Halloween in Niagara Falls
Halloween in Niagara Falls
Niagara has a lot of exciting plans for Halloween this year. Some are fun. Some are scary/spooky. Some are delicious. And some are a combination of all of the above. Road Trip? Mini Family Getaway? Grown-up Week-end? What we can say is that Halloween in Niagara Falls is definitely going to be a memorable experience.
It’s been a tradition for many families of Niagara to head on over to the Howells’ Pumpkin Patch, so we thought we could spread the Halloween love, by sharing one of favourite spots with our out-of-town folks.
This year Howells is opening this Saturday, September 26th with a number of their attractions still running (with the exception of live shows). Come and celebrate Fall with your family and check out the corn maze, train rides, jumping hay pillow and more. Look out for their “Cheap Tuesdays” in October, where fun passes are only $12 from 5-9pm.
And if your family are your friends and your friends are your family, there’s something fun for you too. New this year is a ‘Beer and Wine Garden’ and an awesome snack menu. This is where fun and delicious become one. Delicious snacks like nachos, poutine, sweet potato fries, butter tarts and more (vegan options too) and a pint of beer or glass of wine....sounds like the perfect Fall night.
Also things are heating up at the pumpkin patch. New this year.....a Fire Pit. How fun is that? You can book it for up to 2 hours and you can add on a roasting kit with smores and hot diggity dogs and buns. Y-U-M!!
Rest assured, social distancing guidelines have been put in place and your Halloween in Niagara Falls will be F-U-N.
Another great local “hot spot” for Halloween is Warner’s Ranch. They are open daily from 9am – 7pm. This little gem is focused more on the family kind of fun, although you can pick up some gorgeous décor for your front stoop (gourds, pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks).
For the kiddos, there is a petting zoo, horse drawn and tractor hayrides, pony and unicorn rides and a corn maze. If you’re looking for some good ole wholesome fun, this is your place.
This is the 8th year for “Boo at the Zoo.” This annual event is such a fun way to experience the park. Kids in costume are free when accompanied by an adult. Trick or treat your way through the park at leisure and receive lots of sweet goodies along the way. Plus, on October 10th and 11th, it’s “Brew at the Zoo” for the grown-ups serving Halloween treats and Pumpkin Spice goodies from Loca Grind.
On Halloween we all know there has to be a little element of scary/spookiness. And there are definitely a few places in Niagara Falls that own “spooky.”
Let’s start with Haunt Manor. This place is called "Canada’s Largest Haunted Attraction" for a reason. So be prepared to get spooked a little or a lot (we’re leaning towards the “a lot” part on the fear spectrum– but maybe that’s just us). This year is a bit different (obviously taking social distancing and safety into great consideration). The traditional haunted hayride will be replaced with a walk through the backwoods of the hayride. Walk at your own risk (or run) as you may or may not see tormented creatures crawling and other unworldly beings. At the moment there are potentially five trails to experience: Hayride Trail Walk, Billy Bob’s Haunted House, Haunted Cemetery Trail, Dark Raven Manor and the Horror Night at Asylum. If this sounds like your “cup of tea” (or in this case a “cauldron full of chaos”) then we suggest you book soon, as this is an attraction that will sell out quick.
164,461 have chickened out of this "Scariest Haunted House Attraction". If you’re looking to keep that number static, then we suggest this might be one of the “things” you check off your “Halloween in Niagara Falls” night of fun list.
Before all of this Halloween fun, fuel up at Starbucks with your favourite beverage. We're big fans of the Starbucks on Victoria Ave right beside the Courtyard Marriott hotel. Be sure to drop by before all of your Halloween fun begins.
After all of these scary, delicious and fun things in Niagara Falls have come to an end, the Courtyard Marriott is just a short drive or footsteps away from some of these fun-filled Halloween attractions. You can rest easy after a busy day of exploring a day or night of Halloween in Niagara Falls.
*Please go to each attraction's website to read about the added restrictions and guidelines that have been put in place for your safety and wellness.