Scare in the Square is coming back to Brantford on Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2.
The event is hosted by the City of Brantford, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, through the ReConnect Program. Friday night’s activities will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will include Drive-in Haunt Movie Night (17+), character meet and greets, 80’s-themed and zombie roller skating, Casper’s Craft Corner, HOWL-o-ween Dog Parade, costume contests, Mad Science workshops and much more.
“This year’s event will look a little different than previous years, but will continue to offer some of your past favourites as well as some new exciting activities,” says Jennifer Middleton, Coordinator of Special Events for the City of Brantford. “We’re grateful for the support of the Government of Ontario through the Ontario ReConnect Program Festival and Events Grant which has helped make this possible.”
Pre-registration is required for all activities, with limited spots available. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.
Scare in the Square events
Friday, October 1
- 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Character meet and greet with Maleficent and Aurora
- 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Slime Station
- 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Crayola Workshop (grass area)
- 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Casper’s Craft Corner including a pre-packaged craft from Michael’s to keep
- 6:00 p.m. HOWL-o-ween Dog Parade (awards to follow)
- 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Mad Science workshop (grass area)
- 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 80’s-themed roller skate (rink area)
- 7:30 p.m. Drive-in Haunt Movie Night-Halloween (2018 film) Mohawk Park upper parking lot
- 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 80’s-themed roller skate (rink area)
Saturday, October 2
- 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Brantford’s famous stilt walker Doug Hunt
- 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trick-or treating on-site
- 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Giant inflatable dart board (outdoor lawn game)
- 4:00 p.m. Costume judging contest (prizes awarded at 4:30 p.m.)
- 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mad Science workshop (stage)
- 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Casper’s Craft Corner including a pre-packaged craft from Michael’s to keep
- 5:00 p.m. Pumpkin and scarecrow display winners announced
- 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Character meet and greet with Pan and Tink
- 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Zombie Roller Skate
- 8:00 p.m. Thriller Dance by Quinn
- 8:15 p.m. Zombie costume contest
- 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Zombie Roller Skate
Additional activities include:
- Virtual guided ghost hunt adventure with the Ontario Paranormal Society at the Myrtleville House Museum. This event will be pre-recorded. Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday, September 20.
- Drive-in Haunt Movie Night– Halloween (2018 film). Children under the age of 17 require an accompanying parent or guardian aged 21 years or older. Join us on Friday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Mohawk Park (51 Lynwood Drive) upper parking lot. Watch for scary visitors lurking in the dark around your vehicle. Pre-registration is required (one registration per vehicle) limited space available. Audio information utilizing your vehicles radio will be provided upon arrival. This event is not intended for children under 17 years of age as the film contains adult content and is rated R. Parents are urged to learn more about the film prior to taking their child(ren) with them.