Events to Put You in the Autumn Mood
Top featured photo: Art Now Regina, photo credit Thomas Archer
As soon as the leaves start to change colour and there’s a certain crisp feeling in the air, it’s easy to tell that fall is on its way. With it, fall brings pumpkins, corn mazes, harvest festivals, pumpkin spice lattes, and gorgeous fall walks. To really get you in the mood for this upcoming season, check out these local events in Regina and Saskatoon that are centered around fall.
Moody Autumn Events in Regina
Regina’s Etsy Made in Canada Fall Market: On Sept. 28 check out the Etsy Fall Market, where there will be 30-plus local Etsy shops all under one roof. Hosted at the University of Regina, you’ll be able to find locally made goods that will help you settle into the season — candles, scarves, mittens, hand-made mugs, cute accessories and more!
Nuit Blanche Regina: YQR’s Nuit Blanche is on Sept. 29 this year, and this annual event is a night-time arts festival throughout the downtown. There will be a wide variety of artists, performers, and displays to check out. Grab your jacket and bundle up for this evening of fun — coffee recommended.
Cedar Creek Gardens Corn Maze: Visit Cedar Creek Gardens and take a stroll through their corn maze, which is a great activity to do on a date, or as a family. The corn maze also makes a lovely photo backdrop for fall-themed photos, and if you’re early enough, you can also catch the last of their greenhouses for the season.
Art Now Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair: From Sept. 19 to 22, Creative Saskatchewan and Sask Galleries are hosting the Art Now Fine Art Fair, which is the province’s largest fine art fair, showcasing contemporary and modern art from the Prairie Provinces. There will also be tons of sessions, including panels, artist talks, and informative discussions.
Black Cat Fun-Raiser: On Sept. 13 (it’s a Friday!) head to the Government House for an evening of superstitious fun featuring guided tours of the museum with intriguing stories woven in. There will also be a live musical performance by Rory Allen, refreshments and appetizers, and door prizes. Be sure to get your tickets early to this spooky event!
Bring on Autumn Events in Saskatoon
Strawberry Ranch Corn Maze: This corn maze just outside the city is known for its unique maze patterns each year. Past designs of the maze have included a dog, sphinx and butterfly. Grab ice cream after at their concession, and make your trip to the maze a fun afternoon out.
Curated Fall Market: Saskatoon’s Curated Fall market is on Sept. 6 and 7 at TCU Place. For an intimate setting and smaller crowds, get tickets to the Sept. 6 date, which is an evening market that requires a ticket for entry. The Saturday market is open to the public all day, no ticket required, and you can browse locally-made goods that are perfect for fall.
Black Fox Pumpkin Festival: On Saturdays and Sundays throughout September, head to local farm and distillery Black Fox to pick your perfect pumpkin, and enjoy wagon and pony rides, tons of games, and delicious pumpkin goodies including doughnuts, pie and even pumpkin soup! Take it one step further with their Pumpkin Smash Fundraiser on Oct. 5, where they drop three gigantic pumpkins from great heights as a fundraising effort.
Superhero Corn Maze: The Saskatoon Italian Cultural Centre is hosting a five-acre corn maze with two different course lengths — a shorter course and a longer, more challenging one. On long weekends they also host other activities like a bouncy castle for kids, and in October, they have night maze times for those who want an extra challenge.
Broadway Street Fair: This year’s annual Broadway Street Fair is on Sept. 7, and it’s a great chance to get out in the community for some local food, shopping, music and more — all right beside the beautiful South Saskatchewan River. It’s a family-friendly event too, with a dunk tank, and Kids Kingdom attraction.