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What To Do This Weekend in Edmonton with Kids | October 12 - 14

Family Events Happening in Edmonton in OctoberImage by Calvin Dellinger

Fun on the Square

Olde Time Fair
What: Turn back time and enjoy a traditional fair. 
Why: Many things to do and see - carnival games, food, kids play area, face painting, square dancing, live music, horse and wagon rides.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square. Edmonton Food Bank donations accepted.
When:  Saturday, October 13, 2012 10am – 3pm


S’Caring’ for Kids

Scarecrow Festival
A Halloween festival for families featuring pay-per games, crafts and activities. Proceeds from the event benefit ABC Headstart.
This is their last year so make sure to dress up and have some fun.
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre, Northlands Hall B. $3 admission. Under 2 years is free.

When: Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14


Get ready to scream

Galaxyland Trick or Treat Festival
 Trick or treat for ghoulish goodies, ride the Halloween train and participate in fun Halloween activities. 

Why: A good excuse to wear your costume early and go on some rides.
Where: West Edmonton Mall, Galaxyland

When: Saturday, October 14, 20, 27 and Sunday, October 14, 21, 28.  11am – 4pm

Cartoons Come To Life

My Little Pony & Chuck The Dump Truck 
These favourite characters will be performing live and delighting toddlers and preschoolers, no doubt.
Where: Bonnie Doon Mall
When: Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, 2012. 11am and 2pm.

Pumpkins Everywhere

Haunted Pumpkin Festival
Celebrate pumpkin harvest at the farm. 
Why: Go to see the pumpkin cannon. Make a FREE scarecrow making. Enjoy live music, mimes and mazes. The petting farm is always a favourite too.
Where: Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm 
When: Weekends from Sept 29 - Oct 28, 2012

Tip:  Bring your camera. There are sure to be beautiful moments and fall colours to capture.

Movie Time 

Reel Family Cinema
Afternoon showing of classic films we all adore.

Why: The Goonies this Saturday’s show. Perhaps a bit mature for most of our kids. Children under 12 are free.
Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 Street NW

When: Saturday, September 13, 2012. 12 pm.


Elephants, Tigers and Bears Oh My!

World Animal Day
What: A day of special activities to celebrate creatures small and big.
Why:  Go on a scavenger hunt, get up close with animal encounters, make a craft and enjoy a cupcake.
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo 13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
When: Sunday October 14, 2012. 12 - 4pm


Shopping Extravaganza

Get a head start on Christmas shopping by browsing 75 local women-owned businesses under one roof.
Go early to get a swag bag. Let dad and the kids bounce in the Toy Hutch's bouncy tent, then grab a wine sample and start shopping.
The Enjoy Centre, St. Albert.
Sunday, October 14, 2012. 
*admission is free in lieu of monetary or diaper donation to the Terra Centre for pregnant & parenting teens.


Horse Lovers Show

Cavalia is a unique mix of equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects.  
Why: An unbelievable sight. Beautiful horses, live music, acrobatic stunts and dance combined into an awesome experience.  
Edmonton City Centre Airport, White Big Top
When:  Extended to October 21, 212. Saturday and Sunday matinees too.


Corny Fun

Edmonton Corn Maze
A beautiful way to spend an afternoon outdoors.
Why: Kids will love their massive jumping pillow and friendly animals. We love that they donate $1 to the Edmonton Food Bank from each admission. 
Where: South Spruce Grove area. Map. Admission: Adults $10. Child (5- 11) $8. Child <5 Free.
When: Friday – Monday this long weekend. Open until Oct 20, 2012.

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