When it comes to autumn sight-seeing, the gorgeous province of Newfoundland and Labrador is hard to beat. There are so many amazing locations with breathtaking views of the ocean and forests that it is hard to decide where to go and what to do first. There is something for everyone, especially if you are willing to travel.
Listed below you will find 45+ of the best things to do this fall in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Green Valley Farm – Northern Arm
Green Valley Farm is a great place to go for a day on the farm. They have a pumpkin patch, wagon rides, farm animals, pony rides, a corn maze and much more. On Saturday nights until Halloween, they have zombie paintball rides that offer players a tactical, live-action zombie shooting experience.
Wright’s Family Farm – Pasadena
Located on Main Street, The Wright’s Family Farm offers a pumpkin u-pick and fresh produce at their farm market. They also offer farm tours, have a corn maze, hold BBQ’s, and a corn boil.
St. John’s Haunted Hike – St. John’s
The St. John’s Haunted Hike is the oldest running ghost tour in St. John, which is North America’s oldest city. During the hike, you will learn about the public hanging, duels, and murders that darken the city’s history and are often forgotten about.
CB Nuit – Corner Brook on September 27 to 28, 2019
CB Nuit is Newfoundland’s only after dark art’s festival. The festival lights up the night with visual arts, music, dance, and much more. West Streets indoor and outdoor spaces come to life after dusk.
Unscripted Twillingate – Digital Art Festival – Twillingate on September 19 to 22, 2019
Celebrate creativity and become inspired by the lovely landscape around Twillingate at the Unscripted Twillingate – Digital Art Festival. It is four days of digital arts workshops, along with food, music and fun. You will have a great time and gain new skills at the only digital arts’ festival in Atlantic Canada.
St. John’s Etsy Made in Canada Market – St. John’s on September 28, 2019
This year’s event features over 50 local handmade and vintage sellers from across Newfoundland. The St. John’s Etsy Made in Canada Market is the ‘place’ to be if you are looking for great handmade and vintage items.
The Iceberg Alley Performance Tent – St. John’s on September 11 to 21, 2019
For eleven days, the Iceberg Alley Performance tent will be showcasing Newfoundland’s unique culture, traditions and heritage and internationally acclaimed entertainment. All the events are held under the 36,000 square foot ‘big top’ tent.
Gros Morne Fall Fest – Cow Head on September 26 to 29, 2019
Enjoy traditional music, crafts, and cuisine at the Gros Morne Fall Fest. The weekend is packed with craft demonstrations & workshops, music, dancing, hikes, concerts, storytelling and much more. The Craft Fair is held on Sunday.
The 31st Annual RBC Rennie’s River Duck Race – St. John’s on September 29, 2019
Watch hundreds of rubber ducks ‘race’ down The Fluvarium at the 31st Annual RBC Rennie’s River Duck Race. Be sure to get your ticket, so your duck can be in the running for the three great prizes to be won.
St. John’s International CircusFest – St. John’s on September 26 to 29, 2019
Top national and international circus performers and troupes come to St. John’s International CircusFest to showcase their skills and entertain you. There will be a multitude of astounding performances, informative workshops, and incredible circus shows.
Roots, Rants and Roars – Elliston on September 20 to 21, 2019
Roots, Rants, and Roars is a one of a kind culinary event. Entertainers, along with local and national chefs come together to create this amazing event. The chefs will prepare amazing dishes and meals for you to enjoy during the show. It is three days full of food and great live music that is fun for everyone to attend.
Port Blandford Applefest – Port Blandford on September 27 to 29, 2019
Celebrate all things apples at Port Blandford during the last weekend of September. There will be family activities at the municipal park, car show, pig roast, outdoor concert, and many apple-themed items.
Festival of New Dance – St. John’s on October 1 to 12, 2019
The Festival of New Dance is a showcase of the contemporary dance talent in Newfoundland. During the festival, local and international dancers perform, along with offering professional development workshops and artistic collaborations.
Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival – Joe Batt’s Arm on October 11 to 13, 2019
Showcasing partridgeberries and other fresh produce from Fogo Island, the Fogo Island Partridge Harvest Festival is made up of a farmer’s market, crafts, talks on the benefits of berries and other demonstrations. There will also be live music, harvest competitions, dances, a bake-off and much more for visitors to enjoy.
Eastport Peninsula Agricultural Exhibition – Eastport on October 11 to 14, 2019
During the Eastport Peninsula Agriculture Exhibition, there are re-enactments of exhibitions that were held in the 1930s and 1940s. There will be meals served by local organizations, dinner theatres, crafts, artwork, and vegetables. There is lots to do at the exhibition, so people of all ages will have a great time.
Cape to Cabot 20K Road Running Race – St. John’s on October 19 to 20, 2019
The Cape to Cabot 20K Road Running Race was first held in 2007 and is part of the Athletics NorthEAST Championship Series. The course is challenging for runners due to the steep hills and the ever-changing weather, but there are beautiful vistas and places at Signal Hill where you can watch the race.
Messed Up Mondays – St. John’s on September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2019
Spice up your Monday nights at the weekly stand up comedy show. The show features new local talent and your favorite local comedians. Everyone is welcome at this ‘pay what you can’ show.
Octoberfest Craft Fair – Mount Pearl on October 14, 2019
You can find fantastic gifts and unique home décor that is handcrafted at the Octoberfest Craft Fair. There is also a kiddie corner that will keep the kids entertained while you are shopping and checking out the vendor’s tables.
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival – St. John’s on October 16 to 20, 2019
The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is a five-day film festival that showcases film made by women for everyone. There are between 60 and 80 films show-cased during the festival. Workshops, seminars, and meet and gets during the film festival.
Fall in Love with Bay Roberts – Bay Roberts on October 1 to 31, 2019
The month of October is packed with fun things to do in Bay Roberts. The Fall in Love with Bay Roberts includes Thanksgiving and Halloween events including family activities, like cookie decorating, spooky stories and much more. Some of the local businesses offer discounts during the month.
The Fall Market – Lewisporte on October 5, 2019
A variety of local vendors are heading to Lewisporte for the Fall Market. This is a great opportunity to shop local, and even get some Christmas shopping done.
City of St. John’s Pumpkin Walk – St. John’s on November 1, 2019
Bring your carved pumpkin from Halloween to Bannerman Park and help light up The Loop with a large Jack O’ Lantern display. There will be light sources provided for the pumpkins at the City of St. John’s Pumpkin Walk, and costumes are welcome. The pumpkins are collected at the end of the night, and composted after the event. There will be hot chocolate, so make sure that you bring a reusable mug.
Annual Burin Peninsula Arts Council Craft Fair – Marystown on November 1 to 3, 2019
Annual Burin Peninsula Arts Council Craft Fair is the largest craft fair in the region, and is well-known as a gathering place for hundreds of artisans from ages 16 to 90. There is also live music is provided by local musicians, so there is something for everyone at the market.
Grands Falls – Windsor Red Maple Festival – Grand Falls – Windsor on October 25 to November 5, 2019
The Grands Falls – Windsor Red Maple Festival is a community fall festival that features hockey, swimming, ball hockey, dances, horse rides, and more. The event ends with a huge bonfire and mini fireworks display.
Autumn Market Harvest – Gander on October 12, 2019
Work off some of Thanksgiving dinner by going to Gander Arts & Culture Centre for the Autumn Market Harvest Market. There will be something for everyone, including bath products, fudge, and much more.
Shed Experience at Coastal Cottages – Blackhead until November 30, 2019
The Shed Experience at Coastal Cottages includes three traditional food tastings and live music by local musicians. It is a great way to learn about the local culture and to meet new people. So, you should be ready to come to dance, play an Ugly stick or just relax and enjoy yourself.
Christmas at the Glacier, Festival of Craft & Art – Mount Pearl on October 23 to 27, 2019
Nearly 200 crafters and artists come from 7 provinces to the annual Christmas at the Glacier, Festival of Craft & Art. This is the largest craft events in Newfoundland as is cannot miss event.
Mummer Festival – St. John’s from November 30 to December 1, 2019
Gather your family and friends and head to the largest dress-up party in Newfoundland or join the Mummer parade at the Mummer Festival. There are many workshops and events leading up to the Mummers Parade. It is a lot of fun for all ages, just be sure to come in disguise.
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NSO Hallowe’en Spooktacular – St. John’s on October 25, 2019
It’s the spookiest night of the year as Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra hosts its first ever Hallowe’en Spooktacular. It is sure to be fun night for the whole family. The show will feature music from Harry Potter, classic Halloween movies and more spooky tunes.
Skerwink Trail – Trinity East
The Skerwink Trail is a challenging 5.3 km coastal loop that is a part of the Hike Discovery trail. It has absolutely breathtaking views of the ocean, Trinity and Port Rexton, along with opportunities to view and photograph sea stacks, eagles, seabirds, as well as the surrounding communities. It is a ‘must hike’ trail if you are in the area.
Discovery Trail – Bonavista Peninsula
The Discovery Trail is made up of seven wilderness paths that range from easy walks to challenging hikes. These trails will take you past stunning geographical wonders like high cliffs, rugged coastlines, and sea stacks.
Cape Blow Me Down Hiking Trail – York Harbour
The Cape Blow Me Down Hiking Trail is formerly known as the Copper Mine to Cape Hiking Trail. The trail takes you to spectacular scenery and lookouts where you may be able to spot wildlife. The trail will take you to the top of the Blow Me Down Mountains, which has some of the best views of Western Newfoundland.
Coastal Trail – Gros Morne National Park – Green Point
The Coastal Trail is an easy hike and takes between 1 and 2 hours to complete. It is a 6 km return trail from the Green Point. The trail is an old main road that takes you to a cobble beach, coastal tuckmore and small ponds. It is a lovely mixture of seaside and forest scenery.
Green Gardens – Gros Morne National Park
The Green Gardens is one of the best places to see the contrasting landscapes in the Gros Morne National Park. Green Gardens can be reached by hiking the Long Pond trail. There are two primitive campsites on the coastline of the Green Gardens trail.
North Head Trail – Signal Hill
The North Head Trail is the most popular and most difficult hiking trail at Signal Hill. It is only a 1.7 km trail that descends nearly 500 feet. The trail starts at the Signal Hill’s top parking lot, so it has amazing views of the St. John Harbour.
Malady Head Trail – Terra Nova National Park
The Malady Head Trail will take you through a mature black spruce forest that is carpeted by moss. You should be sure to wear waterproof footwear because there can be wet spots along the trail. If you climb to the top of Malady Head, you will be rewarded with breathtaking cliff-side views of the forest.
Brookdale Adventures – Bishop’s Falls
Experience fall in a whole new way with Brookdale Adventures. They offer rafting, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and much more. The tours and adventures are offered by the Brookdale Inn, so you can stay in a comfortable place while enjoying the sights.
Far East Photography Tours – St. John’s
Catch the fall colors in amazing photos on the Far East Photography Tours. Unlike other tours, when you are on this tour you actually have time to take great photos. Maurice Fitzgerald will be your guide, and he has been a professional photographer for 20 years. He will help you take the best photos by teaching you his very own tips and tricks.
Birding by Season – Stephenville
See the birds that call the southwest of Newfoundland their home on the Birding by Season. Janice Flynn is a local birder and she will customize the tour for beginners and experts alike. The tour is also a great way of ‘leaf peeping’ and learning about the local wildlife.
Marble Zip Tours – Steady Brook
Marble Zip Tours has nine zip lines that will take you around Steady Brook Falls. The zip lines are up to 2000 feet long and 300 feet high. There is also a high ropes challenge course that is a lot of fun. You will get a bird’s eye view of the forest.
Campbellton Berry Farm – Campbellton
Campbellton Berry Farm has small fields nestled between rocks and bogs overlooking the sea. Pick your own raspberries and plums, or buy berries frozen at the farm market. There is also a petting farm that includes pheasants, peafowl, turkeys, ducks, chickens, goats, and rabbits.
So-Full Food Tours – St. John until September 30, 2019
Spend 3 hours experiencing the tastes, sights, and sounds of Downtown St. John’s. The So-Full Food Tours showcases a variety of locally-owned restaurants and cafes on Water and Duckworth Streets, and you get to sample some of their menu items.
Labrador Pioneer Footpath
The Labrador Pioneer Footpath is the traditional footpath between L’Anse-au-Clair and Pinware. The footpath can be completed as a series of day hikes because there are several towns and bed-and-breakfasts along the trail. It is a great way to spend time in nature during the fall.
Trapline Marathon – Happy Valley to Goose Bay on October 13, 2019
The Trapline Marathon is a Boston qualifying marathon run that starts at North West River and ends at Happy Valley. The fall scenery makes this an unforgettable marathon and there are events that are great for all skill levels.
Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre – Labrador
The Labrador West Arts and Culture is home to a proscenium theatre that both local and international artists take the stage on. There is also a gallery/exhibition space. The centre is a popular spot for shows, so you should check their website to see what is coming up.
Battle Harbour National Historic District/Heritage Properties – Battle Harbour
Escape to a beautiful 20th century fishing village and spend the night listening to the sounds of the ocean. Battle Harbour is the salt fish capital of Labrador and has a priceless collection of natural attractions nearby. The town is off the grid and is well-known as one of the most restorative retreats in North America.