Here’s the round up forOctober food events in Ontario (outside of Toronto). So many events were wine and food combined that we combined the two sections for easier browsing. Check back often as we will update as we become aware of new events. If you have others, please feel free to submit them to us.
Elora Culinary Walking Tour, Saturdays in October. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Village Olive Grove, Elora. Walking tour with samples specially created dished at various locally owned and operated restaurants and shops while getting a bit of a history lesson. email@example.com to reserve a spot.
Foraging for Wild Edible Plants and Mushrooms, weekends in October. The Avon and Thames River Trails, Stratford. Learn to identify and harvest such plants as wild ginger, watercress and may apples, as well as dozens of different edible mushrooms. 519-271-3726. pucksplenty.com
Farmalicious, Until Thanksgiving. Guelph/Wellington County. Farmalicious is a regional dine-around that invites you to our local table. Each week, a different location in Guelph or Wellington County will share their commitment to local food and create an authentic, flavourful dining experience. Farmalicious.
Harvest Party, Oct. 6. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Beamsville. $40. A cornucopia of delicious, seasonal foods (including a pig roast!) for your feasting pleasure, while musician James Brown and magician Nick Wallace provide entertainment as you mix and mingle on The Good Earth patio. firstname.lastname@example.org
Clovermead Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 6. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clovermead Bees and Honey, Aylmer. $10. pumpkin seed spitting contest, apple sling shot, a pumpkin cannon show, tractor wagon rides, animals, straw bale fort, and huge jumping pillow. Pumpkin Festival.
Piebird Thanksgiving Dinner and Concert, Oct. 6. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Piebird Bed & Breakfast, Nipissing Village. $35. Join us for a vegan Thanksgiving feast of plenty from the Piebird harvest. email@example.com
Full Day Harvest Winemaker’s Boots Workshop, Oct 6-7. Flat Rock Cellars, Jordan. $200. Full-day harvest session, lunch, tastings, t-shirt. firstname.lastname@example.org
Introductory Workshop: Grass-fed Beef, Oct. 13. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Echo Valley Ranch, Moorefield. $30. Farmers Brad and Donna Martin show why grass-fed is better. 1-877-424-1300.
Of Course I Can!, Oct. 13. 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cambridge Farmers Market. $12. Come celebrate the joy of canning and preserving with Bernardin Executive Chef Emerie Brine at the Cambridge Farmers Market. email@example.com.
Harvest Lunch with Tide and Vine, Oct. 13. Noon. Thirty Bench Wine Makers, Beamsville. $65. Indulge in a fresh seafood focused lunch prepared by Mike from Tide & Vine. firstname.lastname@example.org
A Farmer’s Feast in the Trius Barrel Cellar, Oct. 13. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Trius Winery at Hillebrand, Niagara-on-the-Lake. $135. Surrounded barrels of aging Trius Red, Executive Chef Frank Dodd presents his seasonally inspired menu that showcases the bounty of Niagara. 1-800-582-8412, ext. 2. Trius Winery.
An Afternoon with Jason, Oct. 20. Noon – 3 p.m. Peller Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake. $97. Enjoy a private, four-course lunch experience with Winery Chef and CityLine personality, Chef Jason Parsons. Peller Estates.
All Things Delicious, Oct. 19. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Hamilton Convention Centre. $180. Three-part series centered around local food, entertaining and community. 905-546-3100. hecfi.ca
Death Row Meals, Niagara Edition, Oct. 20. Vineland Estates Winery and Rosewood Estates Winery. $125. enjoy all of the producers and chefs featured, in a 5 hour culinary journey. One group will start at Vineland Estates Winery, and the other at Rosewood Estates Winery. Transportation from Toronto will be included (pick up location to be determined). Death Row Meals.
Savour Stratford Perth County Farmer Dinner Series, Oct. 20. 8 p.m. Wawa Grub, Stratford. $65. Chef Robert Rose invites you to meet Wawa Grub’s local suppliers for a sit down three course farmers dinner with canapes. 519-404-4761. Savour Stratford.
Dark Beer and Stinky Cheese, Oct. 20. 3 p.m. The Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop, Stratford. $30. Pairing some of the stinkiest cheese available with some great dark beers. 1-800-561-7926. Order tickets.
Savour Stratford Perth County Farmer Dinner Series, Oct. 27. 8 p.m. Foster’s Inn, Stratford. Craig Foster with Chef Greg Himms host their farmers for a night of local food, stories from our farmers and great conversation. 519-271-1119.
Muskoka Weekend with Chef Michael Smith, Oct. 26-28. Deerhurst Resort. $399. Chef Michael Smith is returning to Deerhurst Resort for another fun-filled dinner party weekend. 1-800-461-4393. Deerhurst Resort.
Thanks to Tiffany Mayer from Eating Niagara for compiling the event listings for Ontario