4 Canadian Festivals and Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Fall

Posted on: October 5, 2018

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Fall is full of events to entertain the whole family.

Whether you want an activity for a date night or a Saturday evening of family fun, there are lots of Canadian festivals and events to meet your needs.

You don’t have to travel far to see some of the best.

Check out these five fall festivals and events in Alberta that you don’t want to miss!

1. Arts and Crafts Shows, Fairs and Festivals

Some stores have already put out their rows of Christmas decorations and gifts in hopes of selling to those who like to get a head start on their shopping. It’s also a time filled with arts and craft events where you can find unique handcrafted gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

Cold Lake Fall Craft and Vendor Show

Saturday, September 29th at the Lakeland Inn you can see the work of more than 50 vendors and indulge in some of the best mini donuts around at the Cold Lake Fall Craft and Vendor show.

Pre-Christmas Craft Show & Bazaar

The Cold Lake Exhibition Park is the location of the Pre-Christmas Craft Show and Bazaar on October 6th

If you don’t find the perfect gift for everyone on your list there on October 6th, you can always head over to the Tri-City Mall for their Autumn Mall Market with vendors, gift and raffles.

On October 20th you can head back to Cold Lake Exhibition Park for the Fall is Fabulous Craft and Vendor show with more than 65 vendors to buy from and lots of gifts and prizes for guests.

November has several wonderful art and craft shows to help you find something for the hard to shop for people on your list.

Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair and Chamber Expo from November 16-18th never disappoints as it fills the entire Lloydminster Exhibition grounds with delights and treasures for all.

Cold Lake, Mallaig, and Glendon all host arts and craft events throughout November as well. They are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit as you wander through vendors, taste delicious food and even catch a little Christmas music along the way.

2. Music Events

There are music events to please everyone this fall.

The Boscombe Community Center has a Country Coral event on September 29th and then on the 30th head over to the St. Pauls Centennial Senior Center for their Music Jamboree.

Juno nominee Heather Rankin graces the stage for a concert on October 13th at the Bonnyville Centennial Center.

John Mellencamp brings his Sad clowns and Hillbillies tour to Cold Lake’s Imperial Oil Place on November 1st to get your feet tapping and head bopping.

3. Halloween Happenings

You have lots of opportunities to celebrate Halloween in Alberta with events being held in various places through October.

Start your Halloween season festivities with the Smoky Lake Pumpkin Weigh-off and Fair on October 6th at the Smoky Lake Agricultural Complex.

October 20th is Cold Lake’s turn to get a little spooky with the Riverhurst Hall Halloween Party. Food bank donations will be accepted and appreciated at this special event.

Bonnyville hosts a Halloween Dance on October 27th where you can do the monster mash and win prizes for your best dance moves.

4. Comedy

Bonnyville and Cold Lake are the best places to be in Alberta for comedy this fall.

Bonnyville’s Raise the Woof! Stand up comedy event on September 29th and Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Show and After Parties on November 23rd and 24th.

The Cold Lake Grand Parlour Comedy Event on November 17th will give you lots to laugh about.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at Canadian Festivals This Fall

There’s so much to do this fall that no one can complain they’re bored or looking for something to do.

Whether you want a Pancake Breakfast, a Perogy Dinner or to dance the night away you can as you say goodbye to summer and prepare for an awesome fall. There are Canadian festivals to satisfy everyone’s hunger for fun.

You’re definitely not going to want to miss one of the Lakeland’s premier events: the Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair happening on the weekend of October 6th!

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