Get your spook on in Abbotsford

There’s no shortage of Halloween activities to participate in this year for young and old alike. Whether it’s an afternoon craft or all-night dance party, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Abbotsford.

Perfect for Children and Families

Flashlight Corn Maze and Wagon Ride - October 8-31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This family-friendly corn maze welcomes guests of all ages. It will take about 30 minutes to complete, depending on your sense of direction. Tips: Dress for weather and mud and don’t forget your flashlight! Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Abbotsford Food Bank and receive $1 off your admission price

Who: Families
Where: Maan Farms, 790 McKenzie Road
What: Corn maze in the dark and a moonlit wagon ride
Cost: $14 admission covers the maze and wagon ride
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Halloween Skate - October 30, 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Skate in your costume and take part in the many planned activities and games. 

Who: All ages
Where: Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Road
What: Public skating
Cost: Drop-in public skating fees apply
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Fall Fair and Costume Contest - October 31, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The MSA Museum Society is hosting a free family-fun event on Saturday, October 31 at the Trethewey House Heritage Site. Tips: The costume contest takes place at 3:30 p.m. so make sure to arrive in time to show off your creativeness

Who: Families
Where: Trethewey House Heritage Site, 2313 Ware Street
What: Games for the whole family, fall crafts, annual Halloween costume contest
Cost: Free
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Halloween Howl - October 31, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Enjoy tricks, treats, games, crafts, and lots of fun at this year’s Halloween hoopla. Wear your costume and have some “Howling” fun! 

Who: Families
Where: Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Road
What: Family-fun events including swimming, skating, and gym activities
Cost: $11.80 per family
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Trick or Treating in Historic Downtown Abbotsford - October 31, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association invites you to visit Historic Downtown Abbotsford for the fourth annual trick or treating event. There are lots of treats and fun activities planned for the kids this year. Tips: Drop off a non-perishable donation for the Abbotsford Food Bank to be entered to win great prizes.

Who: Families
Where: Starting point will be Valley Realty, 33787 South Fraser Way
What: Enjoy a stroll through Abbotsford’s downtown while your children trick or treat. Pay attention as you grab your loot and cast your vote for the best decorated location!
Cost: Free
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Moo or Boo - October 31, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Join Vicki the Cow for a family-fun afternoon featuring a spooky photo booth, costume contest, games, mad scientist laboratory, and more! Tips: There will be candy and prizes to collect as well as activities provided by community partners including BMO and The Reach Gallery

Who: Families
Where: Eco Dairy, 1356 Sumas Way
What: Family-fun activities
Cost: Kids 12 and under $3, adults free
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Trick or Treat at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre - October 31, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Enjoy a safe, warm, and dry place to bring your ghosties for goodies. Tips: Treats are available while quantities last

Who: Families
Where: Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, 201-32900 South Fraser Way
What: Look for the orange pumpkin for free candy at participating retailers
Cost: Free
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Halloween Fun for Teens and Adults

Chainsaw Massacre Haunted Corn Maze - October 8-31, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m
Your mission: survive the terrifying zombie-infested corn maze. Double the size and thrill from the 2014 haunted corn maze, Leatherface and his two accomplices are making a stand, defending the last remaining piece of their territory. Be warned: nothing is what it seems when your heart is racing and are running away from hungry zombies! Tips: Dress for weather and wear close-toed shoes. 

Who: Teens and adults
Where: Maan Farms, 790 McKenzie Road
What: Haunted Corn Maze 
Cost: $18 admission covers the chainsaw massacre corn maze. Add $4 for the moonlit wagon ride. (October 29-31 Hours 8pm - 12pm). 
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Halloween Fear Factor - October 30, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Come face your fears and show off your skills in this year’s Halloween fear factor challenge. 

Who: Youth ages 11-17
Where: Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, 33355 Bevan Avenue
What: Tricks and treats served in this year’s fear factor challenge
Cost: Free
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Sandpiper Sanitarium Haunted House - October 29-31, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Themed as a zombie hospital, this neighbourhood-run haunted house features a scary cast of all ages ranging from Sir Bites Alot to Mr. and Mrs. Sukurblood. Tips: Donations raised from the 2015 haunted house supports Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Subway and Tim Hortons will be on location selling cookies and coffee for charity. Twoonie raffles held nightly

Who: Although all ages are welcome, it’s recommended those ages 8+ enter the sanitarium
Where: 3037 Sandpiper Drive
What: Indoor/outdoor walk-through haunted house.
Cost: Entry by donation
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Cool Runnings presents Pump Up the Jam! - October 31, 8 p.m. - late
Come bust a move to DJs Carl Sound Vibes and Blizzard. Tips: Prizes for best costume, cash bar and food.

Who: 19+
Where: Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way
What: Halloween 80s throwback dance party featuring live funk, soul, and reggae music from Soulfinger
Cost: $20
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Visit Tourism Abbotsford’s event calendar for more information and other activities.

Robyn Roste lives and works in Abbotsford. She loves telling stories and learning more about her city.