Ready For Some Halloween Fun?
Are you ready for Halloween? There are plenty of tricks and treats to be had on the spookiest weekend of the year.
From trick-or-treating in downtown Guelph to fun on the farm, here are some of this year’s Halloween activities.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28; noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Downtown Guelph
What: The Dragon comics and games store is returning with its annual Halloween event celebrating downtown businesses, with more than 30 taking part. Start at the Guelph Public Library main branch where you’ll pick up a map of participating shops. Then visit those shops to trick or treat and get your map stamped. At the end of your trek, maps will be submitted at The Dragon into a draw for prizes.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28; 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Royal City Animal Hospital, 245 Edinburgh Rd. S., Guelph
What: There’s trick-or-treating of the pet variety to be had at the Muttster Mash Halloween Bash. Dress up your furry friend and bring them along for some Halloween fun. There will be goodies for pets and people, too, and a parade through the plaza at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best pet costume and best pet and owner pair costume.
When: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 28-29; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Strom’s Farm, 5089 Wellington Rd. 32, Guelph
What: It’s the final weekend of the season for Harvest Fun, which includes all kinds of mazes, wagon rides, pedal carts, puppet shows, pumpkin chuckin’ and more.
Cost: $14 for those ages 4 and up (includes tax); free for those 3 and under
When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 27-29 (this is the final weekend); 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: 936685 Blenheim Rd., Ayr
What: Looking to get your scare on? Then check out Fear Farm, a special attraction at Snyder’s Family Farm. Not for the faint of heart (children under 5 are not admitted; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult), Fear Farm offers 6 Horrifying Haunts, along with a beer garden, fabulous food trucks and candy barn & bakery. For younger kids, there is always the regular farm fun, including a corn maze, petting zoo, puppet show, barnyard story, hayride and natural playground (open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Cost: $29.99 + tax for Fear Farm; $13.99 + tax for Fall Fun (children 2 and under and admission to the grounds are free)
Get your scream on
When: Oct. 24-29 (final days); evenings beginning at 7 p.m.
Where: Bingemans Screampark, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr., Kitchener
What: Screampark is back for what it bills as its most terrifying Halloween season ever. Attractions include Carnival of Souls, Phobia, Autopsy and Paintball Zombie Hunt. There are age restrictions, so check before you go.
Cost: All-inclusive pass is $25 in advance; individual attractions are $10.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Cambridge Farmers' Market, 40 Dickson St., Cambridge
What: Learn the iconic zombie dance from the Michael Jackson music video Thriller and take part in the accompanying Zombie Walk. Dance artist Michelle Hopkins will lead zombies through the basic steps at a practice Friday, ahead of the walk Saturday.