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Windsor Essex Halloween Guide 2020

All event dates and times are updated to the best of our ability.

In person events are not permitted indoors, and outdoor services are restricted to five persons. Any events are encouraged to be virtual moving forward.

Please contact the event organizer directly for accurate hours and event status.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Sunday, November 1, 2020

A guide to all the ghoulish adventures, scares, and fun to be had this Halloween season in Essex County.

Scare House Windsor

September 25 & 26, Oct 2 & 3, Oct 9 – 11, Oct 15 – 18, Oct 22 – 31, 2020
Boasting more than 20,000 square feet of the things you only thought existed in your nightmares. Scarehouse will lead you through your darkest fears, and confront your every demon. Allow us to torture each of your senses in a way that will oddly leave you wanting more. Tickets are suggested to be purchased in advance, and operate on a timed ticketed basis.

Scarehouse Windsor is 3 attractions under 1 roof -plus one unique dining experience

  • Face your fears in Scared Evil
  • Upgrade your experience with Haunted Darkness, where you can immerse yourself in confusion and hyper sensory overload, and experience total chaos with the lights out
  • Upgrade your experience with the Zombie Maze. Big Bob has gathered up all his zombies just for you!
  • Savour your last dinner with Chef Ryan’s Cursed Dinner Experience

See website for full ticket details, any hour changes, as well as personal safety processes in place due to the impacts of COVID-19 and your personal safety.

  • $18 Scared Evil
  • $25 Scared Evil + Zombie Maze OR Haunted Darkness
  • $30 Horror Package: Scared Evil + Zombie Maze + Haunted Darkness

519-981-EVIL, www.scarehousewindsor.com
1441 McDougall Ave, Windsor

ScarEdy Cat Barn

Saturdays & Sundays through October, 2020.  Lights are on. No live actors. Suitable for families with children 6 years old and up.

10 am – 5 pm, $5
Thiessen Orchards – 400 Talbot Rd E, Leamington

Witches Brew

October 1 – November 1, 2020. Family friendly to allow for Covid Social Circles, so not too scary but still challenging enough for adults. Click ‘book now’ to reserve your time. Only $75 for up to 6 people. Runs Thursdays – Sundays.

$75 + tax for Up to 6 People
226.393.1829, Facebook: Exodus Windsor Escape Rooms
Exodus Escape Rooms – 1501 Howard Ave., Windsor

Phantoms of the Canard Ghost Tour

Friday and Saturdays, Oct 2 – Oct 31, 2020.  Feel the history and glory of River Canard in Darkness on this two hour tour as you paddle your canoe down the Canard River and explore local legends and unexplained events. History, Mystery and more…

8 pm, $25/Adult, $20/Minors
519.978.3672, www.rivercanardcanoe.ca
River Canard Canoe Co – 9407 Malden Rd., Windsor

family pumpkin painting 

Saturdays and Sundays in October. A BOOtiful way to enchant the little ones for the afternoon! Admission gets you a spooktacular Pumpkin, Paint Set, & Warm Apple Cider. Outdoor event only – weather permitting)

12 pm – 5 pm, $5
519 956 9822, Facebook: Frank Brewing Co
Franks Brewing Co – 12000 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor

Pigeon Tales: a Halloween Special

October 15, 22, and 29, 2020. Listen to the Pigeon his friend Duckling and Library Len tell their terrifying stories around the campfire! (don’t worry they are not too scary)

online event by Windsor Public Library

Pumpkin Carving this spooky season

October 2020. Our display windows be full of ghoulish titles, and once again our second floor “Hole in the Wall” has been invaded by some pretty scary creatures.

We are hoping to start a start a tradition that grows and grows over the years – – a pumpkin carving contest that’s open to kids and adults alike. Not only will we display the winning designs in our front windows but we plan to let them light up the sidewalk as well.

Adult division and Kids (12 and under) division
Winner in each division wins a River Bookshop gift card. $60 for Adult, $30 for Kids.
Contestants supply their own personally carved pumpkin with small battery operated candle
Winning entries + persons name is in front window

Pumpkins must be delivered to the shop no later than Oct.28
River Book Shop – 67 Richmond St, Amherstburg

The Dark Theatre

Oct 23, 24, 30, 31, 2020.

Happy Halloween! Join the Resurgence Arts team as we are pleased to present The Dark Theatre. A Frightening Tale of Fabric and Fear! This socially distanced performance is a live Aerial performance show mixed in with live acting. Tickets for this performance are extremely limited so act now.

All patrons must wear a mask. We will have masks to provide you if you forget yours.

8 pm or 10 pm, $22.23 – $32.84
Resurgence Arts Church – 3109 Riberdy Road, Windsor

Haunted Mansion

Oct 23 – 25, 29 & 30, 2020. A Haunted Attraction of Dance, Theatre, & Music. The ghosts of Halloween come to life to shock, thrill, and entertain you. Two massive levels, Family Friendly, Awesome for All Ages. Trick or Treating included for everyone. WEAR YOUR COSTUME. Pick your time. No line. All shows are 30 minutes long.

$15 /person available online only
Rockstar Music Hall – 2418 Central Ave, Windsor

Virtual Halloween Trivia

October 28, 2020. Join Us – It’s time to test out your smarts at our themed trivia ! This is a Virtual Zoom program with a live host. Participants will compete to answer trivia questions related to a specific topic. Prizes will be rewarded to top competitors.

Register by Oct 27, $15


Olde Amherstburg Ghost Tour – Augmented Reality

Launching October 29 at 4 pm
Calling all history and ghost buster enthusiasts! The historic Town of Amherstburg in partnership with Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island will launch a new Augmented Reality (AR) ghost tour this fall. The new app can be downloaded at any time by anyone with a smartphone.
This unique, interactive tour will explore the sinister stories and hair-raising history of one of Ontario’s most historic towns. The tour includes tales of haunted museums, child apparitions, rum runners, and one of Canada’s most famous 1813 naval battles. Peer into the past, see inside notable buildings, and bring ghosts to life before your very eyes. This application is one of the first of its kind for the Southwest Ontario region.

Halloween Trivia

October 29, 2020. Join us for our FIRST Trivia Night hosted with Mack Flash Entertainment. The theme for this event is “Halloween Trivia” featuring trivia questions from horror movies, pop culture, monsters & more! Teams of 6 or more encouraged (max of 10 people per table due to COVID restrictions). COVID-Friendly costumes are welcome, and reservations are required! This is a free event but to reserve your spot visit www.bullandbarrel.com and make a reservation ASAP!

7:30 pm
Facebook: Halloween Trivia Night at The Bull & Barrel
Bull & Barrel –  670 Ouellette Ave, Windsor

streets, Creeps and critters

October 29 – 31, 2020. Halloween weekend! Dress your pets for a stroll in beautiful downtown Amherstburg.. Open and free event! Social distancing at its best.. Visit the shops and restaurants and help raise some funds for Windsor Essex humane society.. Don’t forget to dress yourselves!!!

6 pm – 11:45 pm, Facebook: Streets, Creeps and Critters
Dalhousie St, Amherstburg

Halloween Virtual Scavenger Hunt

October 30, 2020. Trick or treat? Join us for our first ever virtual scavenger hunt! A super fun activity to celebrate Halloween with your friends while following social distancing rules! Create a team of 4-6 and message us to enroll! A list of tasks to complete around Windsor will be given to everyone and the team with the highest score wins a free breakfast at Toast! Message us for more details! Happy Halloween!

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, $10/person
Instagram: PCRF UWindsor
email pcrfuwindsor@gmail.com

Halloween Movie Trivia

October 31, 2020. Get into the spirit of Halloween with this fun trivia challenge! We’ll ask a variety of questions about family-friendly  Halloween movies.

9 am – 9 pm

online event by Windsor Public Library
Facebook: Windsor Public Library

Halloween Costume Party

October 31, 2020. Join us for a spooktacular Halloween costume party at Verna-Q-Lar cocktail lounge with the 519 band. Join us for a spooktacular Halloween costume party at Verna-Q-Lar cocktail lounge with the 519 band! Welcome cocktail, costume prizes and appetizers included with your $30 ticket purchase! Buy your tickets early and guarantee a great evening!

7 pm – 12 am, $30
Purchase through Bacchus 519 977 7306 or eventbrite
Verna Q-Lar: 614 Erie Street East, Windsor

Drive Thru Trick or Treat

October 31, 2020. The WFCU Credit Union is holding a Trick-or-Treat Drive Thru Event, at their four drive thru locations (Amherstburg, Leamington, South Windsor and Tecumseh) on Halloween afternoon, Saturday, October 31st, 2020, between 3pm and 5pm. Strict Covid-19 safety measures will be in place

Children will receive a Halloween treat bag filled with activities and candy to enjoy.

Participant Instructions:

When participating in WFCU Credit Union’s Trick-or-Treat Drive Thru Event, participants are asked to follow the below instructions:

  • Arrive at one of WFCU Credit Union’s four drive through locations (Amherstburg, Leamington, South Windsor or Tecumseh).
  • Pull up to our drive thru teller window.
  • Children are encouraged to say ‘trick-or-treat’ from the safety of the vehicle and WFCU Credit Union staff will hand treat bags through the drive thru drawer.
  • The adult driving the vehicle is asked to retrieve the treat bags from the drive thru drawer.
  • Once treat bags are retrieved, please move ahead so that the vehicle behind you can participate in the trick-or-treating fun.
Downtown Windsor Farmers Market Halloween Market

October 31, 2020. An Autumn themed Downtown Windsor Farmers Market complete with all your Halloween Market needs! Come and join us for Harvest Season and Halloween baked goods, treats, pumpkins, and all your local food needs! COVID Protocols in place. Hand Sanitizer provided. Masks available if you forget yours. Please social distance while attending the Market.

9 am – 1 pm
Facebook: Downtown Windsor Farmers Market
Pelissier Ave. & Wyandotte St., Windsor

Among Us Murder Halloween

October 31, 2020. We will be setting up groups together to play and there will be themed matches throughout the night! If you want to use a PC you must already own the game, if not just show up with your phone, the app is free 🙂 We are limited with seating due to COVID restrictions so you must register in advance. So register fast to get a spot!

6:30 pm

EZY Mode ESports Lounge – 943 Ottawa St, Windsor

Truck or Treat (Full)

October 31, 2020.  Come out to the Vollmer Complex for a brand new way to enjoy Halloween. Various trucks, such as emergency, construction and farm vehicles will be showcased with plenty of yummy treats to go around! Have some “skele-fun” and leave with a host of good memories! Face coverings are required and costumes are encouraged.. You must register in advance. Visit www.lasalle.ca/register or call 519-969-7771, ext. 0.

9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Facebook: Town of LaSalle
Vollmer Complex – 2121 Laurier Pkwy, LaSalle

Halloween Drive In 

Saturday October 31 & Nov 1, 2020. Enjoy a Halloween classic from the comfort of your own vehicle on Windsor’s largest LED TV wall! Halloween costumes encouraged!  100% of the proceeds of this event will be in support of the CIBC Run for the Cure. No advanced ticket sales – doors open 1 hr before each show. Concession and restrooms available. Social distance measures in place.
Oct 31, 2020
1:00 pm – Hotel Transylvania
3:30 pm – Hocus Pocus
7:00 pm – Ghostbusters

Nov 1, 2020
1:00 pm – Hotel Transylvania
3:30 pm – Hocus Pocus

$20 per car/movie
Babylon Hall, 2503 Dougall Ave, Windsor

Kingsville Annual Pumpkin Parade

November 1, 2020. Don’t throw those pumpkins away! Bring your pumpkin to the park between 12 pm – 4 pm and the volunteers will set it up along the path along with providing a battery-operated tea light.
From 6pm to 8 pm bring your family and come and visit the park where the pumpkins will be aligned and provide lots of family fun. Following the event, the pumpkins will be donated to a local farm where they will be utilized for animal feed.
Social Distancing required.

6 pm – 8 pm
Facebook: Kingsville Parks and Recreation
Lakeside Park, 315 Queen Street, Kingsville

Online Costume Contest

November 1 submission deadline
3 age groups: Children (0-6), Kids (7-12) and Teens (13 & up)
Choose a character from a book, graphic novel, movie, video game or your favourite music star, create a costume and send in a picture of you dressed up in costume, with the book, graphic novel, movie, CD or game where the costume comes from, to drutherford@windsorpubliclibrary.com

Please attach name, age and contact information (so we can contact you if you are the winner!). Voting runs from October 26 to 31.

“Boo” Hoo these fantastic activities have come and gone. Please check again next year.


Sensory Halloween Bins (sold out)

October 7, 2020. Take home your own spooky and fun Halloween sensory bin! The bins are free! Limit of one kit per family – supplies are limited!

11 am – 7 pm
Gino Marcus Community Centre – 1168 Drouillard Rd, Windsor

Spirits of Sandwich – The Resurrection!

October 16 & 17, 2020. Take a walk through Old Sandwich Towne with a sinister host who will point out various locations that are said to be haunted and share with you some of the tales that have been told about them.
Although an outdoor event, participants will still be required to wear masks.

8:30 pm, By Donation
Facebook: Spirits of Sandwich – The Resurrection!
MacKenzie Hall Parking Lot- 3277 Sandwich Street, Windsor

Black Cat Painting

Sunday October 18, 2020. Beginner class. Learn how to paint striking cat eyes and do a stunning ombre effect in the background. The drawing will be on the canvas already, so we will be focusing on painting techniques, such as blending and colour selection. Gain insight into the methods of a working artist as she walks you through the steps to creating this beautiful painting.

The teacher is Windsor artist, Steph Mason, who paints a variety of subjects using rich colours, in a range of styles. All supplies are provided. You will leave with your very own piece of art.  Ages 12+

1 pm – 4 pm, $40
Walkerville Artists Coop – 1974 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor

Ghost Stories: True Tales of Windsor Essex County’s Haunted Past

Oct 23 & 24, 2020. Chilling true stories and spooky drink specials. Join us to celebrate the Halloween season in an evening of ghost stories by local raconteur and ghostly things expert Rob Tymec. Prepare yourself to be entertained surprised, and frightened during two creepy nights at the Water’s Edge Event Centre. Costumes encouraged.

8 pm, pass the hat
Call or text 519-977-2065, www.eventbrite.ca
Waters Edge Event Centre – 2879 Riverside Dr E, Windsor

Adult Pumpkin Carving Night

Saturday October 24, 2020. We are doing our first ever adult pumpkin carving night. You will be getting: a pumpkin, a carving kit, a seasonal cocktail, lights for the inside of the pumpkin. We will also be hosting a judging competition and the best design of the night will win the prize! I think your night just got carved out for you

EZY Mode Esports Lounge, 943 Ottawa St, Windsor

Online Halloween Dance Party

Saturday October 24, 2020. Join Autism Ontario Windsor & Inspired Sounds Music Therapy on Saturday, October 24th from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM for an online Halloween Dance Party! Dress up in your best costumes and get ready for some spooky, Halloween fun! This event is free to attend but you must register each person attending the party! We will send out a Zoom link before the event so keep an eye out in your e-mail.

4 pm – 5 pm
Facebook: Online Halloween Dance Party

Village Murder Mystery!

Saturday October 24, 2020.  There’s been a murder!!! Its up to you and your team of sleuths to discover who the accused is before they get away!! Interview the residents of the Village to solve the crime. Pre-registration is required as there will be timed slots. Register through Eventbrite or by calling the museum.

519.776.6909, www.ctmhv.com
Canadian Transportation Museum – 6155 Arner Townline, Essex


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