Happy Halloween 2014!
Welcome to my favourite time of the year! I have been fortunate enough to be volunteering for the entire month of October, as I am sure you have seen from my social media feeds. Things will get back to normal shortly around here.
Edmonton has a great community of creative and artistic people that go all out at this time of year. We are lucky enough to have a lot of options each year to get us into the Halloween spirit. Please support your local haunters so we can bring you even better events next year!
Deadmonton House is open for their first year here in Edmonton. The whole thing was put together by Edmonton Firefighter, Ryan Kozar. He had been working on the haunt since February to open for the month of October. The level of detail is amazing and the live actors are guaranteed to get a scare out of the bravest souls! Donations are being collected for the Edmonton Firefighter’s Burn Treatment Unit.
Tickets are available at a discounted rate on the website. Please remember to come early, the lineups can be quite long, but are entirely worth the wait!
**Tip: Bring clean underwear!
Please find more information on their website: Deadmonton House
Prairie Gardens has a wonderful weekend event going on this Halloween. “Day of the Dead” weekend takes place November 1 and 2 out at the farm. I love their “Haunted Pumpkin Festival”! There is lots to see and do for the whole family.
Please find more information on their website: Prairie Gardens
The Edmonton Corn Maze does an annual event called the “Farm of Fear”. The farm yard, a spooky old barn and part of the corn maze get transformed into a spooky Halloween event every year. This is an outdoor event, so please dress for the weather!
Please find more information on their website: Farm of Fear
ZED has been going for many years now. All of the proceeds go to the Red Deer Boys and Girls Club. This is NOT your average haunt, it is professionally run and combines animatronics with live actors. They rely on their team of dedicated volunteers to staff and scare the patrons. I HIGHLY recommend the trip out to Red Deer – it will not disappoint!
Please find more information on their website: ZED Haunted House
The Shock House is new to Edmonton this year. The team is from Saskatchewan, so do be aware that you are not supporting local when you give them your money. They have five trailers full of scares to thrill you. 3110 Calgary trail, right near Spirit Halloween.
Please find more information on their website: The Shock House
Please be sure to check with your local Community Halls, I know a lot of them are putting on events for their neighborhoods.
Please find more information on their website: Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
Private Yard Haunts
The “Tunnel of Terror” is a garage haunt located at 12703-68 Street. It is a haunt that is the brainchild of Duane and Brandy-Jo. I have had the pleasure of running through their haunt and hiding in a dark corner. Great treats at the end too! Open from 6pm to midnight on Halloween night!
The Plunkie family haunts their garage annually. An excellent stop on your trick or treating journey! 2706 124 Street in Edmonton.
The MacDonald family has downsized this year, they normally do a back yard walk through haunt. I highly recommend putting this address on your trick or treating map, Grant’s props are all handmade and they are simply AMAZING! Accepting donations for the Edmonton Food Bank. 57 Henry Avenue in Edmonton.
The Tobin family has been doing garage haunts for a couple of years now. They used to be the driving force behind “The Tour of Terror” where my husband and I met. Great candy and a mix of live actors and props. They will be running from 5:30pm to 9pm on Halloween. 11241 167A Avenue in Edmonton
The Carli family’s haunt is always phenomenal. They have thousands of guests sign the guest book yearly. We worked this haunt as live actors one year. They are accepting donations for the St. Albert Food Bank. 64 Embassy Place in St. Albert
And last, but not least, the Pettigrew family haunt. Doug and his family put a lot of effort into this haunt every year. They have wonderful imaginations! The haunt opens at 5:30pm. 29 Michagan Street in Devon
There is so much to see and do in and around Edmonton on Halloween. Be safe and enjoy some good scares!