Attention, fall lovers. There are practically endless craft fairs and harvest festivals taking place across BC this year, from apple-focused fests to a vintage fair, to a nut harvest celebration. So whether you’re looking to go on a couple of hayrides, indulge in seasonal bites, or hunt down your next favourite sweater of the season, you’re sure to find it all at these 16 fall fairs and festivals in BC.

Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival

Attracting an average of 10,000 visitors every year is the beloved Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival, run by the Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association. This year marks the festival’s 119th year (and 75th corn fest), and is themed “Olden Days to Modern Ways.”

Visitors can expect to enjoy carnival rides ($1.50 for single rides, $45 for Friday Night/ Saturday all-day rides), a parade, and a slew of food trucks – and that’s just for starters.

When: Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd
Where: 6800 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
Cost: Free admission on Friday, $10 in cash at the door on Saturday

Heritage Fall Fair

The Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos is celebrating the season with its eighth annual Heritage Fall Fair, which will feature a silent auction, all-day carnival games, a scavenger hunt, a goat farm, a pie-eating contest, dozens of local vendors, apple and zucchini ‘races,’ and live entertainment.

The fair will take place from 10 am to 4 pm on September 23rd and 24th.

When: Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th
Where: 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos
Cost: $20 per adult, $15 per student or senior

Harvest Market Festival 

With over 100 local vendors to peruse, live entertainment, family-friendly crafts, and annual chilli, pie & squash contests, the fourth annual Harvest Market Festival in Nelson is sure to be a blast for all ages, celebrating the region’s bounty this year.

When: Saturday, September 23rd
Where: Baker Street, Nelson
Cost: Free admission

Kelowna Scarecrow Festival

Looking for a unique fall activity to enjoy with the family? Kelowna’s 13th annual Scarecrow Festival features a Scarecrow-building competition, in addition to live music and performances, vendors, and eats to enjoy.

When: Saturday, September 23rd
Where: 175 Gray Road, Kelowna
Cost: Free admission

Harvest Fair in Surrey

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 23rd, a harvest fair and celebration will take place at the Historic Stewart Farm in Surrey, featuring tons of local vendors ranging from handmade pots, florals, and gifts to guided ‘ghost’ tours.

When: Saturday, September 23rd
Where: 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Cost: Free admission

The Great Spallumcheen Farm & Food Festival 

This all-ages festival will feature tastings, a market by local food and drink producers, vintage equipment, a grain threshing demo, and even a horse and tractor-drawn ploughing competition – all at Fieldstone Organics in Armstrong.

When: Sunday, September 24th
Where: 4851 Schubert Road, Armstrong
Cost: Free admission

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Sooke’s 7th annual Apple Festival is celebrating the region’s unique apple varietals and agricultural heritage on Sunday, September 24th from 10 am to 3 pm at Sunriver Community Orchard.

When: Sunday, September 24th
Where: 2380 Phillips Road, Sooke
Cost: Free admission

Taste of Abby 

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Photo via Robyn Bessenger Photography / Taste of Abby

Visitors of Abbotsford’s beloved ‘Taste of Abby’ can sample the best of the harvest season with a mix of delicious farm-to-table experiences, seasonal bites, spirit, cider, and beer releases, and exciting fall-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.

When: September 15th to 24th
Where: 2552 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Cost: $35 for the night market

Festival of the Grape 

While not technically fall-themed, a visit to the 24th annual Festival of the Grape at Oliver Community Park is definitely warranted this season. The outdoor attraction showcases tasting samples from BC wineries, allowing visitors to take part in the iconic Grape Stomp competition. There will also be over 60 vendors at their merchant marketplace, as well as an interactive kids’ zone.

When: Sunday, September 24th
Where: 6359 Park Drive, Oliver
Cost: Free admission

Powell River Fall Fair

From 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd, Powell River Fair Grounds is transforming into a lively celebration of the season, complete with local eats, an exhibition barn, live music, and crafts. Fair entry fees are by donation, and will go towards an annual fundraiser to support local agriculture.

When: Saturday, September 23rd
Where: 4365 McLeod Road, Powell River
Cost: Admission by donation

Davis Bay / Selma Park / Wilson Creek Fall Fair

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the same day, there will be a free fall fair taking place at Whitaker Park in Sechelt. Guests can expect to peruse a Farmer’s Market surrounded by live music all day long. And for the kids, there are special activities, a Community Art Project, and a bouncy castle to take advantage of.

When: Saturday, September 23rd
Where: 5123 Davis Bay Road, Sechelt
Cost: Admission by donation

Okanagan Vintage Fair 

Over 40 tables of vintage treasures from around the province await at this year’s Okanagan Vintage Fair, which will take place at the Parkinson Recreation Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 30th. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind vintage finds, you’re sure to find them here.

When: Saturday, September 30th
Where: 1800 Parkinson Way
Cost: $2 per adult, free for children 12 and under

Harvest Days at VanDusen 

It’s nearly autumn season once again at VanDusen, and they’re celebrating with their annual Harvest Days festival, complete with access to the botanical gardens, maze area, and festive photo-op areas. Visitors can enjoy tasty seasonal treats, live entertainment throughout the garden, and of course, take pictures with all of the fun fall decor.

The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends from Saturday, October 7th to Sunday, October 29th.

When: Weekends from Saturday, October 7th to Sunday, October 29th
Where: 5251 Oak Street
Cost: $12 per adult

Nut Harvest Celebration 

The 100-year-old Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park in West Kelowna is celebrating the season with a special Nut Harvest Celebration, which invites visitors to gather walnuts, hazelnuts, and chestnuts, and enjoy a slew of live entertainment and family-friendly demos.

When: Saturday, October 7th
Where: 2375 Whitworth Road, West Kelowna
Cost: Free admission

Fall Craft Fair at Fernie Community Centre 

If you’re ready to feast on freshly baked pies, head to Fernie Community Centre on Saturday, October 7th. Visitors will also get the chance to peruse local vendors, ranging from crochet toques to stamped copper jewelry.

When: Saturday, October 7th
Where: 902 BC-3, Fernie
Cost: Free admission

Hunniford Harvest Day Market 

While not technically a festival, Hunniford’s Harvest Day Market in Prince George is sure to have some of the best fall produce around, and you’ll have three weekends in October to check it out!

Each market will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hunniford Gardens.

When: Sunday, October 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Where: 8845 Aquarius Road, Prince George
Cost: Free admission

UBC Apple Festival 

The two-day festival features a food fair, live entertainment on the Great Lawn, and over 40 varieties of new & heritage BC apples available for tasting – all at the UBC Farm from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 14th and 15th.

When: Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th
Where: UBC Botanical Garden
Cost: $8 early bird pricing

And that’s a wrap on some amazing fall festivities taking place across BC this year. Enjoy!