If you need a dose of Halloween fun, we’ve got you covered! More than 30 events you to choose from between now and the big day – plus a category at the end for non-Halloween weekend happenings. And did you see our skating post has been updated for the 2018/2019 season; all the indoor skating times for kids and families in one place!
If you’re out and about in Riverview this weekend, take time to visit the various Pumpkin Personalities around town. You can find a map on the Town’s website or just head out and explore!
We don’t often add Thursday events, but Hillsborough’s The Haunted Train deserves a mention! Happening Thursday night from 7-8:30pm; this is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club and admission is by donation.
Enjoy a Halloween party at hop! skip! jump! on Friday! Come dressed in a safe costume (no masks, capes, sharp props, etc.) for 10% off admission – and the play centre will be open until 8pm that night! There will be free games and face painting, too! The fun starts at 4pm.
Northrup Frye School’s Halloween Party is Friday; all are welcome. Dress in costume, enjoy music and games, a cake walk, and more. Admission is $5/child (parents are free).
Salisbury Elementary School’s Friends of the Cubs are hosting a showing of Hotel Transylvania on the big screen in the gym on Friday. Admission is $2, with popcorn and water available to purchase as well.
The Boys & Girls Club of Salisbury is planning a Halloween dance for ages eight to 12 in the JMA Armstrong High School cafeteria on Friday. Tickets are $5; dance runs 6:30-8pm.
Petitcodiac’s Saint Andrews Anglican Church holds their annual children’s Halloween dance Friday as well, with children in kindergarten to Grade 2 welcome from 5:30-7pm, then Grades 3-5 from 7:30-9pm. Admission is $2; there will be a DJ and prizes for best costume!
Shediac’s Pascal Poirier House will again be transformed into a haunted mansion, with younger children welcome Friday for a less scary version and older children welcome on Saturday. Free, but you are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food; 6-8pm.
For the older kids (or date night!), Dorchester’s Keillor House presents its annual Haunted House Tour (not suitable for young children) on Friday and Saturday night, 7-9pm, $12 adults, $10 students. You might also try Zombie Manor for a scary adult outing, too.
Saturday morning the kids can enjoy a Halloween sing-a-long with Art Richard at the LJR school auditorium in Shediac. Free, with food donations appreciated.
One of our family’s favourite Halloween events is hosted by Hawthorn Hill Academy and Waldweg Forest School and celebrates the origins of this holiday. This event is intended for children under the age of eight, and is very much a family affair. Enjoy a walk through woods with a Jack-o-Lantern Scavenger Hunt to complete. Enjoy warm apple cider and a snack around the campfire when your journey is complete. The event is Saturday morning from 9:30-11am; admission is by donation.
Boo at the Zoo is always a great family outing, open this Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 4pm (Zoo hours are 10am to 6pm). The animals will be out with various Halloween displays around the site, with various levels of spookiness, making this a great event for all ages. There will also be bouncy castles, pony rides (additional cost), food vendors, and more. Admission is $40 for a family of four; toddlers three and under are free. Children under 12 are $9, seniors $11, and general admission is $12.
Saturday is the annual Halloween Comic Fest at the Comic Book Hunter! Show up in costume and receive free comics (while supplies last) and get your photo taken to be part of the costume contest! Lots of great prizes and deals in store on Saturday, too!
Bass Pro Shops is offering a free Halloween event in store Friday until Halloween (Wednesday). You can get a photo with the Peanuts Gang, enjoy games, crafts, and more. Kids can trick-or-treat in the store on Saturday from 3-5pm and on Halloween from 5-8pm; there will be cookie decorating on Halloween night, a costume parade, and more!
Michael’s is holding a Monster Slime make & take on Saturday; you just need to purchase a jar in store to turn into a monster. Slime & supplies provided! Available in store 1-3pm. From 10am until noon you can stop into the Kids Club for more arts & crafts fun; costs range from $2 to $5, depending on age.
Chapters Indigo is holding a Halloween Parade and Slime’tacular in the store on Saturday at 11am.
Sky Zone Dieppe/Greater Moncton is holding a Halloween event on Saturday. Receive a discount on admission for wearing your costume and enjoy special trick-or-treating stations around the facility, as well as a glow party after 7pm.
There’s a Halloween storytime at the Dieppe Public Library on Saturday morning, 10:30am-noon.
Salisbury Baptist Church is hosting a treat-filled Enchanted Forest on Saturday from noon until 8pm.
The McKee’s Mills 4H Club is again holding a haunting family event at Birch Springs Farm. Bring your flashlights on Saturday night to enjoy; just $10/family.
The Town of Riverview is holding a Halloween skate on Sunday afternoon at the Byron Dobson arena.
Fairlanes Bowling Centre will host Boolathon, an annual fundraiser for the Kids Help Phone, on Sunday from 2-4pm.
Journey Church (Allison Heights) is planning a trunk or treat on Sunday from 5-6:30pm. You are asked to register online in advance.
You can bring the family to watch Paranorman on the big screen at the Moncton Library on Sunday at 1pm in English, followed by a French showing at 3pm.
The Riverview Skate Park is having an all ages event on Sunday – free admission if you wear your costume!
And since there are some special Halloween events happening between the weekend and the big day, here’s what we know is happening:
Hillside Baptist Church is holding a Treasure Hunt Trunk or Treat on Monday from 6:30-8pm.
The Early Childhood Family Resource Centre is holding its annual Halloween potluck on Tuesday. Contact the centre in advance if you plan to attend – and don’t forget your costume!
Tuesday night is the annual JMA Armstrong High School’s ghost walk, open from 6:30-8:30pm. This is a fundraiser; cost is $3 for adults, $2 for students, and $1 if you want to walk through again! (Aimed at Grades 5+)
The Village of Memramcook is holding a free Halloween skating party on October 31, starting at 12:30pm.
Riverview’s Raise the Grade program is holding a Halloween for Hunger food drive on October 31. Stop by the Riverview Boys & Girls Club during the day to drop off items.
The Boys & Girls Club of Dieppe will once again open their doors as a Haunted House on Halloween night, from 5:30-8pm. Walk through and collect a treat bag! This is a free event.
In Hillsborough, the Baptist Church is holding a ‘trunk or treat’ event from 6-8:30pm (it will be moved inside in case of poor weather). The Village observes a 9pm curfew for trick-or-treating.
And of course, don’t forget the pumpkin blaster, kiddie mazes, and Wildcats-themed corn maze at the Green Pig Market in Salisbury, open every day until Halloween. Stop by Saturday between 11am and 1pm to see the Wildcats themselves at the maze (admission will be 50% off)!
There’s an awesome birthday party happening this weekend and everyone’s invited! Off the Wall Eyewear Emporium is giving away several pairs of prescription glasses (including Ray-Bans!), a body modification suspension group in store on Friday night and a facepainter on site Saturday. There are also lots of great raffle prizes to be won; bring a food item (that will be donated to The Humanity Project) for an entry. Prizes include an L.O.L. Surprise Big Surprise Special Edition, Kylo Ren deluxe electronic lightsaber, kids frames from the store, gift cards from Cara Shoes, Strict Union Tattoo and Piercing, Pizza Delight, Maghill Paintball, Éclair Lips, OMISTA Credit Union, Jennifer Johnston RMT & Reflexologist, Voxx Socks, and more!
Saturday afternoon Chocolate River Publishing is hosting a launch party for Follow the Goose Butt to Nova Scotia at the Moncton Library. You can meet the authors, learn about Camelia Airheart’s new adventure, and even enjoy some cake!
It’s Constructive Destruction time at Resurgo Place on Saturday morning! Bring in an item to take apart or choose something on site.
Toys R Us is holding a LEGO Harry Potter Make & Take on Saturday, creating a mini version of Flyer Ford Anglia. The event is from 11am-1pm, or while supplies last.
NatureKids NB is planning a Scavenger Hunt on Sunday afternoon.
Dieppe BMX is holding a competition on Sunday afternoon, with races open to all ages and skills. This is a meant as a fun, family event with lots of prizes and categories for racing. The event is free to watch; non VeloNB members will pay $15 to race.
Whew! That’s all we found folks! But, if you’re still looking for ideas, there’s all the usual good stuff happening – check out our MEGA LIST of all things and places for family fun in Moncton.