Fall festivals are the perfect time to celebrate the harvest, and create memories while the leaves fall, and before the snow falls to the ground. When planning fun through the end of summer, into September, there are some fantastic, low-cost and even free festival activities for families in Edmonton and area. Here are some of our favourites:
Spruce Grove Farm and Heritage Carnival | August 19th
Pony rides, bouncy fun house, petting zoo, clowns and face painters, old fashioned carnival games, food, and fun for the whole family. Carnival and ride tickets $1 each, most rides and attractions are 3-4 tickets each. Also musical performances courtesy of Cooper Studios on the ATCO sound stage, The Spruce Grove Farmers Market is also open during the event.
Reynolds Alberta Museum Harvest Festival | September 2-3rd
The smells are sweet, the noise is big, the machines are giants and the fun is huge – it’s Harvest Festival at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin on September 3 and 4, 2016. Come enjoy children’s crafts, rope making, the grain elevator, farm house play zone, a pie auction and so much more.
Prairie Gardens Cornfest | September 3-4-5th
Come celebrate the “season of corn” at the Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm’s Corn Fest over the Labour Day Weekend, with activities for the entire family. This corn festival is a family event with a cornucopia of corny activities including corn eating contests, corn mazes, face painting, corny jokes, veggie art and more. The festival features the Kids Maze and Mindbender Kids Corn Mazes, folk music, and hands-on corn craft activities for children
Spruce Grove Harvest Fair | September 16th
Come wind-down the 2017 summer season at the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum grounds and have some farm-themed country fun! Old fashioned carnival games, hay rides, cross saw competition, milking competition, potato sack races, baby farm animals, farm safety display. Also musical performances on the ATCO sound stage, the Prairie Ornamental Avicultural Association fall market-style bird sale at the Little Red Barn (fancy chickens, exotic pheasants, peafowl, waterfowl, game birds). Farmers Market is also open. Hosted by the Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Heritage Society.
Moonlight Carnival | September 16th
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a holiday that is celebrated by almost all Asian countries and cultures. It is a festival that celebrates family, unity, harvest, the moon and so much more. It is deeply rooted in the Chinese culture and is one of the most important holidays for the Chinese. We want to share our holiday spirit with the rest of Edmonton and we would like you to help us show off our joy for our holiday.
Harvest Gathering at Greenland | tba
Celebrate autumn with this fun family event! Includes free marshmallow roast, face painting and beverages. Hayrides, pumpkin painting and corn on the cob can be enjoyed with toonie donations; proceeds support Safe Place Women’s Shelter. At the celebration, you’ll also find the 3rd annual Apple Pie Contest!