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.
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Tilbilly Halloween Village, Hayride, & Haunted Barn | Select Dates from September 21 to October 28
Experience the Tilbilly Halloween Village, Hayride, and Haunted Barn, featuring family fun during the day and scary frights at night on select dates from September 21 to October 28, 2018.
Scarehouse Windsor’s Scared Evil Haunted House | Select dates between September 28 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! .
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.
A Haunting In Lasalle & Haunted Corn Maze | October 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, & 30
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?
Rocky Horror Picture Show Extravaganza | October 12
Halloween season is here and so is The Rocky Horror Picture Show Extravaganza at Villains Beastro. Go dressed as your best loved character and participate in your favourite scenes!
Candlelight Tours of Fort Malden | October 13
Visit Fort Malden during one of the spookiest times of year. Tour candlelit buildings and listen to stories of the soldiers that lived here over 180 years ago. This event is an opportunity to explore the fort at night and learn of epic battles, fires, and tragedies, of deserting soldiers and daring escapes.
Raise The Stakes | October 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, & 27
Raise The Stakes, a humorous re-telling of Bram Stoker’s classic tale: Dracula, makes it’s world premiere right here in Windsor at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.
Hips That Go Bump In The Night Belly Dancers Halloween Show | October 19
Almeh Sisters of Belly Dance presents Hips That Go Bump In The Night at RockStar Music Hall featuring a showcase of belly dancers and performance artists from Ontario and Michigan.
Haunted House at Fort Malden | October 19, 20, 26, & 27
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?
Colasanti’s Haunted Greenhouse & Horror Hedgemaze / Hayride | October 19-21 & 26-28
The 22nd 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 10th 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.
Harrow Rotary Fright Night & Haunted Houses | October 19 & 20
The Harrow Rotary Club presents their 2nd Annual Fright Night Haunted House at the Colchester Schoolhouse. 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.
Halloween Spooktacular on The Farm | October 19 & 20
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!
Park House Ghost Tours: Murder & Mayhem | October 19 & 20
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.
Lakeshore Cinemas Annual Horror Movie Marathon | October 19 & 26
The terror takes place from 7:00 P.M. to 1:30 A.M. featuring screenings of the following Halloween favourites: Exorcist (1973), Scream (1996), & Poltergeist (1982), on Friday, October 19th. And It (2017), Saw (2004), & Cabin In The Woods, on Friday, October 26th. Prizes will be awarded during the event for best costumes.
Farmer Pete’s Halloween Extravaganza | October 20
The 3rd 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.
T2B Halloween Family Spooktacular & Doggie Costume Walk | October 20
The T2B Halloween Family Spooktacular features lots of ghoulish good fun including a 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.
Local Hauntings | Ghost Stories From Windsor and Essex County | October 20
Monkeys With A Typewriter Theatre Company presents Local Haunts, an evening of ghost stories from Windsor and Essex County, at Shadowbox Theatre From the same people who brought you the Spirit of Sandwich, and Spirits of Amherstburg Walking tours comes something a little bit more stationary. Rather than walking through an area that is said to be haunted, the audience gets to sit and relax and have scary stories about those areas told to them.
Animal Antics Howl-O-Wine Party | October 20
Join Animal Antics in celebrating their 3rd anniversary with a fun Howl-O-Wine Halloween party. Enjoy wine, beer, food, costume contests, Halloween photo booth, and more. Social leashed dogs with their shots are welcome.
All Hallows Eve Festival | October 21
The 5th 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.
Mystery in Melody “Beyond The Hall” | October 24
4th Wall Music presents Mystery in Melody “Beyond The Hall” at Scarehouse Windsor. Enjoy an abridged version of the 1st “Mystery in Melody” performance featuring a string quartet and harp. Prepare to be spooked in this unique, haunted location!
Trick or Treat In The Village | October 25
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.
Trick or Treating at Devonshire Mall | October 26
Children can enjoy Trick or Treating inside Devonshire Mall for some wicked halloween fun and a chance to win great prizes!
Friday Night Lights Halloween Edition | October 26
Put on your costumes, grab your bicycles, and join Windsor Eats for the Halloween edition of the Friday Night Lights community group bike ride through the city. This is their final ride of the season and it’s going to be lots of fun!
Evil Queens Halloween Bowl-a-Thon | October 26
The AIDS Committee of Windsor presents Evil Queens Halloween Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser at REVS Rose Bowl featuring a fun evening of bowling, a costume contest, raffles and door prizes.
Halloween Masquerade For Mental Health | October 26
The Miss Tecumseh Pageant presents Halloween Masquerade For Mental Health featuring a pasta dinner, prize for best costume and mask, raffle prizes, and lot of family fun at Tecumseh Arena.
Creatures of The Night Halloween Party | October 26
BigPoppaNutt hosts the Creatures of The Night Halloween Party featuring five live bands at Windsor’s RockStar Music Hall. Bands include Love Razer, Ignore The Evidence, Stranger Dae, Among The Rest, and D’Spayre. Prizes for best costumes and items will be collected in support of the Women’s Shelter.
Fright Night: A Haunted House Experience | October 26
Fright Night: A Haunted House Experience presented by the students of the Arts Department at Tecumseh Vista Academy will open for a night of terror. Appropriate for ages 10 and up guests will stroll through our transformed auditorium to take in a number of nightmarish sights and sounds performed by the students.
Spirits of Sandwich Walking Ghost Tour “The Final Chapter” | October 26 & 27
After a decade of both scaring and educating the public, Spirits of Sandwich Walking Ghost tour is coming to an end. To commemorate the occasion, the organizer is putting together a special “greatest hits” version of the various scripts he has used throughout the years. All of the best and most popular stories for you to enjoy one last time. A great way to experience some local history and have a few scares at the same time!
Brew Basement Butchering | October 26 & 27
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.
Spooktacular Halloween Scavenger Hunt For Dogs & Halloween Pet Photos | October 27
Second Chance Animal Rescue presents the first ever Spooktacular Halloween Scavenger Hunt For Dogs and Their Families, and Halloween Pet Photos at James H. Sutton Funeral Home in Amherstburg.
Vertika Pole Fitness Studio Annual Halloween Showcase | October 27
Vertika Pole Fitness Studio will be hosting their annual Halloween showcase featuring instructors and students in their favourite costumes dazzling the audience with their moves and talents.
Moggy’s Mission Halloween Themed Cat Cafe | October 27
Enjoy a Halloween themed Cat Cafe at Moggy’s Mission featuring warm apple cider, coffee, or tea, plus unlimited kitty cuddles. The event will feature spooky decor and you’re invited to wear a costume for a chance to win a prize.
Champion’s Rockin Hallowed Bash | October 27
The 2nd Annual Champion’s Rockin Halloween Bash, a Not Just A Dad (NJAD) fundraiser, features all your favorite karaoke songs and prizes will be awarded for best costume.
Halloween Party at Lazee G Ranch | October 27
Go Trick or Treating with the Silver Stars Precision Riding during their annual Halloween Party at Lazee G Ranch.
Trick or Treat Through Walkerville | October 27
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 27
Enjoy the annual 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 and Tecumseh Mall Gift Cards too.
Village Murder Mystery | October 27
Enjoy the “Tight Rope” 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 | October 27
Join ACCESS County Community Support Services for a fun dinner and trivia at the Camoes Portuguese Club in Harrow. Upon your arrival at Hogwarts, you will be sorted into your proper house. A traditional English dinner will be served with a Harry Potter themed trivia tournament afterwards.
Witches Night Out | October 27
The 15th 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. Enjoy giveaways and prizes. Sorry guys no Wizards or Warlocks allowed this is a wicked ladies only event.
Riverside Legion Annual Halloween Party | October 27
This annual Halloween Party features live music and a costume contest at the Riverside Royal Canadian Legion Branch 255. Let the ghoul times roll and enjoy a howling evening. Cash prizes for the best costumes.
Wicked Windsor Essex Pride Fest Halloween Bash | October 27
Indulge in some harmless debauchery with good-spirited guests eager to show-off their killer costumes. The event features DJ Kevin Bailey and special performances by Bentley James, Ariel Attack, Hawaii Goodvibes, Disco Jesus and more. With prizes for the best costumes and a great setting for you to enjoy cocktails and dancing all night long, this spooky party wants you.
Fall Celebration Bazaar & Funtastic Trick or Treating | October 27
Check out the 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.
Polish Club of Windsor Halloween Party | October 27
Join the Polish Club of Windsor for a spooktacular Halloween Party featuring a costume contest, fortune telling, raffles, music, dancing, and dinner.
The Count’s Creepshow Carnival Themed Magic Show | October 27 & 28
The 3rd 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.
Western Secondary Pumpkinfest | October 27 & 28
The annual Pumpkinfest, featuring a handmade craft show and entertainment takes place at Western Secondary School in Amherstburg. The event hosts over 100 Craft Vendors from all over Southern Ontario, and live entertainment including singers, dancers, magicians, buskers, acrobats, and more. Delicious food will be available for purchase and children will enjoy the Kids Activity Room.
Colasanti’s Trick or Treat Night | October 27 & 28
The 10th Annual Colasanti’s Trick or Treat Night is a fun scavenger hunt type Halloween event for children under 10 years old.
Riverside Optimist Club Annual Pumpkin Decorating | October 28
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 be part of the inclusive fun.
In Honour Of The Ones We Love Trick or Treat Family Halloween Party | October 28
In Honour Of The Ones We Love presents the 5th 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 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!
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.
Uptown Leamington BIA Halloween Crawl | October 31
Ghouls and ghosts will enjoy Trick or Treating at the 2nd Annual Uptown Leamington BIA Halloween Crawl, a fun way to trick or treat during regular business hours, just look for the pumpkins in participating store windows.
Army of Darkness at Windsor International Film Festival | October 31
The Windsor International Film Festival is hosting a Halloween screening of Army of Darkness, with a pre-show introduction featuring members of Kordazone Theatre, at the Capitol Theatre. Halloween falls into the Annual Windsor International Film Festival week for the second year in a row and the second time ever! Put on your costumes and come out for a fun time.
Kingsville Pumpkin Parade | November 1
Wondering What To Do With Your Jack O’Lanterns? Bring them to the first ever Kingsville Pumpkin Parade at Lakeside Park… It’s One Last Night For Your Jack O’Lantern to Shine Bright!
If you know of any Halloween events or attractions in Windsor Essex that belong on this list feel free to email them to email@example.com for our consideration.