The first day of fall breathes new life into Belleville, and unlocks new things to see and do, new landscapes to explore and beautiful new colours to awe at. The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of fun whether it’s indoors or outdoors, the fall season is has so much to offer.
Check out some of these fun events and activities to enjoy this Fall in Belleville!
Nothing says fall like spending the morning at a farmers market. Belleville’s Farmers Market is over flowing with fresh produce, maple syrup, honey and one of a kind hand made crafts. Create some fun fall inspired dishes using local produce from the market, or pickup some unique decor to spruce up the homestead with a fall theme.
Nothing is more photogenic then a beautiful fall scene at one of our conservation areas. The colourful leaves and calm water makes for the perfect photograph whether you are a hobbyist or professional photographer. Besides being photogenic, fall is also the perfect time for a hike because it’s not so hot you sweat through your shirt and you won’t be eaten alive by mosquitoes. Potter’s Creek, H.R. Frink Centre & Vanderwater Conservation Area’s each over their own unique beautiful scenery.
The Armouries in downtown Belleville is home to the Annual Flavours of Fall Festival. This festival is a celebration of all things Fall. Free apple cider, Corn Husk Doll and Birdhouse making workshops, Halloween crafts, Pumpkin painting, Pony Rides, Horse Drawn Trolley Rides are fun for the whole family. You will also get to explore amazing displays from Farmtown Park, Glanmore National Historic Site, Belleville Public Library and the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment. This event is a great Saturday of family fun that won’t disappoint. Oh did we mention there will be Beavertails 😉
Porchfest Belleville is a local celebration of music, featuring a wide variety of local musicians performing on residents front porches (as the name would suggest) This is an incredibly fun event that allows you to explore and experience the beauty of Belleville’s Old East Hill neighbourhood while enjoy some of the best local talent Belleville has to offer. Bring your lawn chair, grab a fresh cup of coffee or cider from Downtown and walk from house to house enjoying fabulous music and the friendly atmosphere.
Also after Porchfest is over, venture Downtown for The After Party. Local restaurants will be offering up unique tapas menus and drinks designed for all the Porchfesters, as well as, loads more musical entertainment into the evening!
If some of these great activities are a little to outdoors for you, don’t worry we have you covered. Fall also marks the start of the Belleville Senators season at CAA Arena. If you have never attended an AHL game you need to now! This fast paced, hard hitting hockey is second only to the NHL. And even if you aren’t a huge hockey fan these games are fun for the whole family. Outside of terrific hockey you will also enjoy giveaways, contests, entertainment, great food and none stop action. Come and experience the excitement of hockey in Belleville and be apart of this incredible community #FORTHEB
The 6th annual Riverside Rumble is a sanctioned Ontario Cup Cyclocross event that happens at West Riverside Park on September 29th. If you are unfamiliar, this is a fast paced bicycle race that includes up and down steep hills, navigating rocky and slippery terrain and jumping on and off your bike to clear logs and other obstacles and all within a 2-3 km course. This high octane racing is amazing to watch and should be a must see for all cycling enthusiasts. Spectators come for free and there will be lots of local vendors and food to enjoy as well.
What is more fall then a local Oktoberfest? While it might not be as big as the one in Germany, there is no shortage of beer, cider, live music, or fun happening in Belleville on October 5th. Come enjoy a great day in the open fall air at Empire Square and celebrate the autumn season. Enjoy food from local vendors and food trucks, music from local artists, games and other entertainment and of course samplings from local craft breweries and cideries.