Friday, October 4, 2019

Harvest Festival, KW Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving Parade, Halloween and more October 2019 Events, Activites and Stuff To Do With Your Kids in KW

As always please check all links provided as times, dates, venues and registration information often changes without our knowledge.

First is list of ongoing events followed by our Monthly Blast

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Ongoing Events
University of Waterloo Research Studies
Research Studies @ UofW Contact Lens Research
Currently the top contact lens research centre in the world is continuing to accomplish great things through research done right here at UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO. The studies are non-invasive and all of our participants are compensated at $20/hr for their time and often get free contact lenses or glasses. Right they are recruiting 7-11 year olds to participate in a 3yr study

Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo  and is recruiting for a new scientific study (ID: CYPRESS) that examines how to treat nearsightedness in children aged 6-9. Participants will receive up to $690 for 9 visits over 3 years, and also receive a free pair of spectacle frames to keep.
If you are interested in participating, please call for more details or to book your appointment at 519-888-4742.  Please provide the study ID “CYPRESS” when you call. You will be provided with all relevant study information prior to study enrollment and you are under no obligation to participate.

Infant Studies Group
If you’re looking for something new and fun to do with your child, we would love to have you participate in one of our studies! Help us discover how children learn about language and the world around them. Typical studies involve a one time, half hour visit. You stay with your child the entire time and receive a small gift for participating as well! Please contact us or visit our website for more information. We hope to see you soon!
Social Development Lab

Our lab is currently looking for children to help with our research! Our lab looks at personality and the social world for young children. Our study involves parents and their children coming into our lab and answering a few questions. Kids get to play some fun computer games as well! The typical sessions take around 2 hours and parents are always able to observe their child during the social interaction tasks. In appreciation of your time, children get a small gift. To learn more about our lab and what we do, check out our website! Follow us on Facebook and twitter to keep up to date with our fun!

Twitter: SDLab_UW
Facebook: Social Development Lab Waterloo
TEL: 519-888-4567 ext.38775

Youth Drum and Bugle Corps
Great program for youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well. We are not the Scouts. We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets. We are the only Youth Drum and Bugle Corps in the area!
No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically just have fun! Check us out on our website:

These places have so many events each month, it is better to just look at them individually
Region of Waterloo Libraries Calendar
Cambridge Libraries – Idea Exchange Calendar
Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar
Grand River Conservation Authority
If you are willing to drive a little out of town, then this is the list for BRANTFORD’s HARMONY SQUARE

The Creekside Playground is open on Sundays and is available to the general public Monday through Thursday 9:30am-11:30am at various seasons throughout the year.  You do not need to be a Creekside attender to enjoy the use of the playground.
Admission is free!  Aside from regular play, special events/classes are offered throughout the week.  This is a great place for your children to play and for you to meet new friends.
Choose from 2 locations. Begins Mid September see link for info
660 Conservation Drive, Waterloo.
1356 Weber St East, Kitchener.

Calvary Church Cambridge Indoor Playground
What: We are an indoor playground located directly in the church building which opens its doors to our community to allow a safe and friendly environment.
 Ages: Suited to infant/crawlers, toddlers and pre-school children.
 Cost: $1.00 minimum per head. This helps reduce the cost of regular cleaning and new toys.
Hours: Monday – Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 am.
Closed: Fridays all season and Holiday Mondays
Schedule: September to June (closed for the summer months)
Special Activities: Twice a week there will be different activities offered, from Play-doh Play to arts and crafts, the activities are geared toward preschool aged children.
Daycare Workers: We will be opening the playground every Tuesday for any caregiver that operates a daycare. If you are not a daycare worker, you are still MORE than welcome to attend on Tuesday! Every day we have coffee, tea, juice and snacks available for purchase.

Sleep And Your New Baby Waterloo Region Sessions
(various dates and times)
Session Details:
The purpose of the session is help families understand and respond to their baby’s sleep patterns and language, which will in turn strengthen family relationships and contribute to achieving optimal child health.
The 1.5 hour session will be offered weekly at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings
Parents/caregivers can register online at The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this…

Earth Sciences Museum @ University Of Waterloo
Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open evenings Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Plus info about the Scavenger Hunt can be found at…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts

Tot Spot Drop In @ Downtown Kitchener Community Centre 9:30am-11:30am info at

Tots at Play (Mondays and Fridays)
Unleash the kids with toys galore! Unrestricted floor space allows for tons of creative play and action games.
For newborn - 6Y. Caregivers must supervise children at all times.
  Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Manulife Financial Soccer & Sports Centre in Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge Street, Waterloo 

Legacy every Monday at 7pm. $4 entry with a pack per person into the prize pool @ KW PlaySpace (until Sept 24)

Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market select Tuesdays from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Be prepared for a high-energy, hopping good time at these FREE weekly children's events as our performers entertain your tots!
  • October 8
  • October 22

Parent & tot drop in at the Carmel New Church and School gym will be running Tuesday mornings. There will be ride-on toys, balls, slides and lots of space to run around.
Our gym opens into our nursery room where babies and little ones can play with toys or do a craft.

Tuesdays from 10-11:45 @ 40 Chapel Hill Dr. Kitchener
Ages 0-5
Free to attend
Join us and bring a friend!
We request that parents bring their own children to in order to maintain a balanced program

Colour Our Community @ KPL Central (Downtown) every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2pm-4pm
Art can be a tool for increasing social connections and fostering community inclusion and integration. Colour Our Community aims to make connections between those who are often marginalized and members of the community at large in a comfortable, accessible venue where all are welcome to explore their creativity and experience connection through art. Colour Our Community is a partnership with Kitchener Public Library and Circle of Friends.

Nature Play @ Kingsdale Park 3pm-6pm


Nature Play @ Gzowski Park 3pm-6pm

A FREE art program every Thursday! -
Thursday from 11 a.m. - noon, ARTSHINE will be hosting a parent and tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!
AFTER the program, be sure to stop by one of our market vendors for a healthy, kid-friendly lunch with lots of options for adults too.
Space is limited! Reserve a spot now for the ARTSHINE programs on Thursday by calling 226-647-2777, or emailing ARTSHINE.

Ukelele Jam Thursday Nights ages 16+ see registration info at
Free Community Music Jam Session (ages 16+)


Tots at Play (Mondays and Fridays)
Unleash the kids with toys galore! Unrestricted floor space allows for tons of creative play and action games.
For newborn - 6Y. Caregivers must supervise children at all times.
  Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Centre in Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge Street, Waterloo 

Family Favourites $2.99 Films @ Cineplex

Home Depot Workshops 2nd Saturday of Each Month
FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12. Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at all The Home Depot stores. Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, an achievement pin and certificate

Nailed It Nite will be hosting children’s DIYs every Saturday morning at the Bridgeport Community Center starting in September. Costs start at $10-$20/child

OCTOBER 2019 eBlast

ST JACOBS COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE (by the St Jacobs Market in North Waterloo)
'ART' (until Oct 20)

Get your tickets to ANNIE (in Cambridge until Oct 27)

Oct 5
Harvest Festival presents:
The 150th anniversary of the Kitchener Market
Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Kitchener Market has been an important part of community for so many years. Join us as we celebrate the very first dedicated, permanent market structure, built in 1869. There have been multiple locations over the years, and we will celebrate them all with photos and shared memories. There will be fun for everyone and, of course, you can enjoy the Saturday farmers' market during its usual hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Features for the day:
·         Extended Food Hall hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
·         Harvest Foods Cooking with ChefD from 9:30am-11am
·         Kids Thanksgiving Signs by Nailed it Nite from 2 – 4 pm  Register FEE $10 (registration info to follow) Age 3+
·         Corn roast: 3-7 p.m.
·         Harvest and Thanksgiving Signs by Nailed it Nite from 5-7 pm  Register FEE $10 (registration info to follow) Age 7+
·         Licensed area featuring KW Craft Cider and Descendants Beer: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
·         Cake and refreshments
·         Music and family fun too!!
Live music schedule:
·          Marco on accordion: 9 a.m.
·         Erick Traplin: 10 a.m.
·         Juneyt: noon
·         Jesse Webber: 2 p.m.

Go ENG Girl - Conestoga College
DATE: Saturday, October 5, 2019
TIME:  9am - 12noon
DESCRIPTION:  Go ENG Girl is an opportunity for girls in grades 7-10 and their parents/caregivers to learn more about the world of engineering. Please join us at Conestoga's School of Engineering and Technology for fun, hands-on activities that showcase the power of engineering and career paths in this field. There will also be opportunities for participants to meet role models, learn about their work, projects and accomplishments, and gain insight into education and career possibilities. 
LOCATION:  Conestoga College, Cambridge Campus, 850 Fountain St. South.  
FREE:  This event is free but registration is required.  Free parking is also available. 
REGISTRATION:  Register online @  Registration is limited.  Register early to avoid disappointment.  

Oct 9
The local celebrations will kick-off with an opening ceremony with the Cambridge Mayor and City Council, with a free Oktoberfest lunch courtesy of M&M Meat Shops, on Wednesday, October 9th at Cambridge Civic Square. There will be a keg tapping ceremony and Maypole Raising, with Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest officials; including, Miss Oktoberfest and Onkel Hans, and live entertainment.

Kitchener Market PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Dine with our professional chefs in the cozy environment of the Marketplace. Learn tips and tricks from some of the best our area has to offer. Both chefs are local champions of artisan food produce, especially local produce and meat, and their passion for quality, local food and drink is exuberant.

Dinner with Chef D
Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Oct 10
Join our hosts, Waterloo Mayor and the City of Waterloo Council as they kick-off the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest celebrations with a mouth-watering free lunch courtesy of Pillers.
Onkel Hans, Miss Oktoberfest and live music will be on-hand to entertain and greet you at this annual event.

Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Oct 11-14
Schneider Haus is celebrating the harvest with a flurry of activity. Our costumes staff will be preparing and baking traditional German recipes. Traditional beverages will be brewed and produce from our gardens will be dried and preserved.
We are open on Thanksgiving Day! Drop by after the parade and try some Zweibelkuchen (Onion Cake) and Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) right from our wood fired oven.

Date & Time: October 11-14, 16-20 Wednesday to Saturday & Thanksgiving Day: 10am-5pm; Sunday:1pm-5pm

ADMISSION: Adults $6.00 plus HST, Seniors/Students $5.00 plus HST, Children (ages 5 - 12) $4.00 plus HST, Children (4 and under) Free, Family (2 adults & dependent children) $15.00 plus HST

For more information or group bookings contact 519-742-7752 or visit
Wednesday to Saturday and Thanksgiving Day: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Tour Woodside National Historic Site, the boyhood home of Canada's tenth Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King! This season marks the 41 year anniversary of King's career (1908-1948).

Decorated for the harvest season, assorted autumn fruits, berries, and grains are tastefully arranged to make colourful centrepieces! What better place to prepare you and your family for your Thanksgiving meal than stepping back into 1891. Explore the site at your leisure, enjoy crafts and special activities.

OPEN: October 11-14 & 17-20; Noon-4pm

ADMISSION: Adults: $3.90; Seinor: $3.40; youth 16 and under are free!

For more information / admission fees, visit or call 519-571-5684
Oct 11
October 11, 2019 11:15 am
King & Frederick Street
70 King Street East
The fanfare of trumpeters will be sounding from the rooftops on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 11:15 am, announcing the Official Opening of the 51st annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, North America's largest Bavarian festival!

Join us for our annual keg tapping. Visitors can look forward to German dance performances, festive music & food and drink. Make sure to stop off at our official retail store located at 17 Benton Street for all of your "oktoberfesting" needs!

Since 1969, the Festival has grown from a weekend event in one Festhalle, to a nine-day, internationally famous Festival that attracts more than 700,000 participants.

Honoured guests and dignitaries will accompany our President, Margo Jones, the newly crowned Miss Oktoberfest and our favourite ambassador Onkel Hans in kicking off the nine days of celebration and the Spirit of Gemuetlichkeit.

This year's Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is bigger and better than ever with over 40 Family & Cultural Events and Festhallen. There is certainly something for everyone at Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest.

Every October, members of city council and staff don their best dirndls and lederhosen to serve you lunch during Grillefest – part of our official K-W Oktoberfest kick-off in downtown Kitchener.
During this annual event, our team of top-notch servers hand out traditional Oktoberfest sausage on a bun, cookies and drinks to hungry patrons – all for only $5 per person.  All proceeds go to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
Location: Downtown Kitchener
Date: October 11
Time: 11am – 2 pm
Info via Food Bank

Oct 12
Join us for the FREE Oktoberfest Family Breakfast hosted by CHYM 96.7, Country 106.7 and 570 News! Enjoy FREE Aunt Jemima pancakes and Pillers sausages, Wellesley Apple Cider and Tim Hortons coffee! Pancakes ans sausages prepared by Conestoga College Culinary Arts Students.

tickets: Free - Donations for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region gratefully accepted

Looking for a family friendly Oktoberfest Event?
Cook Like Oma
Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. - noon

Bring your family to learn how to make schnitzels, pretzels and more, just like Oma makes. Our very own Chef D will be the instructor for this fun and delicious event. Afterwards, see traditional German dancers and enjoy music along with appearances from some of your favourite Oktoberfest mascots!
This is a free event, but we would like to encourage participants to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region

KWGC Gymtoberfest is a family friendly outdoor event serving the community of Victoria Hills. Attendees will enjoy games, BBQ, raffles, children's entertainment, face painting, dunk tank and gymnastics demonstrations.

With activities for the whole family Gymtoberfest is a great way for members of the community and beyond to meet new friends & neighbours, win great prizes and a whole lot more.

For additional information contact KW Gymnastics at 519-743-4970 or visit

TICKETS: $10 per family - includes all games. All proceeds to KW Gymnastics.
Food will be available at an extra charge.
Uptown Waterloo's Annual Relay-Style, keg race features teams of four racing for the best time, in order to win awesome prize packages from generous sponsors.

Roll out the Barrel! Register to participate in our annual relay-style keg race! Register your team of four for a chance to win a prize bags full of sponsored goodies. Children can participate, too, with wheel barrow races!

Hosted by UpTown Waterloo Businesses, the UpTown Waterloo Great Oktoberfest Barrel Race is one of the longest standing accredited Family & Cultural Events.

FREE EVENT for spectators

INFO: Contact UpTown Waterloo BIA or 519-885-1921
Autumn Splendor @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
There’s no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend and the fall colours than with us. To celebrate autumn, join us in the Museum for fun activities all about pumpkins, trees, and leaves.

In combination with our Birds of Prey exhibit, The Ontario Hawking Club will be onsite to showcase their hawks and falcons and explore some interesting facts about these creatures.

Included with regular admission.

Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
Start time: 8:30 am
Parade Start Location:
Weber & Frederick Street Kitchener, running down Weber Street until it ends at Bridgeport Road in Waterloo.  See parade route at

Bring your family for an afternoon of fun activities and enjoy the magnificent colours of fall at one of the prettiest places in Waterloo Region and enjoy the magnificent colours at one of the prettiest places in Waterloo Region. Festivities include horse-drawn wagon rides, musical entertainment, seasonal activities and samples of delicious heritage apples.
Admission includes main gallery and feature exhibits, plus Doon Heritage Village (open seasonally) and the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

Hours: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Adults: $11.00
Students/Seniors: $8.00
Children (5-12): $5.00
Children under 5:Free.

For information visit

Oct 15
Join the Kiwanis Club of Elmira Waterloo North Satellite in saying ‘Willkommen’ to new Canadian citizens, as they take part in the citizenship ceremony which is a formalized rite of passage that pin points the entry into the Canadian family.

Stay and join us for refreshments to celebrate our new Canadians.

Tickets: Free!
GERMAN PIONEERS DAY @ Kitchener City Hall 3pm
Nineteen years ago, the Ontario Government instituted German Pioneers Day to recognize the achievements of German pioneers in shaping Ontario's development. Every year, the committee attempts to honour individuals, families and institutions that have made significant contributions to the development of Kitchener, Waterloo County, Ontario, and beyond.

Admission: Free

Exhibits: 3pm
Brass Band: 4pm
Award Ceremony: 5pm

For additional information contact the German-Canadian Remembrance Society at or 519-579-6185
Celebrating 12 years - So You Think You Can Tanz was created in 2008 to showcase the local German dance groups in a friendly competition. This Annual event held at the Alpine Club is the HOTTEST ticket in town!

Come out to see who will be crowned winners this year! Along with this action packed event, dance your shoes off to the music of Wildbahn and show your support to our local German dance groups!

ADMISSION: $15.00 per person. Seating is based on first come first served, reserved seating available for groups of 12+.

Tickets available through Alpine Club, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest's Official Retail Store, or contact the participating groups. Be sure to Like Us on Facebook (Alpine Club of Kitchener) and Follow Us on Twitter (@AlpineClubKW) for regular updates on the event!

INFO: visit, call (519)570-HANS x23
Oct 16
Join us at Victoria Place to celebrate our 36th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration. This event will be great for seniors in Kitchener-Waterloo. Enjoy a menu of Oktoberfest cuisine.

Seating is limited, please call ahead to RSVP.


TICKETS: will be sold at the event
Food tickets - $15.00
Drink tickets - $1.00
Alcohol tickets - $5.00

For additional information or to order tickets, contact Victoria Place at 519-576-1300 or visit
Contact: Jessica Gerlach
Oct 19
Trunk or Treat – Near Williamsburg Sobeys, 2-4pm cost is $10

Oct 20
Butter Tart Festival @ Bingemans
We want to share our love of ButterTarts with you and we are happy and excited to announce the first ever ButterTart Festival in K-W! Come out to Bingemans Conference Centre- Marshall Hall on October 20th from 10am-4pm

Come on out and try some of Ontario's Best Butter Tarts! Shop among our vendor marketplace, listen to some live music! Bring the kids and get their face painted!

Tickets are $4.00 at the door with the option of rounding to $5.00 to support St. Mary's Hospital Foundation

Oct 25
PD Day Pumpkin Hunt @ Waterloo Region  Museum (DOON)
Find the golden pumpkin on this PD Day to win a 2020 Family Membership.
The magic pumpkin is hidden on the Village grounds, in public areas, and in plain sight. To claim your prize, bring the golden pumpkin to the Admissions Desk.
(regular admission applies)

PD DAY @ Joseph Schneider Haus 10am-4pm
Walk on the Wild Side
Foxes, otters, and bears, oh my! Take a walk on the wild side with our Canadian Wildlife Photography exhibit! We will be tracking the animals found right in our backyard with scavenger hunts, games, and crafts. Learn how to recognize an animal from its tracks, and take home your own sculpted woodland footprint!

PD DAY @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
Drop in between 1 and 4 p.m.
$5 per child plus HST, adults by donation.
All kids are welcome to drop in for some fun games, crafts, ‘n more on your day off school! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
October 25 theme: A Vintage Halloween!

Oct 26
Monster Mash Halloween Party @ Kitchener Market
Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. - noon
Dress up your little one as their favourite little monster (or any fun costume) and join us for our fun, family Halloween party! 
Treats and music will be enjoyed and the Kitchener Public Library will be onsite, doing stories and crafts.
Free event, accepting donations for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Halloween @ the Safety Village 10am-Noon
Halloween In The Village
Halloween in the Village is a family friendly event. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume. You will attend a Halloween Safety session and the kids will be able to partake in fun activities including trick-or-treating in the Village, games, crafts and more.
Please avoid bringing large strollers. No wagons/carts, etc will be allowed within the event.
A portion of this event is outdoors, dress for the weather.
No dogs please.
*Tickets do not need to be printed, can be viewed on mobile device.
*Admittance to event will be at designated times, no early admittance.
*Tickets must be purchased online, no tickets at the door.

Science Open House at University of Waterloo
From 10:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday Oct 26 we'll fill the Science Teaching Complex (STC) and EIT with opportunities for kids to explore science! This is a free event. In addition to hundreds of activities at various locations in STC and EIT (brochure provided at entry points), we have a few other things going on during the day:
  • Grand Opening of our Timeline of Elements exhibit: hear how this collaborative effort came to be, and celebrate the amazing result! 1:30 p.m. lower STC atrium.
  • Chemistry Shows at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in STC 1012.
  • The stunning Gem and Mineral Show, hosted by the Earth Sciences Museum, will also be open Friday afternoon from 12 noon to 6 p.m. and all day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in EIT.
Parking will be available in Lot C (free). See Campus Map. No registration is required for this free event.
Schneider Haus’ first annual Halloween Pumpkin Party! 10am-4pm  Carve a pie pumpkin right from our garden, decorate spooky bat cookies, make a scarecrow, and go on a Halloween scavenger hunt throughout the museum. We’ll be baking pumpkin treats in the woodstove and telling folklore stories. 10am-4pm (I would guess regular admission applies)

Schneider Haus’ first annual Halloween Pumpkin Party! 10am-4pm
Carve a pie pumpkin right from our garden, decorate spooky bat cookies, make a scarecrow, and go on a Halloween scavenger hunt throughout the museum. Wear your costume and get a treat!” Regular admission applies

Uptown Treats in the Streets
Saturday, October 26, 1-4 pm
Come trick-or-treating and enjoy a safe, fun Halloween experience while exploring the businesses of Uptown Waterloo!

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St Jacobs Village Trick or Treat

Grab the kids and their costumes and join us in the village on Saturday, October 26th for our village-wide trick or treat event! Children are invited to go "door to door" to each business in the village, starting at 1pm that day, for a little candy treat**!


Waterloo Central Railway is hosting a very special Halloween Train on this day, with trains departing at 10:10am, 12:10pm and 2:10pm. Children 13 and under in costume will get to ride for free this day!

Join the Village Biergarten for some pumpkin carving fun! $5 for a pumpkin and all of the carving and customizing utensils you'll need! They will be also showing Casper the Friendly Ghost on the big screen later on in the day. If it rains, this event will be hosted at Block Three Brewing instead.

Hespeler Village Halloween Hunt 1pm-3pm
Kids will visit us at our tents located at the Hespeler Village Square (behind the library and Fire Hall) where they will pick up their map and loot bag to take with them as they journey through each participating business downtown to collect their Halloween goodies!

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for a Halloween Hunt and explore Downtown Cambridge!
Pick up your Halloween Map at Play with Clay - 10 Water Street North between Tuesday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 26th!

Trick-or-Treat at participating stores on Saturday between 11 am - 1 pm and complete your map for your chance to win great prizes! OR download and print your map at home here: DTCHalloweenHuntMap
Bring the completed Halloween Map back to Play with Clay by 1:00 pm after you're done the hunt to receive a ballot to be entered to win great prizes from the local businesses in Downtown Cambridge!

Cambridge Centre
FREE Halloween Konstructive Kids craft Saturday, October 26th 1-3pm. Meet us at Centre Court, we are painting pumpkins! While supplies last

Vintage Halloween @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge 1pm-4pm
$3 per child plus HST, adults by donation
Bring the gang down for McDougall’s Family Halloween Spooktacular. It’s our annual Samhain (Halloween) Celebration and there’s something for everyone.
We’ll have treats, like home-made Scottish toffee, a “neep” (turnip) carving demonstration, and lots of fun games and crafts for the whole family. Grab a free toffee recipe while you’re there and give it a try at home.
Costumes are encouraged but not required!

Halloween Party @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 6pm-8pm
Ages 12 and under
For our Halloween party, wear your spooktacular costume and be ready to have fun and sweet treats! Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride and stroll through the lantern lit Village. What tricks will you do and what games will you play at each stop to fill your treat bag? Scary boo crafts and activities are also inside the Museum. The Halloween Party is appropriate for children up to the age of 12 years and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Admission: $10 per child plus HST, up to two adults free with each child ticket. Children under 1 are free and do not need a ticket. $11 plus HST per EXTRA adult. Only applicable if more than two adults per paid child are attending, or for adults attending only with an infant under 1 year old.
Membership discount applies. Capacity limited. To avoid waiting in line, it is recommended that guests purchase tickets in advance. No refunds. Book by phone at 519-748-1914, or purchase tickets online through Eventbrite. Event runs rain or shine.

Halloween Dance @ Revolution Gym for Ages 9 to 14
Dutton Dr Waterloo from 7-9:30pm
Join us for a fully supervised dance night!
Best costume will win a prize!
All are welcomed so bring your friends!
A cash concession is available.
Lighting system, age appropriate music, and food!
$12 at the door | $10 online

Oct 27
Trick or Treat @ Kingpin (Bingemans)
Come dressed up and trick or treat at Boston Pizza Kingpin Bowlounge! There will be fun games, a colouring contest, $9.99/Hr Bowling (+ shoes), Kids eat FREE with an adult meal purchase and maybe even a visit from a special character! Book your lane now at

Oct 29

Playfit Kids Spooktacular - recommended for Preschoolers 9am-1pm Registration info

KW Moms Halloween Party @ Funvilla 10am-1pm registration info
Oct 30
Funvilla Halloween Party 5pm-7pm registration info

Oct 31

Candy Carnival @ Country Hills Church 6:30pm-8:30pm

Stone Road Mall Guelph
The Pumpkin Patch Express is rolling into Stone Road Mall Thursday, October 31st from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Rides on the train are free and you will receive a sweet treat thanks to our friends at Purdy's Chocolatier!

Also, why go door to door when you can go store to store? Trick or treating is happening at Stone Road Mall from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm!

Kitchener Fire Department
The Kitchener Fire Department is once again joining in on the family fun night of Halloween. Each of the fire stations in Kitchener will be handing out candy and fire safety messaging on Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m.
Bring your kids in costume to trick or treat at a fire station closest to your neighbourhood. Learn about tips and information to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween with treats for the kids.
The Kitchener Fire Department wants to see your firefighter costumes, too! Share photos by tagging @CityKitchener using the hashtag #KitchenerFire and tag our fire chiefs: Chief Jon Rehill @chiefrehill, Deputy Chief Rob Martin @dc_rmartin, and Deputy Chief Robert Gilmore @dc_rgilmore.
Add one of the following locations to your neighbourhood route and celebrate Halloween with the community:
Station 1 – 270 Strasburg Road
Station 2 – 187 Lancaster St. W.
Station 3 – 1035 Ottawa St. N.
Station 4 – 25 Fairway Rd. N.
Station 5 – 1700 Queen’s Blvd.
Station 6 – 149 Pioneer Dr.
Station 7 – 1440 Huron Rd.

Nov 1
Pumpkinpalooza @ Victoria Park Kitchener 6:45pm-8pm
It is the fifth year of Pumpkinpalooza! The fun doesn't stop for your pumpkins at Halloween. Bring your whole family as we light up the park at the Clocktower.

Light them up and leave them behind to be composted...but please take your candle when you go!

Come for hot beverages and an illuminating fall scene!

This year we are collecting non-perishable food for St. John's Kitchen.