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How To: Celebrate Halloween in YQG (In 2020)

Halloween: Social Distance Style. Definitely not something we ever thought we would have to think about but alas, 2020 brings with it so many surprises!


We wanted to put together a list of activities you can do on October 31st (or before!) that are safe, spooky and a whole lot 'o fun for you, your friends and your little ones! Whether you're looking to watch a scary movie, try some GHOULd treats or get crafty, there's sure to be something in this list for you.


Craft Something Creepy at Sketch Art Workshop


This weekend on October 31st, Sketch Art Workshop is opening the doors to its new workshop at 55 E Pike Creek Rd, Windsor, ON N8N 3S1 (also known as Urban Surf!). Dani, the owner of Sketch will have her doors open from 11am to 7pm for you to come in and do some pottery. Take your pick from all of her Halloween pieces – skulls, pumpkins, cats, ghosts and more!


There will be seatings at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. You will need to DM Sketch Workshop on Instagram or text 226-280-1704 to book a table. Prices range from $15-$50.


See a Performance of The Dark Theatre from Resurgence Arts Collective


The Resurgence Arts Team have put together A Frightening Tale of Fabric + Fear performance for you to see! The performance will take place at Resurgence Arts Church on Riberdy Road.


October 30th @ 8PM+10PM

October 31st @ 8PM+10PM+12AM


Tickets are $32.84. Purchase now before it's too late. Tickets can be purchased here.



Carve Pumpkins – duh!


Carving pumpkins are definitely a Halloween tradition so grab some from your local pumpkin patch and have a contest with your friends + family. Loser has to sort out all of the pumpkin seeds!


Get your pumpkins from the following places:

Thiessen's Apple Orchards (Leamington)

Pepe's Pumpkin Patch (LaSalle)

Durocher Farms (Windsor)

Downtown Windsor Farmer's Market (Windsor)

Brandner Farms (Windsor)

Allsop Farms (Kingsville)


Tag #OnlyInYQG to show us your pumpkins!


Take a Tour of Spooky Homes


2020 couldn't stop people from decorating so post in your city/town's Facebook group to see who has decorations up. Make a list and then take a drive through the area to find the best decorated house!


Make it a game of I Spy to see who can find the following: ghosts, skeletons, spiders, tombstones, pumpkins, monsters, witches, eyeballs + more.


If you're lucky, you'll find a bunch of homes in a row and you can get out and walk to get a closer look!





Get Outdoors + Explore YQG Trails


We have so many trails here in Windsor-Essex and they're always the most beautiful in the fall as the leaves start to turn beautiful colours.


Whether you're into hiking, running or biking, take the weekend to get out with family and friends to explore any of the numerous trails we have here in our area.


Some of our favourites include Point Pelee, Ojibway and the Chrysler Trail.




Dare to Be Scared in a Haunted House


There are still some haunted houses in the area that are operating with social distancing measures in place. Take your chance to see if you can make it through without crying!


Keep in mind, you'll most likely need to buy tickets in advance or schedule yourself in for a time slot. AND book yourself in before they sell out.


Thiessen Scaredy Cat Barn

Ghost Mansion

Scarehouse Windsor



Taste Test Halloween Candy


There's a lot of Halloween candy out there you've tried and also some you haven't. Head to your local bulk barn and stock up or find somewhere local you can snag some candy from.


See if you can rank the candy by colour, flavour and texture! Send us a DM on Instagram to let us know your favourite candy!








Host a Virtual Party


Who said parties can't happen? Definitely not us! They just need to look a little different this year.


Gather up all of your friends and family for a virtual halloween party. Dress up in your favourite costume, invite all of your friends, set up the Skype, Facetime or Zoom, play some Halloween games and stay quenched with some local wine and brews. Give out a prize for the best costume!


Oh and don't forget the snacks!





Catch a Movie at the Boonies Drive In Theatre


Spend your Halloween night watching scary movies at home OR head out to the Boonies Drive In Theatre to catch one of their feature films!


On the 31st, they are showing the following movies:

It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

ParaNorman

IT

The Evil Dead


Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $6.00 for kiddos. Children under 3 are FREE.



There you have it – nine different ways you can celebrate Halloween this year in YQG, the SAFE way. Tag us in your photos on social media (@onlyinyqg) to show us how you're celebrating your #YQG2020Halloween!

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