Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

| September 19, 2017 | 5 Comments

Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa


Fall is here! Just because the days are becoming shorter and cooler does not mean the fun in Ottawa has come to an end! There are plenty of fun autumn activities happening in and around the city for you and your family to enjoy! We have put together a list of some of events and activities you can attend this fall.


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Savour Fall at Rideau Hall – September 23, 2017, 12:30 pm- 4:00 pm

Be a part of all of the action and flavours fo the season as Rideau Hall puts on a day of activities the whole family will enjoy! Tour the private gardens, greenhouses and the residence. Meet with local producers and agricultural groups. Savour tastings from the kitchens of Rideau Hall and from local culinary experts and take part in all of the fun on hand for kids!


Haunting Season at Saunders Farm – Weekends from September 23-October 31, 2017

Have a frightfully fun time as your family visits Saunders Farm this fall! Go for a ride on a boo-tacular hayride. Enter the Barn of Terror for a bit of a scare. Performances and parades will also be happening for the whole family to enjoy!

Mac My Cheese Fest – Festival Plaza Ottawa City Hall, September 29-October 1, 2017

Say Cheese! Ooey gooey cheese and noodles are the main focus of this festival. There will be live entertainment, eaating contests, a craft beer garden, a kids zone, and a Best  in Mac and Cheese competition are what visitors can expect to enjoy!

Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village, Thursdays- Sundays (with some exceptions) – September 29-October 29, 2017

Take the family for an evening stroll to see over 7 000 whimsically carved pumpkins on display outdoors lighting your path across this dazzling display! Pumpkins of all different design and shapes will amaze all who attend. you may even pick up some tips for your family’s jack-o’-lanterns this year!

Ottawa Butterfly Show, Carleton University – Nesbitt Biology Building – September 30-October 8, 2017 from 9 am-4 pm (Weekend closes at 3 pm)
This show is a free exhibition that features 1300 butterflies that arrive in 5 different shipments representing 41 different spices worldwide! It is great for families to attend because of the interaction visitors get with these beautiful creatures.

Culture Days – Billings Estate National Historic Site, September 30-October1, 2017 10 am – 4 pm

Visit the museum as they have plenty of activities available to enjoy! Visitors can handle artefacts from around the museum and see how they have changed (or have stayed the same) over time.

Fall RhapsodyGatineau Park – October 1-16, 2017

Get outside! Travel the trails through Gatineau Park and discover the beauty of the changing of the seasons in our region! There is so much to see and learn, and you can make a day of your adventures while visiting the park. The Pontiac County Fair will have artists and artisans on hand with many products and services to help entertain visitors.

Haunted Historic Village – Cumberland Heritage Village, October 6-28, 2017 (Fridays and Saturdays) from 10 am – 4 pm

Visitors will have a frightfully good time as they have the chance to go through the historic buildings of the village that has been transformed to scare and entertain.


Family Fun Halloween Parties

Monster Mash Halloween Party – Billings Estate National Historic Site, October 21, 2017, from 10 am – 4 pm

Ghosts and ghouls are invited to the museum to have a monster mashing time! Face paiting, Halloween-themed activities, crafts and treats will be available to enjoy!

Pumpkin Party – Nepean Museum, October 28, 2017, from 10 am – 4 pm

Get ready for a family-friendly fun time as the Nepean Museum gets visitors into the Halloween spirit. Some of the activities visitors can expect to enjoy at this year’s event are a costume parade, face painting, and pumpkin decorating.

Halloween Hijinx – Cumberland Historic Village, October 29, 2017, from 10 am – 4 pm

Visitors are encouraged to get dressed up in fun costumes for a day of Halloween fun! A portions lab, a 1920s Halloween craft, and treats are some of the things waiting for visitors to this year’s event.


There are also many events happening at some of the museums in the Outaouais region throughout the season:

Canadian Museum of History
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature

Your family can also enjoy visiting apple orchards and pumpkin patches around the Ottawa area!

There are so many things for families and adults to enjoy and explore this fall around the city of Ottawa! We hope that you have found an activity or event that will interest every member of your family.

Which activity or event do you think your family would enjoy this fall?


Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa#MyOttawa

Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa#MyOttawa



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  1. Calvin F. says:

    Looks like the fall is already packed with events!

  2. loriag says:

    Looks like some great events to attend. I wish we lived closer.

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    There are certainly enough events to keep everyone busy for weeks on end 🙂

  4. I’d love the haunting themed activities.

  5. Nate says:

    So many fun fall activities to participate in

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