3 & 8-10 as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring lots of hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Aboriginal performances, and much more.
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:59 PM
Location: Midhurst, ON
Midhurst is home to some incredible talent! Come and see for yourself on this free, self-guided shopping tour throughout local homes and studios. The Tour celebrates over 25 years of Holiday Shopping with original designs and artwork. Find everything from one of a kind paintings, to pottery, jewellery, candles, clothing, sweet treats and home decor! The Tour is free and visits homes across Midhurst and Snow Valley.
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016 1:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Midhurst, ON
The Artists and Artisans of Midhurst, a quiet hamlet just North of Barrie, ON, invite you to browse and shop through their homes and studios and meet their guest artists. The tour celebrates its 29th year of holiday shopping for original designs & art work. The Tour is free and visits homes across Midhurst and Snow Valley. Come get all your Holiday Shopping done in one weekend!


Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Collingwood, ON
Visit with Santa and his elves in his sleigh in front of the Town Hall, treats for the kids and visits with Santa’s reindeer-in-training when they can get away from the North Pole.
Location: Beside Town Hall, Collingwood Downtown
Date: Occurs Sunday/Saturday every 1 week(s), from Saturday, November 26, 2016 1:00:00 PM - Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:00:00 PM
Location: Tottenham, ON
Ride the Train with Santa! When it gets close to Christmas, every girl and boy starts to think about Santa ... and they can visit the jolly old soul right here at the South Simcoe Railway. There's nothing better than a slight chill in the air, a light dusting of snow, and Santa and his elves on board the train. Every child gets a personal visit with Santa as he comes through the train and hears what they want for Christmas. For a sweet finish, his elves will hand out candy canes. Share the spirit of Christmas on the Santa Claus Express! Advance reservation tickets for Santa Claus Express will be on sale November 1, 2016
Date: Friday, December 02, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON
The event includes a tree lighting ceremony with free hot chocolate, carol singing, free leisure skating, free pictures with Santa commencing at 6:00pm at the BWG Leisure Centre.
Date: Friday, December 02, 2016 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Alliston, ON
Skyliners' Big Band is a favourite with both dancing and listening audiences. Comprised of 17 top musicians and the dazzling vocalist Maria Branje, the band performs all of the big band era favourites. This performance will focus in some holiday favourites.
Date: Occurs every 1 day(s), beginning Saturday, December 03, 2016 12:30:00 PM
Location: Collingwood, ON
Visit with Santa and his elves in his sleigh in front of the Town Hall, treats for the kids and visits with Santa’s reindeer-in-training when they can get away from the North Pole.
Location: Beside Town Hall, Collingwood Downtown
Date: Sunday, December 04, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Wasaga Beach, ON
This is the 11th annual community concert with select Christmas music from the Barrie Concert Band's music library. This concert is free in exchange for a donation to the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank.
Location: Lighthosue Community Church, 800 Sunnidale Rd., Wasaga Beach
Date: Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:00 PM - Friday, December 09, 2016 9:00 PM
Location: Minesing, ON
Get into the holiday spirit as we travel back in time to celebrate Christmas the way others have before us.
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday, January 01, 2017 11:59 PM
Location: Collingwood, ON
Winter turns Ontario into the land of ice and snow, and here in the snowbelt we use the cold weather to create works of art. Admire the stunning and unique ice sculptures all around Downtown Collingwood between December 27th and January 1st. There will also be live carving demonstrations and battles of the chainsaws carve-off competitions! Bring the whole family down to the Winter Wonderland Village for a series of all-ages events to keep Jack Frost at bay. Enjoy arts & crafts, ice block building and ice games, snowshoeing and so much more! We even have a cozy Cocoa Cabin and Fireside Family Lounge for anyone looking to curl up by a fire and relax the year away. In the evening, take a walking tour of the historic Downtown core and view the sculptures lit up. Don’t forget to take your kids on a free wagon ride!
Location: Downtown Collingwood streets and the Pine Street Parking lot
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016 1:00 PM - Sunday, January 01, 2017 1:00 AM
Location: Barrie, ON
Ring in 2017 in downtown Barrie! Thousands join together for the 19th annual Downtown Countdown, a free evening of fun and entertainment for the whole family! The festivities take place December 31, 2016 starting at 6pm outside Barrie City Hall and include family activities such as horse-drawn wagon rides and face painting, skating on the City Hall rink, two fireworks displays, and a line-up of amazing entertainment. For more information, visit
Location: Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier Street
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON
Are you looking for an enjoyable family activity on New Year's Eve? Celebrate the New Year with family, friends and the community at BWG's Family First Night. Festivities start at 6pm & end at 9pm.
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Alliston, ON
As one of Toronto's highly sought after most established female vocalists, Diane's quest to improve her craft led her to Nashville and home again to Kitchener, Ontario's Cedar Tree Studios where Diane worked with CCMA award winning producer Rick Hutt.
Date: Saturday, February 04, 2017 10:00 PM - Sunday, February 05, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Barrie, ON
Grab your mittens and celebrate winter at one of Ontario's Top 100 events! The City of Barrie presents Barrie Winterfest on February 4th and 5th featuring activities in Heritage Park and indoor locations throughout the community. Enjoy spectacular snow and ice sculptures, dog sled rides, lumberjack shows, ice maze, polar bear dip, pancake breakfast, entertainment, and much more. For more information, visit
Location: Heritage Park, venues throughout the community
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Alliston, ON
His video 'Hypnotizing a Cop' went viral! "Canada's Got Talent" finalist and star of "Guzzo Magic" magician of the year and was featured on Discovery Channel for his jaw-dropping mental demonstrations.
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Alliston, ON
Back by popular demand, the Campbell brothers and their band are sure to get you going. The Celtic rock and original music can not be compared. Nobody plays with more heart than the Mudmen. Don't miss this awesome show.

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