Fall into festivals with Vernon’s fall festival lineup
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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.
Vernon Fall Festival Lineup
September 1 - 30: Apple Harvest Festival - Davison Orchards
Kick off the beginning of fall with this great festival which allows attendees to tour the massive Davison Orchards and hand pick apples along the way.
Running throughout the month of September you have the chance to go when you have a free day for a one-time fun day or make it a weekend regular for fresh apples all month long.
September 18: Okanagan Rail Ride - Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park
Take in the scenic views of Kalamalka Lake as you pedal your way through this 52km round trip with refreshment tables along the route to keep you going. T and then finish the day with live entertainment, beers, and burgers provided by Alexander's Beach Pub.
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.
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.