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Reasons for a Great Fall Drive

You are in control of your journey through one of our region’s most scenic seasons. For 6 weeks this Fall, we shared a new itinerary filled with places for you to discover as you explore Windsor and Essex County. Whenever your trip, we know you will enjoy them as much as we do! As part of the fun, snap and share your favorite discoveries under #falldrivesYQG as you cross each new attraction, restaurant, or event off the list. Be sure to check out the #tagboard located at the bottom of this page to see your post!




Week 1


Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 8 am – 1 pm, May 27 – Oct 7, 2017
Connecting residents of Windsor and surrounding areas to the farmers of Essex County by providing residents with local, fresh and in-season food in an accessible setting.

Windsor River Cruises

Windsor River Cruises Offering regularly scheduled dining, sightseeing and special event cruises; we also offer group rates and private charters. Operating from April through October every year, we provide a unique, pleasurable and affordable dining experience by providing unsurpassed professional…

The Rum Runners Tour

Go back in time to the Roaring Twenties as costumed actors tell the story of prohibition and Windsor’s connection to gangsters like Al Capone and the Purple Gang…

Art Cart Tours

Art Cart Tours Every weekend from May – October 8, 2017, you can hop on board the Windsor Sculpture Park’s Art Cart for a one-hour tour of the beautiful riverfront parks and Sculpture Garden. The Art Cart is an electric golf cart,…

Cafe March 21

Specialty and single-origin coffees with different brewing methods, desserts baked in house, and a cozy interior will give you a great experience.

Mon – Fri 8 am – 7 pm, Sat 7 am – 7 pm
226.787.5226, www.cafemarch21.com
Cafe March 21 – 480 Pelissier St., Windsor

A Hidden Gem Bed and Breakfast

A Hidden Gem Bed and Breakfast A Hidden Gem B&B is a new addition to Windsor and Essex County’s hospitality community (formerly Kirk’s B&B). Nestled on a tree-lined street, in historic old Walkerville area of Windsor. We are minutes from…

Week 2


Inn 31 at Jack’s Gastropub

Inn 31 at Jack’s Gastropub INN31 boasts three distinctive suites on the second floor of the original 1880 Kingsville Homestead. Guests are surrounded with all of the comforts of today’s modern amenities while being charmed by the time-honoured ambiance inherent…

The Chop Shop – Fresh Market

The Chop Shop – Fresh Market The Chop Shop is Kingsville’s newest home town shopping experience providing Kingsville with a one stop fresh market grocery experience.  The Truax family believes in giving you the very best and guarantees only the freshest groceries to…

Lee & Maria’s Market

Lee & Maria’s Market At Lee & Maria’s we work to ensure everyone in our region has access to locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The story of Lee & Maria’s, an on-farm market and delivery service, began in late…

The Butcher of Kingsville

The Butcher of Kingsville We are a full service butcher shop focusing on whole animal butchery, local, responsibly raised meats and handmade foods and artisinal cheeses in the heart of Kingsville, ON. Some of our selections include beef, pork, chicken, lamb and…

Jack’s GastroPub

Local beer served on site including some from our on site brewing “wing”, Banded Goose Brewing Company! Come out and see why our Gastropub has been featured on the Food Network show “You Gotta Eat Here”.

Pelee Island Winery

Pelee Island Winery is Canada’s largest estate-owned winery with approximately 600 acres of vineyards. Friendly and knowledgeable guides offer a behind the scenes tour….

Black Bear Farms of Ontario Estate Winery

Black Bear Farms of Ontario Estate Winery Our family estate winery specializes in fruit wines made from our very own berries and fruit. They say life is full of the unexpected and adventure, and here at Black Bear, we are living it…

Week 3


Progressive Harvest Dinner

Progressive Harvest Dinner Friday October 6, 2017. A sumptuous feast throughout the winery with our winemaker, Adam Graham and our Master Wine Taster, Barb Dejonge. Each of your four courses will be served in creative locations within our winery and are…

Windsor Essex Thanksgiving Guide 2017

Sometimes Thanksgiving dinner tastes a whole lot better when you let someone else do all the cooking, especially when it comes to the cleaning up! CLICK HERE for a list of places around the region where you can get your turkey fix (without the mess) this Thanksgiving.

The Grove Brewhouse

The Grove Brewhouse A trifecta of awesome comes to life in our totally sleek and sexy social dining lounge, sister tap room and open air craft brewery. 519.712.9087, www.mygrovebrewhouse.com 12 Main St E., Kingsville  

LaSalle Craft Beer Festival

LaSalle Craft Beer Festival Friday October 6 – Saturday October 7, 2017. Join us outdoors under our huge heated tent at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex on October 6 and 7 to celebrate local craft beer. Enjoy live musical…

Kingsville Community Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm
May 20 – Dec 2017
Fresh locally grown produce, fresh Lake Erie fish, home baked goods, pies, breads & sauces, creative & useful handmade & handcrafted products all await you in downtown Kingsville’s beautiful parkette setting.

Mastronardi Estate Winery

Mastronardi Estate Winery is nestled amongst the historical 100 acre Mastronardi Vineyards in the heart of Essex County. The elegant European style tasting room awaits…

Week 4


Fall Harvest Bike Ride

Fall Harvest Bike Ride Saturday October 14, 2017. Come celebrate Ontario 150 and the grand opening of the Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub! Ride your bike with us for a fun, guided ride through Essex County as we connect to our…

Cindy’s Too

Take the time to sit and relax while enjoying a scoop of Premium real ice cream, a satisfying milk shake or our exciting assortment of specialty coffees, teas and lattes.

519.733.9425, www.cindysgarden.com/cindys-too
585 Seacliffe Dr., Kingsville

Leamington Raceway

Leamington Raceway Operated by the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association whose mission is to inspire and promote positive change and growth to the harness horse industry in Ontario. Get up close for live harness racing at Leamington raceway; a Half Mile Harness…

Thiessen Orchards

Thiessen Orchards Thiessen Orchards strives to provide a fun filled day for the entire family. We offer Pick Your Own Apples, hay rides in the orchard, and a pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins. All ages can burn some…

Freddy’s Park Stop

Freddy’s Park Stop Homemade Burgers, fresh Perch and home made Tabouli. Patrons can enjoy a 30-ft. cocktail lounge offering casual fare and, depending on the day, a selection of sporting events on one of several television screens. Alternatively, patrons can relax and watch the…

Point Pelee National Park

Situated at the southern extreme of mainland Canada, Point Pelee National Park is a tiny sanctuary supporting a mosaic of habitats from jungle-like forest to lush wetlands to open savannah.

Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens

Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens Colasanti’s is a tropical wonderland destination for the whole family. Open year-round, 363 days a year, our 3.5 acres of family fun offers home grown cacti, exotic and tropical plants, unique home décor and garden items, a…

Week 5


The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art

The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art October 21, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Downtown/s – Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art brings together examples of contemporary art made by 22 artists living and working…

BookFest Windsor

BookFest Windsor Friday October 20 – Sunday October 22, 2017.  Ranked one of the top literary festivals in Canada, BookFest Windsor presents an audience-friendly program full of exciting stories about this region and beyond. BookFest Windsor (BFW) is an annual literary…

George Lopez

George Lopez Saturday October 21, 2017. The hilarious and multifaceted actor, talk show host and stand-up comedian George Lopez returns to The Colosseum stage at Caesars Windsor! Lopez’ career encompasses television, film, comedy and late-night television. His groundbreaking lit sitcom George…

Fort Malden by Candelight

Fort Malden by Candelight Saturday October 21, 2017. Visit Fort Malden in the evening during one of the spookiest times of year. Tour through candlelit buildings and listen to stories of the soldiers that lived here over 180 years ago. This…

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon Tuesday October 17, 2017. An unforgettable autumn evening. Get hands-on in the harvest as you make your own traditional craft, help to press the fresh apple cider and listen to a scary story by candlelight in the 1842…

Kingsville Migration Festival

Kingsville Migration Festival Thursday October 19 – Sunday October 22, 2017.  The Kingsville Migration Festival celebrates migration, heritage and conservation in Kingsville, Ontario. You are invited to join its residents in their quaint historical atmosphere to celebrate the legacy of its’ most…

Week 6


Halloween Guide

Windsor Essex Halloween Guide 2017 CLICK HERE for our guide to all the ghoulish adventures, scares, and fun to be had this Halloween season in Essex County.  

F&B Walkerville

F&B Walkerville Windsor’s premier cocktail, wine, and small plates speakeasy. Secretly located in the basement level of the Blackburn Radio building in Olde Wallkerville, our dimly lit atmosphere accentuates the high end Food & Beverage. Come and enjoy our excellent…

Urban Art Market

Urban Art Market The Urban Art Market located in Walkerville is a place to shop for unique pieces created by local crafters and artisans. Showcasing the work of over 20 vendors there is something to be found for all. Tue –…

Taloola Café

We serve organic coffees and teas, along with a menu full of wholesome ingredients. We offer comfort, community, inspiration, and delicious preparations.

Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tours

Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tour Saturday October 28 & Sunday October 29, 2017. Named an Ontario Signature Experience by the province of Ontario, the tour celebrates a vibrant and colourful history along an international border that many have no knowledge of….

Walkerville Brewery

Located in the historic distillery district, Walkerville Brewery is proud to be Windsor’s microbrewery. A place of heritage, community and of course – great hand crafted beer.





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