5 Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend

1. Point Farms Provincial Park Halloween Celebration

Celebrate Halloween a little early at this lovely provincial park on Lake Huron, near Goderich. I’ve been wanting to go here for awhile now. It was a contender for our last camping trip (we ended up at MacGregor Point) A quick look through some images of the beaches at Point Farms has me wishing we had chosen differently! The park is located on the bluffs overlooking Lake Huron, with views of the shoreline and spectacular sunsets.
Point Farms is fairly small and the sites are definitely not wilderness! Pretty close together with little privacy.
Not what I usually look for when booking a site, but for this particular event – sounds perfect! The closer, the better for trick-or-treating, Halloween-Comradery  and for keeping an eye on the competition for the site-decorating contest!This event sounds like so much fun! In addition to the site-decorating contest and trick-or-treating, there will be a scavenger hunt and a chili and baked goods cook-off.

All events take place on Saturday, October 10, 2015.Currently all the reservable trailer (electric) sites have been booked. There are some non-reservable ones and plenty of non-electric sites left!

2. Go Pumpkin Picking

There are so many farms to choose from! Check out these Pumpkin Patches to find one near you.

This year I hope to visit Dyment’s farm located in Dundas, Ontario. The pumpkin patch is open weekends only in October, as well as Thanksgiving Monday.
The wagon ride along the Niagara Escarpment to the pumpkin patch sounds fun – a ride with a view!There are plenty of kids’ activities including the usual corn maze, play area and animals. Dyment’s also has a Machinery Shed with a large selection of die cast farm equipment on a table filled with corn meal, a ball pit, zip-line, mini-putt and a Trike Track with John Deere trikes. I know my daughter would love the John Deere trikes! Check out the website here for more activities.
3. Have a spooky Experience in Elora
October is Monster Month in Elora! Visit Elora during the month of October for the Twilight Zoo. Artist Tim Murton turns the town into a spooky wonderland with his amazing monsters. His wire and paper creations are fantastic! Check them out during the day, or in the evening for a more haunting experience!
Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend – October 10th – is Pumpkin Day in Elora. From 9am-1pm, bring your pumpkin, or come check out the creations of others in Bissell Park.
There will be pumpkin carving, judging, pumpkin ice cream, live music and other activities.
4. Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village
Take a tour through almost 6000 hand-carved pumpkins just inside the gates of Historic Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg. From forest animals to a fiery dragon, this illuminated display is sure to be spectacularly spooky! This award-winning event takes place Thursday to Sunday Evenings and Thanksgiving Monday until 10:00 p.m., from October 1st – November 1st, 2015
5. Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade
Join the fun Monday, October 12, 2015 at 8:45 am at King and Cedar St.
Check out the parade route here
Enjoy the parade and judge the floats – when you’ve chosen your favourite, text 54500 to cast your vote.
I love the the Clydesdale horses pulling the Oktoberfest wagon, the singing steins and the stilt-walkers. Hope to see them all back this year!
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3 thoughts on “5 Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend

  1. I agree about the Fall colours. They are over for this year around here and it is time to put the gardens to bed for the season. Not looking forward to the snow like some people.

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