This is Halloween

Prepare for a scare!

Does Northeastern Ontario truly provide the most terrifying show on earth? You be the judge! Devil's Night is approaching and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in our BIG region. From farmers pumpkin patches, to haunted houses and spooky theatre performances, we've compiled the ultimate list of Halloween and pumpkin-themed activites taking place across Northeastern Ontario! 

Do you have an event you'd like to share? Add it on our Events Calendar or email and let us know!

greater sudbury and area

Wagon Wheel Ranch Harvest activities 

Saturdays and Sundays through October
10 am to 4 pm

Participate in some family fun on the farm just outside of Sudbury in Val Therese. Kids will love the horse drawn wagon ride while parents enjoy the view. Stop by the petting zoo or take a pony ride. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase on site including hamburgers and hotdogs, cotton candy, popcorn and more. 

Visit their website for more details.

Autism Ontario - Family Pumpkin Carving & Halloween Dance

Friday October 20
6 pm to 8 pm 

Stop in at the Amsdale Public School for dancing and pumpkin decorating activities. This free event is intended for children with ASD and their families and friends. 

Visit their page to register.

Terror Train 6077

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October
7 pm to 10 pm

Terror Train 6077 is back, and it's rolling into Capreol with a car full of carnies and clowns to bring you "the most terrifying show on earth." This year's theme is "Return of the Nightmare to the North Pole," so expect to get your holiday spirit on a couple months early. 

Visit the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre events page for details.

The Tunnel of Terror @ Dynamic Earth 

Until October 6-30
5 pm to 11 pm 

Prepare to be scared at Canada's only underground Halloween experience located seven storeys below the Earth's surface! Dynamic Earth has stepped up their game for an intensified fear factor like never before. This experience may not be for the faint of heart, so is recommended for children ages 12 and up.

Visit their website for details.

Pumkinferno @ Dynamic earth

October 6-30
7 pm to 11 pm 

After the Tunnel of Terror, head outside and take in Pumpkinferno - an elaborate outdoor award-winning exhibit created by the Upper Canada Village. You will be amazed by 18 unique sets of sculpture and displays made entirely of individual fibre pumpkins (pictured above).

 Visit their website for details.

Northern Frights Festival

Saturday October 21
1:30 pm to 10 pm

The Northern Frights Festival is bringing the fear to the Sudbury Theatre Centre! Prepare for an amazing selection of short horror films from around the world and around the block presented by Northern Ontario's premiere horror film festival.

Pick up tickets for the Mad Matinee, the Murder Matinee, or the Evil Evening, or all three on their page here.

Monster's Ball 3: stripped to the bone Burlesque show

October 27 & 28 - Doors @ 7:30 pm 

This Halloween weekend, take in exhilarating live performances by the best local and out-of-town burlesque stars the field has to offer! Get ready to laugh and scream!!! Join the historic Grand Theatre for a Halloween themed burlesque show inspired by cult horror flicks and spooktacular drive-in thrillers. There will be best costume prize giveaways.

See their event page for details.

haunted house at the university of sudbury

October 28 & 29
1 pm to 3 pm
October 31 
11 am to 1 pm

What or who will you encounter as you wind through the dark recesses of the haunted university? Find out if you dare, and prepare for a scare! 

Get the details on the Sudbury Tourism website.

Crawl-o-ween: Sudbury bar crawl

October 31
7 pm - 2 pm

Get your Halloween costumes ready to trick-or-treat like adults on a Downtown Sudbury bar crawl! Your route will take you through some of the best bars in Sudbury, with the grand finale taking place at the Grand Theatre. Cash prizes can be won for the best costumes.

Get all the details at their event page right here.

North Bay 

Leisure Farms Harvest Events 

Every weekend through October
11 am - 5 pm

The Leisure Farms Pumpkin Patch is open every weekend throughout November so pack up the family and head to the farm. Get lost in the Corn Maze, take a wagon ride, and get spooked in the Haunted Barn. While you're there, pick-up a bakery fresh pie or some local produce for the dinner table.

Visit their website here.

Austism Ontario Teen Halloween Night 

Friday October 27
6 pm to 8 pm

Join the fun at One Kids Place on McKeown Avenue for an evening of games, activities and fun! This free event is for teens with ASD and their friends. 

Visit their listing for more information and to register.

The Capitol Centre Presents the Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sunday October 28
Show starts at 7 pm

It's part campy musical and part horror film. Get in your costumes and get your "Rocky Kits" for this cult classic where audience participation is the name of the game. Prizes available to be won!

Learn more and buy your tickets here.

west nipissing & french river

day of the dead

Saturday October 29
8:30 pm to 1 am 

The French River Cultural Industries Council is hosting the Day of the Dead! Join in for the festivities at the Knights of Columbus Hall which are to include a live band (Riverside), light lunch provided by Subway, as well as games and a cash prize of $200 for the most creative costumes.  

See their event posting here.

west nipissing kids' safe halloween

October 31
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Go trick-or-treating at the West Nipissing Community & Recreational Centre! There will be tables set up to make the evening a safe, convenient way to enjoy the festivities for everyone.

See the event flyer here for more details.


Costume Carnage @ Pyramid Paintball

Saturday October 28
11 am to 4 pm 

Join Pyramid Paintball in Bonfield for their year-end event - Costume Carnage. Show up in full costume and be prepared to paint the town red (or any other colour for that matter). 

Visit their site here for more information.

manitoulin island & North Shore

pumpkin festival & haunted ride

Haunted Ride - October 21
7 pm to 9 pm
Pumpkin Festival - October 22
12 pm - 3 pm

Join the community of Manitowaning as they celebrate all things Halloween! From hay bale throwing, seed spitting, wagon rides, and a highlight event, the pumpkin catapult contest - there are a ton of activities to keep you and your family entertained. Cash prizes are available to be won.

See the Township of Assiginack website for more details.

haunted house of gore

October 26 - 30
7 pm to 9 pm 

Come out and celebrate Halloween with the community of Gore Bay at the Haunted House of Gore - a spooky haunted house at the Red Roof Pavillion. Everyone is welcome from 7 pm to 9 pm. 

See their event poster here for details.

timmins, Cochrane, & Area

neo laser tag haunted house

Friday October 27 - 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday October 28 - 12 pm to 4 pm & 6 pm to 9:30 pm

Tag! You're scared! If a haunted house is more your style, make sure to drop by Neo Laser Tag on Algonquin Boulevard for some kid-friendly trick or treating and games.

See their Facebook page for more details. 

4th annual Northern ontario Expo halloween Bash

Saturday October 28
8 pm to 1 am

This adults only event has sold out the past three years so get your tickets to the Senator Hotel quick! There will be many prizes awarded including door prizes, costume prizes and a silent auction. Music will be provided by Reuben's DJ Service.  

Find out where to buy your tickets on the Northern Ontario Expo website.

4th Annual Halloween Extravaganza

Sunday October 29 - Tuesday October 31
Sunday: Noon to 8 pm
Monday/Tuesday: Private Tours 3 pm to 8 pm

If you're in the Iroquois Falls area, head over to Oil Tank Road to visit a full-sized graveyard, enjoy the pumpkin patch, and witness a zombie invasion! A warming station along with goodies and hot chocolate will be available for children. Don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item - the price of admission to this awesome community event.

For more details and info on last year's event, check out their Facebook Event Page.

temiskaming shores

Tri-Town Ski Village Halloween Party

Saturday October 28
8 pm to 1 am

Arrive before 10 pm in costume and receive a free ski pass! Guests will dance the night away, play games, and compete in the race for Best Costume. You won't go hungry as a midnight buffet will be provided. All proceeds go towards supporting the Ski Village.

See their poster for details.

STATO's 8th Annual Haunted Hustle 

Sunday October 28

"Catch me if you can!" is the slogan at the Haunted Hustle! The races are open to youth and adults with relays, 5-km and 10-km routes, as well as half-marathons and full marathons open for registration. The Haunted Hustle is also a Boston Qualifier event.

Check here for details and to register.

About Jordan Nicksy

Jordan is a writer, digital marketer, amateur photographer, and experiences severe wanderlust. After backpacking parts of Southeast Asia, she knew she wanted to work in travel and tourism, and joined Northeastern Ontario Tourism. She is passionate about food & culinary arts, history, spending time outdoors, photography, and travel.

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