Niagara Falls Halloween
If you haven’t had the chance of experiencing a Niagara Falls Halloween, you simply must.
In Niagara, there are experiences for the young and old(er), thrill seekers and fun chasers as well as the traditionalists. There are annual events that will make you want to jump out of your seat and keep your eyes squeezed tightly shut, but there are also events that your kids will cherish and take you back around your childhood memory block.
This is a list that the locals love and you know what that means….if locals love it, you know these events are not only good, but as Tony the Tiger says – they’re greaatttt!!
‘Eyes Closed Shut’ Events
This attraction was named Canada’s scariest Haunted Attraction by Fangoria Magazine. It has also been featured on CHCH TV and a number of paranormal TV shows and the front page of various local newspapers.
And so the story goes….Just west of where one of the bloodiest battles took place over 200 years ago resides the farm of the Pew Family. This 200 year old farm still remains and it’s here where two soldiers from the war of 1812 lived and then later perished in battle. To this day there are still reports of sightings of these soldiers and the mother and children from the Pew family.
Paranormal experts have confirmed that this place is indeed full of paranormal activity. So hold on tight to your seats and keep one eye slightly open as you take a tour of seven haunted houses (yes, seven) and experience a haunted hayride on the grounds of this historical site.
Take a stroll through Niagara’s most haunted corridors. From the Village of Elgin to Niagara’s most haunted Bed and Breakfast (Blythewood Manor) to the exact location where mob lieutenant, Freddy Tedesco, smoked his last cigar.
Take a walk through Canada’s most haunted town, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Here you’ll learn about one of the most famous ghosts, who resides in the Angel Inn, as well as haunted stories that happened in the Niagara-on-the-Lake Courthouse, Prince of Wales Hotel, Apothecary, and Royal Theatre. You’ll also step foot on the gazebo where one of the famous movies “The Dead Zone” was filmed and learn about the spooky stories of Old Fort Niagara. Don’t forget to ask about the house that makes the cameras go crazy!
Niagara is known to be haunted (I’m sure you are starting to see a pattern here) and Fort George is one of the longest running ghost walks in Niagara. This 2 hour tour involves one of the scariest history lessons in horror. There have been hundreds of paranormal activity sightings ranging from the benevolent spirit of a little girl named Sarah Ann to a more ominous presence known as “The Watcher.”
Now the Fun Stuff…
It doesn’t always have to be about horror, a typical Niagara Falls Halloween is also about fun.
It’s always a Howling Good Time at Howell’s Pumpkin Farm. It’s an annual tradition that kids and parents look forward to. From the pumpkin donuts and hot apple cider to the haunted spook barn, wagon ride, corn maze, cow train and getting to pick out your perfect pumpkin when you leave.
This family farm is another Halloween tradition that is loved by all ages. From the haunted hayride (for the older kids) to the corn maze, petting zoo, horse drawn hayrides and of course the hundreds of pumpkins.
This is also another family favourite where your kids can dress as wild as the animals at Safari Niagara. They also get to trick or treat their way through the zoo (how cool is that). Kids dressed in costume receive free admission.
Raise a Glass (or pint) to a Niagara Falls Halloween
It’s Part 8 of the Hernder Halloween Bash (insert scary music here). It’s an evening of fun with fabulous food and wine for a great cause. This fundraiser is for the Hernder-Picasso Foundation with 100% of proceeds going to the Walker Family Cancer Centre. Plus great prizes for the best costumer ($500 for Best Costume and $500 for Best Group (three or more). Stay tuned for more details.
Savour the Season with Pumpkin inspired dishes paired with the perfect 13th Street wine. Tickets are $25 per person.
The Country Bumpkin is back, but only for a limited time…This Fall speciality is made with fresh pumpkin, butternut, acorn and hubbard squash – all roasted in house and generously spiced to perfection. Grab your growler today!
Speaking of beer, Safari Niagara is hosting their annual Brew at the Zoo, Niagara’s only Oktoberfest. Here you can sample some of Ontario’s finest beer and stroll through the zoo. Bet you can’t say you’ve done that before. Admission is $8 and 5 oz samples are $2.
All of these Niagara Falls Halloween events are close to the Courtyard Marriott, where you can eat, sleep and repeat the fun the next day.