From tapping into your artistic side to learning about this community we call home, there are so many fun things to see and do in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge this fall. Check out our top 6 fall activities for the whole family to enjoy this season. While you’re making plans for what to see next, don’t forget to book your family in for any of the events that require tickets or reservations… enjoy!
Explore St. Jacobs Passport
Located in the township of Woolwich in Waterloo Region, St. Jacobs is a community and former village located just north of the City of Waterloo. Explore the historic St. Jacobs Market District this fall to enjoy a cultural, culinary and retail retreat! Renowned for its boutique shops, farm-to-table restaurants, a craft brewery and its small-town charm, this is the perfect spot to spend a sunny fall afternoon.
Fall Fun at Snyder’s Family Farm
If you’re looking to spend a fun day out with the kids, this one’s for you! Take a visit to the Snyder’s Family Farm where you can spend the day riding on hayrides, navigating through a corn maze, walking through a spooky haunted house and so much more! Make a day of it by visiting their licensed patio and bakery where you can enjoy fresh pizza, nachos and popcorn. We highly recommend trying a freshly baked butter tart while you’re there – you won’t regret it!
Limited tickets are sold each day to ensure social distancing. Make sure you plan ahead and book your tickets online here.
Doon Heritage Village
Did you hear? The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum has reopened! Visit the Doon Heritage Village on Saturdays and Sundays for themed weekends. Coming up is “The Natural World”, featuring the Amazing Pollinators travelling exhibit and “I’m glad there are Octobers”, inspired by Lucy Maude Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables story. While you’re there, check out several of the locations used in the 1985 Anne of Green Gables film!
To learn more about the upcoming exhibits and to purchase tickets click here.
From small gatherings to virtual events and contests, there is something for everyone at this year’s Oktoberfest celebration! Opening ceremonies are on September 24th and will be live-streamed on CTV to watch from home. Then, get your festival on at one of our region’s “Micro-Festhallen” this year. Participating venues will feature live Oktoberfest entertainment, food specials and beer pairings from September 24 – October 11.
Get the kids involved right from the comfort of your own home. Tune into KWO LIVE@HOME for a fun and interactive virtual event on Saturday, October 9th. The event will feature Oktoberfest-themed entertainment for the whole family!
While you’re celebrating, don’t forget to support one of the most important events at this festival, the Onkel Hans Food Drive. Because there is no in-person parade this year, you can make your donation online directly to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
Fall Workshops at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Claytime at the gallery is back! The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is hosting clay workshops every Saturday from September 16 – December 2. Each week you will learn how to make something new with the help of an expert instructor. On the schedule is learning how to make a bowl, a mug and a jug.
All ages are welcome in these workshops, however, children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who is also taking the class. Register on their website to secure your spot!
Explore Local Trails
The fall season is one of the best times of the year to go for a hike. There’s truly nothing better than heading outside on a crisp fall day to see the leaves change. Lucky for us, the KW Region is traced with so many beautiful trails to explore! Check out our top hiking trails blogs (part 1 and part 2) to plan your next outdoor adventure!
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