Barrie events for OCTOBER!

Well, the leaves have started to change, pools are being closed up, crisp cool nights are upon us and winter lurks just around the corner. We all stop and ask ourselves, "where did the summer go?". I hope that you had a chance to get out and enjoy some of the event that were talking place all around us. This October is no different in Barrie. Here is a list of some of the things you can get out and see and do. Enjoy the fall colors!

Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour

Event Start Date:10/11/2013 10:00 AM
Event End Date:10/14/2013 5:00 PM


Date: October 11 -14, 2013
Location: Various Locations Throughout Barrie & Simcoe County

This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. Forty outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work over the 4 days at 23 different studios.

Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewellery and clothing makers – a wide selection with something for everyone. This self-guided Tour roams from Barrie through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shores to Orillia. Come for the day, come for the weekend!

Event Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: Free

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival & Arts & Crafts Sale

Event Start Date:10/12/2013 10:00 AM
Event End Date:10/13/2013 5:00 PM

Date: October 12 - 13, 2013
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East, Midland
Contact: (705) 526-7838; 

Showcasing over 40 outstanding artisans and crafters during this two-day festival. Fun activities for the whole family.

Event Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm (Last Admission 4:45pm)
Admission: $7.00 per person

Drysdale's Halloween Weekend Activities

Event Start Date:10/12/2013 10:00 AM
Event End Date:10/27/2013 4:00 PM

Date: October 12 -14, 19-20 & 26-27, 2013
Location: Drysdale's Tree Farm, 6635 Simcoe Road 56, Egbert
Contact: (705) 424-9719; 

The Halloween spirit begins to howl at Drysdales and the Evergreen Store. Open 7 days a week to help you in the search for a great pumpkin in the 4 acre pumpkin patch. The Evergreen Store will fulfill your needs from corn stocks, straw bales to devilish delights to decorate your home inside and out. 

Weekend Festivities Include: Train Rides, Bon Fire, Face Painting, Pumpkin Patch, Hat Maze and more.

Event Time: Halloween Weekend Festivities: 10am - 4pm.
Admission: Halloween Hay Maze: $7.00/family

16th Annual Barrie Film Festival

Event Start Date:10/18/2013 12:00 AM
Event End Date:10/27/2013 12:00 AM

Date: October 18 – 27, 2013
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W.


A ten-day film lover’s delight. Bringing people together to experience extraordinary films from Canada and around the world. Includes guest speakers, parties, short film competition and director’s brunch. BFF - your best friend for film!

Event Time: Various time for each film
Admission: Individual Film Tickets: $9.00; All Access Pass: $125. Various prices for special events.

Haunted Harbour

Event Start Date:10/24/2013 6:00 PM
Event End Date:10/26/2013 9:00 PM

Date: October 24 - 26, 2013
Location: Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene
Contact: (705) 549-8064; 


Walk the candlelit trails through a 19th century naval historic site to see what is lurking in the dark and buildings. A spooky evening for the entire family! A special “haunted house” experience is also included for those looking for a frightfully good time.

Event Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Admission: $5.00 per person

Huronia Symphony Orchestra - Masterworks

Event Start Date:10/27/2013 3:30 PM
Event End Date:10/27/2013 5:00 PM

Date: Sunday October 26, 2013
Location: Collier Street United Church
Contact: (705) 721-4752,

Description: Celebrating the work of great composers, including Richard Wagner on the 200th anniversary of his birth and Canadian John Weinzweig on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Experience Schubert's beautiful "Unfinished Symphony", and Robert Kubica performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Guitar Concerto No. 1.

Event Time: 3:30pm
Admission:  $25 adults, $10 students (14+), $5 children (0-13)

Don’t forget out BARRIE COLTS are back in action at the BMC. If you like good high paced OHL hockey, this team is for you. The Toronto Maple Leafs open the season tomorrow night against Montreal... get read for another promising season!. Barrie also offer a wide range off concerts at its many downtown venues, keep an eye out, you may find one that interests you!

Have fun raking your leaves!



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