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Discover October 2019 Events in Brantford

Discover October 2019 Events in Brantford

The Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant Presents the 15th Annual Mayors’ Luncheon

Best Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive

Thursday, October 3, 2019

11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Admission: $39.50 (Chamber Members), $45.50 (Non-Member)

Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis and Brant Mayor David Bailey share their vision for the coming year and discuss current issues on the minds of Brantford-Brant businesses. This event is exclusively sponsored by Elements Casino Brantford.

Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant website


Brantwood Farms Fall Festival

Brantwood Farms, 251 Powerline Rd., Brantford

Weekends in September and October

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: Free, but activities cost anywhere from 1 to 4 tickets a piece. Tickets cost 5 for $10, 11 for $20, 28 for $50 or 60 for $100

Every Saturday and Sunday for the month of September and October, you can enjoy fun for the whole family with a variety of activities to try. Experience a corn maze, haunted barn, obstacle course, corn pit, pumpkin bowling, needle-in-the-haystack, pumpkin hop, pedal go-karts, and much more in addition to tasty food and treats. New this year is the 'giant jumping pillow.'

Brantwood Farms website


Scare in the Square

Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie St., Brantford

Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5, 2019

Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday - 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE (Activities cost extra)

Kick off your Halloween celebrations early with the City of Brantford’s annual event in Harmony Square. Watch as the square transforms into a spooktacular space filled with frightfully fun events, including: face painting, crafts, haunted hayrides, amusement rides, slime station, costume contests, paranormal ghost hunts, and much more. New this year is the Incredible House of Horrors brought to you by Fright Club. For $5 you can take the Haunted Bus from Harmony Square down the winding lanes of Mohawk Park to the Haunted Pavilion.

Harmony Square Website


Historical Graveyard Tour

Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks National Historic Site, 301 Mohawk St., Brantford

Saturday, October 5, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Admission: $10.00

Enjoy a night touring Mohawk Chapel’s graveyard learning local history from local legends. Built in 1785, the graveyard contains tombstones ranging from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. This is not a graveyard tour with costumes or characters dressed up. This is a historical event for background history and viewing.

Mohawk Chapel Website


Royal Commemoration Day

Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks National Historic Site, 301 Mohawk St., Brantford

Sunday, October 6, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE; donations welcome

Visit the Mohawk Chapel for a very special event commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Prince of Wales visit to the Chapel. This special event will be joined with the Consecration of the Chapel and the annual Thanksgiving Service. The historic event is open to the public, with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. and the service beginning promptly at 2:00 p.m.


Lecture Series: Allan Downey - The Creators Game

Wilfrid Laurier University, Research and Academic Centre, 150 Dalhousie St., Brantford

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

All Downey is the author of The Creator's Game - the history of lacrosse. In this lecture he describes how the game was used by Indigenous people to resist the residential school experiences and displayer their sovereignty. 

Woodland Cultural Centre website


Ghost Encounters at Brantwood Farms

Brantwood Farms, 251 Powerline Rd., Brantford

October 18 & 19, 25 & 26

Dusk until 11:00 p.m.

Admission: Haunted Hayride - $10, Haunted Barn $5

Now in its 26th year, Ghost Encounters at Brantwood Farms is back thanks to Participation Support Services. Take a spooky hayride through the bumpy farm fields or find your way through the haunted barn…if you dare!

Ghost Encounters Facebook Page


Coffee House & Open Mic Night

Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk St., Brantford

Saturday, October 19, 2019

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Admission: $5

This popular annual event showcases the very best in Indigenous Music. Woodland Cultural Centre has long been known to support and encourage aspiring Indigenous Musicians, and the Coffee House & Open Mic night has been a spring board for many successful Artists. 

Woodland Cultural Centre website


Fall Music Crawl

Various Locations

Sunday, October 20, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission: $30 (includes all three performances)

Enjoy three performances at three different locations: Jazz Quartet with Denis Rondeau and Just Friends at W. Ross MacDonald School, Violin Melodies with Eighty Notes con Spirito at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum and Folk, Blues & Pop with Pleasant Ridge at Woodland Cultural Centre. Performances take place at 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. at each location and you choose your starting locations.

Brantford Symphony Orchestra website


Brantford Music Club Concert

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford

Sunday, October 20, 2019

7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Admission: Adults - $30, Students - $10

The Brantford Music Club Canadian Artists Series presents Piano Six. Six of Canada's top pianists will perform well-loved classical and jazz favourites on two concert grands! Schumann, Gershwin, Ravel, Bernstein...Two hands, four hands, twelve hands!

Brantford Music Club website


Composers of Arcady: 20th Anniversary Celebration

St. Andrews United Church, 95 Darling St., Brantford

Saturday, October 26, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Admission: Adult - $28.00, Student - $12,00

Works by Arcady composers in celebration of the earth and sky: Ronald Beckett, Charles Demuynck, Greg Walshaw, Nick Peros, Katerina Gimon, Shout for Joy. Performed by chorus and full orchestra.

St. Andrews United Church website


Halloween Fun Fair

Bell Homestead National Historic Site, 94 Tutela Heights Rd., Brantford

Sunday, October 27, 2019

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visit the Bell Homestead National Historic Site for a family-friendly old-fashioned penny carnival. Come in costume or just as you are to play spooktacular games, have your face painted or fortune told, or take a pony and wagon ride. Free admission, but bring your loose change to play!

Bell Homestead website


Survivor Series

Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk St., Brantford

Monday, October 28, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Admission: $10

The Woodland Cultural Centre Eudcation staff will give the Residential School presentation, providing insight on the history of the Mohawk Institute and residential schools across Canada, as well as a glimpse inside the day to day life of a child at the "Mush Hole." Afterwards, listen to Survivors share their stories and engage with participants in a Q&A. This event requires pre-registration with a maximum of 90 guests.

Woodland Cultural Centre website


Halloween Haunt

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, 20 Ava Rd., Brantford

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tours at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $15.00

Visit the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, in partnership with R&J Theatrics, for an interactive look at the documented hauntings of Glenhyrst, and the ghostly history that binds the past to our present. Take a lantern lit walk through the grounds and buildings and watch as live performances play out past events, like living memories, as you explore the ghosts of Glenhyrst and the glory of this grand estate.

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant website





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