As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures start to drop, Manitoba transforms into a beautiful autumn wonderland. From the vibrant colors of the falling leaves to the bountiful harvests of local farms, there’s no shortage of reasons to get outside and enjoy the crisp autumn air.
In this post, we’ll explore some of the best activities and events that Manitoba has to offer during the fall season. Whether you’re a nature lover, a foodie, or just looking for some fun ways to spend time with friends and family, we’ve got you covered.
Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches
Experience the best of autumn with a trip to a corn maze, accompanied by pumpkin spice lattes and the satisfying crunch of leaves beneath your feet. Get lost in the twists and turns of a corn maze, then find your way to the perfect pumpkin to take home and carve up some Halloween magic. Looking for a-maize-ing adventures? Make sure to add these 5 must-visit mazes to your list.
- A Maze In Corn – Saint Adolphe
- Deer Meadow Farms – RM of Springfield
- Boonstra Farms – Stonewall
- Secord Corn Maze – Dauphin
- Schwabe Pumpkins – St. Andrews
Harvest Moon Festival
The Harvest Moon Festival is a 3-day event that celebrates the harvest season and local food production, while connecting rural and urban communities. The festival promotes the Harvest Moon Learning Centre, showcases local artistic talents, and features delicious produce from local farmers. It also offers workshops, music, and other fun activities, taking place in the beautiful Pembina Valley. The festival aims to bring together people from diverse backgrounds and provide a platform for them to learn from each other and appreciate the richness of local culture.
When: September 15 – 17, 2023
On September 23rd, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg will transform the city’s Historic Exchange District and Downtown into a vibrant playground for art enthusiasts. From 6 pm to late, artists, performers, galleries, cultural organizations, and independent curators will come together to present a variety of FREE events that celebrate contemporary art. So mark your calendars and get ready to embrace the magic of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg – no sleep, just art.
The Dark Stories of Saint-Boniface Tour
Looking for a frightful way to spend an evening this fall? Get ready for a spine-tingling adventure this fall as you explore the haunted streets of Saint-Boniface. Brace yourself for a chilling journey through the community’s dark past, uncovering secrets and tales that will leave you shivering in fear.
When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in the Fall, starting September 22nd.
Boo at the Zoo
Experience the zoo like never before as it transforms into a magical and mysterious realm during Boo at the Zoo! Encounter a diverse array of enchanting creatures, enjoy thrilling rides and games, indulge in tasty treats, and marvel at captivating performances and displays. A must-visit event for all ages, Boo at the Zoo promises to deliver unforgettable memories. Don’t miss out on the 21 nights of spooky fun from October 6-29!
Attention all enchanters, sorcerers, and mischievous creatures! Prepare yourselves for the enchanting spectacle of Witchy Wonderland, making its eerie appearance at Exhibition Park this October. This magical event promises a delightfully eerie experience for the entire family, featuring a bewitching array of rides, spellbinding shows, engaging activities, and much more. Deck yourself out in your favourite Halloween attire and embark on an adventure into a world of enchanting activities and spectacular Halloween festivities that will leave you and the little ones wearing ear-to-ear smiles. Plus, enjoy free candy every day!
When: October 13-15, October 19-22, and October 26-31.