Saturday, October 06, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 Fall Studio Tours, Festivals, Fairs, Ski-Snowboard Swaps October 5-7, 2012

Your source for last-minute getaways and day trips for Fall 2012 vacations in Ontario resort destinations. 

ONTARIO STUDIO TOURS 

Featured Studio Tour:

2012  Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour
ORO MEDONTE, SCENIC HORSESHOE VALLEY, LAKE SIMCOE SHORES, ORILLIA
October 5-8, 2012
Open 10 am to 5 pm daily (Free Admission 10 am to 5 pm daily)
This highly acclaimed self-guided tour takes you to the studios of some of Canada's finest artists and craftspeople. Over thirty artists and fine crafts people
will exhibit their work over 4 days and 16 locations. You'll find an amazing  selection of paintings, pottery, textiles, metal and glass, photography, woodcraft,
jewellery, basketry, clothing and accessories – from fine art and sculpture to home d├ęcor and fashion to funky and fun! Don't miss this popular Thanksgiving
tradition. You'll discover exceptional art, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful
fall colours.

More information & accommodation at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie, Horseshoe Valley, Orillia
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FEATURED THANKSGIVING HARVEST FESTIVAL, ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW


Thanksgiving Harvest Festival, with Arts and Crafts Show
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
Midland, ON

October 6 and 7
Showcasing over 35 exceptional artisans and craftspeople during this two-day festival. Fun activities for the whole family. On the historic site, families can decorate pumpkins, try teas and cornbread in the cookhouse, sample historic foods, and enjoy a corn roast.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
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FALL FAIRS

Harvest festivals and fun fairs run through the fall & autumn season until the end of October and in some areas into November.  Enjoy the fall foliage colors with  fall colours (colors) road trips.   

Ontario Travel to Thanksgiving Harvest Festivals & Fairs Week of  October 1-7, 2012

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SKI and SNOWBOARD SWAPS


Collingwood Area
Collingwood Ski and Snowboard Swap

Thanksgiving Weekend Oct 4-8, 2012

Blue Mountain Resort's Southbase Lodge


Haliburton Area
Sir Sam's Ski & Bike
Sir Sam's Ski Swap Thanksgiving Weekend SATURDAY Oct. 6, 2012

From 11:00 - 4:30 pm.  Scenic chairlift rides, complimentary food, drinks and draws.  Great savings on season passes and books of 8 tickets.  Don't miss out on these great savings and fun filled day.


Huntsville Area
Hidden Valley Ski Area Ski & Snowboard Sale

Thanksgiving Weekend, October 6th & 7th
Buy and sell new and used Nordic, Alpine and Snowboard Equipment!

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BARRIE, Ontario

Pumpkin Festival and Haunted Adventure
Chappell Farms
Barrie, ON
September 22 -October 31, 2012

Pick your own perfect pumpkin! Experience the corn maze, wagon rides, haunted barn, Magic shows, live entertainment and more.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels 
Barrie, ON

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 BLUE MOUNTAINS - COLLINGWOOD, Ontario

Blue Mountains Apple Harvest Festival
Blue Mountain Village
Blue Mountains, ON

OCTOBER 6-8

Top 100 Ontario Event
There’s no better way to spend Thanksgiving Weekend than surrounded by the fall colours of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy free activities including live music, pumpkin carving, buskers, hiking, biking, and fall driving tours throughout Clarksburg, Thornbury and Blue Mountain Village.


Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Blue Mountains / Collingwood
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HALIBURTON, Ontario 


Sir Sam 's Ski & Bike

Haiburton, ON

Huge Savings at Open House 2012 Thanksgiving Saturday

*Save on Season Passes, Books of 8 Tickets & Lesson Programs*                                         
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Saturday Oct 6th from 11:00am-4:00 pm

Complimentary refreshments and snacks, scenic chairlift rides, free draw. Algonquin Outfitters will be offering great discounts on ski equipment and clothing as well as mountain bikes and accessories.

Purchase you Family/ Individual Season Passes and save !!!
Save $200.00 off Family Season Pass & $100.00 off individual season passes

Also save an additional $25.00 off of books of 8 tickets
Save 10% off lesson programs


Season pass holders receive a  Value Voucher worth approximately $300.00 in savings !!!



Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton, Ontario
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 MEAFORD, Ontario

Scarecrow Invasion
Meaford

September & October, 2012

Thousands of scarecrows inhabit Meaford from mid-September to mid-October.

Featured Meaford area Accommodation & Outdoor Experiences:

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HUNTSVILLE & OWEN SOUND, Ontario

Canadian Spirit: 2012
Owen Sound
April 4- October 30, 2012

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Tom Thomson's First Trip to Algonquin Park, with event at participating community partners from Owen Sound and Huntsville.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Owen Sound, Huntsville
 
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LAND O' LAKES DESTINATION

Taste Fest at Sharbot Lake Farmers Market
October 4,  2012

Enjoy a day sampling local vendors wares! Many samples are available throughout the season, but for Taste Fest, every vendor goes all out to provide samples of their wares and end the season with a festive flair.

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ONTARIO'S HIGHLANDS DESTINATION

Wheelers Maple Bush Fall Colour Celebration
September 15 – October 25, 2012
McDonalds Corners
Visitors can enjoy a walk on the nature trails through the 730 acre maple bush as the leaves change. Hearty pancake meals are served inside the heritage log chalet.

National Family Week -October 1-7
Family Festival BBQ


Petawawa Heritage Village
October 4, 2012

Come join us for a BBQ and lots of other goodies. Come watch the fiddlers, go for pony rides (Hope Reins Equine Assisted Therapies), get your photo taken at the antique photo booth, visit the carpenter, blacksmith and voyageur shops, join in on old time crafts plus much more!



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OTTAWA & OTTAWA VALLEY DESTINATION 

Ottawa Valley Rural Ramble 2012
September 1 – October 31, 2012
The Rural Ramble is a celebration of rural living at its best. Every year thousands of visitors flock to the region to bask in the glow of the brilliant fall colours and experience the Ottawa Valley first hand.  The 2012 Rural Ramble will be a free event, running from September 1st to October 31st, allowing Rural Ramblers' to customize their own fall touring experience - a free self-guided driving tour featuring four themes:  Adventure & Exploration, Agriculture & Food, History & Heritage, and Arts & Culture.

Book your hotel and resort accommodation in Barry's Bay,  Pembroke and Petawawa

Heritage Mica Festival
Perth
June 24–October 6, 2012
Activities include Voyageur Canoe trips, Communty Theatre presentations, guided trips into the Silver Queen Mine, a 10 km Fun Run, music, heritage display, children's programs, Heritage Walk Mine Tour and Thanksgiving Dinner at the Miners’ Bunkhouse.

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Ottawa Valley Destination
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FISHING TOURNAMENTS

Barrie Bassmasters open Balsalm Lake Bass
Balsalm Lake Provincial Park, Coboconk, ON
October 7, 2012
Live release bass tournament
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