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.
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.