Saturday, October 6, 2012

Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Patches and more Fall Family Things To Do


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Free Roadside Assitance from Canadian Tire over Thanksgiving
(from their twitter) To show our appreciation this #Thanksgiving, we'll provide a free tow for those need from any public roadway in Canada. Call 1-888-727-7476.

Want to be involved in a type of Community MOB soon? Don't worry no Flash Mob Dancing required!

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 This is a FREE family event! You'll be glad you participated! MAKE SURE TO KEEP IT A SECRET!

Blast Time!



Date: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 13, 2012 Kitchener Willkommen Platz Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Benton Street & Frederick Street (Opposite Market Square) Daily The heart of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest! It's a 'Bavarian Villiage" in downtown Kitchener with FREE live entertainment on the Children's Stage. Check out the displays and activities, excellent food and beverages, information, souvenirs and a Bier Garten. Fun for the whole family. The Platz is open daily through the festival.

31st Annual Oktoberfest Family Breakfast Date: Oct. 6, 2012 Time: 7:30 am - 11:00 am Waterloo Public Square 75 King Street S. Waterloo, ON Free, bring items for the Food Bank

OktoberFEAST, a celebration of food and food trucks.
When: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Waterloo Public Square
OktoberFEAST is scheduled to take place during the first weekend of Oktoberfest, Kitchener-Waterloo’s popular Bavarian festival. The event, which is sponsored by the City of Waterloo will showcase several food truck vendors, including:

· Hula Girl Espresso Truck, serving coffee/tea and baked goods

· Blue Donkey Streatery, serving gyros, feta fries and ouzo mayo calamari

· Southern Ontario Smoked BBQ, serving pulled pork and ribs

· Papa’s Gourmet, serving smoked meat, chicken or beef shawarma

· Manual Labour Coffee, serving cookies and espressos

· Sweetness Inc., serving cupcakes and sweet pops

· Busters Sea Cove, serving fish tacos, shrimp tacos and lobster rolls

· Dave’s Food Truck, serving hamburgers and cut fries

· Dirty South, serving pulled pork, smoked chicken and hickory smoked pork
Visitors will also enjoy musical entertainment and Pandora’s Sox will perform puppet shows on Saturday at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
OktoberFEAST will run rain or shine and admission is free for the entire family to enjoy, with the exception of food purchases.

Oktoberfest Kitchener Market Style Saturday October 6th and 13th at 10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. Family days, music, food, crafts and more German Cooking Class Wednesday, October 10th 6:30 - 8:30p.m Kitchener Market Marketfest : Art and Food market Wednesday, October 10th 11 am till 7 p.m Kitchener Market Oktoberfest

Thanksgiving Day Parade Date: Oct. 8, 2012 Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Parade Map

Oktoberfest Car Show Date: Oct. 13, 2012 Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Willkommen Platz, Downtown Kitchener King St. between Queen & Scott Streets

8th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day and Family FunFest

Date: Oct. 13, 2012
Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Civic Centre Park 101 Queen Street N. @ Margaret Ave. (Centre In The Square) Kitchener, ON
Click here to purchase ticketsThis family focused event begins at 9:30 am with the popular Family FunFest, loaded with activities! Including "Firefighter Combat Challenge", demos of firefighters performing vehicle extrication with ‘jaws of life’, new & antique fire/emergency apparatus, TimBits, coffee, hot chocolate, and a breakfast BBQ (for donation) and children’s entertainment.
At 12:30, the Ceremonial Memorial Parade kicks off, featuring new and antique fire trucks, Pipes & Drums bands (from Toronto and Kitchener Fire), the Red Knights Motorcycle Club and many more.
Parade maps and details are online at A public memorial service will be held, at 1 pm, honouring all fallen firefighters/emergency workers, including 14 from the Kitchener Fire Department.


Date: Oct. 13, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Victoria Park Pavilion 80 Schneider Avenue Kitchener
Click here to purchase ticketsPlan to join us on Saturday, October 13 at Victoria Park Pavilion and have some fun at LEBKUCHENDORF. In English it means "Gingerbread Village" and that's what we will be creating as families and friends decorate their own gingerbread houses. Bring your imagination and camera for an afternoon of fun. The $10 registration fee will help to cover the cost of the supplies. There will be refreshments and prizes in several categories!
Proceeds support Heartwood Place, in support of Affordable Housing in Waterloo Region.
For additional information or to register online visit or phone 519-745-9315 x229
ADMISSION: $10/family for your "building supplies" and complimentary refreshments


Other than the parade these places are open Thanksgiving Day

Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) Cost for admission

THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener) Cost for admission

Joseph Schneider Haus Cost for admission

Herrles Market is open w/lots of Free Fun for the family (food & pumkin costs extra)

St. Jacobs Outlet Mall open 10an-5pm

Many Pumpkin Patches will be open take a look at our list here
Make sure to contact them for times & admission

Other Events

Saturday Oct 6

Grand opening celebration for Country Barn Photography. There will be face painting for the kids and door prizes to be won. Also, specials for anyone who books there photos
6-165 Hollinger Cr. Kitchener
Event Page!/events/390164904385783/

Great Canadian Food Fight for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
The Great Canadian Food Fight

October 11-13, 2012
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region will be one of the newest contenders in the cross-Canada food drive.
Beginning Thursday October 11th at 6pm, competing cities have 48 hours to collect the greatest amount of food they possibly can. Thousands will benefit from this giant competition.

Who are we competing against?
Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre - North Battleford, Saskatchewan
Regina Food Bank - Regina, Saskatchewan
FEED Nova Scotia - Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Mustard Seed - Victoria, B.C

Let's show them that KW can raise the most FOOD BANK DONATIONS!  Are you hosting a Food Drive? Let us know & we'll spread the word!

Concert at New Song Church Oct 12

Looking Ahead

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Movember is coming!  Confirming soon our first MOVEMBER KIDS event! Stay tuned!

Keep Smiling and Happy Thanksgiving!

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