1Wicked Victoria

Celebrate the Harvest Season & Halloween, fun & festive activities at every block. Fun fair with children’s activities & games, local entertainers, shopping & sampling seasonal harvest fare ~ the market will include local merchants, produce vendors, bakeries, preserves & spirits. Bring out your creativity & have fun pumpkin designing, face painting, monster mash march & more.

Sunday October 25
Time: 12-5pm

Location: Downtown Victoria; Courtney St, Broughton St, Fort St, View St, Yates St *Government Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic between Courtney Street & Yates Street and will be transformed into Boo Boulevard with frightfully fun family activities on every block.
Admission: FREE

More: www.gvfs.ca/#!wicked-victoria/c1pp5

2Pumpkin Art in Oak Bay Village

Oak Bay Village is now the home of Pumpkin Art! Hundreds & hundreds of carved pumpkins will be displayed behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hal,l featuring the likes of local personalities, cartoon characters, the Royal Family, the Beatles and more. During Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Avenue you will also see pumpkins hanging on the street poles along Oak Bay Ave to get people into the Halloween Spirit.

Proceeds benefit the Oak Bay Kiwanis Eliminate Project ~ which aims to eliminate maternal & neonatal tetanus.
Shania Twain @ Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Friday October 23 – Sunday October 25
Time: 5-9pm daily

Location: Behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Ave
Admission: by donation

http://www.pumpkinart.ca

3Shania Twain

“This is a celebration tour. It’s party time! The ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour will have a different spirit than my past tours,” said Twain. “It’s a Shania they’ve never seen before. A lot of years have gone by & I’ve got a lot more to share.”

Saturday October 24 & Sunday October 25
Showtime: 730pm

Location: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard St
Tickets: http://www.selectyourtickets.com

4Vancouver Island Corn Maze

Get lost in a one-of-a kind unique corn maze located in North Saanich. Bring the whole family & venture out into the “We Heart Vancouver Island” corn maze. Dress warm, wear boots, bring a flashlight & for the little ones a stroller with larger style wheels. Small interactive maze available for the kids.

Friday October 23 – Sunday October 25
Time: 11am-9pm

Location: Pendray Farm, 9537 West Saanich Rd
Admission: $10/adults; $5/children (5-12)
Bookings For Groups 20+ call (250) 891-5548
Cash or Credit

5Evil Acres Slaughter House Extreme

If you enjoy FEAR….I dare YOU…to enter the Slaughter House Extreme ~ The Final Cut & The Darkness Maze ~ The Phobia Edition at Evil Acres.

Friday October 23 – Sunday October 25, 2015
Time: 630-11pm

Location: 10375 Wilson Rd, North Saanich
Admission: $13/1 attraction; $18/combo ticket-2 attractions; Speed Passes $23/1 attraction; $38 combo ticket-2 attractions
Tickets available at Incharacter Costumes & Novelties.
*CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR/ONSITE*

www.evilacres.com

69th Annual Eerie Acres Haunted Attraction

Putting the “oo” in East Sooke…there is a one acre property in East Sooke that is home to a unique yearly haunted attraction. This is not your everyday haunted house, Eerie Acres takes you on a 20 minute tour through the house, the woods, full scale effects & a cemetery with many creatures roaming throughout.

All donations in support of the Youth In Care Network

Saturday October 24, 2015
Time: 7-10pm

Location: 1468 Woodcock Rd, East Sooke
Admission: $4 suggested donation or non-perishable item

7Ballet Rocks with Ballet Victoria

Presenting BRING IT ON! It is innovative, vibrant, athletic, entertaining, quirky, beautiful show with great music. Who knew a rock show could be so dramatic!

Friday October 23 – Sunday October 25
Showtime: Fri & Sat 730pm, Sun 2pm

Location: McPherson Theatre, 625 Fisgard St
Tickets: starting at $23.50

http://www.balletvictoria.ca

816th Annual Japanese Cultural Fair

Savour the wonderful tastes of Japan & experience demonstrations of ikebana, tea ceremony, bonsai, shodo, sumi-e, kendo, karate & iado. Enjoy performances by Uminari Taiko, the Furusato Dancers, Satomi Edwards, the VJHLSS Children’s Dance Group and Choir.

Saturday October 24
Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser St
Admission: FREE

http://www.vncs.ca/wordpress/2015-vncs-japanese-cultural-fair-saturday-october-24th/

9Island Classic 2015 Scale Model Contest

Aircrafts, ships, military, automotive, sci-fi, figures & more.

Saturday October 24
Doors Open: 9am-330pm
Entry Deadline: 12pm, Award Presentation: 3pm

Location: Salvation Army Victoria Citadel, 4030 Douglas St
Admission: suggestion donations $2, Kids under 13 FREE

http://islandclassic.shawwebspace.ca

10PumpkinFest At Galey Farms

Fun for the whole family. Entertainment including face painting, hay-rides, train rides, corn maze, petting farm, haunted house & plenty more activities for the children to enjoy. Don’t forget to check out the Cow Train ~ new this year.

Saturday October 24 – Sunday October 25
Time : 10am-4pm

Location: Galey’s Farm, 4150 Blenkinsop Rd
Admission: 1 Train Ride or Corn Maze Ticket – $10/adult; $7/child; $45/family combo (2 adults,2 children); Petting Farm – with purchase of first ticket or $2/person.

11Festival Of Fear At Galey Farms

Another year of fear taking place at Galey Farms featuring a Haunted House for kids & and an EVEN scarier 6000sqft CarnEvil Haunted House for adults. Get lost in the fully animated Cornfield of Horror featuring a haunted mansion, pirate island, the Addams graveyard & more. Don’t forget to hop on the Crazy Train.

Friday October 23 – Sunday October 25
Time: 6-10pm

Location: Galey’s Farm, 4150 Blenkinsop Rd
Admission: All 4 Venues $10/adult, $7/child

www.galeyfarms.net

12Gluten Free & Allergy Gala 2015

Bringing together like-minded retailers, manufacturers, health professionals & consumers in a dynamic weekend of interaction in a trade show setting. We facilitate businesses, Canadian manufacturers, guest speakers, local restaurants & chefs with an outstanding venue to educate, make recommendations & of course, sample & sell all things gluten free and/or allergy free!

Saturday October 24 – Sunday October 25
Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Pearkes Recreation Centre
Tickets: $10, children under 12 FREE

http://glutenfreegalaevents.com

13Allison Crowe with Band

“Soulful. Alive. Joyous. Grievous. Real, true, music is what I want to make,” sums up Allison Crowe.

Friday October 23
Showtime: 730pm

Location: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue Sidney
Tickets: $24-29

http://marywinspear.ca/event/allison-crowe-band

14Amazing Race for Africa

Annual Amazing Race for Africa is a timed event with teams deciphering clues, completing tasks & being led to their next destination, task & clue. Prizes to be won!
*Advanced Registration Required.

Saturday October 24
Time: 12-5pm

Location: Cook St Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook St
Admission: $30/person – teams of 4

http://www.signsofhopeinafrica.org

15The Art of Cocktail

Art of the Cocktail is Victoria’s long running cocktail festival. It is a special two-day fundraiser for the Victoria Film Festival featuring all things cocktail .Spend two days enjoying the art, craft & tradition of cocktails held at various locations in Victoria.

Saturday October 24 – Sunday October 25
Check the site for tickets, various locations & times.

http://www.artofthecocktail.ca

161st Annual AM Jam Freeride Competition

Bring your whip & show us your best trick as you compete for glory & prizes. Riders will be judged on Style, Amplitude, & Trick Difficulty on the dirt jump line. Categories will include beginner, intermediate & advanced. Our prestigious panel of judges include Bear Mountain’s own pro-rider Jordie Lunn & friends.

Sunday October 25
Time: 12-6pm

Location: Bear Mountain Bike Park, 1999 Country Club Way
Admission: $10/park members, $20/public

http://bearmountain.ca/Bike/Am-Jam

17ArtSea Festival ~ Paint & Wine Night

Get those creative juices flowing & join in on a fun evening of painting & wine. Local artist & arts instructor Odette Laroche will lead you in creating your own masterpiece. Wine complements the evening along with the musical entertainment by local guitarist John Mortenson. You will leave with a finished painting

Saturday October 24
Time: 630-930pm
Admission: $40
Location: Shaw Discovery Centre

18The Pairing of Art & Wine

In conjunction with ArtSea Festival Kathryn Dykstra & Daniel Boot will be pairing Muse Wines with their paintings in celebration of art & wine. Both artists will be in attendance & offering their choice of pairings as an A’Muse bouche with your painting purchase.

Saturday October 24
Time: 12-4pm

Location: Muse Winery, 11195 Chalet Rd, North Saanich
Admission: FREE

19Ghost Bus Tours

Spend 2hrs learning about Victoria’s most haunted places, conducted by well-known ghost expert John Adams. Route changes yearly & includes 2 stops where you disembark the ghost bus for onsite ghost hunting & story telling. The Victoria Golf Course, home of Doris Gravlin ~ one of the city’s most famous ghosts is always on the route.

Saturday October 24
Time: tour begins 7:30pm

Location: Oak Bay Marine Parking Lot, 1327 Beach Drive
Fee: $37

https://discoverthepast.com/ghostly-walks/ghost-bus-tours/

20Forest Spooktacular

Come by with family & friends for this spook-tacular afternoon of Halloween fun with CRD Regional parks naturalists. At 11:15am & 1:15pm, join the guided walks if you dare — CRD Parks will fill the cauldron with spooky treasures from the natural world. Displays, Halloween crafts & hot ghoulish brew await. Wear a costume & win a prize.

Sunday October 25
Time: 11am-2pm

Location: Francis-King Regional Park off Munn Rd
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