Thousands are expected to traverse through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this month. The Once Upon a Nightmare themed event goes Oct. 25, 26, 29 and 30. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Halloween hauntings happening in the North Okanagan

From fireworks to fundraisers, events are planned this weekend and Oct. 31

It’s sure to be a spooktacular week in the North Okanagan as a full roster of events have been carved out.

Discover some of the spooky stories of Vernon Oct. 30 at 3009 32nd Ave., 7 p.m., during the Ghost Tours of Vernon. Catch host Gabriel David Sumegi Newman if you want your season’s fill of local ghost stories and macabre historical oddities. “The rustle of leaves, the dark shadows, and the smell of fall makes the Halloween tours especially enjoyable,” said Newman, who has been conducting this storytelling walking tour for 16 years.

Listen to some scary sounds (and some talents) during the Longhorn Pub’s annual Halloween Karaoke Costume Party Wednesday, Oct. 30 with cash prizes and party favours.

There are also a few options for trick-or-treaters around town on Thursday, Oct. 31.

The Downtown Vernon Association Treat Trail runs from 3-5 p.m. with more than 50 businesses in and around 30th Avenue.

The Village Green Shopping Centre’s Trick or Treat Trail takes place from 3:30-5 p.m.

Check out downtown Armstrong’s 14th annual Trick or Treat Spooktacular from 3:30-5:30 p.m., look for the orange and black balloons.

In Enderby kids can join the fourth annual Trunk or Treat at the Splatsin Centre upper parking lot at 6 p.m. Contest entry for best decorated is a $5 fee, option to just decorate your vehicle. Hot dogs, hot chocolate and bonfire. Sign up with Wilma Maxime at 250-838-6321.

Check out Cherryville’s Haunted House Oct. 31 from 3-11 p.m. at 738 Highway 6. Non-perishable food items collected for the food bank. There’s also a Haunted Forest Trunk or Treat at the Gold Panner Campground at 5 p.m. with a concession as a fundraiser for the museum.

And then the night ends with a bang with fireworks at various locations around town at 8 p.m. including:

• Kal Lake Beach, bonfire and free hot cocoa (starting at 7 p.m.) hosted by the Coldstream Fire Department

• BX-Swan Lake Fire Department concession and bonfire

• Cherryville at the Gold Panner Campground around 7 p.m.-ish

• J.W. Inglis Elementary, hosted by the Lumby Fire Department

• Lavington Fire Department concession (open at 6 p.m.) and bonfire

• Armstrong bonfire at 7:15 p.m. at the fairgrounds, fireworks start at 7:45

• Enderby Splatsin Centre fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

Not a fan of the ghost and goblin costumes? Choose from a selection of props and costumes (or bring your own) Saturday for the Enderby and District Museum Fundraiser – Photobooth Flashback. Bookings for Nov. 2 and 9 required, email enderbymuseum@shaw.ca or call 250-838-7170.


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