Get your fill of chills and thrills and come and explore the spooky side of R.J. Haney Heritage Village for the 19th Annual Spooktacular on October 26 and 27.
Admission is $6 per person and gates open at 4:45 p.m. for this fun (and spooky) family Halloween event.
As dusk falls, the village casts strange shadows from every corner and ghostly figures appear and the spell-casting magic commences. Courageous children and the faint hearted can wander the not-so-scary “Story Book Path.” Sponsored by the Linda Howarth Memorial Preschool, this trail promises to entertain and enchant the little spooks. When you’re ready for a break, visit the fire pit to warm up and enjoy your hot chocolate or rest your brooms and visit the “Colouring Room” and have your face painted or get artsy and make a fun Haney craft or colour a picture to take home.
Don’t miss the haunting stories and ghastly adventures in Mt. Ida Church which has been transformed into “Legends from the Crypt.” Local storytellers will spook you senseless with mysterious tales for the little and big spooks. Author Kay McCracken will read from her children’s book, A Spooktacular Halloween, a story set at Spooktacular.
Wander through the eerie cemetery and beware of the Grim Reaper, skeletons, witches and other ghastly ghouls. You never know what supernatural spirits or hocus-pocus will appear.
Wondering what your future holds? A stop at the mystical fortune teller will answer all your secrets. Test your skills of chance at the “Spell Casting Midway.”
While venturing through the village, stroll down Front Street. All the menacing displays will lead you to Ristorante Fraser, aka The Haunted House.
Beware of the murder and mayhem that has spoiled the dinner reservations for its guests.
Take heed not to linger too long – the house is the gateway to the Spook Trail where your spine-chilling journey through the forest beckons. There are haunts around every corner and sinister ghouls awaiting.
R.J. Haney Heritage Village is located at 751 Hwy. 97B, next to the Salmon Arm Camping Resort.
For more information, call 250-832-5243, visit our website www.salmonarmmuseum.org or facebook.com/Haneyheritage.
Ghouls and ghosts under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 21.