When the leaves start changing and there's a chill in the air, we all know what's coming. Although we're sad to see summer 2017 go, fall is a beautiful time of year with plenty to do in the city.
Beat those end-of-summer blues by taking advantage of new and exciting things going on in Saskatoon this fall. There are plenty of festivals and outdoor activities to help you maximise your time in the gorgeous Saskatoon fall scenery - and make great Instagram posts, of course.
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Festivals happening in Saskatoon this fall:
Broadway Street Fair // Broadway Avenue
Check out Saskatoon's finest local talent on September 9 at the Broadway Street Fair. It's free to attend, and there will be dancers, musicians, performers, and local goods for sale. It's a great way to kick off the fall!
Pumpkin Festival // Black Fox Farm & Distillery
In September and October, you can celebrate all things fall, just outside the city. This festival offers wagon rides, fresh food, perfect pumpkin backdrops for photo opps, and more! It runs for 3 different weekends, so check their website for dates and times.
Nuit Blanche // Various Locations
On September 30, check out this cool nighttime festival for Saskatoon art, culture, and performance. The atmosphere's great, and the city really comes alive for the night to celebrate all things artsy.
Curated Fall Market // TCU Place
If you're looking for all of Saskatoon's finest handmade goods in one place, this is the festival for you! It's open to the public for $4 admission on October 7, and if you want a first peek at all the goods, there's a ticketed event happening in the evening on October 6.
Word on the Street Festival // Broadway District
Word on the Street is Saskatoon's magazine and book festival, happening September 24. There are great talks offered by authors, including poetry, fiction, cooking, and travel.
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Food to try in Saskatoon this fall:
Enjoy homemade pies for a dessert date // The Berry Barn
The Berry Barn serves up some amazing homemade eats, and their pie is absolutely delicious! Check for pumpkin pie in the fall and you won't be disappointed. You can even buy goods to bring home from their bakery!
Catch up on Saskatoon's newest restaurants // Various locations
Over the summer, several new places to eat opened up around the city. If you didn't get a chance to try them all, now is your time! There's breakfast options, vegan dishes, and ice-cream for dessert!
YXEats Festival // Riversdale
From September 6 to 10, check out YXEats - it's a ticketed food event where you can try new creations and food from Saskatoon chefs. The festival focuses on the Riversdale area, where lots of new restaurants have been popping up lately.
Celebrate Le Burger Week // Various Locations
Le Burger Week is a national week-long festival celebrating burgers in Canada, from September 1 to 7. Various restaurants across the city have been tasked with creating an original burger, which you can go and try, and then vote for your favourite. Sounds like a good excuse to eat a lot of burgers!
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Outdoor activities in Saskatoon this fall:
Do a fall hike // Cranberry Flats
Cranberry Flats is just a short drive out of the city and makes for a great day trip. There are plenty of trails to explore, and you won't be disappointed by the fall views of the South Saskatchewan River!
The Corn Maze // Strawberry Ranch
The Corn Maze is a Saskatoon fall favourite! Get lost in the maze with your partner, or find your way through with a group of friends. Either way, it's sure to be a fun afternoon.
Take in the gorgeous fall colours of the River Valley // Meewasin Trail
Saskatoon is stunning in the fall, so be sure to take a stroll through the Meewasin Trail. The photos opps will be endless and it's sure to cure any end-of-summer blues you were holding onto.
Pick pumpkins // Robertson Valley Farm
Pumpkin picking is such a fun way to get you in the mood for fall and Halloween! It's a great activity for a group of friends, and you can also pick up other fresh, locally grown veggies while you're there.