A digest of What’s On in and around Barrie during this weekend including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events.
Simcoe County Events & Festivals this weekend: September 20 to 22, 2019
I. Family Events and Festivals
Pumpkin Festival & Haunted Adventure
Enjoy all kinds of activities such as feeding animals, a spooky haunted tent, a less spooky Boo Barn, pumpkin picking, magic shows, wagon rides and train rides. There are hay bales to run on, jumping castles to play in, an obstacle course to challenge your agility and a corn maze to explore. There is also plenty of room to just run and play in the fresh air! The wagon to the pumpkin patch runs continuously on the weekends and there are surprises to see along the way!
September 16 – October 31, 2019 | 10 AM – 6 PM
Chappell Farms, 617 Penetanguishene Rd, Barrie
$7 to $14; 24 months and under are free!
Doors Open Simcoe County
Explore 40+ sites in Simcoe county for Free. Details
September 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Various Places, Simcoe County
Marsh By Moonlight Fall Paddle
Enjoy a unique guided canoe tour through the sparkling moonlit waters of the Wye Marsh. The Marsh by Moonlight Paddle Series features a guided voyageur style canoe tour through the sparkling moonlight waters of the Wye Marsh. Twinkling voyageur canoes and boardwalk, night noises, bannock roasted over the open fire accompanied with a hot drink will make for an unforgettable night! Connect with nature and experience theWye Marsh in a way that not many people have the opportunity to! 10+ Details
Saturdays, September 21 – October 13, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East, Midland
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Pick your own pumpkin, enjoy the cornfusions maze and corny maze, and join us for all of our fun pumpkin games like pumpkin bowling, corn cannons, seed spitting, a pumpkin pie eating contest, and more! Plus, enjoy other Ranch activities like the duck races and bouncing pillows!
September 21st – October 27th | 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturdays, Sundays & Holiday Mondays
Rounds Ranch, 1922 County Road 92
II.Live Music, Theatre & Other Performing Arts
Aaron Pritchett brings part II of his “Out On The Town Tour” back to Barrie at The Ranch 2.0 with special guests Kira Isabella & David James Music. Details
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 8:00 PM
The Ranch 2.0, 56 Bayfield St., Barrie
Luciano Bellini – Conductor, Pianist, Composer
Brookside Presents Luciano Bellini–Composer, Pianist, Conductor
Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, Luciano Bellini will perform a concert of piano music by some of Italy’s greatest composers including Scarlatti, Puccini and Verdi among others.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Midland Alliance Church, 829 Yonge St, Midland
$0 – $30
Troubadour Festival is a multi-genre music festival, produced by Inside The Music, that shines the spotlight on songwriters. This multi-genre music festival is a carefully curated mix of artists and bands (singer/songwriter, soul, blues, roots, indie rock, rock ‘n roll, country rock) performing on multiple stages. 30 musical acts + 7 locations all within close distance. Details
September 20 – 21, 2019
Various locations, Downtown Barrie
$34.50 – $139.50 (+ charges)
Gathering: Festival of First Nations Stories
Readings, Presentations and Performances by Canada’s Leading First Nations Authors, Poets, Storytellers and Artists, including: Tomson Highway Cherie Dimaline Daniel Heath Justice Alicia Elliott Darrel J. McLeod Jesse Thistle Sherry Lawson Arthur Stevens Tsista Kennedy. Details
September 19 – 21, 2019
Various Venues, Midland
- Face 2 Face — A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 PM @ King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene
- The Dreamboats on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM @ The Historic Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario Street Collingwood
- We Walk the Line – Tribute to Johnny Cash on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM @ The Historic Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario Street Collingwood
- Sloan – Alex & Bobbie Jarlette Memorial Canadiana Music Series on Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St., Midland
- Barbara Jordan Trio on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:30 PM @ Hog N’ Penny, 9 Matchedash St N, Orillia
- Zack Erickson Live on September 20 & 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM @ Fionn MacCool’s Orillia Waterfront, 2 Front St N, Orillia
- John Muirhead-Live on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM @ Common Good Cafe & Social House, 85 Bayfield Street, Barrie
- Joe Ciufo, Randy Hoover, Ralph Johnson and Will Davis on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 1:30 PM @ Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill, 3 Mulcaster St, Barrie
vs. London Knights
Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Barrie Molson centre, 555 Bayview Drive
September 21 & 22, 2019
Sunset Speedway, 6918 Yonge Street, Innisfil
Join Candlelighters Simcoe for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September as we walk, run, rollerskate, scooter, etc., to raise awareness and Stomp out Childhood Cancer.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 3:00PM
Heritage Park, 5 Simcoe St. (Lakeshore Dr. area), Barrie
Mental Health In Motion
Participants of all ages are invite to walk or run a 5km route while engaging in one of many wellness stations.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 8:00 AM
Harbourside Park, 475 Bayshore Dr, Midland
IV. Other Events
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch & release perch fishing tournament. The Barrie Fall Fishing Festival encourages people of all ages to enjoy the fishing, the beautiful fall weather and the spectacular fall colours of Kempenfelt Bay. Details
September 20 – 29, 2019
Rotary Club of Barrie – Huronia, Southshore Community Center, Lakeshore Drive
$15.00 – $90.00 plus tax
Barrie Artists and Makers Market
Shop from creative entrepreneurs. Details
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Barrie Farmers’ Market, Barrie City Hall, Collier & Mulcaster St, Barrie
Barrie Public Library Comic Con®
Checkout the vendors, artists, cosplay contests, face painting, workshops, digital quests, VR and more. . Details
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM -3:00PM
Downtown Branch – Barrie Public Library, Barrie
Re-live the nostalgia of retro video games from your childhood and also try out some exciting new VR experiences! Meet local game developers and learn what it takes to create your own video game! Compete in competitions for a chance at winning a prize!
Game On! After Dark (19+): Join for an evening of fun with a Cosplay Mixer and Mingle, gaming lounge areas and have the opportunity to compete in a drop-in competition for the chance at being named Barrie’s Ultimate Gamer.
September 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 7:00PM – 10:00 PM
Various Venues, Barrie
We’ll be serving up some delicious, crispy bites paired with the perfect beers. We’ll kick off with a welcome stein offering a taste of The Oktoberfest Lager, to salute the day ahead! Then, Beer Enthusiast, Christoph Stadtlander, will guide you through as you sip and savour each course and pairing. This specially crafted menu is guaranteed to leave your taste buds buzzing.Details
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Blue Mountain
$40 (includes tax & gratuity)
SHOWCASE OF HOMES TOUR
In support of Big Brothers and Sisters of Barrie & District. Grab a group of friends and enjoy local area homes in our self-guided tour. There will be decorating and design inspiration galore! Lunch will be provided at Ferndale Banquet Hall & Catering this year and if weather permits, you can sit and eat on their brand new beautiful patio! Details
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Various Locations in Barrie
$35 to $45
Fall Craft & Vendor Show
Look forward to a beautiful country-drive, free admission and free parking. Featuring over 50 local vendors and artisans you can expect to shop a range of unique and handcrafted items including: home decor • vintage finds • jewelry + accessories • embroidery • scents • sauces • bath and body products • photography • baked goods • artwork • handbags • crotchet and knits • woodwork • coffee + tea • clothing + apparel & more!! Details
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 10 AM – 3 PM
Grenfel Community Centre, 1989 Sunnidale Rd., Springwater
PASSION MADE: BWG STUDIO TOUR ART SALE
This artist run event is an opportunity to showcase the work of artists within Bradford West Gwillimbury as well as guest artists outside of our community. The tour will feature only original handmade work. Details
September 21 & 22, 2019 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Bradford Public Library, 425 Holland St. W., Bradford
Collingwood Art Crawl
A free, self-guided art walk, featuring over 40 artists and 40 musicians at more than 40 venues, with live music and incredible art, all in downtown Collingwood.Details
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 5:00 PM to 09:00 PM
MAN CAVE TOUR
Join for 5th Annual Man Cave Tour in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia & District. Participants will be transported by bus to a number of locations in and around the Orillia area where they will be treated to refreshments along with tours of some of the best Man Caves the area has to offer! After visiting 5 Man Caves, all participants will be taken to the final location for the 6th Man Cave for more fun complete with a silent auction. It’s quite possibly the best night you will have out with your friends.Details
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 5:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Various venues, in and around the Orillia.
Experience the beauty of Horseshoe Valley from a number of scenic viewpoints along our Hilltop Trail or join us for a one hour guided cross country bike ride through the beautiful Copeland Forest.Details
Saturdays through October 12, 2019
Horseshoe Resort, 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Barrie
- Victoria Harbour Farmer’s Market on Fridays, until September 27, 2019 | 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Victoria Harbour Municipal Parking Lot, Park Street, Tay
- Barrie Farmers Market on Saturdays | 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM @ Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie.
- Bradford Farmers’ Market on Saturdays through October 12, 2019| 8:00 AM to 01:00 PM BWG Public Library and Cultural Centre, 425 Holland Street West, Bradford.
- Midland Farmer’s Market on Sundays through October 13 | 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM @ 509 Bay Street, Midland.
- Springwater-Elmvale Farmers Market on Fridays in September| 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM @ Elmvale Community Hall, 33 Queen St. West, Springwater.