As a chill sets into the fall season, things start to get a little bit creepier in Orillia & Lake Country. With Hallowe’en just around the corner, there’s no shortage of spooky fun for all.
Let the kids lead the way! From on-farm fun with pumpkin picking to trick-or-treating around town, these day-time activities are perfect for the young ones and young at heart.
Chappell Farms’ Fall Festival
Seven days a week from 10am to 5pm until October 31st
Explore the Chappell Farm’s playground, meet some adorable barn animals, pick your own pumpkin, get lost in a corn maze, and be amazed by the festival’s magic show!
Weekdays: $12.00 per person | Weekends: $15.00 per person | 23 months and under are free.
Hewitt’s Fun Farm Pumpkinfest
Friday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm until October 30.
Bring the little ones out for some fun, fresh-air activities including corn mazes with hidden games, exciting farm-inspired playground equipment, and pumpkin-picking straight from the Hewitt’s Farm pumpkin patch.
Weekdays: $14.83 all tickets | Weekends: $17.20 ages 2-60, $14.83 for seniors
Coldwater’s Family-Friendly Halloween
Stop by the beautiful village of Coldwater in your costume for some trick-or-treating and fun surprises!LEARN MORE
Make this Hallowe’en one to remember! See spooktacular displays, get active on the water and learn about the region’s creepy past. Great for friends to get in the spirit…and maybe be visited by some spirits.
Witch Paddle with Sunrise Yoga Studio
October 29 at 1:30pm
Let’s get witchy! Celebrate Halloween with a fun paddleboard excursion along the scenic shores of lake Couchiching. Wear your best witch attire or Halloween costume. Registration includes paddle board rental and a guided journey.BOOK HERE
Check out this free spooky outdoor light show on Friday & Saturday nights in October featuring scenes from all your favourite Halloween films. All ages are welcome and food donations for The Sharing Place Orillia are appreciated.
Ghost Walks at the Leacock Museum
October 21, 28, and 29 at 7pm
For those who love a good haunting, what better place to host a ghost tour than an old historic building such as the historic Leacock home? Tours will feature tales of haunted happenings throughout the years on the property. Please dress weather-accordingly as this tour takes place outside, light refreshments will be available.BUY TICKETS
Spooky Stroll with the Orillia Museum of Art & History
October 26, tours start at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm
On Wednesday, October 26, join us for a “Spooky Stroll” through downtown Orillia’s eerie past. On this guided walking tour, we’ll embark on a journey through the Halloween-y happenings that have occurred right here in our own city. We’ll visit the locations of strange deaths, mysterious passageways, and occurrences that can’t be easily explained away. And who knows? We may just be visited by some ghosts of Orillia’s past.
Adults: $10 ($9 for members) | Seniors & Children: $5 ($4.50 for members)
After Hours Thrills
Are you ready for some big chills and thrills? These events are not for the faint-of-heart, where witches walk, ghouls arise, and scares are around every corner. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about this horrific fun!
Coldwater Witches Walk
October 21, 6pm to 9pm
Get your brooms out! Coldwater welcomes all witches & sorcerers to town for the Coldwater Witches Walk! Ages 19+LEARN MORE
Couchiching Brewing Co. Halloween Spooktacular
October 29 at 9pm
The 2nd Annual Halloween Party at the brewery! This year the party will take place on both floors of the brewery and will feature live music by Rocksteady, costume competitions, specialty foods, cocktails and casks – plus so much more!
No cover, reservations are highly recommended and walk-ins are welcome. Waitlist in effect, as needed.
Mariposa Arts Theatre presents Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show
November 10 to 20, Orillia Opera House
“Let’s do the Time Warp again!” Keep the Hallowe’en spirit going with Mariposa Arts Theatre’s production of the cult-classic musical, coming this November to The Orillia Opera House. Featuring iconic songs like “Time Warp”, “Damn It Janet”, and “Hot Patootie” you’ll be shivering with anticipation to see this show. Costumes are welcome!
All seats: $30.00
This production contains mature content unsuitable for young children, including sexual themes and language.GET TICKETS
October 6 to 30, Thursday to Saturday, ODAS Park
The Severn Slaughterhouse is a new haunted attraction created by Northern Screams Attractions. The animals led to slaughter will have their revenge on the innocent factory workers, thrill seekers beware!
7pm times on Thursdays are family-friendlier for the younger kids to experience. Tickets: $15.00
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