October 13… is not too early to start celebrating Halloween (It’s Friday the 13, after all), and with all the corn mazes, pumpkin festivals, and zombie walks to check out, we won’t blame you if you start the festivities a few weeks early.
For all that and more, here’s a list of Calgary events to check out this weekend. Enjoy!
What: Calling all writers, authors and all those who love and appreciate a good book – this will be 7 days you won’t want to miss out on! Celebrate the written word by experiencing live presentations, panels, industry workshops, art installations and more by 80+ International Bestselling authors and up-and-coming groundbreakers. Come prepared to be connected to with life-changing ideas and engage with like-minded people who share a love of reading and curiosity about the writing life.
What: The wait is finally over! Granary Road Farmers Market is finally open. Come explore their Active Learning Park, while munching on delicious eats from The Loft Lounge and checking out the fantastic local vendors in the Public Market!
What: The most bodacious bash of the year is back! Shake, strut and shimmy as you celebrate a healthy active lifestyle for women to help reduce the development of breast cancer at this annual retro soiree.
What: Celebrate fall in the most appropriate way possible! Every weekend in October you will have the opportunity explore the patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to bring home, along with the Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Fun Farm and more. Don’t miss The Great Pumpkin Explosion, where a pumpkin filled with candy is exploded daily!
When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
What: Join Vine Arts on 17 Avenue for their first ever Natural Wine Festival, featuring a festival-style wine tasting from some of their favourite importers, wineries, and winemakers specializing in natural wines.
What: Join the Calgary Farmers Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. You will have the opportunity to listen to 10 various Alberta ranchers as they explain what it takes to bring their products to the market, sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.
When: Every Sunday
Where: 510 – 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE