The nights are slowly growing longer, the temperature is steadily declining and the once green leaves are now a crimson red. It seems like the perfect buildup to a night of ghoulish costumes and tantalizing treats. Halloween is just around the corner and Naturally in Niagara has put together a list of frightful activities from across the region.
(Oct. 26, Doors open at 6:30 pm, movie starts at 7:30 pm) To start things off easy, enjoy a family fun night of face painting and a feature film. The movie chosen will be Monsters Inc., where monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but the monsters are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when a child enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. The children will be able to enjoy face painting, colouring and temporary tattoos from 6:30 pm until the movie starts at 7:30 pm. Market Square is a heated building, but remember to bring your own chairs or blankets.
If you love autumn and are a pumpkin carving guru, then Pumpkinville is for you. Located at Happy Rolph’s, this event offers fun for people of all ages. There will be a scarecrow building contest, pumpkin carving contest, arts and crafts, hay dive, face painting, inflatable bouncers and family photos in the barn. When you get your Halloween fix, you will also have the opportunity to experience a variety of animals, birds and plants in a natural setting.
(Oct 19, 25 & 26 Starts at 7:30) Experience the traditions of Halloween, 1812-style, brought to life through the ghosts of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. A fun and frightening evening is promised for visitors to the old stone fort, ending with refreshments and the annual burning of a Guy Fawkes effigy.
Start the Halloween season off with a bang and scare yourself silly at Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls. You might have heard of this haunted house on Regis and Kelly, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, ABC News or The Huffington Post. Nightmares quickly went viral in October of last year after they released their monthly Fear Pics. It was so popular that their site even crashed from all the incoming traffic! Make sure to check out some of their Remixes/Photoshop pictures.
To get you in the Halloween spirit, here’s a video from last year’s Thriller Night in Fonthill, which was done in support of Gillian’s Place!