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Halloween in Niagara Falls

Ammara2022-10-12

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The spooky Halloween season is just around the corner! If you’re in Niagara Falls for Halloween, you might be wondering which haunted attractions and ghostly sights to see first. Below are some of the Halloween events and festivities which will quench your thirst for costumed parties, corn mazes, trick-or-treating, hayrides, and ghost tours!

 

Howells Family Pumpkin Farm

Celebrating Halloween in Niagara Falls is incomplete without visiting this family-friendly spooky farm. Make your autumn wholesome by celebrating the harvest season in this pumpkin patch with your family and friends!

Howells Family Pumpkin Farm

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One of this farm's major attractions is the Haystack Jumping Pillow. This bouncy mound is fun for all ages. So when you visit this pumpkin farm with your kids, join in the fun! 

Another family favorite is the Bucking Cow Ride, while the kids prefer the Train-O-Saurus. Howells would not be a Halloween attraction if not for its classics like the maze adventure, tractor ride, and hay play. You can also choose your pumpkin to take home to carve the scariest Jack O' Lantern ever! Here is how you can do so.

Frightmare in the Falls

One of the most ambitious horror conventions you will ever go to is at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. This two-day interactive horror festival is the focal point of this year's All Hallows' Eve. 

Frightmare in the Falls

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Join in the spookiness and mayhem of this grand event that exhibits more than 50,000 cult classics, memorabilia, special effects props, horror cosplay, and more!

 

Fort George Ghost Tours

Fort George is a historic citadel located in Niagara's picturesque village Niagara-on-the-Lake. Legend has it ghosts wander around the sleepy town when everyone's asleep. People have reported paranormal sightings near Fort George. 

Fort George Ghost

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Spirits like a slight girl named Sarah Ann and a domineering ghost who people refer to as "The Watcher" are the permanent residents of this sinister place. Explore the grounds after dark on Fort George Ghost Tours to celebrate Halloween to the fullest!

 

All Hallows' Eve at Fort Erie

Fort Erie is a Halloween classic. This ancient fort is where Canada's bloodiest battle took place. You will discover history with a little bit of mystery in this eerie fort (pun intended).

All Hallows

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Get the most out of this chilly season by wandering through this ghostly fort with stories that will chill you to the bone. Staff in spooky costumes will walk you through Halloween traditions while narrating haunting tales. The whole experience is delightfully scary due to the dim glow of candlelight and torches.

 

Movieland Wax Museum

This museum is a must-visit place for pop culture nerds. Taking a walk inside this museum is like stepping into a time capsule to watch the glorious history of cinema in wax figurines. 

Movieland Wax Museum

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From classics like the Terminator and Indiana Jones to contemporary favorites like Ironman and Jumanji, this museum covers everything pop! While you're there, take a picture with the statuette of your favorite celebrity to bring home as a keepsake.

A Halloween Special, "House of Horrors," concludes the Movieland Wax Museum tour. Only the bravest are known to pass through its deadly horror chambers. Are you brave enough to do so? 

 

Ghost Blasters Dark Ride

Shooting ghosts with lasers sounds as much fun as being spooked by them. The Ghost Blasters Dark Ride is a popular tourist attraction for Halloween in Niagara Falls. You can find this fun ride inside the Great Canadian Midway at the bottom of Clifton Hill. Halloween animatronics, animated props, and spooky set pieces help make this ride truly interactive!

Ghost Blasters Dark Ride

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This black-light adventure starts with a haunting welcome by an army of the dead as you enter Bleakstone Manor. Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and all things deadly pounce upon you from every which way in pitch-black darkness.

But you have a chance to survive by blasting away those dark spirits with your laser guns. The more you kill, the higher you score. You can also bring along a friend for help, as each car can hold two people!

 

Haunt Manor

Haunt Manor is a Halloween attraction that includes a theatrical hayride, a corn maze, a cedar maze, and six separately-themed haunted houses. The theme changes annually to accommodate the needs of horror buffs.

Haunt Manor

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This 220-year-old farm is located just west of the notable Battle of Lundy's Lane graveyard, where a vicious battle was fought in 1812. Ghosts of the Pew Family who lived and died here are known to lurk about the haunted farm. 

Dedicated staff consisting of over 100 design personnel, actors, and thespians make your tour through this spooky farm an unforgettable experience! 

This year, the haunted hayride is back with 13 Manor Drive. A serene countryside trip goes awry with a wrong turn along a road where you are greeted by a forlorn manor house.

Clues of a traveling clown gig left abandoned on the roadside in the 80s suggest that something is wrong with this place. Horror awaits you in the deserted manor estate. Will you survive?

 

Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours

What better way to celebrate October than to visit cemeteries? A tour guide in a Halloween costume will lead you through these historic cemeteries where you'll stumble upon melodramatic enactments of the people who used to reside there. Some people believe that this cemetery is haunted.

Drummond Hill Cemetery

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Drummond Hill Cemetery sits on a hill atop Lundy's Lane between Portage and Drummond Roads. This cemetery is of historical importance because it was ground zero for the Battle of Lundy's Lane of the War of 1812. More than 800 soldiers died in this horrific battle. The graves in this cemetery mark the place where many of those bodies were buried. 

Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours allow you to connect with and learn the historical significance of this cemetery. Be sure not to bring along kids on these tours!

 

Nightmares Fear Factory

Nightmares Fear Factory is a haunted house in Niagara Falls, Canada. It is a horror aficionado's dream — because it comes with a story and revenge! Legend has it that this haunted house marks the site of an old casket factory. 

Nightmares Fear Factory

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The factory's owner, Abraham Mortimer, dedicated himself to his work during the day and was tortured and harassed by thugs and bullies at night. Mortimer would drive them away, but they always came back to pull more pranks.

One night, those thugs upended a pile of caskets while Mortimer was chasing them off. Mortimer crumbled under the weight of the wooden coffins and died. They say that his ghost still skulks around the property, driving anyone away who dares come close.

This haunted house is one of the spookiest ways to make your Halloween in Niagara Falls perfect! Thousands visit this attraction to prove how bold they are. Thousands wimp out before they even make it to the end. 

 

House of Frankenstein

The House of Frankenstein is more than a scary Halloween attraction. Because it is based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, horror and sci-fi enthusiasts consider this place to be hallowed. Shelley's prominent character, Doctor Frankenstein, brought the dead to life and created a monster. 

House of Frankenstein

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In the House of Frankenstein, located on Clifton Hill, many monsters prowl in the dark in a state of unrest — not amongst the living or dead. Come visit this demented place this October 31st and see the horrors that await you! 

 

Fright Fest at Darien Lake Theme Park

Located in the Niagara County of Western New York, this theme park is for everyone! People can enjoy family-friendly activities like a trick-or-treat trail through the park during the day. But by night, this park turns into a bone-chilling monstrosity. Zombies and all things dead lurk around the park to scare off anyone who dares come close.

Fright Fest at Darien Lake Theme Park

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This theme park features classic haunted mazes, two haunted houses, scare zones, and a "Spooktacular" laser light show. Only visit if you're not weak of heart!

 

Conclusion

There is no shortage of Halloween events in Niagara Falls to take a trip to the darker side. From family-friendly attractions that make you appreciate old Halloween traditions to trendy Halloween parties, costumed parades, and all things horror, Niagara Falls is the ultimate destination to celebrate Halloween. If you want to explore the wonders of Niagara Falls beyond its Halloween attractions, be sure to check out this guided tour!




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Ammara Younas


I am a travel blogger with a passion for adventure and trying new things, whether it's relishing exotic foods or participating in thrilling activities! As a travel blogger, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting destinations to explore. With Tripshepherd, I've been fortunate enough to document my adventures and share them with the world. Through my travel guides, I aim to inspire and empower others to explore the world and challenge themselves to step outside their comfort zone!



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