21 Sep October Events for Barrie and Area 2017
Screen One Monthly Film Series
Address: Uptown Theatre – 55 Dunlop Street
This popular monthly film series showcases an international line up of cinematic gems. Screenings are on the first Wednesday & Thursday of the month year-round.
Show Time: Visit www.barriefilmfestival.ca for screening times.
Address: MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street
Phone: (705) 721-9696
An annual art festival that explores the role language plays in contemporary art with special exhibitions, performances, readings, talks, screenings, guided tours, and hands-on activities for families and youth.
Event Time: Various times for each event, please visit website.
Admission: Adults – $10; Seniors/Students: $8.00
Pumpkinferno at Haunted Harbour
Address: Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Drive
Phone: (705) 549-8064
Experience the phenomenon of hauntingly magical and stirring outdoor exhibits of hand-carved pumpkins, all set against the night-time backdrop of Discovery Harbour. But BEWARE….new characters will be lurking about in the expanded TERROR ZONE!!This is an outdoor exhibit spanning our beautiful historic attraction. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate weather gear, we are open rain or shine. We will have a maze for the little ones to go through and a craft. There will be a refreshment stand along with a small retail area to get some goodies. The TERROR ZONE is expanded this year and is not recommended for children under the age of 12. It’s an absolutely amazing scare zone if you dare to enter.
Admission: Admission is $8.00 per person with a non-perishable food item
Youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Children 5 and under are FREE
Service Animals ONLY
Address: Various Locations Throughout City
Phone: (705) 739-4299
Barrie’s multi-venue festival is part of Canada-wide celebration that catalyzes and inspires public participation in arts and culture. Try your hand at conducting an orchestra, check out street performers, historic walking tours and performances on city buses and more.
The Bay Studio Tour 2017
Location: Penetanguishene & Tiny Township
Address: Various Locations
Experience first hand, the one-of-a-kind creations of over 28 talented Artists in The Bay Studio Tour. Surrounded by the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay, come and explore a unique variety of art studio locations throughout Penetanguishene and Tiny Township.
Thanksgiving & Halloween Festivities
Address: Drysdale’s Tree Farm, 6635 Simcoe Road 56
The Halloween spirit begins to howl at Drysdale’s and the Evergreen Store. Open 7 days a week to help you in the search for a great pumpkin in the 4 acre pumpkin patch. The Evergreen Store will fulfill your needs from corn stocks, straw bales to devilish delights to decorate your home inside and out.
Weekend Festivities Include: Wagon rides to pick your own pumpkin, live entertainment, train rides, bonfire, face painting, hay maze, haunted house and more!
|Fridays and Saturdays from 7-10 pm, dare to ride the ‘Psycho Path’, where all your nightmares come true.
*Please note: Night rides are themed for an older audience and are recommended for ages 14+*
*Call for admission details*
Event Time: Halloween Weekend Festivities 10am – 4pm.
Admission: Call for admission
‘An Evening with Sean McCann’ at The Mady Centre
Address: The Mady Centre, 1 Dunlop Street West
Sean McCann won over audiences coast to coast and around the world as a founding member of award-winning band Great Big Sea. He is charting his own course and combines original songs and stories to inspire and change lives for the better. Sean’s great voice and engaging performance is perfectly suited for the intimacy of the Mady.
‘Sexy Laundry’ at The Mady Centre
Address: The Mady Centre, 1 Dunlop Street West
Meet Henry and Alice. The kids have left the nest, life is good … there’s finally time for each other. So when Alice books a luxury hotel room for an evening of “Us Time”, what could possibly go wrong? Probably nothing… unless you happen bring along a copy of “sex for dummies”, then, all bets are off, and emotions sure to run high. Rough, raw, sincere, and ultimately tender, this achingly funny “one-on-one” strikes a chord for anyone who has ever been in a relationship.
Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour
Address: Studios Throughout Barrie & Simcoe County
Contact: Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour
This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. 30 outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work over the 4 days at 15 different studios.Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewellery and clothing makers – a wide selection with something for everyone. This self-guided Tour roams from Barrie through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shores to Orillia. Come for the day, come for the weekend!Event Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts & Crafts Show & Sale
Address: Sainte Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Phone: (705) 526-7838
Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is a fun family event, with lots of on-site activities and outstanding artisans and crafters.
The event is a regional favourite and typically includes both new and returning artisans. The wide variety of new products includes:
• Original acrylic artwork on slate and canvas
• Wildlife wood carvings
• Birch-bark greeting cards
• Glass and crystal ornaments
• Unique wreaths and centerpiece arrangements with natural materials
• Exquisite purses
• Porcupine-quill jewelry
Returning artists will showcase:
• Fan-carved birds
• Home-made wooden birdhouses
• Jewelry made from silver, brass, copper, bone, and shells
• Ceramic giftware
• Native drums and leather goods
• Wood burned gourds
• Quillwork and much more Read More.
Event Time: 10am – 5pm
Barrie Film Festival
Address: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West
A ten-day film lover’s delight! Bringing people together to experience extraordinary films from Canada and around the world. Includes guest speakers, parties, short film competition and director’s brunch. BFF – your best friend for film!
Admission: Film Tickets: $10 (All Access Pass also available)
Barrie Brew & Bites Tour #55
Address: Starting Location: Redline Brewhouse, 431 Bayview Drive
Spend an afternoon being guided around Barrie discovering the local craft industry and sample some tapas style dishes the breweries are offering. The afternoon stops include Barnstormers Brewing and Distillery, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Redline Brewhouse, plus Heritage Estates Cidery. We also have a seasonal shop at Heritage Hills Hop Farm.
- Private transportation and tour leader
- Meeting point at Redline Brewhouse at 11 am
- Tastings, tapas and facility tour at Flying Monkeys
- Tastings, tapas and facility tour at Barnstormer Brewing Company
- Tastings, tapas and facility tour at Redline Brewhouse
- Tastings and facility tour at Heritage Hills Cidery
Admission: $101.85 per person
Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Address: Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive
Phone: (705) 739-4228
Once upon a time there was a little piece of wood…Born of a piece of wood spelled carved by the old artisan Gepetto, the ever-rebellious, carefree and imprudent puppet PINOCCHIO will learn life through a thousand and one trials that will force him to confront Mangefeu, the terrible director of the Puppet Theatre.Show Time:
Single Tickets – $23All persons must have a valid ticket, including infants. Children 12 months of age or younger receive a complimentary ticket (no seat). Please arrange this through the Box Office.
Information found at tourismbarrie.ca