Trick AND Treat

Here is your guide to some spooky and fun-TASTE-ic outings leading up to Halloween!

lantern sculpture of a mushroom in a park at night

1. Elora Monster Month

There are so many reasons to visit beautiful Elora and Fergus this month! Get a drink or a bite to eat The Elora Brewing Company, La FONTANA, Elora Mill or The Wild Tart, and stroll around admiring many spooky paper and wire creatures that haunt the town day and night.

Additional attractions include Ghost Walks and the popular Monster March Parade, happening virtually this year.

halloween cookies being decorated

2. Halloween Treats

Not just for kids: With the Grain's Halloween treats are available every day leading up to October 31.

Also check out what delicious and spooky Halloween concoctions Fergies Fine Foods and Goodfellows Field to Fork are creating.

Pop in for a hot drink and treat or place an order for the whole family!

three jack-o-lanterns sitting on leaves in a park at night3. Jack O'Lantern

Pick your locally grown pumpkin at the nearest pumpkin patch or farm store and get creative. For pumpkin-carving inspirations, see here.

No Waste: A great bonus - your Jack O'Lantern can spread joy, even after Halloween. Here are some quick tips:

old photo of wellington county museum and archives with train tracks in front

4. Spirit Walks at the Poor House

Visit the Wellington County Museum and Archives, a National Historic Site formerly known as the Poor House and join this popular 'Spirit Walk'.

After you've 'met characters' of the Poor House's past, round out the evening and head for dinner at the Breadalbane Inn (Fergusson Room Pub or Scozia) or the Brew House on the Grand in Fergus, known as the most haunted town in Canada.

corn maze lit up by moonlight

5. A-MAZE-ing Fall Fun

It's always a good time to visit a farm!

Let Mapleton's Organic Dairy's cedar hedge maze and fall festival activities add to your seasonal experience! Strom's Farm also offers over 6km of trails inside their corn maze, and a variety of activities in at their Harvest Fun Area such as pumpkin' chuckin', jumpin jack tile maze, straw maze, cedar spiral, sand pit and more.

picture of spiderweb with dew in grass during a sunset

6. Scavenger Hunt

On October 31, dress up and bring the kids for a romp around the property at Crieff Hills in Puslinch. Receive a map, instructions and your first clue when you check in at the schoolhouse. Follow the clues to the spooky forest, the old barn and the hay bale photo spot.

Before you go, pick up some Crieff Hills honey or fresh baking at their Halloween farm stand.

bottle of lavendar and blood orange flavoured liquor

7. Halloween Beverages

If you are looking for a perfect Halloween drink check out Silver Fox Distillery’s new Dracula’s Flower liqueur. This is a blend of Lavender flowers and blood orange providing a unique experience in amazing flavour for your palate. Note: for adult vampires only!

Get into the holiday spirit with one of Park Grocery Deli and Bar's new spooky milkshakes.

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