Fall is in the air, and with it comes the great fall festivals where you can explore pumpkin patches in Calgary, wander through farms and corn mazes and take part in fall festival fun in the city and beyond. To celebrate, we wanted to share some of our favourite fall festivals in Calgary and area – perfect for families.
Autumn Jubilee | Kayben Farms
There are pumpkins, horse drawn wagons, crafts for the whole family, activities, fall games and the chance to explore Sunshine Adventure Park.
When: September 24 and 25th
Blue Grass Pumpkin Festival | Blue Grass Garden Centre
Join us for our 13th Annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday October 8th from 11am – 3pm. Admission to the event is a donation to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Family event with tons of activities including petting zoo, hay rides, Cinderella pumpkin coach ride, pumpkin carving, balloons, face painting, giant straw maze, sand dig, Springfree Trampolines, food trucks, WestJet Raffle, Rainbow Play Systems Raffle, and the Grande finale. Watch a 500+ pound pumpkin drop from a crane and smash a car! Help us to beat last year’s total donation of $39,260 to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation! We hope to see you!
When: October 8, 11-3
Autumn Pumpkin Festival | Calgary Corn Maze
At the Calgary Corn Maze this family-friendly festival runs all month. Choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch to carve at home, visit the petting zoo, and race through the 10-acre corn maze. Other seasonal activities include pumpkin decorating, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin checkers. They have snacks that can be purchased there at a food both. There’s lots of parking, but come early so you can get a good spot!
When: October 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23
Harvest Pumpkin Hunts | Butterfield Acres
Off we go on the tractor-pulled hay wagon, rolling through the crunchy fall leaves just hoping to find some… kid-sized pumpkins! Once we find some, we’ll bring them back and decorate them into creative pumpkin-head masterpieces! While the glue sets up, everyone can have a visit with their favorite animal friends in the farmyard. It’s harvest fun at it’s best! This makes one of those ‘parties to remember’! And of course, all the children have their wonderful pumpkin to take home!
When: Weekends in October
Cobb’s Corn Maze | 1500 84 St NE
Thousands of pumpkins, big and small, join us during weekends in October where you can wander through the pumpkin patch, find the perfect pumpkin, and celebrate with family fun activities.
When: Weekends in October