Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so it is time to start thinking about buying all the fixings for the feast. It is also a long weekend because Thanksgiving Monday is a day off for most people. For many people, Thanksgiving is the start of fall. So, gather your family and spend some time relaxing, or get out of the house and experience what St. John’s has to offer this Thanksgiving.
Feast of Pottery, Tableware Show – October 6 to 7, 2018
You can find a great new set of dishes for Thanksgiving meal at the Feast of Pottery, Tableware Show. The show displays the work of many pottery makers from across the Maritimes. It is a rare chance to see their work and buy it.
Fall-ing into Christmas Show – October 8, 2018
It may be Thanksgiving Weekend, but it is the start of the Christmas Craft Show season. The Fall-ing into Christmas Show has over 70 vendors under one roof at the Holiday Inn St. John’s. This fair is a great place to start thinking of what gifts you need to buy for your family and friends.
Visit Lester’s Farm
Spend some time with the family outdoors at Lester’s Farm. You can pick your pumpkins at the pumpkin U-pick. They also have a variety of gourds, corn stalks and hay bales for all your fall decorating needs. The petting barn is also open, so you can meet the friendly farm animals.
St. John’s Haunted Hike
If you are looking for some scares, join Rev. Thomas Wyckham Jarvis and visit Newfoundland’s most popular paranormal location and explore the haunted street of St. John’s. Make sure to wear comfortable street clothes and shoes when you go on the St. John’s Haunted Hike.
Octoberfest Craft Fair – October 8, 2018
The Octoberfest Craft Fair is the perfect place to find amazing gifts and décor that are 100% handcrafted. This particular craft fair has a kiddie’s corner by the Association for the Arts. To keep the kids busy while you are shopping.
Buy ingredients at the St. John’s Farmer’s Market
Open every Saturday, year- round, the St. John’s Farmer’s Market is the best place where you can buy fresh, local produce, baked goods, and meat products. You can pick up prepared meals at the market if you are not great in the kitchen.
Check out the GEO Vista Park
Hiking the Geo Vista Park gives you breathtaking views of old St. John’s and the Harbour. There are 8 inter-looping walks that total 1.6km long, so you can pick where you would like to stop and start. It is a great place to enjoy the vibrant fall colors.
Tour the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company Limited
Quidi Vidi Brewing Company is the largest craft brewery in Newfoundland and is settled in the lovely fishing village of Quidi Vidi. So, gather together your family and friends and can take the tour to see how the different types of beer are made and sample some the finest craft beer in St. John’s.
Try the best Fish n Chips on Newfoundland at Ches’s Fish and Chips
Ches’s Fish and Chips has been serving fish n’ chips the Newfoundland way since 1951 and is one of the most popular options for both locals and travelers. The fish is fresh off the boat and they handcut their own fries. You may love it so much that you want it in place of turkey this Thanksgiving.
Warm Up with a Cup of Coffee at Hungry Heart Café
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a fresh baked good to warm after spending quality time with the family outdoors seeing all the gorgeous colors that fall is bringing. The Hungry Heart Café is a socially responsible employer that provides training opportunities to those who face barriers to be successfully included in the community.
The East Coast Trail
The East Coast Trail is a 300-kilometre long trail that will take you along cliffs, headlands, sea stacks, and deep fjords. It was on the list of World’s Best Adventure Destinations by National Geographic in 2012. The trail starts in St. John’s and is the part of the world’s longest recreational trail system, the Great Trail.
Walk the Grand Concourse Trail
The Grand Concourse Trail connects St. John’s to Mount Pearl, Torbay, Paradise, and Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s. It is 160km in length and takes you past a number of lakes, ponds, and rivers, and there are many places where you can stop and relax at. It is a walker’s paradise in the fall because of the stunningly beautiful foliage.
Signal Hill’s North Head Trail
Signal Hill’s North Head Trail is a very challenging hike but it is a very popular one with locals and visitors alike. The trail connects Cabot Tower and takes you around cliffs. It has amazing views of the ocean and sometimes you can even spot icebergs passing by.
Feed the Ducks at Bowring Park
Even though it is fall, some of the ducks are still at Bowring Park. The Bowring Park Foundation sells duck food for just a dollar. It is a great way of spending some quality family time at the park, plus the ducks love the food.
Check Out the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation
The Quidi Vidi Village Plantation is the place to go if you love local art. Local artists display and sell their work at this unique gallery. You can always see something interesting and new at the gallery.
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