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October is one of the best months to get outside and enjoy the colours of nature. Head out on the trails, visit a pumpkin patch, go on a day trip to the Valley or check out these family-friendly events going on around HRM! You can also check out our 2021 Ultimate Guide to Spooktacular Family Halloween Events for all the best Halloween celebrations around the city.

Enjoy nature’s grand finale,

Check out our Weekend Event Guide – 5 Family-Friendly Activities to Enjoy in and around HRM (click on each heading for more info).

1. Kentville Pumpkin People Festival

It’s a great time to head to the Valley to do some apple picking, navigate a corn maze or go for a visit with the Pumpkin People of Kentville. You will find more than 300 quirky pumpkin heads around town awaiting your arrival!

2. Unicorn Theatre presents ‘Spooks’

Join in the spooky fun and get in the Halloween spirit with the Unicorn Theatre’s Halloween production of ‘Spooks’! They will be performing this Saturday at 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm.

3. The Great Big Boo

The ultimate family-friendly interactive Halloween celebration, the Great Big Boo, is playing in Cineplex Theatres in Halifax and Dartmouth this weekend.

4. Bluenose Ghosts Festival

The Bluenose Ghosts Festival has something for everyone, including a Haunted House, an Escape Room, and a Crypt Ride! The spooky fun continues this weekend at the Alderney Landing.

5. Dartmouth Handcrafters’ Guild Holiday Craft Show

If Halloween isn’t your thing, you can move right along to the Christmas season at the Dartmouth Handcrafters’ Guild Holiday Craft Show. Their 47th annual show is going on all weekend at the Zaztman Sportsplex

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