Halloween in Windsor Essex is like New Year’s Eve for thrill seekers and we’ve put together a list of of lots of freaky fun events and attractions for you to experience. From haunted houses and Halloween parties to haunted corn mazes to pumpkin decorating for kids there’s something for everyone from families to party goers in our Windsor Essex Halloween Events Guide.
If you know of any Halloween events or attractions in Windsor Essex that belong on this list feel free to email them to [email protected] for our consideration.
The Haunted House on Manning Road | Select Dates from September 22 to October 31
The Haunted House on Manning Rd. features 4 spooky attractions that will have you screaming with fright! This Halloween check out the terrifying hay maze, haunted forest walk, the creepy clown house and something so terrifying you’ll have to experience it for yourself. Hay rides are available for children during day light hours.
Scarehouse Windsor’s Scared Evil Haunted House | Select dates between September 29 to October 31
Voted the scariest Haunted House venue in Southwestern Ontario, Scarehouse brings you 20000 SQ/FT of pure torment. Beware of their new permanent location, a 106 year old creepy crumbling commercial building that hasn’t been used in over 30 years. Dr. Eizen has unleashed his horde of half human-half animal experiments inside. They are roaming the halls, waiting for the next person to walk through the door, to make them pay for the inhumane way they are living. They want the public, to pay… with their lives.
Phantoms of the Canard Ghost Tours | Every weekend until Halloween
Is River Canard Haunted? Are the unexplained events and mystery surrounding the region connected to historic hangings, native burial sites, and the spirits of slain solders during the War of 1812? Find out at the Phantoms Of The Canard Ghost Tours! .
The Gagnon Haunt’s House of Lost Souls | Every weekend in October (plus on Devil’s Night)
The Gagnon Haunt presents the House of Lost Souls haunted house at Halloween Alley on Walker Road every weekend in October during the 2017 Halloween season. It’s a house of lost tormented souls featuring 6 scarey rooms and 5 haunted hallways.
Reaper’s Gate Haunted Backyard Maze Of Horrors | 7, 8, 14, 15, 18 (no scare day), 21 & 22
After 7 years the popular Reaper’s Gate Haunted Backyard Maze Of Horrors calls it quits but you have one last chance to check it out… if you dare!
The haunt is open this month for its final Halloween season ever, so check it out.
Thiessen’s Scaredy Cat Haunted Barn | Saturday & Sundays until Halloween
Thiessen’s Scaredy Cat Haunted Barn takes place at Thiessen Orchards on Saturday and Sundays for the 2017 Halloween Season. The Scaredy Cat Haunted Barn runs from noon to 5 p.m with the lights on and no live actors in the barn. While you’re there enjoy the fun inside the interactive Corn Maze game and help Thiessen’s find out which farm animal injured Farmer Joe.
Friday The 13th Masquerade | October, Friday The 13th
A Haunting In Lasalle’s giant Haunted Corn Maze will host their Friday The 13th Masquerade Open House at Pepe’s Pumpkin Patch on October 13, 2017. This free event allows thrill seekers to check out A Haunting In Lasalle’s Haunted Corn Maze at night before it officially opens the following weekend. Check out some of scary props and just imagine, if at all possible, how terrorizing it will become when it is filled with live actors the following weekend.
Fall Celebration Bazaar & Funtastic Trick or Treating | October 14
Check out the Canada 150 Fall Celebration Bazaar and Funtastic Trick or Treating Event at the WFCU Centre. Put on your favourite costume and enjoy shopping over 60 vendors. Children will enjoy trick or treating through the WFCU centre and guest appearances by special characters.
Spirits of Sandwich Walking Ghost Tour | October 15, 22 & 29
The Sandwich Ghost Tour (Version 2) returns featuring spooky folklore and legends surrounding one of the region’s oldest historic settlements. Find out about the area’s history and suspected spirits that lurk in some the oldest buildings in Windsor. A great way to experience some local history and have a few scares at the same time!
A Paranormal Investigation of Mackenzie Hall | October 19
Search for spirits at Mackenzie Hall with Spirit Sight Investigations and special guest psychic mediums. One of the oldest buildings in the city, the hall served as a courthouse, jail and gallows when Windsor was still just Sandwich Town. Communicate with the spirits who inhabit the halls; prisoners, guards and judges.
Halloween Fun at The Ford City Twilight Market | October 19
The next Ford City Twilight Market, featuring lots of Halloween fun including a costume contests, pumpkin painting and carving contests, and trick or treating the vendor market. Mad Science will be there too teaching kids how to make slime!
A Haunting In Lasalle | October 19-22 & 26-31
Corn fields are creepy at night but this haunted house experience pushes the boundaries of frights featuring scary props and live actors in a giant Haunted Corn Maze. Who says Pepe’s Pumpkin Patch is just for kids?
Halloween Spooktacular on The Farm | October 20 & 21
The Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association’s Halloween Spooktacular on The Farm is a fun family event featuring a barn full of horses wearing costumes, kids games, pony rides, crafts, and food at the Witches Brew Café. There’s even going to be a spooky magic show too but beware the headless horseman shows up every year galloping around on his horse outside!
Colasanti’s Haunted Greenhouse & Horror Hedgemaze / Hayride | October 20-22 and 27-29
The 21st Annual Horror Hayride and Hedgemaze takes you on a 20-30 minute haywagon ride into the haunted field filled with scary creatures. The ride ends on foot as you walk through Colasanti’s scariest hedgemaze to date.
The 9th Annual Haunted Greenhouse features 10,000 square feet of scares, starting at dusk, this attraction is a thrilling walk through indoor maze that lasts about 5 minutes.
T2B Halloween Family Spooktacular & 5K9 Doggie Costume Walk | October 21
The T2B Halloween Family Spooktacular features lots of ghoulish good fun including a 5K9 Doggie Costume Walk. Organized by the T2B Youth Ambassadors this event includes family-friendly games, a costume contest, live entertainment, pumpkin decorating, family photo ops, a BBQ, face painting and treats like cotton candy and popcorn.
Halloween Pet Photos With Second Chance Animal Rescue | October 21
Join Second Chance Animal Rescue for Halloween Pet Photos at The Gagnon Haunt inside Halloween Alley. Dress up your pets (or don’t because they will have the best graveyard in town to use as a backdrop!) and bring them for their Howllll-o-ween Photos. Receive a photo print or your pet and a ticket to win one of four, fun, Howllll-o-ween gift baskets.
Harrow Rotary Fright Night Haunted Houses | October 21
The Harrow Rotary Club presents their inaugural Fright Night Haunted House at the Old Mill at the Harrow County Depot. Kids can enter the spooky haunted house for children during the day light hours. Grown ups will think twice about entering the terrifying haunted house for adults.
Vertika’s Halloween Spintacular | October 21
Vertika Pole Fitness Studio will be hosting a Halloween showcase featuring instructors and students in their favourite costumes dazzling the audience with their moves and talents.
All Hallows Eve Festival | October 22
The 4th Annual All Hallows Eve Festival takes place at the Park House Museum in Amherstburg. Learn about the history of Halloween at this 1920’s themed Halloween party. Have your fortune told and make an appointment back in time to see what the surgeon from the Kings 8th Regiment has to offer. Enjoy candle making, baking, a print shop and tinsmithing demonstrations, ghost stories, tours, and more.
Pet Support Halloween Open House | October 25
Enjoy a Halloween Open House at Pet Support, featuring a dog costume contest, Halloween pet photos, family activities, snacks for people and pets, and more. In addition, meet the Moggy Rescue Cats and see what Pet Support has to offer.
Turn of The Screw | October 25 & 26
Windsor Abridged Opera featuring members of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra will thrill audiences at the historic Willistead Manor. A tale of the struggle of good and evil, the corruption of innocence, and the supernatural, The Turn of the Screw is a terrifying and brilliantly composed thriller that has been called one of the most dramatically compelling British operas of all time.
Trick or Treat In The Village | October 26
It’s time for little spooks and friendly ghosts to get their spooky-style ready for The Safety Village’s annual “not-so-scary” Halloween-in-the-Village event. This trick-or-treating adventure is a family friendly event that combines Halloween fun with important lessons in staying safe.
Brew Basement Butchering | October 26
This insane haunted house experience takes place in the basement of a craft brewery. Beware you must be 19+ years old and sign a waiver because your head will be bagged, your hands will be tied, and you will be terrorized.
Haunted House at Fort Malden | October 26-30
Take a frightening tour through Fort Malden at night. View horrifying scenes in the historic buildings. From executions to zombie soldiers, your senses will be tingling as you are guided to each vignette. Do you have what it takes to make it through this terrifying experience?
Thriller! Halloween Bowl-a-Thon | October 27
The AIDS Committee of Windsor presents Thriller! Halloween Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser at REVS Rose Bowl featuring a fun evening of bowling, a costume contest, raffles and door prizes.
Park House Ghost Tours: Murder & Mayhem | October 27
With over 200 years of history on exhibit at the museum is it possible something spooky happens in the Park House Museum after dark? The Park House Museum will finally open their doors at night and allow you to enter if you dare! Visitors over the past 40 years have reported ghost encounters and you’ll hear all about them during tours of the home in the cover of darkness guided by candlelight.
Trick or Treating at Devonshire Mall | October 27
Children can enjoy Trick or Treating inside Devonshire Mall for some wicked halloween fun and a chance to win great prizes!
Lakeshore Cinemas Annual Horror Movie Marathon | October 27
The terror takes place from 7:00pm-12:40am featuring screenings of the following Halloween favourites: Night of the Living Dead (1968), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) amd The Exorcist (1973). Prizes will be awarded during the event for best costumes.
Friday Night Lights Bike Ride Halloween Edition | October 27
Join Windsor Eats for their Halloween edition of the Friday Night Lights bike ride. During this free event riders are taken on a journey to explore the nightlife in Windsor. The catch: since it’s a night ride you’ll need lights on your bike. The more lights the better. And since it’s Halloween be sure to come dressed in your costume!
Champion’s Rockin Hallowed Bash | October 27-28
The 1st Annual Champion’s Rockin Halloween Bash, a breast cancer fundraiser, takes place at Champion Karaoke on October 27 & 28, 2017.
Prizes will be awarded for best singer, funniest, cutest and scariest costume. The event will also feature a silent auction, door prizes and a Mystery song. Clues to a song will be given out throughout the night and the first person that sings that song will win a prize.
The Count’s Creepshow Carnival Themed Magic Show | October 27-29
The 2nd Annual Count’s Creepshow, an exciting carnival themed magic show, takes place at the Heimat Windsor Banquet Centre. The event is presented by Windsor’s very own second generation magician Paul Reaume. Aside from being raised by magicians, artisans, and performers, Paul has spent a number of years working in community theatre, and is a member of Windsor’s Local Ring of Magicians (Ring #116) as well as The International Brotherhood of Magicians. This is an all ages family fun event for the Halloween season.
Farmer Pete’s Halloween Extravaganza | October 28
The 2nd Annual Farmer Pete’s Halloween Extravaganza takes place at Thiessen Orchard’s Haunted Barn. Put on your Halloween costumes and enjoy fall family fun featuring trick or treating around the farm, live entertainment, free hot beverages and more.
Halloween Party at Lazee G Ranch | October 28
Go Trick or Treating with the Silver Stars Precision Riding during their annual Halloween Party at Lazee G Ranch.
For The Love of Paws 5th Annual Howl’Ween Bash | October 28
For The Love Of Paws 5th Annual Howl’ween Bash takes place at Silver Tee Golf & Virtual Gaming Centre. Grab your family and head on over for a scary good time!
Pillette Village Fortunes & Favours Festival | October 28
Get into the Halloween spirit in Pillette Village with mystic psychic readings and plenty of other fun things to do including balloon decorating, costume contests, and the chance to get dressed up at makeup stations.
Trick or Treat Through Walkerville | October 28
Celebrate Halloween in Old Walkerville! As you enjoy an autumn stroll through Walkerville, shops will provide special treats and treasures for guests. Grownups, pint sized, and furry four legged friends are welcome too. Don’t forget your costumes.
Trick or Treat at Tecumseh Mall | October 28
Halloween Headquarters presents the Fang-tastic Trick or Treat event at Tecumseh Mall. Dress up, drop in, and collect treats from participating retailers and have a chance to win Windsor Spitfires tickets too.
Village Murder Mystery | October 28
Enjoy A “Star-Crossed” Village Murder Mystery at The Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village. There’s been a murder in the Village and its up to you to solve it. Interview possible suspects throughout the Village, and compare notes with other sleuthers.
Halloween at Hogwarts (Sold Out) | October 28
Join ACCESS County Community Support Services for a fun dinner and trivia at the Knights of Columbus in Amherstburg. Upon your arrival at Hogwarts, you will be sorted into your proper house. A traditional English dinner will be served with a skill testing trivia tournament afterwards.
Windsor Zombie Walk | October 28
Windsor Zombie Walk is about to summon hundreds of the undead to downtown Windsor. This is a free family friendly event. In addition, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Canned and dry goods for the Windsor Downtown Mission will be collected at the walk. Don’t worry these zombies are not here to feed on you but to help feed the hungry.
Witches Night Out | October 28
The 14th Annual Witches Night Out takes place at the historic Casa Grande Rum Runners home in Lasalle. Indulge in amazing appetizers & wicked refreshments. Metaphysical services will be available. Listen to the paranormals discuss supernatural discoveries in the house. A professional photographer will be at the event to capture you and your witchy pals. Dance to the Sunnyside Hotel’s band directly next door. Enjoy giveaways and prizes. Sorry guys no Wizards or Warlocks allowed this is a wicked ladies only event.
Animal Antics Howl-O-Wine Party | October 28
Join Animal Antics in celebrating their 2nd anniversary with a fun Howl-O-Wine Halloween party. Enjoy wine, beer, food, costume contests, Halloween photo booth, raffles and more. Social leashed dogs with their shots are welcome.
Fang-tastic Halloween Party | October 28
The Fang-tastic Halloween Party featuring live music and a costume contest takes place at the Riverside Royal Canadian Legion Branch 255. Let the ghoul times roll and enjoy a howling evening of live music performed by the Mister Please band. Cash prizes for the best costumes.
5th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Event | October 28
The 5th Annual Windsor Essex Rocky Horror Picture Show in support of Breast Cancer takes place at the Olde Walkerville Theatre. Actors, costumes (no nudity please), props, and callbacks are encouraged! The event features a photo booth, trivia contest, Time Warp Dance Competition, pre-show with games and prizes, cash bar, concession stand, and a costume contest.
Riverside Optimist Club Annual Pumpkin Decorating | October 29
The Halloween fun takes place in East Windsor at the Riverside Banquet Centre next to Just Your Average Joe’s Sports Bar. This event is free and open to all children. All supplies, pumpkins and goodie bags provided free courtesy of Riverside Optimist Club. A special session for sensory sensitive children will start the day off.
In Honour Of The Ones We Love Trick or Treat Family Halloween Party | October 29
In Honour Of The Ones We Love presents the 4th Annual Trick or Treat Family Halloween Party at the Ciociaro Club. This Halloween event is fun for the whole family. Children will have a blast meeting their favourite characters including Ronald McDonald himself, and participating in a costume parade featuring candy prizes for the best costume. The kids will also enjoy a DJ Dance party, candy, crafts, pumpkins (donated by Pepe’s Pumpkin Patch), and more!
Rogues & Villains 1st Annual Halloween Team-Up | October 29
Rouges Gallery Comics and Villains Bistro present Rogues & Villains 1st Annual Halloween Team-Up. The frightfully fun time takes place at Villains Beastro. A costume contest will take place featuring Best In Show, Best Original, and Best Group categories. This will surely be the place to see the best costumes all year.
War Of The Worlds | October 30
Enjoy a live in studio performance of the 1938 radio classic War Of The Worlds at Sho, Art, Spirit & Performance. First airing on October, 30, 1938, War Of The Worlds was an episode broadcast as part of New York’s Mercury Theatre on the Air radio series. It became famous for allegedly causing mass panic among the public who thought the fictional news reports were real. Many terrified listeners were convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place.
Trick or Treat Stroll The Street | October 31
Belle River On The Lake Presents Trick or Treat Stroll the Street on Halloween day along Notre Dame Street. Look for the pumpkins in the windows of more than 50 businesses.
Essex Tiny Tots Trick or Treat Parade | October 31
The Essex Centre BIA hosts the annual Tiny Tots Trick or Treat Parade on Halloween morning for children 1 to 4 years of age. Children will have fun dressing up in their Halloween costumes and trick or treating at area businesses on Talbot Street in the Town of Essex.
WIFF Rocky Horror Picture Show Themed Halloween Party | October 31
Halloween falls into the Annual Windsor International Film Festival week for the first time ever! To celebrate organizers invite the public to join them prior to their 10:20 pm screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show for some Halloween fun and costume contests.
If you know of any Halloween events or attractions in Windsor Essex that belong on this list feel free to email them to [email protected] for our consideration.