Saturday, October 2, 2021

Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Fall Fairs and Halloween Fun in October 2021


As always, we suggest you go through the links now, as some activities require you to pre-register, and often the info will change without our knowledge.

If you are new to our list, the top part is ongoing activities and the eBlast portion further down has date-specific events.  We have a great mix of outdoor and online suggestions for you.


Looking for new things to do with your child? Do you think your child would enjoy participating in science? If your child is between the ages of 3-7, they are eligible to sign-up for an online study with researchers at the University of Waterloo. Participation is free and the studies are quite fun for children! Children get a certificate at the end and a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. A typical session involves a 25-minute Zoom video call with their researchers. If you would like to sign-up, please visit If you have any questions, please email

Early Years events on Zoom for registration info visit

YMCA Virtual Events

KPL Calendar

WPL Calendar

Region of Waterloo Library Calendar

Cambridge Libraries Calendar 

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events

Joseph Schneider Haus events

McDougall Cottage Cambridge events 

KW Adventure Walks

Kitchener Market Events

Max's Sportsworld has Mini Golf and the Driving Range open. Prices vary. Info from 



Kitchener Rangers Schedule

In this unique Preschool Music Program, we learn all about Rhythm & Melody, PLUS children learn how to read Bars of music, make their own Bars of music and read Notes in a Scale on the Staff!

Come try it out! One Month Free!

After the free trial, if you are interested in signing up, classes start from $350 depending on Program purchased, Program Time purchased and age of your child. Do you have questions? Book a free Zoom Call to ask all about it! 

Are you ready to jump on in for the Month's Trial, Click here:

 The Giggle Mat is a brand new children's show! 

Come visit Dizzy, Mr. Purpleman, Miss Kate and Uncle PJ as they discover, explore and express themselves in the amazing world around them through stories, music, dance, crafts, juggling, magic, laughs and more!"Like" on Facebook:​​​Website:

Every Saturday Morning - Kitchener Market  Virtual Kids in The Kitchen is an online version of our popular cooking classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family, right in your own home. Chef Nicole welcomes you into her kitchen every Saturday in July from 10-11 a.m. Watch the videos on the City of Kitchener's Facebook page.

Families with Older Teens that enjoy the SPOOKY SEASON may be interested in various events going on at the Homer Watson House and Gallery or Bingemans SCREAMPARK

Knowledge Kids is streaming FREE Halloween Episode of Paw Patrol, Clifford the Big Red Dog and more. Info at

Ongoing until January 2022

October 2021 eBlast

Sept 28-Oct 9
Families with older teens might be interested in IMPACT 21 by MTspace. Most tickets start at $10.  They do have a show for young children in October.  Info at

From now until October 6th, you can apply for Drayton Entertainment's GREAT COMMUNITY TALENT SEARCH

Oktoberfest has a mix of Online and In-Person Events this year

Three Sisters Cultural Centre in St. Jacobs has various event this month for Culture Days

PUMPKINS AFTER DARK Drive-Thru is ongoing this month. See how our road trip went at

October 3
Family Sundays at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery 1-4pm (weather permitting)

October 4

Mobile Skatium Pop-Up at Williamsburg Community Centre 6pm

6:30-8pm Strausburg Woods Sensory Awarness 
Opportunities to release stress and rejuvenate are all around us when we know where to look for them. This workshop will share the benefits of sensory awareness and mindfulness and introduce you to a variety of practices that you can incorporate into your nature experiences to create a powerful wellness practice.

October 5

Mobile Skatium Pop-Up at Williamsburg Community Centre 6pm

October 7

Mobile Skatium Pop-Up at Williamsburg Community Centre 6pm

October 9
6th Annual WHIPYIT Ride for Youth, Sat Oct 9th at 2pm. Location: 178 B Weber St N Waterloo - bring your bicycles

October 11
While we there won't be a parade you can attend, tune into CTV Kitchener at Noon for a Parade Special or join the live stream at

October 14
Registration closes for Quest4CF 

October 16-17

October 16-18 

October 17 (registration closes October 14)
Registration for the scavenger hunt (by car, with clues and stops along the way) closes 11:59 pm on Oct. 14th.
Questers are encouraged to dress up in Hallowe-en costumes for the event.
Sponsored by the Boardwalk Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, our starting and stop location, which will have special treats for all participants. The cost is $60 per vehicle

October 19
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery Stroller Tour 
Drop-in from 10am-12pm
Guided tour from 10:30-11:30 am
Free Admission

October 22
Last day to register for the Steckle Spooktacular (happens on Oct 30)

October 23-24
Great Canadian Butter Tart Fest at the Paris Fairgrounds
2 Days Indoor & Outdoors!
Hope to see everyone here to support our bakers and makers!
In Person Event!
All safety guidelines will be followed.
Masks are required.
Admission - $5 cash at the door
(Exact change appreciated)
12 & under free

October 27

October 29-30
St. Jacobs Pumpkin Parade
Pick up a FREE pumpkin at Block Three or the Stone Crock Tent (date TBD).
Carve the pumpkin & place on King Street Oct 29 or 30 between 6-8pm.
Wear a Halloween costume & come out & see all of the jack-o-lanterns!
Costume & pumpkin carving contests, events, FREE treats, and more!

October 30
Steckle Spooktacular (pre-registration required)

Children's Halloween Painting Party @ The Crafty Crystal - various times, pre-register

October 31

National Service Dogs Halloween Egg Hunt for Dogs (and their families) Cost to register online is $25 per family. Info at and then select Kitchener (or the closest area to you) for info

Halloween Haunt Charity Food Drive
Live music, live characters, treats, haunted & spooky decor, and more! Bring some non perishable items and be entered to win a basket worth over $200.00. Your kids will NOT want to miss this event! We have been planning for months and can not wait to make it happen! 100% of the food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies that come in will go to fill up 23 519 Community Little Free Food Pantries across the region and help us provide food hampers into the community through our programs! We are on Chandos Drive in Kitchener. At the top of the hill. You will not be able to miss it! We will have a TON of stuff happening! ALL are welcome to join

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