14 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, October 19

Oct 18 2019, 5:00 am

We’ve somehow made it all the way back to Saturday, which means that it’s time to celebrate the weekend and all the fun to come!

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival Calgary 2019

What: The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival returns to YYC on October 18 and 19 at Calgary’s Stampede Park BMO Centre. This year, the event will feature over 40 restaurants, more than 200 wines, and hundreds of beers, ciders, and spirits, all under one roof. This is Alberta’s largest and most anticipated wine and food event, with hundreds of booths and over 25,000 guests participating each year.

When: October 18 until October 19, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm (Friday) 12 to 4 pm and 6 to 10 pm (Saturday)
Where: Halls D and E, Stampede Park BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary
Price: $25–$35; buy online

Haunted Calgary at New Horizon Mall

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What: The parkade level of New Horizon Mall transforms into over 20,000 square feet of terrifying characters, sets, and props for Halloween. Haunted Calgary features three spooky attractions and a Family Frights Thrill Zone for all ages. Partial proceeds will be donated to local charity.

When: October 18 and 19, October 25 and 26, October 31 to November 2, 2019
Time: From 6 pm for regular haunted houses, 7 to 10 pm for Glowstick Night, and 7 to 8:30 pm for Hell Night
Where: New Horizon Mall — 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Tickets: Starting at $25, available online

Tangled Tree Fall and Christmas Market

What: The fifth annual Fall and Christmas market features, handmade artisans and fair trade goods, food trucks, and more. Food donations will be accepted at the door.

When: October 19 and 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bearspaw Lions Hall – 25240 Nagway Road NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park

What: Celebrate the spooky season with Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Explore five haunted houses. Go on rides, plus enjoy activities, food, and drinks. All ages welcome.

When: Friday and Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Gluten Free Expo

What: Canada’s largest gluten-free event. Attendees can check out hundreds of gluten free products while learning from experts, sampling food and drinks, check out demos and talks, and more.

When: October 19 to 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Big Four Building – 1801 Big Four Trail SE
Tickets: Online

Calgary Stampeders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

What: The Calgary Stampeders face off against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at McMahaon Stadium.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Calgary Gem and Mineral Show 2019

What: The Calgary Gem & Mineral Show features more than 50 gem, mineral, and jewellery vendors from across the country. The weekend will also include demos, lectures, and door prizes every hour.

When: October 18 to October 20, 2019
Time: 1 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Big Four Building – 1898 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Adult-only date night at Butterfield Acres 2019

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What: Butterfield Acres has reserved select dates this month for child-free fun, offering an 18+ night at the patch for those looking to find a suitable pumpkin in peace. The official date night event starts at 5 pm (which is also when the farmyard will open for visits with animals) though the pumpkin hunt won’t begin until 6:15 pm. Participants will be able to take a sunset tractor ride out to the patch where you’ll be able to hunt down the most picture-perfect soon-to-be-Jack-o-Lantern, which you’ll be able to carve up shortly after.

When: October 19 and October 26, 2019
Time: Admission begins at 5 pm
Where: Butterfield Acres Petting Farm – 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW
Tickets: $20, available online

Cavalry FC vs FC Edmonton

What: Cavalry FC take on FC Edmonton in Canadian Premier League action at Spruce Meadows.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wordfest presents Dave Hill

What: Comedian Dave Hill has written for a variety of outlets, including The Paris Review, GQ, New York Times and McSweeney’s. His song “Go” is also the theme of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. His third book is titled Parking the Moose.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 12 to 1:15 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor – 1221 2 St SW, Calgary
TicketsOnline

Calgary Humane Society’s 19th Annual Cocktails for Critters Gala

What: The 19th Annual Cocktails for Critters raises funds for Calgary Humane Society. This year’s theme is “Heroes”, and the event will celebrate people who have helped an animal in an amazing way. There will also be live entertainment, silent auction, animal aulmni and meet and greet, complimentary wine hour, and more.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre – 120 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Spruce Meadows – Oktoberfest I

What: Horses and riders are coming to the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex for Oktoberfest I tournament. Complimentary Parking is available throughout the week in Lot #8.

When: Now to October 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Admission: Free

Granary Road Pumpkin Fest

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Pumpkins (K Hanley CHDPhoto / Shutterstock)

What: Granary Road’s annual Pumpkin Fest tractor-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin hunt and decorating, an active learning park, and more.

When: October 19 and October 20
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Granary Road 226066 112th St W MD of Foothills, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Fall at Calgary Farmyard

What: There are many events to enjoy this fall at Calgary Farmyard, including an 11-acre corn maze, petting zoo, playground, and more. Plus there are Flashlight Nights in the Maze every Friday and Saturday starting September 20, and a Pumpkin Festival every Saturday and Sunday starting October 5.

When: Fridays to Sundays until October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview
Tickets: Online