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GET YOUR AUTUMN ON WITH THESE 18 FUN EVENTS IN BARRIE

Yeah, it’s true that Fall gets a bad rap because it’s the last gasp of warmth before…winter.

Yet with the ridiculously vibrant colours, farm fresh produce and Halloween themed galas, it’s a great time to get out in Barrie!

Scroll on to see the our 18 Things To Do in Barrie This Fall! Click on the name of each to learn more.

And keep in mind, we have a full list of events in Barrie on our calendar!

 

PUMPKIN FESTIVALS 

From late September all the way until Halloween, Chappell Farms offers their annual Fall Festival!  Activities include feeding animals, a haunted tent, a less spooky Boo Barn, pumpkin picking, magic shows, wagon rides and train rides.

Elmvale and Drysdale also offer pumpkin themed fun, with a dash of Halloween scares to boot.

CULTURE DAYS

The annual behind-the-scenes look at the Barrie arts scene through a variety of activities and programs happens this weekend. The MacLaren Art Centre, 5 Points Theatre and Bohemia Cafe are just a few of the spots taking part this year.

GIGS & COMEDY

There is no shortage of live entertainment this Autumn, including weekly shows at the Foxx Lounge and performances all over the city.

If joke telling is more your scene, Laffy Taffy comedy takes over Fionn MacCool’s every Sunday. There is also a new local troupe called YIKES offering up a live improv show on Oct. 5th. And Greg Morton hits the Ferndale Banquet Hall on October 3rd.

 

FOOD FEST

The food trucks may be in dock for the season, but the food fests are still on. Collier street United Church offers up Feast at 8 food stations featuring Culinary Team Canada award-winning Chef Ryan and Chef Carmelo and renowned local chefs including Michael & Marions, Groovy Tuesdays, TJ’s Pizza & Curry in a hurry, Homestead and Dunlop Street Diner.

 

GET OUT! HIKING/BIKING TRAILS

Among the many benefits of living in Barrie is the tremendous amount of hiking and biking trails in your own backyard. Ardagh Bluffs, the North Shore Trail and the Waterfront Heritage path are just a few in-town options to get your hike on.

 

WRESTLING

It’s not the Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho Man… but it ain’t far off. Barrie’s talented wrestling scene offers monthly bouts and these folks know how to deliver a show! November 2nd is their fifth anniversary show so you can be sure the chairs will be flying.

 

BARRIE FILM FESTIVAL

The 22nd annual Film festival takes over the Uptown theatre from Oct. 18th – 27th. 10 Days of movies, parties and special events that are a can’t miss for cinephiles!

 

THE SUPERMOM METHOD MASTERCLASS

Trying to do it all is tough, and for Moms trying to carve out a life besides parenting, it’s even more challenging. This Masterclass is ideal for Moms who want to enjoy work and have a great family life too. Tickets in advance through eventbrite.

 

BREW TOURS BARRIE BREWS AND BITES

Spend an afternoon discovering the local craft industry and sample some tapas style dishes the breweries are offering. Visit 3 craft breweries, plus a cidery. A Beer lovers delight!

 

HERITAGE CIDER ESTATES

There are few things in life more enjoyable than a great glass of wine in the sun. And you can do one better this season by sipping that vino at an actual winery! Heritage Cider offers daily tours of their estate, ending off with samples and cheese boards. A fantastic way to spend a summer Saturday.

 

WALKING TOURS

Learn some local history and get some exercise! Barrie offers a plethora of guided walking tours in historic areas of the city.

 

ZOMBIE FUNK GET DOWN

Walking Dead fans will lap this up. Kick off your Halloween celebrations at Hooligans Restaurant on Friday, October 25th for Zombie Funk Get Down in support of Seasons Centre for Grieving Children.

Silent auction and prizes for best costume, so make sure to dress up!

All ticket and prize proceeds will be donated to Seasons Centre for Grieving Children.

Must be 19yrs or older.

 

ESCAPE ROOMS/URBAN JUNGLES 

Barrie has welcomed a few adult oriented indoor entertainment venues since last fall. See our visits to both spots here and here.

 

YOGA

As the weather gets colder, it’s a perfect excuse to retreat inside to the warmth of a stretch studio. Luckily Barrie’s got a wide spread of options.

 

PARANORMAL & PSYCHIC FAIR

There is no shortage of out there vendors and new age goodies at this one.

 

BARRIE COLTS

Colts. Hockey. ‘Nuff said.

 

Got an event coming up in Barrie? Let us know and we may post it on our events calendar! 

Photo by Jake Colvin from Pexels

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