What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview October 28-30

What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview October 28-30

It’s almost time for a spooky Halloween weekend!  If your weekend isn’t already full with Halloween parties, pumpkin carving, and bobbing for apples, make some time to check out some of the great events happening around the city this weekend:

A Barnyard Halloween

The Canadian Agricultural Museum always has great seasonal events for the whole family, and Halloween is no exception. What can you expect this year? Spine-tingling Halloween storytelling, spooky science creations like alien monster eggs and goblin goo, and of course Halloween crafts and games. There will be pumpkin decorating for an additional cost of $1 per pumpkin. There will be demonstrations from around the farm, including rabbit care, all about bats, discover pumpkins, and even afternoon milking. Got a sweet tooth? You won’t want to miss making graveyard pudding or mini caramel apples! Finishing it off with a tally-ho wagon ride, weather permitting, for a small extra fee.


This is NOT kid-friendly, but if you want some spooky frights while the kids are tucked away safely at home, sKreamers is definitely the event for you. Proulx Farms in the east end has been transformed into the Orleans Asylum for the Insane. The inmates have overtaken the asylum, but they always welcome more willing victi- I mean….visitors. Billed as Ottawa’s most terrifying Halloween experience, you won’t want to miss this. Tickets are $20 (CASH ONLY) and proceeds support the Kiwanis Club of Orleans.

Haunting Season at Saunders Farm

This is the last weekend to enjoy haunting season. For more info on daytime delights and nighttime frights, check out our recent article!


If you want to enjoy a scenic fall drive, why not head to Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg for Pumpkinferno? Visit for a nighttime stroll to see more than 7,000 hand-carved pumpkins depicting animals, mythical creatures, historical events and time periods, timeless story characters, and more. This is a true visual and artistic delight and a joy for all ages, but this is the final weekend to witness the glowing spectacle. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for children (plus tax).

Ottawa Valley Cat Show

Not just spooky black cats, either! This weekend, Nepean Sportsplex is host to the 2016 Ottawa Valley Cat Show. The show runs from 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children ages 5-12 (CASH ONLY). See a variety of pedigree and domestic cats, shop for cat products, catch presentations, vote for your favourite cat costume, and so much more! Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable cat food donations in support of local rescues.

Have an awesome weekend, everyone!


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