Halloween Events in Niagara: 2017

halloween events in niagara

Get your costumes on and get ready for some trick or treating fun! Here is our list of family-friendly Halloween Events in Niagara:


Boo at the Zoo

Saturday October 7th –  Monday October 9th, 10:00am – 4:00pm, daily

Safari Niagara, 2821 Stevensville Rd, Stevensville

A family friendly Halloween event! Join us for our 5th annual Boo at the Zoo. TRICK or TREAT your way around the zoo brought to you by local businesses. This is a safe and unique Halloween party you do not want to miss!


      • NEW for 2017 – 3 Day Event (October 7, October 8 & October 9)
      • Costume Contests (Categories: Ages 0-2, Ages 3-7, Ages 8-12, Best Group)
      • Scavenger Hunt Contest for your chance win a 2018 family season membership (2 Adult/ 2 Child)
      • Fun House
      • Inflatables
      • Kids Dance Party
      • Trick-or-Treating


      • Children 12 & under in costume receive FREE admission with donation of a non-perishable food item
      • Adults receive special admission rate of $15.00 +HST with donation of a non-perishable food item
      • Regular pricing will be in effect for guests without a food donation
      • Season membership holders receive FREE admission and special fast-lane entry


      • NO coupons, discounts or special offers will be valid on event dates
      • The event will proceed rain or shine
      • The Gator Express Tram will NOT be running on Boo at the Zoo event days
      • No Shows & Tours will take place on Boo at the Zoo event days
      • Admission Gate will close at 3PM and no admittance will be permitted after this time


15th Annual PumpkinFest @ Stamford Presbyterian Church

Saturday, September 30, 10am-2pm

Stamford Presbyterian Church, 3121 Saint Paul Avenue, Niagara Falls

Preserve Tables, Boutiques, Baked Goods, Soups, Costume Jewelry, BBQ, Tea Room, Deli Items, Cabbage Rolls, Meat Pies, Pumpkin Pies, Children’s Games and Activities, Silent Auction.

10am-1pm Giant Pumpkin Guess
10am-2pm-Meet & Greet Pumpkin Characters
10am – 11am -Pumpkin pie contest
11am-12pm – Concerts in the Sanctuary
10am-2pm -Auction Viewing & Bidding


Pumpkinville at Happy Rolph’s

Saturday October 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm, 650 Read Rd., St. Catharines

A fun filled family fall festival with plenty of FREE games, activities and entertainment including: pumpkin carving, scarecrow building, bouncers, hay dive, crafts, facepainting and so much more!

*Some activities have nominal charge and are indicated below

  • Free pumpkin to the first 500 families
  • Free shuttle bus from Grantham Lions parking lot to and from event
  • Accessible parking available at Happy Rolph’s parking lot

Join us for a pumpkin carving contest! Bring your creative ideas and carve out a cool jack-o-lantern. Use your free family pumkin that the first 500 families receive at the gate or for guaranteed entry please bring your own pumpkin. Carving supplies will be provided. Your pumpkin creation will be judged at 1p.m.

Join us in a fun fall activity and build a scarecrow! 10 Scarecrow building stations will be available and scarecrows will be disassembled shortly after completion. Supplies will be provided such as stakes, straw, twine and clothing options. But feel free to bring any additonal clothing items if you wish. Take your own photo with your scarecrow once complete.

Join in the fall fun at the Hay Dive activity. Search through the giant pile of “hay” and find a coloured stick! Exchange the coloured sticks for a small treat with the volunteers at the activity. Please note: we use straw for this activity for allergenic purposes.

Come have a bounce, slide or climb on the inflatable bouncers!

Face Painting: Stop by and have a fun fall or Halloween design painted on your face. Please note there is a limit to 2 small designs per person. We do not paint an entire face or paint near eyes, nose or mouth areas.

Temporary Tattoos: Stop by for a temporary tatoo! Lots of fun designs to choose from including Halloween scars and more!

Stilt Walkers: Say Hello to our Scarecrow and Fall Princess stilt walkers while you are here!

Join us for a pony ride! A nominal charge of $5.00 for this activity. Atkins Pony Rides will be on site offering rides for children. Photos of your child on their pony ride will also be offered for sale on site.

Join us in the big red barn for your fall family photo! A nominal charge of $5.00 per photo for this activity. Our professional photographer will be on site with a beautiful set on bales of  straw with pumpkins and flowers to create a picture perfect backdrop for a family photo. A professionally edited digital photo will be emailed directly to participants approx 1 week after the event.


Pumpkinfest 2017 at Heartland Forest

Saturday, October 21, 11am-4pm

Heartland Forest, 8215 Heartland Forest Rd, Niagara Falls

Halloween Ho Down at Puddicombe Farms

October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 9am-5pm

Puddicombe Farms, 1468 Highway 8, Stoney Creek

Family PAINT Night

October 13, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Recca’s Crafty Corner, Daleview Cres, Fonthil


Family HALLOWEEN Fun Painting on Friday October the 13th (how perfect!). $50 includes all supplies for 2 PAINTINGS and a treat. Families, couples or friends welcome. Payment in full to hold spots. Located in Fonthill at Recca’s Crafty Corner.

Halloween Ghost Tours at Fort George

Some believe that Halloween is the time of year when supernatural forces are most powerful, and the barrier between this world and the next is at its weakest. For others, it’s just the perfect time of year for a good ghost story.  Join us for an exploration of the scariest aspects of haunted Fort George. This 2-hour walking tour includes stories too frightening to be told on the summer tours, and opens a building (the Officers’ Quarters) usually off limits to the Ghost Tour.

All tickets: $20.00

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please call the Friends of Fort George Gift Shop at 905-468-6621 to order.

NOTE: Flash photography is not permitted on Halloween tours. For those looking for a more “investigative” experience, please see our private tour information.

Halloween Tour Dates 2017:

October 13, 14, 15
October 20, 21, 22
October 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Halloween Tours run at:
7:00, 7:15 & 7:30 p.m.
10:00, 10:15 & 10:30 p.m. (excluding Sundays)

Fall Harvest Fair

October 21, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Links for Greener Learning, 360 Niagara St., St. Catharines


Halloween Howl

October 21, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fifty Point Conservation Area, 1479 Baseline Rd., Stoney Creek

Come out to Fifty Point Conservation Area for an afternoon of Halloween family fun!

Wear your costumes and enjoy:

A Bewitching Boo-ncy castle
Creepy Crawly Creatures to view and touch)
Trick or treat bag decorating
Fang-tastic Fire truck and crew
Spooktakular Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast
Howling Hayrides
Complimentary hot chocula
Goblin Goodies – Gorilla Cheese Food Truck
Ghostily Games

Enjoy a hike on the new 3 km trail loop!

Entry $15 per car or FREE to HCA membership Pass holders.


Niagara Parks – All Hallows Eve

October 21, 27 + 28, 2017. Times: 7:30 PM, 7:45 PM & 8:00 PM

Old Fort Erie, 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie

Venture out into the night to the fort to experience the traditions of Halloween. Haunting tales echo off the walls of the old stone fort. Experience the haunting chill of Halloween at Old Fort Erie, Canada’s bloodiest battlefield.


Big Movie Night Presents: Hotel Transylvania

October 27, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Welland Civic Square, 60 E Main St, Welland

Join us for a Halloween movie under the stars! Movie will start at 6:30pm but arrive early for some Halloween fun starting at 6pm!


Late October Ghost Walks – St. Catharines


Take a spooky stroll on the downtown St. Catharines ghost walks!

Did you know that lurking spirits cause the shivers one experiences when hearing ghost stories? Don’t believe it? Reserve your spot on one of our Downtown St. Catharines Ghost Walks and explore the history and haunted tales of Downtown St. Catharines. These guided tours will delve into the haunted tales of the past and the present day while also sharing historical commentary about the unique buildings and happenings in Downtown St. Catharines. All ghost walks this season are Tour A which takes in the spooky sights and stories along Church Street, Ontario Street and Yates Street. Walks are 60 to 75 minutes in length and we walk at an easy comfortable pace. Walks proceed rain or shine; please dress for the weather. All Ghost Walks depart from the King Street doors of Market Square (91 King Street). Ticketholders, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the Ghost Walk to allow for check-in time.

Advance tickets are required and may be purchased online (see below) or at the St. Catharines Downtown Association office, 80 King Street, main floor, St. Catharines, during office hours Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (cash only for in-person ticket sales).  Please phone (905) 685-8424 for more information, contact us by email scda@mydowntown.ca or see link below to order tickets online.

Click here for online ticket sales and to check ticket availability.  Tickets are $10 each. A group rate is available if purchasing 10+ tickets. Also, private tours may be arranged (subject to guide availability). Call our office to inquire about group bookings or private tours 905-685-8424.




Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours

October 20, 21, 27, 28, 7pm and 8pm

Drummond Hill Cemetery, 6110 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls

Drummond Hill Cemetery is a nationally recognized heritage site. It is most famously known as the battle grounds of the “Battle of Lundy’s Lane”, as well as the burial site of Laura Secord. Every weekend during the month of October the Lundy’s Lane Museum conducts tours of Drummond Hill Cemetery. Led by a costumed guide, the human drama unfolds as you wander the grounds and happen upon theatrical performances that provide a glimpse into the lives of some of the famous and not so famous people from the history of the city. The vignettes are based on real people who are buried in the cemetery. Some content may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Call 905-358-5082 for further details or to purchase tickets. Ages 12+

  • October 20, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • October 20, 2017 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • October 21, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • October 21, 2017 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • October 27, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • October 27, 2017 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • October 28, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • October 28, 2017 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Monster Mash Family Halloween Party

Saturday, October 28, 7-10pm

Yellow Door Theatre Project, 504 Line 2 Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake

Bring all your little ghouls and goblins out to Yellow Door Theatre Project’s annual family Halloween Party! Dance to your favourite tunes, enter for the chance to win great prizes in the costume contest, load up on goodies at the bake sale, pay a visit to the haunted basement and more.

Cash bar for the grown ups.

All proceeds go to support Yellow Door Theatre Project.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monster-mash-family-halloween-party-tickets-38124576635

Halloween Children’s Soiree

October 28, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Glitter and Grit, 105 Carelton St., St. Catharines


If your monsters like dressing up, games, crafts and fun this is the hour for them! As always, parents can stay and play, sit and sip coffee or escape for an hour while we entertain on a boo-to-ful afternoon!

Registration is open and for $16 per kiddo you won’t want to miss it!

Call 905.708.3729


Pumpkin Carving Party

Saturday, October 28, 3-5pm

Crossfit St. Catharines, 10 Davidson St., St. Catharines


Trunk or Treat and Kids Halloween Party

October 28, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All Star Athletics, 4290 Bartlett Road, Beamsville

All Star Athletics Trunk or Treat and Kids Halloween Party!

2-4 Trunk or Treat and Fun Fair. Play games to win prizes and trick or treat for some candy! Trunk or Treat and fun fair are free to attend. Fun fair games require tickets to play the games.

Come back in the evening for Beamsville’s BEST Kids Halloween Party! Costume contests, games, and much more. You don’t want to miss it! Party is $15 early bird and $20 regular.


Bridgeburg Trick or Treat

Saturday, October  28, 2017  11am – 2pm
Bridgeburg District, Jarvis Street, Fort Erie
Visit friendly businesses on Jarvis and collect cool gifts, treats and more! There will be a very special guest from 11-1pm – try to spot him!!!! Special Events TBA at the Bell Tower and Ride a train downtown for the kiddos – Adults welcome too!

Halloween Party – Life With a Baby

October 28, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

YFC, 226 Merritt St, St Catharines

Dress up and come out with your little ones for an indoor party

Starting from 10 am – 12; then 12:30-2, join us at YFC for our costume party.

We will have:

Ongoing: Crafts and Activities

10:30 am Costume Parade
11:00 am Hallowe’en-themed Circle Time
12:30 pm Costume Parade
1:00 pm Hallowe’en-themed Circle Time

Photo Area – Bring your cameras to snap a shot of your little tricksters
Light refreshments (but not a full lunch) will be available

This event is exclusively for LWAB members. Not yet a member? Join today – it’s FREE. www.lifewithababy.com/Join

There is a $2 suggested donation per child to pay for craft supplies.


Fall Festival

October 28, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

5720 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls


Halloween at the Village

Sunday October 29th, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Niagara Safety Village, 100 Niagara College Boulevard, Welland (Across from the YMCA)

 MUST RSVP  by Monday October 23, 2017 (limited spaces available)

P: (905) 714-4446

E: assistant@niagarasafetyvillage.com

Admission: $5.00 per family (2 adults & 2 children), ($2.00 per additional child)

Ages: 0-10

Everyone is encouraged to dress in costume!

~ Crafts ~ Games ~ Safety Tips ~

Creepy Crawly Creations Family Workshop

October 29, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St. Paul Cres., St. Catharines

Be inspired by Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins as we create spooky Halloween art and crafts. There will be a variety of activity centres to engage all ages.

Note: Please only register the number of children attending, adult companions are required but registration not necessary. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Ages: 4 Yrs. +
Fees: Rodman Hall Members FREE | Non-Members $5 per child


Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm Haunted Hayrides

Last three weekends in October

Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm, 7705 Schisler Rd, Welland

In October join us as we bring our haunted forest back from the dead. The ride will have you on the edge of your seat as you journey through 50 acres of haunted forest with terrifying displays and live actors that will be sure to ‘jolt’ you off your seat.

During the Halloween season enjoy the fright and delight of our Haunted Hayride in the last 3 week-ends of October.

First ride goes out at 7:00 pm with the last ride departing at 10:45 pm.
Haunted hayride lasts approximately 30 minutes and takes you through 50 acres of haunted forest.
Haunted hay rides are covered and run rain or moonshine.
Infants are not allowed on the hayride.
LIVE actors line the route. You may be touched during the hay ride.
Reservations not required.

Could be Frightening!!! Not recommended for young children. Parents are strongly cautioned. The haunted hayrides are interactive and something may touch you, if this offends you – DO NOT ENTER

Admission: Adults – $15.00 Children 12 and under – $10.00.


Light the Night Carnival

October 31, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Central Community Church, 6970 Mountain Road, Niagara Falls




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