Fear-lovers and scaredy-cats alike can enjoy Halloween in Agassiz Harrison with haunted houses, costume contests, bake sales and more. There’s no shortage of spooky all-ages this week so the Observer rounded up some of the best options to put some extra fun into the Halloween season.
The Haunting at Bridal Falls
Reports of UFO abductions from the Bridal Falls area have been flooding in this Halloween season.
The annual Haunting at Bridal Falls has been attracting fear-seeking visitors from across the Fraser Valley for years. Creator Jeannie Savard has been collecting spooky knick knacks, furniture, costumes and antiques for over 20 years and uses her finds and horror-loving volunteers to provide a truly terrifying and incredibly unique experience for visitors.
|Last year’s horror-inducing volunteers from the Haunting at Bridal Falls. (Nina Grossman/File Photo)|
In fact, the haunted house is constantly evolving. Savard uses her endless creativity for evil, creating new themes and scenes to scare even long-time fans.
In this year’s new chilling UFO theme, giant spaceship has crash-landed into the building. Brave visitors will have to make their way through a black hole maze to escape alien abduction and experimentation. But before you face down the evil extra-terrestrials, be prepared to pass through a haunted doll room, mirror room, creepy carnival, butcher parlour, zombie cafe and more.
But the Bridal Falls horror house isn’t just for adults. Each night, before things get too creepy, there is Family Friendly Time from 4-6 p.m. that provides time for little ones to explore the haunted house with lights on and without scary characters or music.
But beware, because by 7 p.m., the UFOs will have landed.
Running from Oct. 5-31 at 53560 Bridal Falls Road, tickets cost $8 a person and the frights that await are well-worth the cost of admission. Savard picks a different charity to help with each haunted house and this year, 10 per cent of ticket profits will be donated to The Meadow Rose Society.
Visit thehauntingatbridalfalls.net for a full schedule of hours
Halloween Tea and Bake Sale
Looking for a more low-key way to celebrate the Halloween season? Enjoy the Kent Harrison Senior Social Centre Society’s Halloween Tea and Bake Sale at the Friendship House.
On Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1:30-3 p.m. the public is invited to join for a bake sale, raffle, 50-50 draw and food hamper draws.
The Friendship House is located at 7272 Morrow Road, Agassiz.
Kilby Kids Halloween Party
It wouldn’t be Halloween without a day of family fun at Kilby Historic Site.
On Oct. 28 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., enjoy spooky day of all-ages fun at the Kilby Kid’s Halloween Party. With a costume contest, scavenger hunt, games and Halloween crafts, kids can enjoy the fun of Halloween without the scares.
Even the beloved Norden the Magician will be providing a live magic show for attendees.
Sponsored by the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club, regular admission applies to all participants except for those under five who get in free.
Looking for a fun stop along your trick-or-treating journey?
Stop in at Agassiz’s Agricultural Hall on Oct. 31 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for games, hot dogs and a “boo bank.”
Sponsored by the Agassiz Harrison Lions Club, District of Kent and Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association, this long-standing, all-ages event is the perfect way to add some extras ‘Boos’ to an already spooky evening.
Kids enjoy participating in activities like mini-golf, basketball, ring toss and more to earn “Boo Bucks” they can cash in at the “Boo Bank” for trinkets and novelty items.
Along with a pumpkin-weight contest, door prize and candy grab station, the event is a perfect addition to Halloween Night, working with or in lieu of trick-or-treating. Best of all, it’s completely free!