Hey ParentsCanada.com Readers!
Halloween is on a Friday this year! You know what that means…a whole weekend of ghoulish possibilities! While some events are the weekend before and some the first weekend of November, there are some seriously scary fun events taking place north of Toronto.
Here’s our featured list of Halloween themed events –
Pumpkin Mania at Rounds Ranch
Weekends until October 26
Pick your own perfect pumpkin! Wagon rides, animals, fun rides and toys and every kind of pumpkin activity you can dream of!
Fun with Monstrous Tales!
Barrie Public Library
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Join library staff as we have some monstrous Halloween fun at the Library! Children of all ages are welcome to come in costumes or pajamas for some monster storytelling and other activities.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie
COLLINGWOOD & AREA
The Haunted Hill
Blue Mountain Village
Halloween comes early at Blue Mountain Resort! For three days only, Blue will transform into The Haunted Hill where ghosts and goblins run free through Enchanted Forests, Haunted Putting Courses and Hikes on Haunted Hill. Face your frights in a weekend full of Halloween-themed fun for the whole family, if you dare!
Fright this Way – Black Harvest Returns!
The tradition of Halloween and the Black Harvest Festival continues in historically Chilling Downtown Collingwood this October, with Witches (and Warlocks) of the ‘Wood taking over the town. Mark Saturday October 26th on your calendar and prepare to come downtown to see what is brewing.
HALLOWEEN HORROR FOR KIDS with Sharon Lynch
The Art Hive
October 11 – 10:00 am
Kids can also create a scary clay decoration in time for this Halloween! Choose between a screaming face or pair of monster eggs with body parts emerging between the cracks. Great for scaring your family and friends on Halloween! You will use easy hand-building methods then add colourful underglazes. Pieces will be clear-glazed and fired twice. Ready for pick-up in time for Halloween.
HUNTSVILLE | MUSKOKA
Great Pumpkin Trail
Muskoka Heritage Place
Annual favourite where trick or treaters follow the lit footpaths to decorated pioneer buildings where they receive their treats. All this in a vehicle free environment.
McLean Berry Farm
McLean Berry Farm is a family owned and operated strawberry and vegetable farm located in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes Area in south-eastern Ontario. Visitors are welcome to visit the farms and take part in the delicious Ontario tradition of seaonsal berry picking (and eating!). Festival runs the last three weekends of October.
MIDLAND & AREA
HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS and MARSH MONSTER MYSTERY
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
October 25 (Saturday Only)
The Wye Marsh is hosting a variety of spooktacular events. All Guys and Ghouls welcome and activities include: Haunted House, scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, pumpkin bowling and more. If you are up for the challenge, stick around Saturday evening for the Marsh Monster Mystery, who will help us solve it this year.
October 23 – 25
Discovery Harbour hosts its third annual “Haunted Harbour” event evenings October 25, 26 and 27, promising a fun and spooky evening for the entire family. Discovery Harbour’s evening atmosphere is perfect for the haunting season. Little ghosts, goblins and their families arrive at Discovery Harbour’s main entrance in full costume. They proceed along a candlelit path through the famous historic properties, with costumed staff on hand to assist. During the stroll, visitors can peer into various heritage buildings to see what lurks! By popular demand, the “Haunted House” feature will return to the event, allowing all those willing to meander through a maze-like walkway inside the building for a higher level of “scary”. Beware what lurks in the shadows! To wrap up the evening, a special “hands-on” ghostly Halloween craft activity is available in the North Visitor Centre. Visitors can check out the “Creepy Canada” episode that features ghost stories from Discovery Harbour. The “Haunted Harbour” family event runs for three evenings, October 23, 24, 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is just $7.00 per person with a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. Children ages 5 and under are free.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
Link to: Midland Tourism
Terror On Wonderland Road … Halloween Haunt & Food Drive
Terror on Wonderland Road – Halloween Haunt & Food Drive, Saturday October 25th & Friday October 31st. Shows start at 4pm and go until the last man is standing.
Halloween at Petawawa Heritage Village
Petawawa Heritage Village
Bring pumpkins, costumes! Free event for the whole family! We are also looking for young people or families who wish to take part. Hot drinks for the children at the Leder Haus.
Link to: Ontario’s Highlands Tourism
October 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park
The Halloween Howl Fun Run/Walk is an annual event that promotes being healthy and active – and having fun. There are prizes for fastest times in various age divisions as well as for best costume.You can participate by doing a 5-kilometre run or walk, a 10-kilometre run, or a 10- kilometre team relay.
Link to: Ontario’s Lake Country Tourism
Make a whole weekend out of it and stay at local accommodations.