Halloween Events in Thunder Bay

Unleash the Halloween Spirit in Thunder Bay: Haunted Fort Night, Pumpkinfest, THE HUNGER, and Terror in the Bay Film Festival

Halloween is a magical time in Thunder Bay, when the foliage glows with fiery colors and the air is crisp and cool. This year, the region offers a variety of exciting events that will make your heart race and your senses tingle. Here are four spooktacular events this season!

Haunted Fort Night at Fort William Historical Park

Haunted Fort Night

Step into the haunted village of William's Town at Fort William Historical Park, as they unveil their spine-chilling Haunted Fort Night tours. Opening on October 3, 2023 and running every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the month, this terrifying event promises to leave you trembling with fear.

As you venture into William's Town, you'll encounter a grisly scene of struggle, blood, and scattered bones, setting the stage for a haunting narrative. The fort's staff and dedicated volunteers have meticulously designed and built this nightmarish experience. From animatronics to decorations, every detail is carefully crafted to create an atmosphere of suspense and fear. As you journey through the village, you'll uncover the dark secrets that lie behind the ominous events that have befallen William's Town.

Haunted Fort Night brings together various departments, with lighting, costumes, and actors' performances working in tandem to create an immersive and spine-chilling experience. Tours start at 7 p.m. each evening, and reservations are essential to secure your spot in this terrifying adventure.

Pumpkinfest - Embrace the Magic of Autumn


The Halloween celebrations don't end there. Pumpkinfest, another beloved event in Superior Country, sets the stage for family-friendly fun and seasonal delights. Gammondale Farm transforms into a magical autumn carnival, welcoming visitors to experience the splendor of the season.

Starting at the base of Candy Mountain in the scenic Slate River Valley, Pumpkinfest illuminates the farm with warm colors, providing a stunning backdrop for a host of outdoor activities and events. From picking out the perfect pumpkin to witnessing Canada's Biggest Pumpkin Catapult, every step promises excitement and joy. Young and old alike can enjoy the Pumpkin Train, Pumpkin Slingshot, and up-close encounters with the gentle giant Percheron horse, Ike.

Included in the admission price are an array of attractions to delight every visitor. From the Bronco Train and Corn Cannon to the "BOO" Barn and farm animals, there's something for everyone. Brave souls can venture into the Monster Forest Maze and the Barnyard Maze, while the little ones can enjoy the Hayfield Labyrinth and Trike Trails.

THE HUNGER - Halloween's Ultimate Music and Performance Spectacle

The Hunger promo

If it's Halloween, then it's time for THE HUNGER! Brace yourself for an extraordinary experience on October 28 as Superior Country's largest and wildest music and performance spectacle returns. This one-of-a-kind event promises a multi-verse of Halloween delights that you won't find anywhere else.

On this special night, the Thunder Bay downtown area will transform into a massive Halloween Festival Event, featuring an impressive lineup of 58 Performance Acts, including a staggering 235 Musicians and Performers. With such an immense gathering of talent, be prepared to be awe-struck by the sheer scale of creativity and entertainment.

To accommodate the grand festivities, THE HUNGER will take over six bar venues downtown, including Crock's, Black Pirates Pub, The Foundry, The Sovereign Room, Red Lion Smokehouse, and El Tres. Each location will host unique acts and performances, ensuring there's something to satisfy every craving for Halloween thrills. Thousands in prizes await the Best Costumes at each location, so don your most diabolic or outstanding attire and get ready to stand out among the crowd.

For just a cover of $20, you gain entry to all six venues, granting access to an endless array of entertainment and excitement. Feed your hunger for Halloween delights and immerse yourself in the slickest, wildest experience that only THE HUNGER can offer.

Terror in the Bay Film Festival 

Terror in the Bay

Are you a fan of horror films? Do you love slasher films, supernatural thrillers, slow-burn suspense, creature features, gothic or comedy horror? If you answered yes, then you should not miss the 7th Annual Terror in the Bay Film Festival, the ultimate event for horror lovers. This festival showcases a wide range of indie horror films and trailers from around the world, featuring the creative works of independent filmmakers who have a strong passion for horror. You will be amazed by the talent and vision of these artists, who bring their stories to life on the screen. 

The festival runs for four days, from October 18th to 21st, at the historic Mapletops Paramount Entertainment Theatre in downtown Thunder Bay. You can also enjoy the food concession stand, local vendor tables, and the “Blood Red Carpet” Photo Shoot, where you can pose with your favourite horror characters. And don’t forget to dress up for the BEST COSTUME contest on Saturday, October 21st, where you can win awesome prizes. This is your chance to immerse yourself in the world of horror cinema like never before!

In Thunder Bay, Halloween is a time of enchantment and excitement, and this year, you have a trifecta of chilling events to indulge in. From Haunted Fort Night's eerie tales to Pumpkinfest's delightful carnival of autumnal fun, and the epic Halloween extravaganza of THE HUNGER!

So, mark your calendars and prepare for a night like no other. Join fellow Halloween enthusiasts and immerse yourself in a whirlwind of Halloween festivities. Treat yourself to a Halloween experience like no other and unleash the Halloween spirit in Thunder Bay!

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