Where to get spooked, smash pumpkins, and have fun on Halloween

A list of local Halloween events in Chilliwack.

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Now to Oct. 31 – Reapers Haunted Attraction and the Maze of Terror is open daily now until Halloween night. They’re celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Tickets: $10 for Reapers, $10 for maze, or $18 for Reapers and maze combo. People will get $1 off with a non-perishable donation for the food bank. Hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday/Thursday, and 7 to 10 p.m. on Halloween night. www.reapers.ca

Oct. 30/31 – Jeannie’s Haunted House at 5379 Westwood Dr. is open Thursday and Friday. This private residence has been transformed into a haunted house for its sixth year and features severed heads, zombies, bloody flesh wounds, and more. Donations of money and pet food will be accepted for the Chilliwack SPCA. Hours are Thursday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. (no live characters, sneak peek only), and Halloween night from 6 to 11 p.m.

Oct. 31 – The Echo Room’s Halloween Howler is tonight with music by DJ Verzastyles. Cash prizes for top three costumes. Cost: $10 (8 to 10 p.m.), $15 after 10 p.m. To reserve tickets, text 604-703-4450.

Oct. 31 – The Wellington presents Halloween Bash from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 31 at 64 – The Wellington Stage (45886 Wellington Ave.). There will be prizes for best costume, plus draws and dancing. Music by Eddie J with the British Invasion. Tickets $5 at the door.

Oct. 31 – Nightmare’s Haunted House is having a food drive on Halloween night. Located at 46602 Yale Rd., one donation of non-perishable food will get you access to the haunted house. Open from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31.

Oct. 31/Nov. 1 – The Chilliwack Corn Maze presents Worship at the Maze on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. with South Abbotsford Church for families looking for an alternative activity on Halloween. It’ll be a party for kids of all ages, with a costume contest and tons of candy. There will be a band and a speaker. Also, on Nov. 1 it’s the third annual Pumpkin Smash Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your Halloween pumpkin or use theirs to have a great time smashing pumpkins, which will later be composted. There will be pumpkin launching and pumpkin dropping happening all day. There will also be extra activities such as pumpkin darts, pumpkin bowling, and the pumpkin hammer. The Chilliwack Corn Maze is located at 41905 Yale Road West. More info: info@chilliwackcornmaze.com, 604-819-6203, chilliwackcornmaze.com.

Nov. 1 – The Rock The $#@! Out Of Halloween party is at the Best Western featuring music by Head Over Heels, plus a DJ. There will be lots of prizes, and pumpkin bowling. Dinner at 7 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m. Tickets $35, includes a buffet dinner, plus $10 from each ticket goes to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Tickets available at the Best Western front desk, or online at www.rockoutcancer.ca.

Nov. 1 – The Reapers Halloween Howler fundraiser takes place Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 9423 Gibson Rd. It’s a fundraiser dance for their charity, A Christmas to Remember, which provides 25 less fortunate local families the chance to an evening of fun food and gifts for the kids. Costumes are a must! Tickets $10, and only 150 will be sold. More info: 604-792-8572, www.fantasyfarmsinc.ca.

Nov. 8 – The Fraser Valley Equestrian Society presents Halloween Haunting Games Day Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. at Heritage Park. The equestrian event includes poles, barrels, stakes, a costume class, candy trail class, and a pumpkin drawing relay. More info: www.fraservalleyequestrians.com.

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