Top Halloween Events Up North 2018

Ontario Halloween Events, Halloween Activities & Fun Halloween Parties

Look no further, here are scary (and not-so-scary) Halloween Events Near and Far North of Toronto:

Our Halloween page has been promoting some great pumpkin themed events and Halloween fun taking place in the best destinations of Ontario. Halloween can be a tricky holiday for families, not all Halloween events are small children friendly. But when you get it right, it really is up as a contender for most fun holiday. We asked around and confirmed that the Halloween spirit (both present and passed!) is still a big big thing. We also learned there’s Halloween fans out there made up of kids of all ages. 

Great Pumpkin Patches, Festivals and even a cannon that shoots pumpkins into a field! 

Sometimes it is hard to tell what is a family friendly event from an event that might traumatize your wee ones. Families with young children can enjoy all the non scary stuff like pumpkin patches, wagon rides and cute farm animals. Not only fun these activities fun for children, but parents will go home with a million cute images of their little pumpkins with pumpkins. Many event goers go every year and have a strong Halloween tradition with other families and friends. Kids can enjoy creepy crafts, trick or treat stations, face painting and other family fun activities.

It’s getting very creepy up north!

The fields, forests, sleep-away camps and other dark and spooky areas up north are a perfect backdrop to the imagination of many creative event planners. Every year you can expect something new to scare you to your evil heart’s delight. Dark nights, fog, owls and bats and ghost stories from the past, Ontario has a lot in nature and in lore to enrich and ensure everyone enjoys Halloween events and activities.

We are posting a few more details here of a couple of great family and kid friendly events and a couple of events that have a little more fear for those looking to turn up the fright meter. These are maybe new events you have no heard about, and definitely need to check out. 

First of all, there is one event that hits both these marks. Pumpkinferno at Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene is a huge event and is very clear about where not to go if you don’t want to enter the Terror Zone (but you should, if you dare!). 

Halloween Events Kids Will Love

Rounds Ranch - Pumpkin Mania

Pumpkin Mania
Rounds Ranch, Elmvale
Weekends September 22 – October 28, 2018
You’ll have a whole lot of pumpkin fun – seed spitting, pie eating contest, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin basketball, pumpkin rolling and more… Plus have a blast on our jumping pillows, zip lines, pedal cart racetrack, barrel train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, duck races, ‘Cornfusions’ corn maze, buckin’ bronco, etc. Enjoy a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick your FREE pumpkin. Lots of sizes, shapes and colours of pumpkins to choose from.

Rounds Ranch - Corn Maze

Flashlight Corn Maze
Rounds Ranch, Elmvale
Friday evenings 7-10pm. 

Challenge the 3 acre CORNfusions cornfield maze in the dark. Solve all 12 cornfusions to fill out the Word Search puzzle and figure out the secret word. All correct answers will be entered in a draw for a Corny Party for 10 people. We will open at 7pm for those who want to go on a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick their own FREE pumpkin and to play in Ranchland. End the evening socializing around the bonfire. All activities:

  • Enjoy a wagon ride out to the Pumpkin Patch to pick your own any size pumpkin (as long as you can carry it!)
  • Pedal cart racetrack, zip lines, western fort, petting zoo
  • CORNfusions Cornfield maze – Find all 12 CORNfusions in the 3 acre field of corn to solve the Word Search puzzle and then figure out the secret word.  Enter a draw to win a Corny party for 10!
  • Socialize around a bonfire (bring your own marshmallows and sticks)
Pumpkin Canon @ McLean Berry Farm

Pumpkin Cannon @ McLean Berry Farm


Pumpkin Festival

McLean Berry Farm, Lakefield
Weekends in October

Starting Thanksgiving weekend, the McLean’s again welcome the community to their farm for another festival. Pumpkin festival runs the last weekends of October, starting Thanksgiving weekend. There is lots for the whole family to do – from wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, to corn mazes, the pumpkin cannon, straw bales to play on  – there is lots for everyone to enjoy!

We have increased the area of covered shelters so there is lots of space to sit and relax on the farm in between various pumpkinfest activities!

One shelter is available to reserve for birthday parties. This shelter can be reserved in two hour blocks from 11-1, 1-3 or 3-5. This is complimentary but must be done in advance. Your party is welcome to stay as long as they like, but to allow others to use the shelter we only reserve it in two hour time increments.

No Pets Please:  We love animals too and have lots of our own but can’t have animals on the farm for both insurance as well as health and safety reasons. Thanks for your understanding. Certified service animals are welcome.

Hardwood Ski & Bike Halloween Hustle

Hardwood Halloween Hustle – Trail Race
Hardwood Ski & Bike, Oro-Medonte 
October 21, 2018
Run through the trails at Hardwood Ski and bike. Sign up for the entire series or join for just one race. Draw prizes, series points, and the enjoyment of running a different course every race. Prize for best costume.

Halloween Spooktacular at Santa's Village

Halloween Spooktacular
Santa’s Village, Bracebridge
October 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28, 2018
Dress the whole family up and come to enjoy many of your favourite rides and attractions along with other exciting activities such as trick or treating around the park, a haunted train ride, scarecrow decorating, a pumpkin patch and more!


Adult-Oriented Scary Halloween Events & Halloween Parties

SS Keewatin Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours
S.S. Keewatin, Port McNicoll
October 11-13, 18-20 & 25-27, 2018
Chance an escorted tour through the 111 year old steam ship and meet the ghosts of the S.S. Keewatin.

Mattawa River Resort Halloween Party

Halloween Costume Party
Mattawa River Resort
October 27, 2018
Best costume receives a free night stay for two!  Enjoy speciality drinks like the ZOMBIE COCKTAILS, all you can eat poutine buffet, pizza and wings. Note: this party does a family friendly day portion. Visit their Facebook page for more details. 

Coldwater Witches Walk
Coldwater
October 17, 2018
Pick up your passport with participating businesses and visit our local shops and collect stamps. When the entire passport is filled, you can drop it off for one of the great draw prizes.  Lots of spooky sights, treats, contests and special promotions at our shops. This is an ADULT ONLY event. There is no charge, Donations can be made to the Coldwater Foodbank when you sign up – so please bring a monetary donation or some dry or canned goods!


Celebrate Halloween

Halloween parties, Haunted Houses and other events welcome guests to get in the Halloween spirit – feel free to come in costume to any event. 

These are only a few Halloween parties and events we have listed on our Halloween page! Cruise on over there and check out a few more neat things to do in Ontario this Halloween. 

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