Embrace all things fall in Orillia & Lake Country with festivals and events that celebrate the season and the cultural landscape of the region. Just 90 minutes north of the GTA, make the most of the harvest season with farm festivals and culinary delights. As the weather cools down, the fun heats up with high quality arts, culture and entertainment to enjoy during your stay.
Arts & Culture
October 6-9, 10am-5pm daily
Various locations throughout Orillia & Lake Country
This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. 2023 celebrates the tour’s 40th anniversary with 30 outstanding artists and crafts people exhibiting their work over the 4 days at 20 different studios. Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. This self-guided tour roams from Moonstone through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shores to Orillia. Come for the day, come for the weekend.LEARN MORE
Orillia Opera House and downtown locations
Orillia comes alive with stellar performances from internationally acclaimed jazz and blues musicians. With headliner concerts at the Orillia Opera House featuring Holly Cole, World Jazz Asylum with Lance Anderson, and Orillia Brassworks. In addition to these mainstage events at the Orillia Opera House, Orillia’s downtown will be pulsing with intimate concerts at our finest participating restaurants and businesses.BUY TICKETS
Saturday October 14, 1-5pm
Echoes of the Mariposa Folk Festival reverberate into An Autumn Mariposa III, a unique outdoor afternoon festival featuring performances by Mariposa fan favourites Aysanabee, My Son the Hurricane, Aleksi Campagne, and Angelique Francis.
Performers and audience members will have seating under a large tent and have the option of bringing their own camp chairs. Free on-site parking is available. This is a licensed event and a food vendor will be on-site.BUY TICKETS
September 20 – October 31
From late September all the way until Hallowe’en, visit Chappell Farms Fall Festival! It’s an amazing place for kids and adults alike! Come visit farm animals, run up to an amazing lookout, explore the corn maze, ride on the tricycle track and pick your perfect pumpkin. There is plenty of room to just run and play in the fresh air!BUY TICKETS
The Coldwater Fair is a local agricultural celebration held the last full weekend each September. Bring the family to enjoy the Magical Midway, agricultural exhibitions, vendors, entertainment and more! The Demolition Derby will be held Friday, September 22 at 7pm.LEARN MORE
September 25 – October 31
Come out to Hewitt’s Fall Fun Farm and play in backyard fun. With activities for the whole family including pumpkin picking, corn maze and more.BUY TICKETS
Casino Rama Resort
Casino Rama Resort not only offers a luxury hotel, fine dining and gaming experiences but also a fantastic Entertainment Centre. World-class talent takes to the stage this fall with a series of show-stopping concerts.
This fall features 70s & 80s rock group Air Supply for two nights, internationally acclaimed Celtic Thunder with their new show A Celtic Odyssey, the electric Derek Hough with his Symphony of Dance tour, comedians Larry the Cable Guy and Dane Cook, and many more!BUY TICKETS