Thanksgiving weekend is almost here, which means we've been daydreaming about mashed potatoes and stuffing all week long. But, if you don't have solid holiday plans yet, don't worry. There are plenty of fun things to do in Ottawa this weekend to make the most out of your Thanksgiving.

From mouth-watering BBQ's and specialty perogies, to board games and terrifying haunted houses, there is a little something for everyone in the capital. 

Of course, if you're looking to escape the Halloween and Thanksgiving festivities, toonie beers and artisanal markets that are happening throughout the city of Ottawa have also got you covered. 

So grab some friends, bring your appetite and check out these eight activities that will be sure to keep you busy all weekend long. Even if it's just between those Thanksgiving family dinners. 

Pig Roast at Dominion City Brew Co.

Price: Prices vary

When: Saturday, October 12 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Address: 5510 Canotek Rd. Unit 15, Gloucester

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy delicious pulled pork and crisp craft beers at the annual Thanksgiving pig roast. Tickets and reservations are not required. Is there really any better way to spend Thanksgiving weekend than stuffing your face?

Ottawa 67's Toonie Beer Night

Price: $2 select beers

When: Friday, October 11 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: 1015 Bank St.

Why You Need To Go: Hit the rink this week and cheer on the hometown team by enjoying $2 Buds and Bud Lights until supplies last.

National Perogies Day at Ottawa Perogies

Price: Prices vary

When: Saturday, October 12 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Address: 1129 Baxter Rd.

Why You Need To Go: You can treat yourself to incredible, special-menu perogies at one of Ottawa's best spots. They even have vegan options. Discounts and door prizes will also be available.

Gobble Gobble Artisan Market

Price: Free admission

When: Saturday, October 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Address: 877 Boyd Ave.

Why You Need To Go: You can browse through a wide selection of handmade goods, maybe even get a jump start on your holiday shopping. There will also be free mini-workshops for you to participate in.

Thanksgiving Weekend on the Farm

Price: $12 museum admission

When: Saturday, October 12-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 901 Prince of Wales Dr.

Why You Need To Go: You can meet adorable farm animals and learn about all things farming at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. From bailing hay to making your own cranberry sauce, there's plenty of festive fun to be had.

Thanksgiving Weekend Board Games

Price: Prices vary

When: Friday, October 11-14 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Address: 1020 Wellington St. W

Why You Need To Go: You can play a collection of vintage board games alongside brunch or a bevvy this weekend at Hintonberg Public House. Or bring in your own games for some familiar fun.

The Fembassy Fall Show

Price: $12 advance $15 at the door

When: Saturday, October 12 at 8 p.m.

Address: 441 MacLaren St. Suite 330

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a night of all-women, non-binary comedy. From stand-up to sketches, improv, and storytelling you're sure to be LOLing all night.

Acres of Terror

Price: Starting at $22

When: Weekends, until October 30

Address: 1480 County Rd. 32, Crysler

Why You Need To Go: If you're up for a quick drive and love the thrill of being scared, then Cannamore Orchard is the place to be. Just 30 minutes from Ottawa, there will be terrifying haunted houses, wagon rides, a spooky fog maze, and more.

No matter what you're in the mood for, these eight events happening throughout the city are sure to be an amazing way to spend your Thanksgiving weekend.

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