Fright Nights and Pumpkin Pies: October at the Village

Sure, that little heat wave was nice, but we can’t kid ourselves any longer: fall is finally here. And that’s not a bad thing! We’ll miss those long, lazy summer days — but in exchange, we get the rich red-and-gold of autumn leaves, the thrill of post-season baseball, and pumpkin spice in … well, just about everything.

Here at the Village, it’s time to get into an October state of mind. Join us on Sunday October 8 for our traditional Thanksgiving feast, or bring your favourite little ghouls and goblins for a day of Halloween-themed family fun at our ever-popular Howling Hootenanny (Oct 21, 22, 28 and 29).

Love the macabre and mysterious? Our True Horror Stories tour — part of the Black Creek Nightlife series of evening adventure experiences — is a strange and fascinating journey into the Victoria obsession with death, dying and the deceased. (Bookings available on October 13, 21 and 28.)

Experience the Village in a whole new way on your next visit. Our Pioneer Vision app combines historic images of the past with the technology of the present to offer an immersive virtual reality tour of Black Creek. Download to your smartphone from Google Play or the App Store.

Video Transcript:

Hi there, I’m Blythe, a history actor here at Black Creek Pioneer Village.

Well, it’s October. There’s a chill in the air and trees are alive with blazing colour. It’s time for cozy sweaters and warm apple ciders. This fall season, there’s still so much to do here.

Turkey, stuffing, cranberries and, of course, pumpkin pie: That’s what Thanksgiving dinners are all about. Why not treat yourself, and enjoy the delicious tastes of the holiday at one of three Thanksgiving dinners here at the Village on October 8. Book quickly, as spots fill up fast.

Ghosts and goblins, devils and witches: That’s the stuff of Halloween tradition. And it’s what keeps visitors coming back, year after year, to the Village’s Howling Hootenanny, October 21, 22, 28 and 29.

For more spine-tingling fun, enjoy the Village after dark on October 13, 21 and 28, on a True Horror Stories tour: true stories of our grim and gruesome past. Discover how death, dying and the disturbing shaped their world. Best for adults and older children.

And, of course, well underway is the Village’s newest nighttime feature: Night Life. Every weekend, explore where dark things dwell in our escape game. Haunted Walks of Toronto will tell tales sure to get your blood pumping with excitement. Or have a hair-raising, thrill-seeking good time axe-throwing. Be sure to book online, as spots are filling up fast.

It’s a jam-packed October, so be sure to join in the fun. For ticket information, visit

That’s all for now. See you at the Village.