It’s spooky season here in Orillia & Lake Country, and our small towns and local businesses are offering some exhilarating ways for you to celebrate Halloween. Take a walk through the historic Village of Coldwater‘s immersive Halloween decorations and niche shops, or, pop into one of these spooktacular events and activities below.
On now until October 29, Quayle’s Brewery invites you and the little ones to explore the haunted Halloween hop-yard! Admission is free. Don’t forget to drop into one of the brewery’s live from the loft music series during your visit.
October 27, 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entry at 4 p.m. Wagon rides, pumpkin picking in the patch, fun on the farm, flashlight maze, and even mini golf! Hewitts Fun Farm will keep you and the little ones busy celebrating the autumn season at the farm. Learn more.
October 27 and 28, from dusk until 10 p.m. Take a spooky driving tour past the Halloween Projection Show on Dale Drive, in Orillia. This impressive projection show features scenes from popular Halloween films. Admission is free and donations to the Sharing Place Orillia are appreciated. Learn more.
October 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at ODAS Park. Come dressed in your best costumes and trick or treat the fun decorated Halloween cars! Learn more.
Live shows, spooky entertainment, & witchy workshops
October 26 at 7:30 p.m. THE FAMILY CROW: A Murder Mystery is an hour-long theatrical comedy, puppet murder mystery created by internationally celebrated puppeteer Adam Francis Proulx (CBC, Netflix, Family Jr.) and directed by Canadian Comedy Award winner Byron Laviolette. Get tickets.
October 27 and 28 at 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. Ghost Walks on the Leacock Museum Grounds is back after popular demand! Join one of our spooky tour guides to hear even more stories about the haunted happenings on Old Brewery Bay. Enjoy light refreshments after the tour is over. Get tickets.
October 27 at 7:30 p.m. In their new show, illusionists Ted and Marion Outerbridge highlight the historical artifacts they discovered as they restored their heritage home, which is rumoured to be haunted. Get tickets.
October 27 at 9 p.m. The Vampire Circus has been called a mix of circus, cabaret and theater, with a Halloween twist! Enjoy a phenomenal night of live entertainment that includes Cirque-style acrobatics, comical audience interactions, contortionists, jugglers, acrobats, and clowns! Get tickets.
October 25 at 6:30 p.m. Join My Moon Collective for a guided workshop dedicated to opening into your inner Witch. Your workshop teacher Nikki will speak on what steps to consider when practicing spell work and creating your own spells. Accessible ingredients will be discussed, and all attendees will create a self love spell jar to take home. Get tickets.
October 31 at 6:30 p.m. The Orillia Museum of Art & History invites you to discover the ghosts of historic downtown Orillia’s past. This tour is 1 hour long and includes a visit to the OMAH jail cells! Get tickets.
After hours: For the ghouls, goblins, & ghosts aged 19+
October 28 at 7 p.m. Your favourite board game cafe, Cards and Coasters will be open late on October 28! Come dressed to impress and with warmed up vocals, there will be a costume and karaoke contest with HUGE cash prizes. Enjoy one-of-a-kind cocktails, board games, and plenty of fun. Register.
October 28 at 8 p.m. A Spooktacular Halloween Bash at Couchiching Craft Brewing Co.! Featuring live music by Val Burns & Dave Chun that’ll send shivers down your spine, a dance party, and a costume contest with prizes available for the best dressed! Buy tickets.
Open nightly until October 29. Prepare to be immersed in a heart-pounding journey of terror and seek redemption at The Severn Slaughterhouse, the electrifying new haunted attraction that will leave you trembling in fear. Created by the masterminds at Northern Screams Attractions, known for their spine-chilling scares, this nightmarish experience awaits at ODAS Park’s fairgrounds. Buy Tickets
COMING UP NEXT
Celebrate and honour Canada’s greatest troubadour, folk-legend and Orillia native Gordon Lightfoot with us on November 3 to 5. Main stage performances will take place at St. Paul’s Centre, while a variety of pop-up shows will be occurring around town.
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