Mayor and Council are pleased to launch this year’s Holyrood Fall Festival. This year’s festival happens throughout the month of October and is jam-packed with events for all ages. Don’t miss our feature event of the festival THE HARVEST HOEDOWN! Full festival details can be found below. If you have any questions regarding any of the events don’t hesitate to email for assistance. 

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Divisions: Grades 7, 8, and 9 Male and Female
Location: Holyrood and Chaple’s Cove Courts
Date: Saturday, October 14-Sunday October 15
Time: Schedule to be released after registration
Cost: Free

The Town’s of Holyrood and Harbour Main Chaple’s Cove Lakeview are teaming up for a fall 3 on 3 outdoor basketball tournament! Lots of prizes to be won. Medals will be presented to the winning teams!

Free Community Pancake Brunch
Location: Star of the Sea
Date: Sunday, October 1
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Registration: Registration is required for this event. To register please call (709) 229-7252 ext. 201 or email Please include the number of people attending.

National Seniors Day
Featuring Hamilton Sound
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Date: Wednesday, October 4
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Registration: Tickets are required for entry. Seniors can book their tickets by visiting the Hubert A. Keough Municipal Building or by calling (709) 229-7252 ext. 201. Tickets
must be presented at the door.

Sundown Songwriters
Featuring Justin Fancy, Andrew Rodgers, Karla Pilgrim and Jackie Sullivan
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $5
Tickets: Click here for tickets
A blast from the past! Sundown Songwriters is making a return to Holyrood. 4 very talented singer songwriters taking the stage singing songs and telling the stories behind each song performed! Tickets are only $5 aby clicking the link above. Bar service available.

Drive-In Movie Double Feature
Movie #1: Disney’s Haunted Mansion
Movie #2: Announcement Coming Soon
Location: IBEW Parking Lot
Date: Saturday, October 7
Time: Movie #1: 7:00pm | Movie #2: 9:15pm
Cost: $10/Car
Tickets: Click here for tickets
Mini Movers with The Swinging Belles
Location: Holy Cross Elementary
Date: Sunday, October 15
Time: Mini Movers: 10:00am The Swinging Belles: 11:00am
Cost: Free
Registration: Please pre-register for this event by emailing

The Harvest Hoedown
NEW DATE: Saturday, October 28
The Holyrood Fall Fest is proud to present the 3rd annual Holyrood Harvest Hoedown!
This is a family friendly festival featuring amazing local country music, petting zoo, kids zone, crafters market, food vendors and more.
The Harvest Hoedown will take place Saturday, October 28 at the IBEW Building on Liam Hickey Drive between 12:00pm and 4:30pm.
Sweetie and Lousia the Alpacas
Marshmallow the Cow
Goats Gizmo and Lilly
Nigerian Dwarf Goats
12:15pm: Justin Fancy 2:15 Fifth Wheel
Bouncers, Pumpkin Carving Zone, Covid Safe Face Painting, Carnival Games and more!
Lots of hand crafted and food and vegetable products for sale!
Labatt products and coolers only. 19plus.
HAY RIDES- Provided by Legge’s Poultry
We’re excited to have Legge’s Poultry running the hay rides again this year! Please bring a non-perishable to help our local food banks.
A donation or non-perishable food item at the gate
Available onsite. Park and Rides available at Holy Cross Swim Park. Once this site fills we will be running a shuttle service from Holy Cross Park.

The Tasty Trail
Chef Hike with Beverage Tasting Zones
Date: Sunday, October 15
Location: Holy Cross Park Loop Trail
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: $30 (One Time Costing!)
Tickets: Click here for tickets

Everyone’s favourite trail is back! The Tasty Trail is ramping up to be the biggest yet with 5 chefs and 3 beverage sampling stations. Thanks to our 2023 sponsors this event is only $30! More details and menu will be posted here soon.

Holyrood SpookTRUNKular
All proceeds donated towards food security in our town
Location: IBEW Parking Lot (Located on Liam Hickey Drive)
Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: Show #1: 6:00pm
Show #2: 7:30pm
Tickets: $3.00 each Public Sale will occur
Wednesday, October 4, 8:00am
at the Holyrood Orange Store
All children at Holy Cross Elementary and each Day Care will have the opportunity to purchase their ticket before the public sale. For those
children who live in Holyrood but do not attend Holy Cross Elementary we ask you to contact (709) 229-7252 ext. 201 to purchase your ticket.

The Monster’s Ball
Featuring Bic and the Ball Points
Location: The Royal Canadian Legion
Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: Doors Open 9:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Tickets: Click here for tickets

Pumpkin Walk
Location: Holy Cross Park
Date: Wednesday, November 1
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free- Donations to the Make a Wish Foundation will be collected.
We’re showcasing all the amazing pumpkins from the community in one area after Halloween! Pumpkins can be dropped off between 8:00am-5:00pm on the day of the event. Free hot chocolate on site for a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation!

Bonfire Night
In Partnership with the Holyrood Fire Department
Location: Main Beach and Boardwalk
Date: Sunday, November 5
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Free event
Join us for our Fall Fest Bonfire night! Hot chocolate and marshmallow roast on site. Please bring your own roasting