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Experience Thrills and Chills at Black Creek Pioneer Village this Halloween!


This October, Black Creek Pioneer Village is hosting two of its
most popular seasonal events: Howling Hootenanny, a daytime event for children and All
Hallows' Eve - an evening of thrills and chills which explores the traditions, superstitions and
legends of old Ontario.


Howling Hootenanny
Oct. 23-24 and 30-31, 11:00 am to 4:30 p.m.

Two activity-filled weekends of Halloween activities for children and their families.

- A Haunted Maze,
- Pumpkin Decorating
- giant Apple Slingshot in Black Creek Valley
- A Creepy Creature Show
- Face-painting with airbrush tattoos

There will also be performances by Dracula the Magician, (Oct. 23-24), and The Fire Guy, a
real fire juggler, (Oct. 30-31), and much more. Families can also tuck into special Halloween
menus at the Historic Brewery Restaurant and the Event Pavilion BBQ.

Howling Hootenanny takes place on Oct. 23-24 and 30-31, 11:00 am to 4:30 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, and $11 for children 5-15.


All Hallows' Eve
Saturday, Oct. 23 and Saturday 30, 7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Experience the spirit of Halloween in a 19th century Village

- Take spine-tingling ghost walks and learn the Village's frightening secrets
- Discover the Fox sisters, who were believed to channel the dead
- Learn the legend of Bloody Mary
- Experience illusions and mind reading

The Black Creek Historic Brewery is brewing up a special Pumpkin Ale for the event - a perfect complement for the Brewery Restaurant's new "zombie burgers."

All Hallows' Eve runs from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. October 23 and 30.
Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (Reduced prices for Members).


For more information please visit or

Black Creek Pioneer Village is located at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto (one block
east of Jane St., south off Steeles Avenue, right next to York University). The Village is south
east of Hwy 7 and Hwy 400. Parking is available on site. For more information on the Black
Creek Historic Brewery, visit, or call (416) 736-1733.



Media contact:
Eric Philpott
philpott | communications
(905) 773-6651


About Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village is Toronto's premier outdoor living history museum. Visitors can
explore heritage homes and buildings restored to re-create an 1860s Ontario village. Historic
interpreters in period dress demonstrate how villagers lived, worked and played. The Village
hosts learning programs and special events that highlight local heritage and culture. The
tranquil setting, rural landscapes, heritage gardens and period farm animal breeds make
Black Creek Pioneer Village the perfect place to break out of the modern world and journey
into the past. Located in north Toronto, Black Creek Pioneer Village is owned and operated
by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). For more information please visit

Black Creek Pioneer Village acknowledges support from the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto, and the public.


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Press Contact:
Eric Philpott
Philpott Communications
(905) 773-6651