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Weekend Fun Guide (October 19-21, 2012)

The weather is looking beautiful for this weekend so why not get out and have some fun with the family.  Here are some things that are happening across Ontario for October 19-21, 2012.

Across Ontario 

Community Day @ Cineplex Theatres – The Annual Community Day offers a free movie and $2 popcorn.  All proceeds from this event goes towards Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada


Pumpkinville @ Greenwood Conservation Area (Saturday only) – There will be lots to see and do, including a haunted house, pumpkin patch and carving contest, horse drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, face painting, marshmallow roast and plenty of tasty treats at the Pumpkinville Grill


Pumpkinfest @ Downey’s Farm – Fall fun at Downey’s includes Unlimited Wagon Rides, Live Entertainment, Super-Cat-Super-Curve, Dump Truck Slide, Balloon Typhoon, Trike Track, Face Painting, Straw Jump, Farm Animals, Super Corn Maze and the The Black Hole.  You will not want to miss the fun!


Spooktacular Halloween @ Mountsberg Conservation Area.  Free event with park admission.  Hauntingly good fun for the whole family, including: Creatures of the Night presentations with live snakes, Bird of Prey Presentations – Owls & Vultures Halloween Special!, Haunted PlayBarn, Scary Skeleton Scavenger Hunt, Kids “tattoo” parlour & crafts, Harvest games and Bison rides


Pumpkin Mania @ Rounds Ranch – Enjoy some family time on a wagon ride to pick your own pumpkin, Pie eating contests, pumpkin toss, Pumpkin slam dunk, Pumpkin hockey, Pumpkin seed spitting, or spend some time in the play area with the animals, on the pedal carts, corn maze or riding a pony.


Hallo-Fun @ Fantasy Fair in Woodbine Shopping Centre.  Fun includes Pirate boat cove, Dracula Halloween magic, Costume contest, Spook village, Train of terror, Trick or treating, Monster mash and The Trevor Show


Harvest Fun @ Strom’s Farm – Have some fun times at Strom’s Farm in their Harvest Fun area including; Jumpin Jack Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Straw Maze, Pumpkin Chuckin, Wagon Rides, 6 acre Corn Maze (3 miles of paths), Sand Pit, Pedal Carts ,Cedar Spiral and a Pumpkin of a Show Puppet Show


Horror Hayride & Haunted Greenhouse @ Colasanti’s Tropical Garden – Take a ride on the hay wagon out into the haunted field filled with scary creatures.  End your ride on foot as you walk through the hedge maze.  May be too scary for younger children


Fall Fun @ Thiessen Orchards – Hours of fun at Thiessen Orchards as you enjoy the Bouncy Castle, Barrel Train ride, Face painting, the Corn Maze and hay rides. Apple sales, the Kountry Kitchen, haymow, pumpkin patch and picnic area are open everyday as well.  Now Open is their Haunted barn…if you dare!


Pumpkinland @ Whittamore’s Farm – Here’s what you’ll find at the “Farm in the City”; 1,000 of Pumpkins, Wagon Rides, Spooky Forest, Farm Animals, Tractors n’ Trucks Sand Toy Lot, Playhouses & Climbers, Wooden Milking Cow & Goat, Animated Singing Chicken Show, Corn Maze, Combine Climber & Silo Slide, Straw Pyramids & Jumps, Tractor Tire Climb, Rock n’ Ride Horseplay, Horse Swings, Spider Web Climb, Giant Tree Fort & Slide, Strawberry Mountain & Turbo Slide, Duckie Races, Nature Trail.  Weekend & Holiday Activities include: Pumpkin Cannon Show, Farm Bouncer, Pedal Tractor Track, Balloon Typhoon


Halloween Spooktacular @ Halton County Radial Railway – All ages event! Walk through the haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline and enjoy some hot apple cider & scary snacks. If you’re a Halloween fan this is definitely a spooky experience not to be missed! Costumes encouraged. Reservations not required. Tickets sold at the door.


Toronto Snowmobile, ATV and Powersports Show @ the International Centre – The Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersports Show is all about having FUN and you will be entertained from the minute you walk into the Show. Meet your friends, tell tall tales, reminisce about last season’s best ride, buy a new Toy, book a trip, find the custom sled corner in the OSM booth, watch a snowmobile race or join the thousands of fans on hand to experience the thrill of the Freestyle Show.


Newmarket Studio Tour – The Newmarket Group of Artists is hosting their annual studio tour from Saturday, October 20 to Sunday, October 21. Visit their website to view a map of the 21 participating artist studios and collectives. Creative work includes fine art paintings, mixed media, mosaics, prints, sterling silver jewellery, bead work, photography and more.

Niagara Falls

Haunted Hayride @ Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm – During their Halloween season enjoy the fright and delight of the Haunted Hayride, held the last three week-ends in October on Fridays and Saturdays with the first ride going out at 7:00 pm with the last ride departing at 10:45 pm.  The hayride lasts 30 minutes and takes you through 50 acres of haunted forest.  It will ‘jolt’ you off your seat.


Harvest Celebration in Downtown Orangeville – Final day of the farmers’ market offers free family fun, including tots trick or treating, crafts, pony rides, draws, face painting, and more!


Jazz Festival – Come out for their 22nd year and explore the many venues and shops as the music starts Friday October 19 to Sunday October 21 with evening and matinee performances.


Cannamore Orchard – “Home of the Spooky wagon ride”  They offer outdoor finger and patio stone mazes,  a pipe maze, an indoor dark maze, rainbow maze, many play structures for children, a sand box with toys and the picnic areas.  Visit the animal corral and see our singing chickens!

Ottawa Ski, Snowboard and Travel Show  @ the CE Centre – You’ll find everything and anything to make your slopeside experience complete! This is Ottawa’s largest showcase of Ski & Snowboard related travel destinations, equipment, clothing, lifestyle information and related products and services.

Owen Sound

Zombie Walk –  Join in the annual Steve Santini Owen Sound Zombie Walk / Monster Shuffle for The Food Bank! Dress as a zombie or your favorite monster or creature. Meet at City Hall at 12:00pm Please bring a non perishable food item(s) or a cash donation for The Food Bank.


Boo at the Zoo @ Toronto Zoo – Follow along the Zoo’s “Pumpkin Trail” to discover trick-or-treat activity stations throughout the Tundra Trek and check out Arctic wolves, foxes and polar bears – oh my! Take part in our “Critters and Costumes Parade” at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm daily. Best of all, up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Haunted High Park @ Colborne Lodge (Saturday only) Visit Colborne Lodge and its grounds at night and hear about High Park’s legendary connection to the War of 1812, and other legends and ghost stories that have been told about the Lodge and High Park. Period refreshments included.  Tickets should be prepurchased

Howling Hootenanny @ Black Creek Pioneer Village – Kids can enjoy the Hunted Maze, pumpkin decorating, apple sling shot, trick or treating, Entertainers and more.

FREE admission for children to the Hockey Hall of Fame  (Saturday only)


Camp Spooky @ Canada’s Wonderland – Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang for Camp Spooky – a fun Halloween event for the whole family! With children’s rides, spooky mazes, candy, daily children’s costume parade and Charlie Brown’s Trick or Treat live show, Camp Spooky at Canada’s Wonderland will make your kids scream for more!  Campy Spooky is included with park admission.


Waterloo Zombie Walk @ Waterloo Public Square.   From the Square you make your way around UpTown and finish back at the square.  Afterwards you can head to Huether for post-zombie-apocalypse drinks and socializing.  The Waterloo Zombie Walk  happens rain, snow or shine.  Dress your best, you will be surrounded by cameras!


Stittsville Artists Studio Tour – Stittsville artists open their studios to show their artwork.  The tour will provide the public with a unique opportunity to meet local artists and to acquire original fine artworks.  The participating artists welcome you to this free, self-guided tour.

Stoney Creek

Haunted Family Fun @ Green Mountain Farm – Hamilton Area’s destination for haunted family fun!  For the Fall this farm offers Haunted hay rides, a haunted barn, corn maze, pumpkin carriages, pioneer village and animal corral.  Food is available for purchase and they serve TIM HORTONS coffee!  Each weekend they have a little something different for their visitors … Cash Mob, Scavenger hunt, Spooktacular giveaways and Creepy crawly costume party!


Pumpkin Festival @ Birtch Farms – The second last weekend in October is their annual “Pumpkin Festival” where activities include pumpkin games, pumpkin treats, a pumpkin gallery of carved pumpkins and a costume contest. This is a great time to show off those imaginative costumes.