The evenings are getting darker and the haunting hour is almost upon us! As you get geared up for Halloween, there are many activities offered in London and the surrounding area to get you into the spirit and get you ready for the spooky season. Prepare yourself for the creepiest time of year with this guide to our favourite Halloween activities in London, Ontario.
Midnight Village: Hangman’s Harvest
This year, prepare yourself for a hauntingly good time at Fanshawe Pioneer Village for their special Halloween event: Midnight Village: Hangman’s Harvest. The event will feature an off-the-beaten-path walk through the village, complete with a ghostly performance from the past. It is recommended for ages 14 and up, and performances run from 7-10 pm from October 12-28.
Every year at Halloween the classic Storybook Gardens in London transforms into a family-friendly, spooky village for children to enjoy with their families. Storyspook Village encourages kids to dress in costume and trick or treat through the village, while meeting different characters all along the way. Trick or treat stations are set up with sweets and activities for the kids, with the whole event made to be spooky but not scary, so younger children can have fun without being frightened.
Kusterman’s After Dark
Not for the faint of heart, Kusterman’s After Dark is a haunted walk through the berry farm. The haunting begins with an eerie walk through Anna’s Barn complete with ghostly figures and things that will make you jump. Challenge yourself to a hike through the corn maze, trying not to get lost in its vast expanse of paths or get your adrenaline rushing and try the coffin simulator! This annual ghostly tour of the farm is sure to get your heart racing while getting you into the spirit of Halloween.
Clovermead FarmsPumpkin Festival
Halloween wouldn’t be as exciting without jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins, so why not spend a day at Clovermead Farms celebrating the tradition? The farm features a pick your own pumpkin patch, a giant jumping pillow/pad, a pumpkin slideshow, a corn maze, and more! It is the perfect way to kick off the Halloween season and start getting ready for this spooky time of year.
Pumpkin Hollow in Foxfield
Carve your jack-o-lantern masterpiece and bring it to Foxfield District Park to put on display for everyone to see, along with many other submissions. The first annual Pumpkin Hollow in Foxfield will feature prizes for the best carvings, kids games, and a pet parade! The event is on October 20 and will run from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.
Halloween is the time of year to put your fears in the open and test your limits. Whether you choose to scare your pants off at a haunted farm or prefer a family-friendly spooky atmosphere, London has a Halloween event for everyone. For more ideas on Halloween activities in London, visit the Medallion Blog.