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October Guide: Major Events & Fall Things To Do in Edmonton

Published Sep 13, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

All you need to know for awesome family events this October! From Haunted Houses to Pumpkin Fests here are the best things to do this month.

Fall is in full swing! Something about the crisp air and the orange and red leaves makes me feel so cozy. There is lots to do in our city this month as well!

Here we highlight the major annual events, but you can also visit our full calendar of events for a snapshot of everything that's happening around Edmonton.

Here's some of our favourite events and happenings in October:

1. Deadmonton Haunted House

Deadmonton House is Edmonton's premier haunted house. Bringing you the ultimate in horror. This year they are starting their shows on September 22.These shows will be our popular Flashlights Only Event! Their lights will be turned off and each group will only get one light to try and make their way through Deadmonton House.

*recommended for ages 12 and up*

Where: 7031 Gateway Blvd
When: Thursday - Sunday September 22 - November 9

2. Just a Little Night Market

Just a Little Night Market is a marketplace, open at night. It is a place where people gather to put aside their day for the simple pleasures found in lively conversation, local music, food & drink. Unique goods, entertainment and curiosities, you are never sure what you will find. Their charities of choice support the underemployed, random acts of kindness and Rotary. 

Where: Alberta Aviation Museum
When: October 4, 5

3. Haunted Pumpkin Festival

The Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm, attracts families from across the nation to Edmonton’s countryside every fall! An autumn outing to the pumpkin patch and this charming month-long Halloween festival is an annual tradition. There’s been over 1 million guests to the farm have enjoyed the farm since 1956!

Where: Prairie Gardens
When: Saturdays and Sundays in October

4. TD Family Nights

Families have the opportunity to enjoy an evening of FREE admission to the new early childhood development gallery, made possible by our friends at TD Bank Group.

TD Family Night is an opportunity for all families to spend quality time together, learn something new, engage in hands-on learning, explore the new CuriousCITY and of course, play together!

Where: TELUS World of Science
When: October 4

5. The Wiggles Tour - Edmonton

The Big Show will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as ‘Do the Propeller!’, ‘E-M-M-A’, ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Rock-a- Bye Your Bear’, as well as some of their most Pop!-ular hits from the Wiggle Pop! album. You’ll see The Wiggles, their Wiggly friends and dancers, Santa Claus, dancing reindeers and much more!

Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
When: October 26

6. Bountiful Farmers' Market

Edmonton's indoor, year round, multi-day farmers' market! Your one-stop-shop to keep you stocked for the week. With over 100 vendors we have everything from fresh local vegetables and meat, local coffee roasters, to Albertan beer and wine.

Whether you’re shopping for the week, meeting for lunch or just sitting down for coffee while the kids play, every visit will be a memorable one.

Where: 3696 97 St
When: Friday - Sunday year round

7. Kids Night Out

Drop off your little artists for a creative night! Only $34/each includes care-giving, painting, pizza, movie and fun. Ages 4 and up.

Where: Color Me Mine West Edmonton Mall
When: Every Friday year round

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