Vernon’s fall festivals deliver tasty flavours, spooky shivers
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Vernon and the Thompson Okanagan Region are known far and wide for their vast tapestries of beautiful lakes, mountains, and vineyards, but we are here to bring you the inside scoop on what else Vernon has to offer: festivals!
It’s true! Vernon has countless events ranging from apple harvest festivals to ultramarathon trail running experiences to haunted corn mazes. Check out these unique events and festivals coming to Vernon to inspire you to #ExploreVernon this fall.
September 23 - October 16: BC Culture Days in Vernon - Various Locations
Vernon is the host city for the official launch of BC Culture Days across the province. Head down to Polson Park on Friday September 23 for the Vernon Arts & Culture Festival, the kickoff event for BC Culture Days. Festivities run from 10am - 9pm and feature live music, an artisan market, food trucks and more.
And that's just the beginning! The Vernon Arts & Culture Festival kicks off 24 days of arts and cultural celebrations across the province, so be sure to check out all the action wherever you are in BC.
Culture Days is Canada’s largest public participation campaign for the arts. Celebrate arts, culture, and heritage in your community through free interactive events.
Sept 30 - Oct 30: Field of Screams
Vernon's spookiest experience of the season, Field of Screams features four themed walks through haunted settings that will send shivers down your spine. Visit O'Keefe Ranch for this incomparable Halloween experience.
October 1 - 31: Pumpkin Picking Festival - Davison Orchards
Get your apples in September, then head back to Davison Orchards throughout October (Wed - Sun) and pick pumpkins with your friends and loved ones. Indulge in the endless pumpkin treats, and even take a tractor tour through the beautiful fields of Davison Orchards located just 10 minutes outside of Vernon.
Enjoy a trip to the scenic Thompson Okanagan region for days of apple or pumpkin picking, pedaling through the stunning Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, or enjoy the arts and culture of the city through Culture Days.
Festivals are not the only great way to #ExploreVernon! Find more epic ways to #ExploreVernon on our sister site ZenSeekers, when you visit Vernon for these festivals.
Know before you go
Visit the Tourism Vernon website to help you plan your trip here, including where to stay and more:
- Get the insider’s guide to the trails by booking a ride with Dialed Rides.
- The Greater Vernon Museum is open daily and offers their own set of tours.
- Book a tour at the K'nmaĺka Senqâĺten (The Indigenous Garden) to gain a view you might not have expected while in Vernon, one of Canada’s most soul filled cities. Want to know more about the garden? Read up on the gardens here.
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