Thanksgiving is often seen as the start of fall and also a time to reconnect with family. Gather up your friends and family (cohort) and get out of the house this Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate the harvest season. Have a great time outdoors or check out what is going on this Thanksgiving Weekend in and around Moncton.
FYI: Some of the events might be cancelled due to new restrictions. Please verify before travelling (if allowed in your zone).
Hitch a wagon ride and find your perfect pumpkin at the Les Petits Fruits de Pré-d’en-Haut Pumpkin Patch.
Les Petits Fruits de Pré-d’en-Haut, 831 Pré-d’en-Haut St., Memramcook
Go Apple Picking
Come on out to the only Honeycrisp apple u-pick in the Greater Moncton Area! The orchard is open daily.
Daily from 10 am to 5 pm (Weather permitting)
Irishview Estate, 2480 Route 115, Moncton
Visit Magnetic Hill Zoo
The Magnetic Hill Zoo is Atlantic Canada’s leading zoo that houses nearly 600 animals. During the months of October, buy your tickets online before you leave home and receive a 5% discount when you use the promo code MZM5.
Cheer Moncton Wildcats
Catch Moncton Wildcats in action against Cape Breton Eagles.
October 8, 2021 at 7 pm
Avenir Centre, Moncton
Green Pig Market
The Green Pig Country Market is a popular location for families to spend time in the Moncton area. Their Corn Mazes, both the full size one and the mini one, are fun for all ages and they also have other interactive activities for kids that enhance the experience.
Flashlight Corn Maze: Light up the night and try to make it through the corn maze at the Green Pig Country Market (October 8-9 | 7 pm to 9 pm only). Details
October 1 – 31st, 2021 | 10 am to 5 pm
Green Pig Market, 2927 Fredericton Rd. Salisbury
Marche Moncton Market
Open year-round, the Marche Moncton Market makes it easy to get farm fresh ingredients. Over 130 vendors come from across New Brunswick, so there is something for everyone at this popular market. You can spend some time browsing, and pick up everything you need for your Thanksgiving dinner.
Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm
A120 Westmorland Street, Moncton
Fletcher’s Farm – NIGHT MAZE
When you head to Fletcher’s Farm, be ready to explore their five-acre corn maze. They offer an authentic outdoor learning experience and a fun scavenger hunt that is designed for families. If you want to do more maze solving, make sure to check out their creative hay bale maze.
Saturday & Sunday | 11 am-6 pm; Night Maze on October 9th | 7 pm – 9 pm
99 Rasche St., Miramichi
Poley Mountain’s Fall Festival
You can ride to the top of Poley Mountain and enjoy fall colours. The chairlift has great views of the forest and gorgeous sunset-colored leaves.
October 9, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
69 Poley Mountain Rd, Waterford
Take a Tour of Magnetic Hill Winery
Explore the vineyard, and then see how the grapes are turned into wine for you to swirl, sniff, sip and savour this Thanksgiving weekend.
860 Front Mountain Road, Moncton
Marche Dieppe Market
Pick up everything you need to make a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner on Friday evening or Saturday morning. The market vendors will have fresh produce, baked goods, and pre-made meals for you to enjoy.
A232 Gauvin Road, Dieppe
Verger Belliveau Orchard
Take a short drive out of the city to spend the day on the farm, picking fresh apples to eat or bake with. Hop on the wagon to tour the orchard and learn about apple growing. Cortland and Macintosh will be in season this Thanksgiving day weekend.
1209 Principale Street, Memramcook
One of the best trails to experience fall colours, Dobson Trail is on the northern boundary of Fundy National Park. The trail is challenging at points, but it worth the effort as the trail will take you to magnificent lookouts.
Riverfront Park is home to a 5km multi-use trail that will take you along the Petitcodiac River that is great for walking, running, and cycling. It is the best place to watch the tides of the Petitcodiac River.
Assomption Boulevard, Moncton
Irishtown Nature Park
Enjoy fall colours at this 890-hectare park and hike the 6.9 km Footpaths trail.
1155 Elmwood Dr., Moncton
Fall Colours at Kouchibouguac National Park
Head to Kouchibouguac National Park to enjoy various hues of reds! Choose from your favourite hiking trail and be surrounded by the wonder of autumn!
Explore Fundy National Park
From experiencing the highest tides in the world to taking in the breathtaking views of millions fall coloured trees, Fundy National Park has something for everyone. After Thanksgiving, many facilities close for the season.
8642 Route 114, Alma
Acadian Coastal Drive
The Acadian Coastal Drive will take to some of the beautiful places to visit in New Brunswick during the Fall season including the Miscou Island Peat Bog that turns a beautiful hue of red.
Roasted Turkey Dinner at Homestead Restaurant
Enjoy a delicious roast turkey with all the fixings, without having to do any of the cooking or cleaning yourself. They also serve other home-cooked classics, if you’re not in a turkey mood.
358 Coverdale Road, Riverview
Try a New Restaurant – Dine-In or Order a Take out
If you don’t want to cook or eat a traditional Thanksgiving feast, why not try out a new restaurant!