Barrie and Simcoe County October 2023 Upcoming Events



Pumpkinferno at Discovery Harbour

Dates: 04 Oct – 29 Oct 2023
Location: Penetanguishene
Address: Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Drive
Contact: Melissa Elsdon
Email: melissa.elsdon@ontario.ca
Website: https://discoveryharbour.on.ca/events/pumpkinferno/
Phone: 705-549-8064


Come join us for this scary start to the Halloween season at Pumpkinferno at Discovery Harbour! Bring the entire family and have a spooky good time!

Enjoy the magic of more than 5,000 man-made, hand-carved pumpkins shown in hundreds of outdoor installations! Going through Grim Reaper’s Grove, where witches, clowns, and zombies lurk in the dark, will test your bravery.

On Wednesdays beginning October 4th, enjoy this event from the comfort of your car, or join us for the walk-through version from Thursday through Sunday, October 5 through October 29.

For more informatiom: discoveryharbour.on.ca/events/pumpkinferno


Barrie Sports Hall of Fame 38th Induction Ceremony

Dates: 04 Oct – 04 Oct 2023
Location: Barrie
Address: Allandale Recreation Centre, 190 Bayview Drive
Contact: Tom Ewles
Email: barriesportshalloffame@gmail.com
Website: https://www.bshof.ca/
Phone: 705-812-9984


Join us as we formally introduce the Class of 2023 Sport Inductees, honor the Amateur Athlete of the Year, present the Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award, and present the Crawley Award for Lifetime Contribution to Sport. We also acknowledge some Ontario Championship teams from minor sports.


2023 Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour

Dates: 06 Oct – 09 Oct 2023
Location: Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Horseshoe Valley
Address: Simcoe County
Contact: Peter Michalski
Email: blindalleyarts@rogers.com
Website: https://images-studio-tour.com/index.html
Phone: 705-309-8919


Do you enjoy art? 2023 Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour celebrates 40 years. Do you adore autumnal hues? We agree with you! As part of the 40th Anniversary 2023 Images Studio Tour this year, 30 artists and craftspeople will open their studios and display their creations at 20 different venues throughout Simcoe County. We take great pride in being one of Ontario’s best and most established studio tours.

Date your calendars! From October 6 to 9, from 10 am to 5 pm daily, there will be a four-day Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour. You can go to Orillia on this free self-guided trip, which passes through the picturesque rural settings of Oro-Medonte, Horseshoe Valley, and the Lake Simcoe shoreline. You’ll come across outstanding artwork and Central Ontario’s breathtaking fall foliage. You will come across mixed-media artists, wood turners, photographers, sculptors, painters, and potters. Don’t pass up this opportunity to learn more about some great artists and maybe even discover a piece of art that inspires you.

We’re excited to share our talents with you as we welcome you to our studios and mark our 40th anniversary! Please click here for more information, including a map and an artist list. (https://images-studio-tour.com/index.html)


Hometown Harvest Festival

Dates: 07 Oct – 08 Oct 2023
Location: Midland
Address: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Hwy. 12, Midland
Contact: Mikaela Lefaive
Email: mikaela.lefaive@ontario.ca
Website: https://saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca/events/hometown-harvest-festival/
Phone: 705-427-2564


On Thanksgiving Weekend, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons will host the return of the Hometown Harvest Festival. Come and enjoy the bounty of the autumn season! Don a warm sweater and browse the more than 40 local sellers in our artisan market.

Grab a coffee in our gift store, then visit the property to participate in crafts that can be made at home, check out interactive games, get up close and personal with our heritage breed animals, discover the three sisters harvest, and take in historical lectures.

Children under five enter for free; admission is $12 tax included.


TIFT Presents ‘Boy Falls From The Sky’

Dates: 12 Oct – 20 Oct 2023
Location: Barrie
Address: Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West
Email: admin@tift.ca
Website: https://tickets.tift.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent354.html


The “Degrassi: The Next Generation” and Broadway leading man Jake Epstein talks in this humorous show business tell-all on chasing your dreams in the face of heartache, rejection, and stage fear. He performed last year at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto to a packed house, and we are thrilled to welcome him in Barrie this year!

Admission Fee: Full-Time Students/Artists: $19.50 +HST; Regular Tickets: $39 +HST


Haunted Halloween Hop-yard at Quayle’s

Dates: 14 Oct – 29 Oct 2023
Location: Coldwater
Address: 4567 12 Line N., Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0
Contact: Catherine Pearson
Email: info@quaylesbrewery.com
Website: https://quaylesbrewery.ca
Phone: 705-298-0204


Visit our spooky Halloween hop-yard today. fun for people of all ages. friendly to families. Open from October 14 through October 29 during regular business hours. Admission is free.


Tunes in the Trees

Dates: 19 Oct – 19 Oct 2023
Location: Utopia
Address: 8195 8th Line
Contact: Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
Email: events@nvca.on.ca
Website: https://nottawasagaca.square.site/product/tune-in-the-trees/31?cs=true&cst=custom&fbclid=IwAR2cN8qKhHGAQWor91spmedsaRZkDqFxaWTZgX1gjGzkb3Zy6qJghAnKooQ
Phone: 7054241479


A coffee house-style event called “Tunes in the Trees” will feature Rick Groves and Edward St Moritz. Take in the natural beauty of the Tiffin Centre for Conservation while listening to live music one evening. The Nottawasaga Watershed’s conservation areas are maintained with the money raised.

Rick Groves began playing the guitar when he was very young. He grew up listening to musicians and bands like the Beatles, CCR, The Guess Who, America, Gordon Lightfoot, and many other singer/songwriters who greatly inspired his style. In addition to writing his own songs, Rick has performed at numerous open mic nights and other events in Simcoe County and Ontario. Visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist to listen to Rick’s music.

Post-folk songwriter Edward St. Moritz combines aspects of celtic sensibility, classical Old World influence, and sober observation to write and perform songs that are lyrically driven. In 2016, Ed completed his original song CD “Small Things Shining Bright” with the help of musician and producer Don Bray. His second album, “A Bit of Change,” was recorded in 2019 and will be released in September 2020. Ray Dillard produced it. Visit this link to hear Edward’s music: https://edwardstmoritz.com/music


Simply Queen at Georgian Theatre

Dates: 27 Oct – 27 Oct 2023
Location: Barrie
Address: Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive
Website: https://tprocob.ticketpro.ca/en/pages/COB_SimplyQueen
Phone: (705) 739-4228


SIMPLY QUEEN is an international sensation!

rock bands of all time are performed by this live tribute, which also faithfully reproduces the grand scale of Queen’s live performances both musically and visually, capturing the incredible live Queen experience that has filled stadiums all over the world.

The band is led by master Freddie Mercury mimic Rick Rock, who also plays piano, guitar, and vocals, as well as by CC Lambrick, Mitch Taylor, and Phil Charrette on bass and drums. They are seasoned musicians from Windsor, Ontario, Canada who have played festivals, theaters, and arenas all throughout the continent of North America and beyond!

Definitely Mind-Blowing!

Show Time: 7:30pm
Admission Fee: $50.70 – $56.35


Park Place Trick or Treating

Dates: 28 Oct – 28 Oct 2023
Location: Barrie
Address: Park Place, 100 Mapleview Drive East
Website: https://www.parkplacebarrie.com/event/trick-or-treating-at-park-place/


Get ready for Park Place Barrie’s amazing Halloween treat! On Saturday, October 28th, 2023, at 11:00 AM, come trick-or-treating with the family. At the Fireplace in the Village Courtyard, we’re starting the eerie festivities.

Prepare your favorite costumes, then head to the Village Courtyard’s Fireplace where the Park Place tent is located. We’ll give you a unique passport and a map of the mall to get you going.

You may navigate the 44 participating stores—each one a treasure mine of treats—using the map. Be sure to pick up a tasty treat and have your passport stamped by the welcoming store staff as you visit each one.

It’s all in good fun, whether some shops set up tables outside or welcome you with treats inside.

Once you’ve completed your passport, fill out the back with your details and bring it back to the Village Courtyard. Your kid will be given the opportunity to win one of our awesome prizes! You have till six o’clock in the evening to finish your passport and place it in the collecting box.

Event Time: Start time 11am
Admission is free.

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