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.

Learn new artistic skills at events around Vernon, through October 16.
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. 

Enjoy a good scare at Field of Screams in Vernon through October.
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.

Pick fresh pumpkins and enjoy autumn in the orchard at Davison Orchards.

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:


Activities: Arts and Culture Food
Community: Vernon
Province: British Columbia

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