October in Ottawa

Oct 3-6.  Metcalfe Fair. Rides, games, dancing and a demolition derby. Metcalfe Fairgrounds. metcalfefair.com

Oct 4.  Grilled Cheese Festival. City Hall. facebook.com/grilledcheesefestival

Oct 4-5.  Whiskey Ottawa Festival. Whiskey tastings, snacks and distilleries. Canadian War Museum. $140. whiskeyottawa.ca

Oct 4-6.  Gatineau Hills Fiddle Festival. Mill Road Community Space. $17+. facebook.com/GatineauHillsFiddleFest

Oct 4-6.  Mac My Cheese Fest. Mac n’ cheese festival. Festival Plaza at City Hall. macmycheesefest.ca

Oct 5.  Zombie Run. 2.5K fun run with corn maze and other spooky surprises. Proulx Berry Farm. $50. rattlemebones.ca

Oct 5.  Sens Home Opener vs. New York Rangers. nhl.com/senators

Oct 5.  Sip Axe and Relax. Brewery tour at Flora Hall and Beyond the Pale, followed by axe throwing. $101. brewdonkey.ca

Oct 5.  Panda Game. Gee Gees vs. Ravens (football). $20+. tdplace.ca

Oct 5.  Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival (Renfrew). Low Square. renfrew.ca

Oct 5.  NAC Golden Gala. 50th anniversary celebration featuring Sarah McLachlan and the NAC Orchestra. $135+. nac-cna.ca

Oct 5-6.  Yoga and Wellness Show. EY Centre. $9. yogawellnessshow.com

Oct 5-26.  Gatineau Park Shuttle. Shuttle to Gatineau Park and back on Saturdays in October. ncc-ccn.gc.ca

Oct 5-27.  NCC Fall Rhapsody (Gatineau Park). Enjoy fall foliage while walking or biking along the trails. ncc-ccn.gc.ca

Oct 6.  CIBC Run for the Cure. 5K and 1K run or walk to fight against breast cancer. Tunney’s Pasture. cibcrunforthecure.ca

Oct 10.  TEDxOttawa. National Art Centre. $50. ted.com

Oct 12.  Harvest Festival. Wagon rides, scavenger hunt and other family activities. watsonsmill.com

Oct 12-14.  Garden Fall Rhapsody. Colours of fall in the capital. Various locations. gardenpromenade.ca

Oct 12-14.  Perth Autumn Studio Tour. Artisans, live demonstrations and garden walks. perthstudiotour.com

Oct 13.  Fall Colours Run. Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and 3K run. Heritage Village Museum. somersault.ca

Oct 14.  Chelsea Challenge. 10K or 2K walk/run raising funds for La Maison Libère-Elles. chelseachallenge.org

Oct 14.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Oct 15-16.  Céline Dion. $62+. canadiantirecentre.com

Oct 16.  Red Green. Performance by comedian Steve Smith. $65. Algonquin Commons Theatre. algonquinsa.com

Oct 18.  Dueling Pianos. $22+. meridiancentrepointe.com

Oct 18.  Ghost. $50+. canadiantirecentre.com

Oct 18.  The Head and The Heart. Algonquin Commons Theatre. $54. algonquinsa.com

Oct 19.  Ottawa Fire Truck Pull. Teams race to pull a fire truck 100 feet. Lansdowne Park. ottawafiretruckpull.com

Oct 19.  Pumpkinfest (Carleton Place). Pumpkins, hay climber and scavenger hunt. downtowncarletonplace.com

Oct 19.  Ottawa Men’s Expo. Aberdeen Pavilion. ottawamensexpo.com

Oct 19.  9-Run-Run (Stittsville). Half marathon, 10K, 2K, relay and chilli cook-off. Village Square Park. 9runrun.ca

Oct 19.  Ottawa Valley Craft Beer Festival (Pembroke). Best Western Pembroke Inn. $15+ ovcbf.ca

Oct 19, 20, 26, 27.  The Haunted Walk’s Incident in the Bunker (Carp). $24+. diefenbunker.ca

Oct 19.  World Of Dance. Featuring The Kings. $39. tdplace.ca

Oct 19-20.  National Women’s Show. EY Centre. nationalwomenshow.com

Oct 19-20.  Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show. EY Centre. ottawaskishow.com

Oct 19-20.  Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market. The Fieldhouse at Carleton University. ottawaantiqueandvintagemarket.ca

Oct 20.  The Canada Beer Run. Run brewery to brewery and enjoy local drafts. canadabeerrun.ca

Oct 20.  Butterfly Run. 5K walk or run to raise awareness around pregnancy and child loss. Aberdeen Pavilion. $30. butterflyrunottawa.ca

Oct 20.  Ottawa Book Expo. Horticulture Building. ottawabookexpo.ca

Oct 22.  Tegan and Sara. $50+. Algonquin Commons Theatre. algonquinsa.com

Oct 22-27.  RENT. 20th anniversary tour. nac-cna.ca

Oct 24-26.  Haunt Nights (Manotick). Haunted houses, mazes, and more. watsonsmill.com

Oct 24-27.  Inside Out. LGBT film festival. insideout.ca

Oct 24-29.  Ottawa International Writers Festival. writersfestival.org

Oct 25.  The Great Pumpkin Charity Ball. Supporting the Canadian Association for Adaptive Skiing. St. Brigid’s Haunted Castle. $40. greatpumpkinball.ca

Oct 25.  Boobyball. Food, drinks and live performances supporting breast cancer research. Lago Bar Grill. rethinkbreastcancer.com

Oct 25.  The Grand Casino. Canapés, drinks, and casino games in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Shaw Centre. $80. thegrandcasino.ca

Oct 25.  Halloween Roller Disco (Gatineau). Centre Multisport. ottawarollerderby.com

Oct 25-27.  Gatineau Symposium in Colour. Featuring 70+ artists from the Outaouais region. Maison du Citoyen. symposiumgatineauencouleurs.ca

Oct 26.  Light the Night Ottawa. Walk to raise awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Carleton University Field House. lightthenight.ca

Oct 26-27.  Ottawa Wedding Show. EY Centre. $16. ottawaweddingshow.com

Oct 29.  The Dead South. Saskatchewan bluegrass ensemble. $35. tdplace.ca

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