The weather may be cooling off, but London, Ontario is still red hot when it comes to fall events!
If you enjoyed September events like the return of the Western Fair, SkyDrive by Airshow London and Western University's Homecoming, then you'll love what the rest of the season has in store for the Forest City!
outdoor adventure and family fun
Fall is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy an outdoor adventure! Whether it's getting lost in a corn maze, taking a bite out of a freshly picked apple or finding that perfect pumpkin for your front porch, some of the best things of the season happen out in nature. For a full day of family fun at the farm, a short drive to Kustermans Adventure Farm or Clovermead Adventure Farm will provide tons of fun fall activities like wagon rides, corn mazes and pick-your-own pumpkins. If you're looking to stroll through an apple orchard for the afternoon, Apple Land Station is for you! You can pick a bushel of apples or spend the day playing at their family farm and visiting the farm animals.
Is fall food more your passion? Heeman's "Food Trucks on the Farm" is the perfect event to try out some amazing local food trucks and is taking place every weekend until October 8. Even after this event’s over, you can pick up some fall décor and delicious hard ciders for your home!
Meanwhile back in town, the Covent Garden Market is having their "Fall Food Fest" on October 28 where they will be celebrating food, fall and community in the Market Square.
For those wanting to get into the Halloween spirit, Storybook Gardens is getting spooky with "StoryBOO" from October 13 to 30. This evening event, geared towards families with children under the age of 10, will see the park transformed into a spooky (but not scary) place! Looking for a scare you won't forget? Grosvenor's Haunted Lodge invites you to test your will as you venture through the disturbing results of the dark side of science. Check it out if you dare during the last two weekends of October.
City of music
As Canada’s first and only UNESCO City of Music, London, Ontario will have countless opportunities to enjoy live performances all throughout the fall. Get ready for the debut of VENUExVENUE, a multi-day music festival set to sweep through the heart of the Forest City, uniting over 50 emerging Ontario talents across iconic venues this November.
Enjoy all things Folk at the FMO Community Folk Fest, a free mini festival this October 12 to 14. Taking place in conjunction with the annual Folk Music Ontario Conference, Canada’s largest gathering of the professional folk music community, this special showcase features amazing folk talent ranging from local artists to international performers.
Be sure not to overlook the electrifying performances happening at London's various music venues. The stage at Budweiser Gardens will come alive with sensational acts such as Daniel Caesar and the 1975, while beloved Canadian artists like Cat Clyde and Finger Eleven will make triumphant returns to the London Music Hall.
These are just a few of the highlights in London's autumn music scene, so don't forget to explore the full Tourism London music events page.
film lovers And art enthusiasts
Movie lovers rejoice! The Forest City Film Festival returns from October 14 to 22. This festival (featuring an 85 film lineup) celebrates films and filmmakers with a connection to Southwestern Ontario. This festival will take place in the downtown core and is a must for lovers of the cinema!
For those who love storytelling on the stage, there’s so much to look forward to this Fall. Budweiser Gardens will bring the best of touring broadway direct from New York, including the iconic Jesus Christ Superstar on October 24 and the hit musical based on the remarkable true story, Come From Away, on November 21.
The Grand Theatre’s “season of imagination” is also underway with the heartwarming and hilarious world of "Kim's Convenience" live October 17 to November 4. Experience laughter and heartfelt moments in the fantastic production that inspired the hit sitcom.
For those who need some extra humour in their lives, laughs can be found at the inaugural London Comedy Festival. Running November 23 to 25, the top-notch comedians and hilarious performances will bring some much-needed levity as we transition from fall to winter.
London Sports action
Fall is a great time to be a sports lover in London, Ontario! The puck drops for the London Knights at Budweiser Gardens and the Western Mustangs football team has already kicked off their incredible season.
No matter what you are looking for this fall, one thing is certain, you won't have to go far to find the perfect fall activity in the Forest City. For a full list of events, be sure to visit the Tourism London events page.