With the leaves finally changing colours, the rain finally coming down, and the wind finally brisk, it looks like it’s finally fall. It is certainly a transitory season, as one swaps out sandals for rain boots and tank tops for sweaters. Fall in Waterloo Region means many wet days, colourful foliage, and the cooling of the temperature. Fall in the region also means a myriad of events and activities for the whole family.
To start off October, check out the many iconic Oktoberfest events planned until October 11th. On the 6th is the iconic keg tapping, initiating the greatest Oktoberfest outside of Germany. On the 8th is the classic Willkommen Platz, wherein downtown Kitchener goes from boring to bustling as it is transformed into a Bavaria village filled with German cuisine and cold beer. There are also plenty of vendors in the vendor market and many a live performance.
For a more family friendly event, check out St. Jacobs Pumpkin Parade on the 28th. All day long St. Jacobs will be hosting a variety of family friendly events, such as cookie decorating, pumpkin carving, trick or treating, skating, and hot chocolate before culminating in the Pumpkin Parade. Pumpkins are lit up along King St with the voting for the best one and spooky costumes. Free pumpkins provided!
For those into more-lowkey and into natural beauty, check out the fall foliage across the region. Waterloo park is a great spot to walk around and admire the magical change that is the transition of leaves from green, to yellow, to orange and red. The treeline walk along the Conestogo river is also a fabulous way to see the beauty of both water and trees, with the end of the trail being the quaint town of St. Jacobs, a beauty of it’s own. Waterloo Region is quite the place to be this October!