As dusk falls on the village, strange shadows and ghostly figures appear and the spell-casting magic begins.
Pull out your spooky costumes and explore the eerie side of R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum’s 20th Annual “Spooktacular” Saturday, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26.
Children and the faint-hearted can wander the not-so-scary “Story Book Path,” sponsored by the Linda Howarth Memorial Preschool.
When you’re ready for a break, visit the fire pit to warm up and enjoy hot chocolate or rest your brooms and visit the colouring room and have your face painted, make a fun Haney craft or colour a picture to take home.
You don’t want to miss the haunting and ghastly stories in Mt. Ida Church, which has been transformed for “Stories from the Crypt.”
Wander through the sinister cemetery but beware of the Grim Reaper, skeletons, witches and other frightening ghouls – you never know what super natural spirits or apparitions will appear.
Wondering what your future holds? Visit the Mystical Fortune Teller. If you are feeling a bit under the weather, an appointment with the Menacing Mad Scientist and a diagnosis in the electric chair is sure to make you scream. Test your skills of chance at the “Spell Casting Midway” you never know what you might unearth.
Stroll down Front Street and view the chilling displays on the way to the Fraser Avenue Haunted House. Beware of the mayhem that awaits you. The house is the gate-way to the Spook Trail for a spine-tingling journey through the forest.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and admission is $6 per person. For more information call 250-832-5243 or visit www.salmonarmmuseum.org. Ghosts and ghouls under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 21.