What’s On Durham Weekend

Head to Uxbridge and check out Cooper’s CSA Farm and Maze, plus pumpkin picking, wagon rides, and more! Thurs-Sun until October 27. 266 Ashworth Rd, Zephyr.

The Oshawa Art Assocation presents the annual Fall Art Festival at Camp Samac featuring 70 local artists. October 18-20.

Come celebrate the autumn season at APPLEFEST in Historic Downtown Bowmanville! This popular annual street festival celebrates all things apple. Four city blocks become a showcase for our many local apple growers who proudly offer up a wide variety of fresh picked apples and other goodies. You’ll also find fresh-pressed apple cider, homemade apple pies and crisps, candy and carmel apples, cider donuts, and so much more. Be sure to make a stop for famous fresh hot apple fritters. Don’t be discouraged by the line-up, they’re well worth the wait! Applefest features an artisan and craft market where local vendors showcase their handmade creations in tents lining the streets. FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING. October 19.

Do you love all things Halloween? Are you looking for a way to celebrate the season with your family? Come out to ‘Adventures at the BOO-seum’ at the Scugog Shores Museum Village for a spook-tacular time. Enjoy a fun-filled day of Halloween themed activities. Saturday, October 19th from 11am to 3pm.

Find plenty of FREE family-friendly fun in Ajax at Pumpkinville! Dress in costume and go trick or treating, pick a pumpkin, make crafts, enjoy entertainment, and more! October 19, Ajax Downs Racetrack.

Mansfield’s Cabaret presents “ANY NIGHT” by Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn. Part romance, part thriller, Any Night is a mind-bending journey through past, present, and future exploring the thin line between trust and fear, and the immeasurable power of the subconscious. Click for dates/times.

Head to the Cannington Haunted Trail for three scare attractions: Charlie’s Trail, Ward 3, and The Dark! Ages 8+ October 18/19/25/26. $15.

The first annual Oshawa Oktoberfest will be hosted at All or Nothing Brewhouse featuring Durham region craft brewers! Enjoy an afternoon of fun on Saturday October 19th! Sample craft beer and eat delicious traditional German foods such as schnitzel and bratwurst sausages. This is a 19+ event and tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Find out more here.

Firehouse Fright Night is back and the theme for 2019 is the movie IT! Explore interactive, spooky scenes with over 60 live creatures, and the entire event is run by volunteers from your community with all the proceeds go to supporting the Firehouse Youth Centre and the United Way. October 19.

The 4th Annual Durham Comedy Festival presents an evening of laughter delivered by 8 hilarious stand up comedians from all over Canada. Regent Theatre Oshawa, 8 pm. October 19.

Join the Clarington Museum for Spirit Walks! Stroll through downtown Bowmanville and hear ghostly tales and chilling history. Running October 15th-19th, 22nd-26th, and 29th-30th. Walks start at 7:00pm sharp at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre. On sale now! Just $12+HST per ticket. Advanced registration required. Get your tickets now as this event does sell out. Contact us at 905-623-2734 or info@claringtonmuseums.com to purchase tickets.

Vegan? Vegan curious? Check out the 3rd annual Durham VegFest! Enjoy delicious, non-GMO options from Copper Branch, vegan perogies from Perogi Me!, nut-cheeses from Mama Vegan, street-meat style vegan meals from Rescue Dogs, Globally Local and much more. Don’t miss Naan Sense’s food truck, or try cruelty-free beauty and household products. Speak with representatives from animal rescue organizations and animal sanctuaries, such as The Save Movement, Sea Shepherd and Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, plus speakers, cooking demos, and performances. Oct. 20 at the Abilities Centre in Whitby.

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