Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The spectacular fall colours are already showing evidence on the trees around the city. The daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools down. Whether we like it or not fall is here.
So why not enjoy the beauty of fall and what it has to offer. The crisp cool air. The smell of fresh baked goods. The crunch sound of leaves under your feet. The cozy nights in. And, take part in all the fun fall activities around Calgary with your friends or family.
Big Rock Brewing Workshop At The Heritage Park
If your a big fan of craft beer this is a chance to learn – and participate – in the brewing process from start to finish, while sample different types of Big Rock beer. Then, come back eight weeks later to pick up a bottle of the beer you’ve created. Workshops are held once a month through to December.
Where: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
When: September 20, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Community Fall Fair At The Stampede Park
Start off the morning with a pumpkin spice pancake breakfast. Enjoy music and lively entertainment around the grounds. Be sure to check out the market featuring local produce and handmade goods. Other activities include games, arts and crafts, corn maze, wagon rides, country critters, indigenous storytelling and much more.
Where: ENMAX Park, located in Stampede Park
When: September 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Autumn Pumpkin Festival At The Calgary Corn Maze
The Calgary Corn Maze is truly a unique and memorable place to indulge in all fall fun activities. This Autumn Festival is jam pack with fun for all ages with activities including autumn photo opportunities, pumpkin picking, pony rides, pig races, crafts station, face painting, magic show and more. Don’t forget to pick up a mini ornamental pumpkin for each kid. Plus enjoy regular maze attractions corn mazes, petting farm, playground activities, ropes course, train rides, tractor-pulled rides, mini golf, and zip lines.
Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview, Alberta (southeast pass 22X)
When: Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Monday in October 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: $16.95 adults. Under 2 admit free.
Go apple picking
There is nothing better than plucking a firm apple right off the tree and sinking your teeth into it. Fall is a perfect time to harvest these fruits while there firm, crisp, juicy and ready to eat. And, not only are they a healthy choice of snack, you can add them into a salad, make jam and apple pie to name just a few. There are many places you can pick apples, from a local farm, a friend’s backyard, and even communities around the city.
Whether you’re driving, walking, and taking transit remember to dress appropriately for the weather and have fun!