Sunday, September 23, 2012

Oktoberfest, Halloween, #GimmeYourBest Kitchener Market and more #Stuff2DO

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Sept 23 Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Poppers Toppers 1pm-2pm FREE

Kitchener on Sunday September 23rd, 2012 from 12 to 4pm.
First Annual Farm to Fork Family Picnic is being held at Steckle Heritage Farm
12:00pm Gates Open

1:00pm Square Dancing in the Barn
2:45pm Picnic Games
4:00pm End of Event
cost is $20 per family

JOIN US Sept 26th at Kitchener Market's Cooking Class 6:30pm (Adults) Cost is $39 but includes the meal as well Call 519-741-2297 & ask for Michele McBride Roach

 Sept 27 Gimme Your Best - Business - Connecting - Community This is a 19+ event. The event is FREE but you must RSVP (limited spots). Charley Johnson of the PAY IT FORWARD EXPERIENCE will be speaking as well as BOBBY UMAR of Raeallan and KARYN CLIMANS. You may know Karen from her appearances on Dragon's Den. Make sure you RSVP before all the spots are gone.
Sept 29 Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Breakfast Parfaits 11am-noon

Free Rogers TV Open House Saturday, September 29 12-4PM It’s lights, cameras and FREE family fun! We’re opening our doors to the community to come tour Waterloo Region’s community TV Station! On Saturday, September 29 from 12 – 4 PM drop by Rogers TV at 85 Grand Crest Place, Kitchener (off of Wilson Ave & Wabanaki). See inside your community TV station, and find out what’s NEW this fall on Rogers TV! Check out our new fall line up! Meet our hosts including Swap Shop’s Giovanni Petitti, daytime’s Mark & Susan & Talk Local’s Hayley Zimak and take the Rogers TV screen test! Tour our TV studio & editing suites – try your hand at working a studio camera. Visit our Community Moments Cam for a chance to be featured on Rogers TV. Autograph session with the Kitchener Rangers from 2-4 PM. Free Kids Activities – face painting, balloons & more! Free cake & punch for the first 200 visitors Win amazing prizes including a Family-Four Pack of Kitchener RangersTickets PLUS!!! Find out how you can get involved in community! The Rogers TV team will be onsite to share with you how you can propose your very own idea for a TV show, and how you become part of our volunteer team and play a hands-on role in producing compelling TV for Waterloo Region.

DISCONNECT event at Communitech!/events/467859236582121/ FREE

 Boston Pizza night for Van For Dan Oct 3rd Gateway Park
 Read more about the Van For Dan here
 Here are some family friendly Oktoberfest Events
 Date: Oct. 3, 2012 Cambridge Council's Oktoberfest Luncheon Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Cambridge City Hall 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge Free Event
Oct 4 Opening Ceremonies: Waterloo Mayor's Oktoberfest Luncheon Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Waterloo Public Square King Street & Willis Way, Uptown Waterloo FREE EVENT
Date: Oct. 5, 2012 Opening Ceremonies: Kitchener - Waterloo Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 am Kitchener Civic Square, Kitchener FREE EVENT
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

Concert at New Song Church Oct 29

 FUN STUFF Do you know of any family friendly Pumpkin Patches,Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving and/or Halloween Events (free or low cost only)? Post them on our facebook page!/groups/2369595749/
 you might see them in our next blast just like this one

Looking for some INDOOR FUN
For just $5 per person you can get Day Pass from the Kitchener Delta hotel, includes swimming, bowling & more! Just tell them you got the info from STUFF TO DO KW
Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

We had a great time at our first @Those2Girls Show You How To Save! Event.
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  1. The date for the Manafest concert is incorrect in your blog post. According to Eventbrite, it's on October 12th, not October 29th.

  2. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  3. Hey thanks for the great information. My wife is away working and I wasn't sure what I could do with the kids today. Thanks for saving the day !