Ottawa Autumn Festivals

146th Carp Fair September 24-27
Agriculture fair, midway, homecoming, live entertainment, antique displays, agriculture shows, and home cooked meals is the reasons why people return year after year.  Call 613-839-2172 for more details.

153rd Metcalfe Fair October 1-4
One of Ontario's premier agricultural fairs, the Metcalfe Fair offers livestock competitions, agricultural education, family entertainment, homecraft exhibits, craft show, demolition derby, Robertson Family Amusements midway and much more. The Metcalfe Fair has been a tradition in the Ottawa Valley for over 150 years, and is easily accessible in south rural Ottawa.  Call 613-821-0591 for more details.

Fall Rhapsody October 2-18
Every autumn, the National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to experience the magical fall colours of Gatineau Park! Located only 15 minutes from Parliament Hill, this splendid park offers many opportunities for you to enjoy your favourite fall activities.  Call 1-800-465-1867 for more information.

Ottawa International Animation Festival October 14-18
The Ottawa International Animation Festival is one of the world’s leading animation events providing first class screenings, exhibits, workshops & entertainment since 1976. An annual 5 day event bringing art, industry and inspiration together in a vibrant hub that attracts artists, production executives, students and animation fans from across Canada and around the world.  Call 613-232-8769 for more details.

Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference October 15-18
The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals is pleased to present the 23nd Annual Conference. The conference is the key event for Ontario's folk, roots and traditional community. Gathering together for a weekend of discussion, exchange, networking and fun are festival organizers, presenters, organizations, funderaisers, musicians, artistic directors, media representatives and many other who contribute to the health and vitality of the folk, roots and traditional community.  Call 613-560-5997 for more details.

Writers Festival – Fall Edition October 18-25
Canada's festival of ideas! An interactive celebration of the word in all its forms including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, song writing, screen writing and play writing. Leading authors and thinkers from across the country and around the world, participate in interactive events for all ages and tastes in both official languages.  Call 
613-562-1243 for more details.

One World Film Festival October 29-30 and November 5-6
One World Film Festival is an annual event showcasing outstanding and inspirational films and videos about our world. The festival is a platform for filmmakers and the public to exchange ideas and information about issues of social justice, human rights and the environment.   Call 613-238-4659 for more details.

Lebanorama November 6-8
A panorama of Lebanese artists and performing arts in Canada. Lebanorama participants can enjoy continuous showcase of Lebanese folk and contemporary music, song and dance in an intimate artistic setting.  Call 613-742-6952 for more details.

Canadian Folk Music Awards November 21
Canada's national folk music award show, fully juried, helping to promote folk music across Canada. Occurs biannually in the National Capital Region.  Call 613-730-2887 for more details.

Christmas Lights Across Canada December 3 – January 7
The Capital glitters and shines! Every night, Canada’s Capital will come alive, as more than 300,000 dazzling Christmas lights illuminate the heart of Ottawa–Gatineau. Be sure to join us for the illumination ceremony to celebrate the start of the holiday season.
Thursday, December 4, at 6 pm on Parliament Hill
The Official Illumination Ceremony promises fun for the whole family.  Call 1-800-465-1867 for more information.

 

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