Fall getaways around here are great for hiking, country drives and unstructured R&R, but there are also scheduled events and happenings to get you out and about. I've listed some below. Check back for updates, or send me info about your own events in Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands.
Book a two-night getaway for any of these events beginning Sept 16th and receive $100 in Fuel & Fun vouchers (book by Sept 15 and stay by Nov 15). See Fall Fuel & Fun for details.
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Burk's Falls Fall Fair
Burk's Falls Community Centre and Fair Grounds
Horse shows, horseshoe tournament, horse pull, poultry, art show, exhibits, displays, concessions, entertainment and midway.
Subaru Ironman 70.3 Muskoka
Athletes come from far and wide to compete in this test of speed and endurance. The 1-loop swim will take place in picturesque, Peninsula Lake. The 1-loop bike course circles Lake of Bays. The run winds through Muskoka scenery past pink granite rock and cascading waterfalls. Visit Ironman Muskoka for details.
Screaming Heads, Midlothian Ridge
Autumn Equinox arts and music celebration in the style of "Burning Man". Installation and performance art, live music, personal expression. Camping on site for total immersion or just spend an afternoon at the event. Visit Harvest Festival for details.
Muskoka River X
Huntsville and beyond
The longest single day expedition paddling race in the world, this is not your typical paddling marathon. Racers will travel 128 km on four lakes, two river systems, and 19 portages. No support teams or restocking along the way. Wow! There are a few places along the route you can watch and cheer them on. Visit Muskoka River X for more information.
Shades of Autumn Antique, Classic and Custom Car Show
If four wheels are your passion, this one day car show is an adventure that will accelerate your heart rate. Check out 300 exhibits all along downtown Huntsville's main drag, trophies and door prizes. Visit Downtown Huntsville for details.
Film North Film Festival
Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville
Fourth annual film festival with a mandate is to provide a user-friendly environment for emerging Canadian and international filmmakers to exhibit, promote, entertain and inform the audience with carefully selected Canadian and international films and celebrity-led panels. Festival goers can also participate in opening and closing night receptions, dinners, and celebrate at the awards gala and after party. Visit Film North for program schedule and details.
Huntsville Fall Fair
Huntsville Fair Grounds
Get in touch with the agricultural side of Muskoka with an old-fashioned fall fair. Visit the Huntsville Fall Fair for details and directions.
Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour
Now in it's 34th year of presenting diversely talented artists. Take a glimpse into the studios and witness the artistic process at work through demonstrations and displays. The Muskoka landscape and the artists who draw their inspiration from it extend a special welcome to visitors for two weekends. Visit Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour for map and details.
Sept 28-29; Oct 5-6
Thanksgiving Long Weekend
Fern Glen Inn
Not attending a big family dinner this weekend? Then head up north for some lovely fall scenery, invigorating hikes, slow country drives, stargazing by the fire, and of course some delicious seasonal food. Visit Fern Glen Inn for information about rooms, rates, the property, the breakfasts, or to book online.
Running Scared 5km Zombie Run
Run for your life through Arrowhead Park! The trails will take you up through a beautiful landscape and over obstacles while zombies lurk in the woods. Be a runner or a zombie, and since this is open to all ages, it won’t be that scary! Visit Running Scared 5km Zombie Run for details and to register.Oct 19
Huntsville Girlfriends' Getaway Weekend
Time to get away with your best gal pals for shopping, demos and special events. Pat Benatar performs at the Canada Summit Centre. Don't miss the Diva Soiree of fashion, makeover reveal, Liona Boyd, Ennis, pre-concert dinner, after party and more. Visit Huntville Girlfriends' Getaway Weekend for schedule of events and details.