Fall weather has finally arrived and Torontonians are eager to take advantage of scenic Ontario road trips and an usual number of FREE giveaways that revolve around carb loading.
Here’s what’s happening in Toronto this weekend.
Calling all Riverdale fans – it’s time for you to live out one of your TV dreams and hit up Pop’s Diner IRL. The first 200 guests at this Netflix hosted pop-up get a FREE Betty (Old Fashioned Vanilla) or Veronica (Double Chocolate) milkshakes in Pop’s cups while supplies last.
When: October 13, 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: Fran’s Restaurant, 20 College Street, Toronto
Toronto’s Vegan Oktoberfest is back following its sold-out debut in 2016 for a vegan volksfest featuring a live polka band and family-friendly portion of the evening followed by beer-chugging and sausage-eating contests, and a late-night dance party.
When: October 13, 7 pm
Where: Lithuanian House 1573 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Taking place at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery, this annual festive tradition will get you knee-deep in cranberries, but not before wearing a stylish one-size-fits-all chest wader. Spend a day floating in a sea of cranberries, and show off your fall colours.
Where: Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh, 1074 Cranberry Road
When: Now to October 15 and October 21 & 22.
This pop-up dinner series features two chefs at each edition cooking with a signature ingredient or style of cooking. Held at a different top secret location each time, the inaugural event will showcase a seven-course truffle tasting menu from Chefs Devan Rajkumar and Joe Friday.
When: October 13
The iconic Canadian concession is being given away for free this weekend. Get a free cinnamon and sugar pastries at participating locations across Canada between October 13 and 16 in exchange for donations of cash or non-perishable food items for local food banks.
When: October 13 to 16
Where: Beavertails Toronto Waterfront, 145 Queen’s Quay West, Pier 6, Toronto
Channel your inner lumberjack at this cottage themed feast featuring roaring fires, cold craft beers, axe throwing and AYCE eating from 10 Feast On-certified chefs. Proceeds go to support Evergreen’s mission to build flourishing cities.
When: October 14, 7 pm to midnight
Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
This October, Foodies on Foot and Rancourt Winery are hosting a Haunted Harvest Party in a vineyard in NOTL and it’s being billed as an ambulatory feast featuring the fall harvest and Dracula-themed food stations.
When: October 14, 7 pm
Where: Rancourt Winery, 1829 Concession 4 Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake
Price: $40 for tickets via phone: 905-468-2882 or email: [email protected]
Exactly what its name suggests, this event promises works from 100 emerging artists in a Warhol-esque warehouse featuring live music, body painting, multimedia displays, and FREE pancakes!
When: October 14, 8 pm to 2 am
Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: $15 admission at the door.
Will Joey “Jaws” Chestnut hold on to his Poutine Eating World Record of 25.5 pounds eaten in just 10 minutes? Find out when the eighth annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship (#WPEC2017) kicks off on Saturday. Plus, FREE poutine for spectators.
When: October 14, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Admission is free.
Planning a wedding or party in the near future? Admission to The Toronto Catering Show is like an unlimited pass to sample the wares from top caterers in the GTA.
When: October 15, noon to 4 pm
Where: The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Asquith Avenue, Toronto
Kicking off this weekend in Hamilton, Ontario, NOSH offers a full week of culinary adventures and events in this October. The city-wide food fest returns in 2017 for its sophomore year with the intent of outdoing the 53 food events held during the festival’s inaugural event.
When: October 16 to 22
Where: Restaurants and event venues in Hamilton