If you can’t get enough of pumpkin spice season, you should check out some of these fanciful fall festivities taking place in and around Toronto. Enjoy the autumn mood at charming farms with seasonal delights and bright pumpkin villages.

There are many fall festivals in Toronto to entertain residents, and to draw visitors from both around the city and from further afield.

This fall, find new places to explore in Toronto by experiencing one of these popular Toronto fall festivals to (pumpkin) spice up your autumn season!


At Sherway Gardens, a brand-new interactive pop-up called Pumpkinville recently debuted. The quaint pumpkin-themed village is hidden away in a “sugar forest” and is both fall and pumpkin-themed. Over 30,000 actual pumpkins are displayed at the attraction, which is open through the end of October. You can also view enormous pumpkin sculptures created by regional artists that have been turned into fantastic displays of art. (See: art festivals and events in the city this year).

You don’t need to be an artist to take try your skills at a jack-o-lantern either. Pumpkins can be decorated and carved by attendees, while midway games and rides can be enjoyed, and food truck goodies can be indulged in. While supplies last, trick-or-treating will be available, and there will also be a licenced bar.

Pumpkinville and Halloween Nights of Lights have joined to offer a walk-through, interactive experience during the fall festival. The 1.5 million LED lights at this spectacle are timed to well-known Halloween songs.

Both events require advance online ticket purchases, and the “instagrammable” Nights of Lights ticket includes entry to Pumpkinville.

Pingle’s Harvest Festival

If autumn is your favourite season, you should visit this lovely farm close to Toronto and enjoy the outdoors. There will be many scrumptious treats and unlimited autumnal fun at Pingle’s Farm Market’s annual Harvest Festival.

The Harvest Festival welcomes guests into a winter wonderland till October 30. This Hampton location offers a variety of fun activities, including carriage rides, corn labyrinths, and more. Additionally, this Toronto fall festival has a harvest market with locally produced goods…and it’s dog friendly!

Seasonal fruits will be available for picking, and you may meander around more than 15 acres of orchards to choose some juicy seasonal fruit to take home.

The autumn food menu, which offers both sweet and savoury alternatives, is one of the main draws, rivalling some of the city’s great food festivals and events. You can gorge on dishes like the mushroom and squash melt, which is made from roasted corn dipped in Doritos, and vegan patties prepared from house-made mushrooms and squash, topped with various vegetables. You can also tuck into goodies like pumpkin spice donuts, pumpkin-flavoured soft-serve ice cream, and a fried apple sundae.

Distillery Fall Market

While many know that Toronto’s historical Distillery District transforms itself into a Christmas Market during winter, fewer may know that they have recently joined the ranks of Toronto fall festivals. During the month of October, the area transforms itself into a Fall Market on weekends!

The market is back for a second year, opened the first weekend of the month, and will continue until the end of October. You may purchase seasonal decorations, indulge in seasonal sweets, and more. This historic region will create a fall wonderland with stores and entertainment.

Fresh food will be available at the Distillery Local Market, and you can purchase treats with a fall theme from area shops such as Sweetie Pie, Tartistry, or Sweet Escape. Even your four-legged furry companions can indulge in fall-themed treats over at Sniffany & Co.

Additionally, there will be live entertainment, corn on the cob, pumpkins, fall floral arrangements, and more!

You can breathe in the cool fall air while strolling through cobblestone walkways that transport you to Europe without even leaving Toronto!

Howells Fall Festival

Howells Farm is enjoyable for the whole family. Of the many fall festivals that Ontario has to offer, Howell’s offers dozens of attractions such as giant corn mazes, a spooky barn, a pumpkin slingshot, and everyone’s favourite, their jumping pillow!

Other unique attractions include train trips. For years, the ten-cart trains have become a family favourite. The Bucking Cow attraction and the Train-O-Saurus ride are also available at Howells.

Visit the creatures in the animal farm, if you have animal enthusiasts in your household! You’ll see goats, sheep, peacocks, chicks, bunnies, and, of course, their star donkey, Ruby!

A day at Howells wouldn’t be complete, however, without trying their famous pumpkin doughnuts, which have been a staple in their community for over 20 years.

However you choose to spend your day at Howell’s fall festival, you’re sure to leave smiling!

Pumpkinfest Toronto

The decision was made to spread this year’s Toronto Pumpkinfest over three weekends in October in response to the overwhelmingly positive reviews and attendance from 2021!

Thanksgiving weekend is the time to be at Toronto’s PumpkinFest! This October, this festival is held at Downsview Park on three different dates (October 8–10, October 15–16, and October 22–23).

The fun-filled event is perfect for families! Trackless trains, a kiddie midway, games, an inflatable corn maze, food trucks, entertainment, vendors, a pumpkin farm, and appearances by the SuperDogs are all included.

Tickets cost $30 at the gate or $25 online, and they grant entry to all fall attractions as well as unrestricted use of the carnival rides for one person.

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