It’s finally October! So we can finally get into the Halloween spirit without any shame. And lucky for us, there is no shortage of fun activities in the city to do before the end of the month.
Celebrate the spookiest of months with these festive activities this October!
1. Visit a pumpkin patch
A wholesome day-trip to one of the city’s many beautiful pumpkin patches is a must-do in October. Take a ride on a wagon through the forest, snack on some kettle corn, and find the perfect pumpkin for your jack-o’-lantern.
2. Take a scenic hike in the woods to admire the changing leaves
Does anything scream fall than the beautiful changing colours of the leaves in the forest? Take a relaxing stroll on one of Ottawa’s beautiful Greenbelt trails to admire the fall foliage.
3. Get absolutely scared out of your wits at this Fright Fest
The Saunders Farm Fright Fest is not for the faint of heart. There are five experiences: The Haunted Hayride, Shambles, The Cemetery Scare Zone, The Coven, and The Barn of Terror. Each of which is scarier than the last….
4. Enjoy some festive drinks at a local brewery
Ottawa has tons of awesome breweries, but have you gotten your hands on any festive, fall-flavoured seasonal beers yet? These awesome craft breweries have got everything from a tasty Oat Cream IPA to rich pumpkin pie flavours. Yum…
5. Pick some fresh apples for all your fall baking needs
There’s something about baking with apples that you’ve picked yourself that just hits different. At these beautiful farms, you can pick all the tastiest apples in season to bring home with you.
6. Attend a spooky themed concert by candlelight
The perfect date night out before Halloween, grab some tickets for a haunted evening of classical festive tunes. Get immersed into a glowing atmosphere of flickering candles while listening to this totally spooky concert by Candlelight.
7. Admire the stars on a crisp, clear night
A long scenic drive on a fall night to this stunning star-gazing spot near Ottawa is a must-do this month. Bundle up with some warm fall drinks and admire in wonder the incredible display of the night sky.