As the days grow shorter and the chill is in the morning air, we know Halloween isn’t fair away. Whether you’ve got little ones all excited to dress up for a school event, or older kids who spend hours creating “the perfect” costume, or you’re excited for your own spooky party – Halloween can be a fun time for everyone in the family.
My kids and I, plus grandma who’s just a big kid herself – LOVE and I mean LOVE the MSA Museum’s annual Halloween Haunted House at Trethewey House. This historic home is decorated inside and out with enough frights for everyone! The best part is they have created TWO events – depending on the age of the participants. So your little goblins can get dressed up, tour the house, enjoy snacks and have fun that won’t scare them too much between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on Friday, October 31st. For the bigger (and maybe braver) ones the tour gets scarier between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
There’s a costume contest, with prizes, so make sure you are all dressed up – that includes mom and dad (and in our case grandma!).
If you’d like to be involved behind the scenes, volunteers are also needed to greet guests, serve refreshments, dress up in costumes and help with set up and take down. If you’d like a new perspective on Halloween and want to volunteer get in touch with the Museum – firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-853-0313 or you can fill out the volunteer form on their website.
If the cooler days of Fall are more your style, and you’d rather be outdoors than dressed up check out our local apple and pumpkin fields. There are so many local farms that offer not only apples and pumpkins, but hay rides, petting zoos, fresh pressed apple cider and more! Here are some of our favorites:
Taves Family Farm
Willow View Farms
You can find lots more farms to visit on the Circle Farm Tour website.
The Fall is a fantastic time to live in the Fraser Valley; we watch the leaves turning and the hillsides are ablaze with colour. We can enjoy fresh apples, pumpkins and squash and have fun at great events like the MSA Museum’s Haunted House. Get out there and enjoy your community. Share your favorite Fall and Halloween activities and photos on our Facebook page – we’d love to see your adventures on the farm, Halloween costumes and delicious goodies you’ve created from local food.