Samantha McCready
Samantha McCready
October 10, 2019

Things to do in Fredericton this October

The Capital Exhibit Centre will be hosting its Nightmare on Smythe Street | Photo by Jules Keenan

No matter the season, Fredericton always has exciting events and activities open to the public. Below you will find seven upcoming events you can attend this October to experience the best Fredericton has to offer. Although this is not a complete list, we try to provide an array of events to attend and things to try. Something you’d like to see included in an upcoming edition of Things to Do? Send your suggestions to!

Fall Festival of Colours

When: Saturday, October 12th from 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Where: Crabbe Mountain 

Take a hike to Crabbe Mountain to check out the beautiful Fall colours and sceneries. Hike down to the bottom, take in the breaktaking fall colours, then get a ride on the chairlift back to the top to take in the views. At the Crabbe Mountain lodge there will be music, craft vendors, food from the kitchen and beverages in the Thirsty Boot. Tickets are $12 a person. 

World Class Boxing: Fight the Stigma 

When: Saturday, October 26th starting at 7:00p.m.

Where: The Fredericton Coliseum on The Exhibition Grounds 

World Class Boxing will be returning to Fredericton for another night of great boxing. A few featured fighters include international champion Brandon Brewer, a Canadian champion Tyler Donovan and local fighters Hank Anderon and Jake Munn. Tickets are $39.13 plus tax. Doors open at 6:00p.m.

Nightmare on Smythe Street 

When: October 16th-19th starting at 7:00p.m.

Where: Capital Exhibit Centre 

Known to be Fredericton’s scariest haunted attraction, the Capital Exhibit Centre will be hosting its Nightmare on Smythe Street event again this year. Walk through the spooky halls which includes fog, strobe lights, loud noises and violent scenes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be bought at the door. 

Photo by Jules Keenan

Juliet & Romeo 

When: Wednesday, October 30th starting at 7:30p.m. 

Where: The Fredericton Playhouse 

This original jazz dance piece, inspired by the classic Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet, displays the themes of love, violence and play. The dance will be played by Decidedly Jazz Danceworks at the Fredericton Playhouse. Tickets are $32 and $16 plus tax for students. Tickets can be purchased on the Fredericton Playhouse website. 

Cst Robb Costello Memorial Oktoberfest

When: Saturday, October 5th from 12:00-5:00pm. 

Where: Picaroons Traditional Ales - Brewery & The Roundhouse 

Cst Robb Costello was a Fredericton Police officer who lost his life in 2018 in a shooting on the city’s North Side. In memory of and to help raise funds for the Cst Robb Costello Memorial Fund, Picaroons Traditional Ales will be hosting the first ever Cst Robb Costello Memorial Oktoberfest. Tickets are available for $30, which includes a commemorative stein, two beer and a sausage. Additional food and beverages will also be available for an extra cost. Tickets can be purchased by searching “Cst Robb Costello Memorial Oktoberfest” on Eventbrite.  

Rotary Wings ‘n Suds Fest 2019 

When: Thursday, October 17th from 6:00-9:00p.m. 

Where: Fredericton Boyce Farmers’ Market (665 George Street) 

The Rotary Wings ‘n Suds Festival will be taking place in downtown Fredericton for the third year in a row. In collaboration with local vendors, such as Greystone Brewery, Cross Creek Brewery, Picaroons, Gahan House and more, this year’s Wings ‘n Suds is sure to be a goodie. Tickets are $30, which includes ten wings tickets and six beverage tickets. All proceeds will be going toward local Rotary projects in the Fredericton area. Tickets can be found at

 Handmade Pasta Class 

When: Sunday, October 6th and October 20th from 1:30-4:30p.m.

Where: King West Brewing & RustiCo. 

A pasta cooking class will be offered twice by King West Brewing & RustiCo. This event is open to all adults who wish to get lessons from one of the most popular restaurants in Fredericton. Tickets are $60 tax included, and includes a sparkling wine reception and the pasta cooking class. Tickets can be found by searching “Handmade Pasta Class” on Eventbrite.  

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