Thursday Sept 28 - Monday Oct 30: Check out the outdoor exhibits of hand-carved pumpkins at Discovery Harbour's Pumpkinferno. There is also a maze and crafts for the kids. There is also a terror zone with new characters - do you dare to enter? 

Sunday Oct 1 - Tuesday Oct 31: Head to Drysdale's this weekend for their Weekend Festivities including a wagon ride, pick your own pumpkin, live entertainment, train ride and much  more! 

Saturday Oct 7 - Sunday Oct 8: Check out Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons' Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. There are lots of activities, artisans and crafters including jewelry, ceramic giftware, wreaths and centrepiece arrangements and much more! 

Saturday Oct 7: Every Saturday in October there is The October Tasting Trail in downtown Barrie. Sample offerings from some of the great downtown restaurants and help support locally-based charitable initiatives.