Bookmark the following list of upcoming Fall festivals and fairs near Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area. If you’re looking for more Fall fun and inspiration, you can check out this list of top apple and pumpkin picking spots around Mississauga or try one of these top 10 apple recipes. For more Fall event options, click here to see apple and pumpkin events happening west of Mississauga.

The Riverdale Farm Fall Harvest Festival – September 12th and 13th

A day-long corn roast and a big city barn dance, enjoy the delights of the Riverdale Farm from 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. each day; Pancake breakfast Sunday from 9.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Location: 201 Winchester Street, Toronto

Admission:  Free (fee for pancake breakfast)

Whittamore’s Farm Pumpkinland & Harvest Festival Weekends – Sept 12 to Oct 31

Enjoy family fun on a crisp Autumn day in the country at Whittamore’s Farm. The farm is transformed into a Hallowe’en wonderland of 1,000’s of pumpkins and great activities for the whole family. Tractor drawn Wagon Rides, Jumping Pillows, Mazes and the Balloon Typhoon and more. Pumpkinland begins the Mid-September and continues through until Hallowe’en every day from 10 am until 5 pm.

Location: 8100 Steeles Ave E, Markham

Admission: $12 (+tax) per person to enjoy Pumpkinland and all of its activities. Activities and rates are reduced during regualar weekdays.

Brampton Fall Fair – September 17th to September 20th

Ever popular Demolition Derby (Saturday), lots of craft vendors and treats too.  Animals, midway and so much more.  Come and celebrate the Brampton Fair’s 100 year anniversary!

Location: 12942 Heart Lake Road in Caldeon

Admission: Free Parking. $20 (adults), $15 (seniors/students) or $5 (under 12) for a 4 day pass. Single day entry is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and for children under 12, $2 per visit. Midway prices vary per day.

Pioneer Harvest Festival – September 19th and 20th

Saturday – A Mennonite and Pennsylvania-German festival is full of delicious foods such as homemade pies, cheese curds, sausages, apple butter, hand-made ice cream and many international foods.

Sunday – Learn about historic and current food production in Ontario while appreciating and savouring local food delights. A culinary experience supporting ‘eat local’ that is sure to last long after you leave the festival!

Location: 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto

Admission: Adults – $15, Children – $11.00 (under 4 years old are FREE).

Applefest At Markham Museum – September 26th and 27th

The Museum operates its own apple cider mill and offers fresh samples to visitors. Take a stroll through the heritage apple orchard and participate in a variety of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Great food and music too. Event runs both days from 10am to 4:oopm.

Location: 9350 Markham Road (Highway. 48), Markham

Admission: $3 per person, kids under 2 are free.

Terra Cotta Country Store’s Buzzfest 2015 – September 26th and 27th

This event is an outdoor art and gourmet food festival.

Location: 119 King Street, Terra Cotta

Admission: $3.00.  Kids under 12 are free.

Downey’ Farm PumpkinFest – September 26th to October 31st

This event offers so much to do! Unlimited Wagon Rides, a corn maze and Boo Barn in addition to visiting with the farm animals and having fun at the pedal cart track.

Location: 13682 Heart Lake Road, just north of Brampton

Admission: Weekdays – $8.00 a person.  Weekends and holidays – $14.00 a person (more activities available)

Word On The Street – Sunday September 27th

Word On The Street is a national book and magazine festival celebrating the written word and promoting literacy.  There will be children entertainers and celebrity readings of several cherished Children’s books. Participate in book inspired craft making, face painting and plenty of musical entertainment to keep the kids enthralled and parents too. Saturday (Kitchener) 5:00 p.m. and Sunday (Toronto) 11:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m.

Location:  Habourfront Centre, Toronto (Sunday)

Admission: Free

Apple Harvest Festival – October 10th to October 12th

This one is a bit of a drive, but well worth the trip. With maps provided on where to see the best Fall colours and an apple pie trail, you won’t regret driving a bit north!

Location:  Blue Mountain Village, Clarksburg & Thornbury

Admission:  Free

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