Well, here we are, kids are heading back to school, the CNE is done for another year, pools will be getting drained and closed up, leaves will be turning color, fireplaces will be turned on, yup... Fall is just around the corner.
There are still a lot of great things going on in our community. The following is a snap shot at some of the interesting ways you can get out and enjoy this fall.
43rd Annual Fall Barrie Automotive Flea Market
|Event Start Date:09/05/2013 7:00 AM|
|Event End Date:09/08/2013 5:00 PM|
Date: September 5 - 8, 2013
Location: Burl's Creek Family Event Park, 134 Line 8 South, Oro Station
Contact: (705) 487-3663; www.burlscreek.com
Canada's Finest Automotive Flea Market offers over 2500 vending spaces and 1000 camping sites. There is everything from collectibles & classic cars to those hard to find car parts. If you can't find it here, you can't find it anywhere. It's a Car Lover's Dream - Car Sales Corral, Sunday Auto Auction, Show & Shine and thousands of vendors. You won't believe your eyes. Bring your friends & family and stay in our convenient Campground.
Event Time: Thursday - Saturday: 7am - 7pm; Sunday: 7am - 5pm
Admission: Adults (Daily Admission) - $10.00; Children 12 & Under - Free; Weekend Pass - $20.00
Sunset Speedway and OPEN DOORS Present
|Event Start Date:09/07/2013 6:30 PM|
|Event End Date:09/07/2013 10:30 PM|
Date: September 7 2013
Location: Sunset Speedway, 6981 Yonge St., Innisfil, ON
Contact: (705) 436-2445, www.sunsetspeedway.ca
Description: Innisfil's Biggest Family Attraction, Sunset Speedway and OPEN DOORS CANADA host the race for Late Model, Super Stock, and Mini Stock Championship, only 2 more dates to the Championship Night. Is it going to be Randy “The Rocket” Rusnell #72, Lane Zardo #46, Cayden “The Prodigy” Lapcevich #76, Paul Maltese #28, or Matt Bentley #21 in Super Stocks. Join us and cheer on your favourite driver. Tonight we have The Sunshine Foundation raising money and awareness. The Sunshine Foundation of Canada makes dreams come true for children between the ages of 3 to 18th birthday, who are challenged by severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. We need your help to make dreams come true for them, so please support their cause. Come out for a fun night, and remember, Kids 11 and under get in for free, so make it a Family outing to Sunset Speedway, where the Action is the Attraction. Join the over 1 million visitors that have experienced Stock Car Racing at it's best. SATURDAY, September 7, 2013 Racing starts 6:30 PM
Event Time: 6:30pm
Admission: $16 for adults, kids 11 and under free
4th Annual Great Canadian Beaver Race & Festival
|Event Start Date:09/22/2013 10:30 AM|
|Event End Date:09/22/2013 3:30 PM|
Date: Sunday September 22, 2013
Location: Heritage Park, Downtown Barrie
The 4th Annual Great Canadian Beaver Race & Festival will be held on Sunday September 22, 2013. Hosted by the Kempenfelt Rotary Club, the Beaver Festival is a celebration of being Canadian with focus on the iconic beaver. Beaver Lane will take place from 10:30am - 3:30pm and will include a display of exhibitors, artisans and vendors that are all representative of the beaver, being Canadian or both. Stay tuned to this web site for an up-to-date list on the vendors and activities that will take place at Beaver Lane. And it is all free!
Event Time: Please check website for updates.
|Event Start Date:09/26/2013 10:00 AM|
|Event End Date:09/29/2013 4:00 PM|
Date: September 26 - 29, 2013
Location: MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street
Contact: (705) 721-9696; www.maclarenart.com
Presented in conjunction with Culture Days, Carnegie Days offers visitors of all ages great events that explore the role language plays in contemporary art. Exhibitions, public art projects, performances, author readings, artist talks, film and video screenings, guided tours and hands-on workshops take place at the MacLaren and across the City of Barrie. This four-day annual festival of art and language draws on the origins of the MacLarenArtCentre’s building as a 1917 Carnegie public library and celebrates the legacy of Scottish-born American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who built over 2,500 public libraries in the English speaking world.
Event Time: Various times for each event, please visit website
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
|Event Start Date:09/27/2013 12:00 PM|
|Event End Date:10/06/2013 12:00 PM|
Date: September 27 - October 6, 2013
Location: Barrie's Waterfront, Kempenfelt Bay
Contact: (705) 720-7132; www.bfff.ca
The Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia presents The 3rd Annual Barrie Fall Fishing Festival; A catch & release perch fishing tournament. The Barrie Fall Fishing Festival encourages people of all ages to enjoy the fishing, the beautiful fall weather and the spectacular fall colours of Kempenfelt Bay.
Event Time: See Website for Registration Times
Barrie's 5th Annual Oktoberfest
|Event Start Date:09/27/2013 4:00 PM|
|Event End Date:09/28/2013 12:00 AM|
Date: September 27 - 28, 2013
Location: Eastview Arena, 453 Grove Street East
The Rotary Club of Barrie hosts a traditional German celebration with authentic food, festhallen and entertainment. Canada’s King of Polka, Walter Ostanek, returns to headline the entertainment. Visit website for details and ticket information.
Event Time: 4pm - Midnight
Admission: $15 (Advance); $20 (At Door)
Barrie's Colours of Music
|Event Start Date:09/27/2013 7:30 PM|
|Event End Date:10/06/2013 9:00 PM|
Date: September 27 - October 6, 2013
Location: Various Venues throughout Barrie
A ten day festival presenting wonderful music, wonderfully performed. There are over 30 events with choirs, orchestras, pianists and more from across Canada and around the world.
Show Times: For full schedule click here
Admission: Tickets for individual concerts. Prices vary, please visit www.coloursofmusic.ca
Festival Passports (Until Sept. 16): Students - $20; Adults - $75
Festival Passports (After Sept. 16): Students - 25; Adults - $85
Pumpkin Festival & Haunted Adventure
|Event Start Date:09/28/2013 9:00 AM|
|Event End Date:10/31/2013 5:00 PM|
Date: September 28 - October 31, 2013
Location: Chappell Farms, 617 Penetanguishene Road, Barrie
Contact: (705) 721-1547; www.chappellfarms.ca
Pick your own perfect pumpkin! Experience the corn maze, wagon rides, haunted barn, tike track, feed the farm animals, visit the Gift Barn, and much more.
Event Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: Weekdays: $6.00; Weekends: $11.00 per person (plus hst); Children Under 2: Free
Get out and enjoy the cooler crisp air that fall will bring. Play in the leaves, walk your dog, have fun!
Don't forget....our Barrie COLTS kick off the preseason this long weekend with games at the BMC.