15+ ways to spend Halloween Weekend in Barrie this year!

Halloween this year falls on a Sunday which means you'll have all weekend to celebrate spooky season before the big day! Indulge in trick-or-treating, wear unique costumes, carve jack-o-lanterns, and make the most of festive gatherings.

Speaking of festive gatherings, with everything from Fall Festivals to spooky trivia parties, we've curated an ultimate spooktacular list of some of the best events taking place this Halloween weekend in and around Barrie. There's something everyone can enjoy. Check them out! 

Fall Festival @ Chappell Farms

Open until October 31st, you don’t wan to miss the Fall Festival at Chappell Farms.

This amazing event is a fun one for kids and adults alike! Visit the animals, run on the hay bale run, explore the corn maze, ride on the tricycle track, and pick your perfect pumpkin in the fresh air!

Admission also includes one pick-your-own pumpkin!

Pumpkin Mania @ Rounds Ranch
Pumpkin Mania @ Rounds Ranch

Every weekend until October 31st, celebrate the fall season with Rounds Ranch at Pumpkin Mania!

Enjoy over 22 activities in Ranchland for hours of great outdoor fun! Some featured fall fun activities to check out include the corn maze, pumpkin bowling, pie-eating contest, sack races, pony rides, the tumbleweed turnabout, and so much more!

Additionally, take a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch and pick your favourite FREE ANY size, ANY colour pumpkin!

Haunted Harvest Village @ Drysdale Tree Farm
Haunted Harvest Village @ Drysdale Tree Farm

The Halloween spirit is in full swing at Drysdale's Haunted Harvest Village!

Running each weekend until Halloween, head to Drysdale Tree Farm in search of the great pumpkin and enjoy their spooky activities! Their modified COVID-safe "Psycho Path" walking trail will feature actors along the path for an enhanced experience.

Also check out their Evergreen Store where you’ll find everything from corn stalks and hay bales to devilish delights for decorating your home inside and out.

Open Air Dunlop in Downtown Barrie
Downtown Barrie

For the last pop up of the fall, Open Air Dunlop is back all day on October 30th.

Enjoy Autumn in the City as you explore Downtown Barrie car-free! Support the local shops and restaurants, enjoy some live entertainment, head to the Farmers' Market and more!

The October Tasting Trail is back! Everyday in October, celebrate our downtown coffee shops, cafes, pubs, patios, and eateries! Shop, dine and enter to win the October Tasting Trail draw. Visit 10 or more locations and enter to win a $250 lifeline E-Gift Card to your fav Downtown Barrie business.

Pumpkinferno 2021 @ Discovery Harbour 
Pumpkinferno 2021 at Discover Harbour

Pumpkinferno is back this year at Discovery Harbour, and you don't want to miss it!

See how the 40-acre historic site is transformed with dozens of glowing pumpkins displays and enjoy family favourites features like magical and spooky performance, the Bubbling Cauldron Café, Spooky Macabre Mansion, AND MORE!

New this year:

  • A Drive-Thru experience! Open Thursday nights for a drive-through-only experience.
  • Grim Reaper's Grove (formerly known as The Terror Zone)

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings until October 30th. Reservations are required.

Halloween Hustle @ Hardwood Ski & Bike

The Halloween Hustle returns this October 30th for a night race! Bring the family out for a fun and spooky night of dressing up and running out in the woods.

Are you ready to dress up and get your hustle on?! 

Runners will be challenged on a 5km course that will include some single track and double track trails. The terrain will include some roots and hills that even the recreational runner can conquer.

Don't forget to dress up for chances to win the annual COSTUME CONTEST. Costumes will be judged at the start line with awards taking place at 8:30pm

The kids race will start at 5:30pm while 5km and 10km races will start at 6pm.

Headlamps are required.

Halloween Harvest & Fall Fest @ Murphy’s Farm

Running everyday from Saturday, September 18th to Sunday, October 31st, Fall Fest at Murphy’s Farm will be coming to an end of Halloween weekend! You don’t want to miss out before its gone.

This one-of-a-kind outdoor experience equals fun for the whole family. With pumpkins, wagon rides, hay bales, corn mazes and so much more, including a Market filled with delicious sweets, treats and desserts for you to enjoy throughout the Fall season, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this special time of year at Murphy’s!

Free Halloween Photos @ Tanger Outlets, Cookstown
Tanger Outlet Free Halloween Photos

Join Tanger Outlets on Saturday, October 30 & Sunday, October 31 from 11AM to 4PM for FREE Halloween photos and Trick-or-Treat bags to go!

Put on your costumes and head to the Spooktacular Pergola for some FREE family fun, located inside near Entrance 2.

*Trick-or-Treat bags will be offered while supplies last.

**Masks must be worn for photos.

Halloween Spirit Contest with the Rotary Club Barrie

Join the Barrie Rotary Club for a spooky family fun Saturday at Meridian Place, Oct 30, 11am-3pm.

The event will include contests for pumpkin carving, children’s costume & best pizza, as well as music, games & more!

Additionally, join the Rotary Club of Barrie in decorating the City of Barrie for Halloween and WIN BIG! Choose between decorating your house, your door or carve a pumpkin.

One registration/entry per Barrie address, winners of each category must be a resident of Barrie. Load your pictures at shop.barrierotary.com/halloweencontest and delight the citizens of Barrie with your creativity and spirit. Contest closes October 30, 2021, at 3:00pm and judging will occur October 31, 2021.

Halloween in the Village @ Parks Place Barrie
Halloween In the Village - Park Place Barrie

Join the retailers at Parks Place Barrie for their first trick or treat trail!
On October 30th from 2 to 6pm, bring your kiddos, dressed in costume to the fun Halloween event in the Village Courtyard and take photos at our spooky Halloween backdrop.

Halloween Party & Tasting Event @ the Speakcheesy with J’adore

Shhhh…This Saturday October 30th, the Speakcheesy will be open for a Halloween Party and tasting event!

Celebrate Halloween in a historical building where all things spooky are bound to happen. Enjoy the new Halloween Cocktails features on the drink menu, some delicious cheeses from J'adore and live music featuring Carey Worrod. This is a night you won’t want to miss!

Costumes are not required but they are certainly encouraged with prizes available for best costume.

Tickets are limited! Reserve yours today.

  • $65/guest
  • Individual cheese plate included.
  • 2 times available: Choose between their 6 to 8pm seating or the 8:30 to10:30pm seating.
2nd Annual Halloween Haunt @ Curio Exploration Hub
kid in halloween costume

On Saturday October 30th, join Curio Exploration Hub to celebrate Halloween at their 2nd Annual Halloween Haunt party!

Enjoy the spooky decorations, themed activities and candy hunts with friends! Come in costume and show off your Halloween spirit.

Ticket sales are limited for each time block, and must be booked in advance. Reach out to Curio if you and your bubble would like to reserve a time slot.

Each ticket is valid for one child (1 year and older) and one adult.  

Additionally, beforehand, on Wednesday October 27th during their Drop in Play sessions, @victoria.may.photography will be there to capture your kiddos in costume!
Each ticket is good for a play session and 1 digital image 💛

Haunted Harbour Masquerade @ Friday Harbour Resort
Friday Harbour Haunted Harbour Event details

On Saturday, October 30th, the Beach Club at Friday Harbour will transform into the  Haunted Harbour Masquerade party!

From 7:00pm to Midnight party it up with a DJ, live music, a costume contest and more!

Every ticket includes 1 drink, assorted siders & frites. 
Purchase your tickets in advance: http://ow.ly/aIdy50GtqWy

Halloween Horror Movie Trivia Night @ The Queens
Halloween Horror Movie Trivia @ The Queens

Calling all slasher, gore, supernatural and horror film buffs, this event is for you!

This Oct. 27th from 8 to 11pm head to the historic Queens Hotel in Downtown Barrie for a night of Halloween Horror Film Trivia!

Ticket are $5 each. Reserve yours today.

Halloween Party & Trivia Night @ Boston Pizza Barrie North
Halloween Party & Trivia - Oct 30th 8:00pm - Boston Pizza Barrie North

Boston Pizza Barrie North is excited to present their 19+ Halloween dress up party and trivia night!

On Oct. 30th @ 8:00pm, get dressed up to play with a team of up to 6 people and answer 60 questions on Horror movies and TV shows!

Boston Pizza will be handing out hundreds of dollars in prizes to the top 3 teams, door prizes throughout the night, but also giving out prizing to the BEST & WORST DRESSED!

Reserve your tickets to secure your spot:

  • Standard pricing:  $13.99 + Eventbrite fees
  • Tickets will increase online to $15 + Eventbrite fees roughly 48 hours before the event to include last minute accommodation efforts on both Tipsy Trivia and our venue’s ends.
  • Tickets will be available for $20 at the door if the event does not sell out online.
Location: Boston Pizza, 447 Cundles Road East, Barrie, Canada

"Dia de Los Muertos" Day of the Dead Party @ Mexhico Restaurant
Day of the dead party Mexhico

Join Mexhico restaurant in Downtown Barrie on October 30th for a Day of the Dead party!

There will be live music at 7:30pm and $5 house beers all day! You can't miss it!

Location: 37 Dunlop Street West, Barrie ON

7th Annual Haunted Garage Food Drive with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre
Haunted Garage Event 288 Browning Trail

Join the Barrie Native Friendship Centre Food Drive for their 7th Annual Haunted Garage event! This year will be hosted by Rosemarie Mckenzie at 288 Browning Trail.

On October 28th & 29th the event will be running from 7 to 9pm and on October 30th & 31st it will be running from 6 to 9pm.

Check out this fun event and help support a great cause!
Masks & social distancing will be required.

Halloween Celebrations @ the Barrie Farmers Market
Barrie Farmers Market Events

On Saturday, October 30th, join the Barrie Farmers Market for their last outdoor market of the year!

You’re invited to come in costume with Trick or Treating available for kids and place your votes for best decorated vendors booth & best costumes!

Annual Glow in the Dark Halloween Event @ Putt Mini Golf

On Sunday October 31st play 18 holes of glow in the dark mini golf at Putt Mini Golf.

The kids event will be from 2 to 5pm and the adults event will be from 5 to 10pm. 

Costumes are no mandatory (but definitely recommend) 

How will you spend your Halloween weekend? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram @TourismBarrie! 

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

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