Sweater weather is here and with another weekend upon us, we couldn’t be more excited to embrace autumn. From apple picking adventures to horrifying haunted experiences, there are so many things to do in Ottawa this weekend. So grab your favourite flannel because it’s time to fall in love with the capital. 

Whether you want to see fall colours or indulge in some comfort food, the city has your back.

Fall Rhapsody has begun and that means the capital will soon be covered in brilliant red, yellow, and orange leaves. 

And if you’re a thrill-seeker, annual spooktacular events like Frightfest at Saunders Farm and sKreamers at Proulx Farm are back and scarier than ever.

But if that’s a little too intense for you, don’t fret. Pumpkinferno returns this weekend as well, so you can wander through a whimsical field filled with glowing pumpkin art.

Apple orchards in the area are still open and ripe with fruit for you to take home as well.

So, don't waste another second and start planning your perfect weekend.

Get Scared Silly At Frightfest

Price: From $40

When: September 28- October 31

Address: 7893 Bleeks Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This annual haunting event is sure to send chills down your spine. If you're in need of a good scare, don't let this event pass you by.


Score Sweet Fall Planters At Plantopia

Price: Prices vary

When: Saturday, September 26

Address: 1680 Vimont Ct Unit 106, Orléans, ON

Why You Need To Go: If your ever-growing plant collection needs a touch of fall, then you're in luck. You can score beautiful indoor plants, fall arrangements, and DIY fall planters for a good cause at this pop-up event.


PYO Apples At Pinewood Orchards

Price: Apple prices vary

When: Saturdays & Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Address: 101 Herzberg Rd., Nepean, ON

Why You Need To Go: If pumpkins aren't exactly the apple of your eye, don't worry. Fresh fruits at these orchards are ready to be picked.


Let Your Frustration Out At Smash Room

Price: From $30

When: Thursday-Sunday

Address: 889 Lady Ellen Pl., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you've been feeling particularly stressed out this year, you can let it all out in one of Ottawa's smash rooms.


Scream Your Head Off At sKreamers

Price: $15

When: Starting Saturday, September 26

Address: 1865 O'Toole Rd., Cumberland, ON

Why You Need To Go: A charming farm near Ottawa is transforming into a haunted wonderland that will chill you to the bone. 


Bask In The Beauty Of Fall Rhapsody 

Price: Free

When: September 26 - October 25

Address: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Fall Rhapsody starts this weekend and it's the perfect time to wander around and discover fall beauty in your city.


Don't Give A Fork At Ottawa's New Burger Spot

Price: Prices vary

When: Tuesday-Sunday

Address: 2560A Bank St., Gloucester, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ottawa's newest burger spot has all the comfort food you'll need to keep you warm and cozy this season.


Light It Up At Pumpkinferno

Price: $16

When: Starting Friday, September 25

Address: 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through a whimsical field featuring over 7,000 hand-crafted glowing pumpkin sculptures.


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