Autumn, surprising to some, is one of our longer seasons and is also the most enjoyable. Warm temperatures continue throughout October and often extend into November.
Brilliant bursts of colours are everywhere – in trees, flowers, plants and even the sky is a deeper blue. During what season can you see deep crimson, rich purple, bright gold and firey orange other than on a sunny October day? During an autumn day, it can feel like summer is still with us. On an autumn evening, cooler air settles in, making it perfect for a walk or even cuddling up by a fire.
So instead of thinking that autumn is the end of summer, or a reminder of winter to come, sit back and relax. Autumn in Ontario, there’s simply nothing else quite like it!
Feast your eyes with brilliant colours and harvest festivals
Autumn is also a great time to go for a drive to the country and then take a walk, bike ride or hike in the forest. You can also visit some of the final fall fairs, or explore studio art tours, both in the city and within a short drive.
Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival
Features over 140 vendors offering arts and crafts, harvest food, live entertainment, birds of prey, pony rides, children’s activities and heritage activities.
October 5-8 ballsfalls.ca
Since 1847, this fair includes milking contests, blacksmith demonstrations and giant pumpkin weigh-ins with fabulous produce, crafts and baking.
October 6-8 woodbridgefair.com
Whitchurch-Stouffville Studio Tour
Artistic media ranging from painting to printmaking to pottery, stone and metal sculpture, wood carving and turning, photography, ceramics, fused and stained glass and one of a kind jewelry.
October 13-14 stouffvillestudiotour.com
Richmond Hill Studio Tour & Sale
Showcases some of the best art in the GTA.
October 13-14 richmondhill.ca
Beach Studio Tour
Local art tour at 13 locations in the Beaches area. October 19-21 beachstudiotour.ca