Halloween Fun in BruceGreySimcoe

Oct 10, 2019
From spooky to family friendly, there's a long list of Halloween events across BruceGreySimcoe to enjoy. We put together this handy list - with everything from adult dances to downtown trick or treating so you can start planning for this spooktacular holiday today!

Lion's Head Pumpkin Toss - October 12
Ferndale, Ontario

The 23rd Annual Lion's Head Pumpkin Toss takes place Saturday, October 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pumpkin tossing, usually by canon, catapult or trebuchet is the main event but there will be monster truck demonstrations and souped-up lawnmower races and kids’ competitions include pumpkin-carving and colouring and a beer tent, hamburgers and hotdogs. Find out more on the event Facebook page here.

The Haunting – October 23
Orillia, Ontario  

Head to downtown Orillia for haunted tours of the Orillia Museum of Art and History, the Orillia Opera House and an array of frightful spaces scattered through the streets. For the Nightmare on Peter Street, participants will tour the darkness of the basement at the Orillia Museum of Art and History where ghosts of the past are said to wander. Check out The Experimental Support Association’s live investigation of the paranormal, using equipment that detects energies and spirits. Have your own haunted artifact? Bring it along. Pose for scary photos against the Green Scream and visit downtown merchants and restaurants for their own Halloween displays and offers. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here.

Barrie's Haunted House Tours - Dates throughout October
Barrie, Ontario

Take a tour of the city of Barrie to see some of the best Halloween displays ever! Dates vary by home so click on this handy list from Tourism Barrie to plan your route.

Kids Halloween Costume Parade – October 26, 12 to 3 p.m
Orillia, Ontario

Give your kids an extra opportunity to wear their costumes at Downtown Orillia’s Kid’s Halloween Costume Parade. Meet outside Studebakers Beachside at 12 p.m. for the parade then tour the downtown for tricks, treats and spooky sweets. Prizes for best costumes too! Find out more here.

Zombie Hunt – Every Saturday night in October
Wasaga Adventure Park, Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Located just outside Wasaga Beach, Wasaga Adventure Park offers this creepy Halloween experience every Saturday night with rides leaving from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Ride their custom paintball trailer into the woods and shoot on an unforgettable adventure! Find our more on their website and be sure to watch the video below. 

Halloween at the Marsh Street Centre – October 26
Clarksburg, Ontario  

It’s a costume party for the adults, complete with live music and prizes at the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg. Presented by local musician Chris Scerri, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and guests will be served a welcome cocktail from the witches’ cauldron. Enjoy hair raising drinks and spine chilling eats and let the music put you under its spell!  The Horseshoes & Handgrenades Band take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Buy your tickets online here.

Pumpkin Festival and Haunted Adventure at Chappell Farms - Until Oct 31
Barrie, Ontario

From late September all the way until Halloween, Chappell Farms Fall Festival features a spooky haunted tent, a less spooky Boo Barn, pumpkin picking, magic shows, wagon rides and train rides. Find out more right here.

Pumpkinferno at Discovery Harbour – Evenings from Oct 18 to Oct 30
Penetanguishene, Ontario

With hundreds of custom carved artificial pumpkins choreographed with sounds and light across the grounds of Discovery Harbour, Pumpkinferno can be as family-friendly or as terrifying as you like. Tour the grounds and take in the fireworks or conquer the Virtual Reality Coffin Ride and brave the Terror Zone. Pumpkinferno runs evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. with the last admission at 9:30 p.m. each night. Admission is $8 with children under 5 free. Non-perishable food items are collected for the local food bank. Buy your tickets online by using this link.

Haunted Harvest Village at Drysdale’s Tree Farm – Weekends in October until Halloween
Egbert, Ontario


With daytime family-friendly activities from pumpkin picking to a Haunted Wagon Ride, children’s zip line, obstacle course and witch’s broom ball to their spookier evening offerings like The Psycho Path Wagon Ride (13 and up), tarot card reading and Sand Mountain, there’s something for everyone at Drysdale’s Tree Farm. Follow this link to get all the details on their October events.

Witches and Warlocks Ride – October 26, 2 to 4 p.m.
Hanover, Ontario

This brand-new fundraising event will bring together Witches and Warlocks for an exciting cycling/hiking event though the Town of Hanover. Don your costume and come for walk/ride to raise funds for the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority. Find out more here.

Halloweekends at Summer House Park – October 12 to 14
Miller Lake, Ontario

Yes, it’s Thanksgiving at Summer House Park, but it’s also their second Halloweekend event. Each day come and check out the Haunted House: A Night at the Ahhhhhscars fundraiser for the local school food program, enjoy park-wide trick or treating, do the scarecrow scavenger hunt or follow the self-guided haunted hike. You can also stop at the Shoreline Café on site for pumpkin goodies, and apple-infused offerings. Find out more on their Facebook page.

Halloween Hustle at Hardwood Hills – October 19, 1 to 4 p.m.
Oro Station, Ontario (near Barrie)

Put on your costume and come out and tackle Race 7 of Hardwood’s trail running series. Choose from a 5k, 10k or 1.5k kids race with prizes available for best costume. Register online up to 30 hours before the race. Find out more.

Hallowe’en Boo Bash at Grey Roots – October 26, 10 to 2 p.m.
Rockford, Ontario (near Owen Sound)

You work hard on those costumes so why not find another chance to wear them? This family-friendly Boo Bash at Grey Roots Museums features a spider headband craft, Halloween cookie decorating, spooky Lego monsters and a scavenger hunt. A family friendly film plays at 1 p.m. and the Great Canadian BBQ will be set up all day so you can grab lunch! Find out more on their Facebook page.

Owen Sound’s Halloween Haunt – October 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Owen Sound, Ontario

Downtown Owen Sound will be a sea of costumes and Halloween spirit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring the kids in full costume to visit downtown merchants for a treat, an activity or a craft at each storefront displaying black and orange or teal balloons. Teal balloons will mark locations with allergy-friendly treats available. Find out more here.

An Evening of Halloween - October 28, 29, 30
Simcoe County Museum - Minesing, Ontario

Monstrous mayhem will be unleashed with three evenings filled with games, treats, and our terrifying haunted walk. Event runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night. Find out more on their website here.

Alfred Hitchcock Film Series at the Bruce County Museum, Oct 16 and Oct 30
Southampton, Ontario

Head to the Bruce County Museum for two films by “the Master of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock. The 39 Steps will show on October 16 at 7:30 p.m. and The Birds will be shown Oct 30 at 7 p.m. Both shows are in the Bruce Power Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a cash bar available. Learn more here.