The leaves are falling and the days are getting shorter. While this usually doesn’t excite me much, Halloween changes my tune for a few days at least. It seems that there is more festive fun happening around the county for 2015 than usual. Here’s a roundup of Halloween activities for all ages.
Bayfield Witches Walk
Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 34777 Bayfield River Road. Admission and hotdogs by donation.
Explore the 19 spooky acres of woods behind The Ashwood, and check out Spook Stations set up by local businesses! This fund-raiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Huron promises to be a blast! Kids enjoy treat bags. Rain or shine.
The Albion Annual Halloween Party
Oct. 31, from 8 p.m. to close. 1 Main St., Bayfield. Admission free.
Prizes for best costumes, awesome drink specials & Live entertainment by the Cheap Shirts.
Poe in the Park
Oct. 30 (6 p.m.) and Oct. 31 (8 p.m.) at McNaughton Park (from Main Street (Hwy. 4) turn east onto MacNaughton Drive, Follow Andrew Street and turn east on Hill Street). Admission – $5.
Arrive in MacNaughton Park and take a stroll along the trails, accompanied by spooky Edgar Allan Poe stories brought to life by local spirits. Presented by Libro Imagine Huron and Him & Her. Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight or lantern.
Oct. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Huron County Museum (110 North Street). Free with regular admission or with a canned food item for the Huron County Food Bank.
Decorate a pumpkin for Halloween! Try a variety of carving techniques. Pumpkins are free with regular admission.
Tales for Tots
Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. and noon, Huron County Library, Goderich Branch (52 Montreal St.). Free.
Looking for something to do with your preschooler? Visit the Goderich Library for Halloween themed songs, stories and crafts. Contact Helen (519-524-9261) for more information.
Oct. 31, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Downtown Goderich
Visit your favourite stores in costume for a trick or treat! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Over 51 retailers participating.
Halloween Main Street
Oct. 31, from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Huron County Museum (110 North St.). Free.
Trick or treat at the Huron County Museum, and explore the History Hall all dressed up for Halloween. Enjoy cider, popcorn and candy. This family friendly event is hosted by the Friends of the Huron County Museum.
The Haunted Halls of the Bradley Building
Oct. 31, 3:30 pm and 8 pm, 55 Hamilton St. Free.
The Bradley Building is being transformed into a haunted house! Enter at 55 Hamilton St., and exit at 59 Hamilton St. Note: this event is accessed by a set of stairs and is not stroller or wheel chair accessible.
It’s Halloween at the Legion
Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Goderich Legion (56 Kingston St.).
There’s really something for everyone at the Legion! Meat draw begins at 6 p.m., with prizes for best costume at 8 p.m. Entertainment by Sunset Hotel.
If you need a hearty breakfast after a weekend of Halloween fun, the Auburn and district Lions Club is hosting a breakfast to fund-raise for the Huron County Christmas Bureau on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Auburn Memorial Community Hall. The cost for adults is $7, and maple syrup is supplied by Robinson’s.