ABOVE: Halloween in Quesnel, 2017. From left: Alia Lahoda, Samantha Lahoda and Breanne Olsen. Melanie Law photo

What’s going on in Quesnel this Halloween?

All the spooky events the Observer could find for the coming week

Halloween is a spooky time of year, a time to embrace the ghastly and ghoulish and have a howling good time. Make sure to check out some of these fun events in and around town over the next week.

For kids and teens:

Teen Hallowe’en Dance: 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 at The Lodge (1262 Maple Heights Road). For teens aged 13 to 17 — get dressed up and go dance! There will be a concession with drinks and snacks available.

Barkerville Hallowe’en Events: Gather in Barkerville for town tours, pumpkin carving, bonfires, sweet treats and more this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Not to mention all those spooky ghosts!

Fright Night at the Claymine Trails: The annual fundraiser is back, raising money the Our Garden Grows Project. This year, the funds raised will go toward a new sprinkler system for the garden. The trail promises to be a spooky good time for the whole family. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 and 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Claymine Trails in Bouchie Lake.

Downtown Halloween Treat Trail: There will be a costume parade through downtown Quesnel on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating at participating businesses downtown (those participating will have a sign posted in their window).

Nazko Halloween Party: the Nazko Community Association is sponsoring a Halloween party for people of all ages on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Nazko Valley Community Centre.

Community Halloween Party: There’s going to be tailgate trick-our-treating at Bouchie Lake Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will also be a costume parade and food, crafts and more offered inside the Hall. The gates close at 5:30 p.m. for tailgate trick-or-treating, and fireworks start at 6:30 p.m.

For adults:

Halloween Party: The Lodge hosts its first annual Halloween party this Saturday Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes for best costume and a DJ.

Witch, Please!?!: The hilarious and fabulous Count DRAGula hosts a Foxxie Follie’s Burlesque SPOOKTACULAR. It starts at 9 p.m. sharp at the Occidental on Saturday, Oct. 27.

CarnEvil Halloween Party: The Cariboo Hotel hosts its annual Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m., with live music from the Rocky Mountain Maniacs.

Sunset Cabaret (Halloween edition): The Halloween edition of the Sunset Cabaret will take place at 8 p.m. on Oct. 30, at the Sunset Theatre in Wells.

READ MORE: 5 tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween



heather.norman@quesnelobserver.com

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