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Plenty of events planned around the city this fall

The Algoma Fall Festival and Oktoberfest 2022 are among them
2019-10-18 Carole Pope DMH-2
The annual Algoma Fall Festival is one of the many events around the city this fall. Carole Pope performed at the Sault Community Theatre Centre as part of the 47th annual Algoma Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Donna Hopper/SooToday

Numerous events are set to take place locally over the next six weeks as we shift into the fall.

Tourism Sault Ste. Marie has release some details on the events scheduled between now and the end of October.

Following is a release with some of the events on the docket:

Tourism Sault Ste. Marie is excited to announce a wide array of fall themed events and festivals. From maple syrup events to historical re-enactments, culture days to family fun days and even an Oktoberfest. Experience various events this fall in Sault Ste. Marie, all against a beautiful backdrop of autumn colours. Here are some of the fun things coming up in September and October. Get your calendars out and start making plans now.

Sept. 23-24 – Fall Rendezvous and Culture Days

The Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site hosts its annual Fall Rendezvous and Culture Days event. Demonstrations of drumming, quill work, cannon, militia and voyageurs.

Sept. 24-25 – Hogan’s Homestead’s ‘Fall in Love With Maple Event’

Confection demonstration, syrup sampling, operation tours, sugar bush hikes, ‘sweet marketplace’ and more. This event is open to every maple lover. Bring your friends, family and yourself for this two-day event of local shopping, maple activities and so much more. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days at Hogan’s Homestead in Goulais.

Sept. 23 – Oct. 16 – Culture Days

Film screening and talks, ‘Meet the Author’, feather wrapping workshops and much, much more. Join us as we celebrate Culture Days 2022 in Sault Ste. Marie. This event highlights our diverse cultures, arts and heritage within a collective hub known as The Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 – Weekend For Truth & Reconciliation

The two-day event offers a free, family-oriented showcase of Indigenous art, culture, and heritage as well as key educational opportunities surrounding Indigenous history and ongoing reconciliation efforts. Attendees are invited to spend the entire weekend in Baawaating with exclusive coupons and promotions provided by participating partners. Don’t miss a spectacular drone show on Friday night about Truth and Reconciliation that will be illustrated with over 200 drones over the night sky.

Friday, Sept. 30 – 2022 Soo Greyhounds Season Opener Block Party 

The Soo Greyhounds hockey season kicks off with a tailgate style party before the game. Local food, beer, live music, games, and more. The block party will be held in the GFL Memorial Gardens block (Brock to Dennis Street). More details to be announced closer to the date. For more information, contact

Saturday, Oct. 1 – Doors Open Event (Free Entrance!)

Come and explore many of Sault Ste. Marie’s historical and landmark buildings live and in person for Doors Open Sault Ste. Marie! Attractions include the Algoma Conservancy of Music, Art Gallery of Algoma, Ermatinger Clerque Blockhouse and Old Stone House and more.

Oct. 1 – 31 – Thomson Farms Fall Family Fun

During pumpkin season Thomson Farms hosts activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. Come out and enjoy a tractor wagon ride to the Pumpkin Patch to pick out your pumpkin. There is the Corn Maze and Corn Cannon, as well as fall berry picking.

Oct. 1 – 16 – Robertson Cliffs Challenge

Run up the Algoma Highland Conservancy Robertson Cliffs. The Bear in Mind Running Challenge, a virtual race over the first two weeks in October, will have participants hiking the toughest 5km hike in all of Algoma. Attempt the challenge as many times as you want over the two weeks. Proceeds contributed to the silent sport recreation initiative of the conservancy.

Oct. 6 – 29 – Algoma Fall Festival

The festival maintains a range of programming that includes music, theatre, dance and the visual arts. This year eight events are planned including Broadsway on Oct. 6 and The Family Crow on Oct 7.

Oct. 14 – 15 – Oktoberfest 2022

The biggest and best Oktoberfest in Northern Ontario. Locally brewed craft beer, live music and a Munich style Biergarten. Tickets sell out fast so book soon.

To stay up to date on all the events or to submit your community event visit Tourism’s Events page here

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