Schools, businesses and community groups are geared up to deliver a great cauldron of spooky events for children and adults this haunting season leading up to and including Halloween.
For starters the field at Cataline Elementary School will be filled with 1,000 pumpkins for the second annual Pumpkin Patch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Admission is by donation and includes games, a spooky forest, photo opportunities and a pumpkin to take home. There will also be a concession.
The Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake will host its annual Haunted House event on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. each evening.
Entry is by either a cash donation or a non-perishable food item.
The club warns that this is a scary haunted house not suitable for little ones.
On Friday, Oct. 28 the Potato House is hosting a licensed Twisted Alice Halloween Party for adults from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Prior to the Halloween party the Safety Meeting concert the same evening at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre features Twin Peaks.
The concert runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets for each single event are $15 or $20 if you plan to take in both events. Tickets are available in advance at Red Shreds and The Realm of Toys.
On Halloween Monday, Oct. 31 there will be all kinds of activities happening around the community to keep children and families entertained all day long.
StrongStart will be hosting activities in Boitanio park from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Exploring the Puddle Early Learning Centre is hosting an Ooey-Gooey Science Lab event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Downtown merchants are hosting their Trick ‘R’ Treat event from 4 to 6 p.m. complete with passports.
Then from 2 to 4 p.m. there will be a Pumpkins and Bubbles family Halloween photo-shoot by donation at the Potato House with noted lakecity photographer Laureen Carruthers.
Halloween night people can also head down to the Stampede Grounds to view the city’s annual fire works display. The bonfire starts at 7:15 p.m. and the fireworks start at 7:45 p.m.
The Lions Club will be serving hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee.
The 150 Mile House Fire Department also throws a big party for families in their fire hall on Halloween night complete with a fireworks display.
This year the 150 department celebrates 35 years with a cake.
There will be candy bags for the kids as well as hot dogs, cotton candy, hot chocolate, and popcorn.