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Halloween events & activities for the family in Greater Moncton

Gather your ghosts and goblins and get out to enjoy these fabulous family-friendly Halloween activities in Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview, Shediac, and more! There are more than two dozen events listed, and more added as we find out about them!

Please note:

  • We’ve arranged this in roughly chronological order, but some events are held over several weekends, so you should read it all through.
  • You should also click on the source links to confirm details before heading out; we don’t always know if there’s been a last-minute change because of weather, etc.
  • We will gladly add any local Halloween or Thanksgiving family-friendly events or activities; send us an email with the details! So watch for updates, too!
  • This is our list for Halloween 2019 in the Greater Moncton Area; you might also want to check out our weekly round up of family-friendly events for more ideas on what to do with the kids!
  • For a collaborative list of houses that are decorated for Halloween, check out this post on the Facebook page, Halloween GMA.
  • For events happening in the Saint John area, check out this post from our friends at Network of Moms!

Thanksgiving Events

Poley Mountain is holding its annual Fall Festival on Sundday, October 13. You can enjoy a lift ride to the top of the mountain, BBQ, music, photos, and more. Adults $10, Children $5, and free for season pass holders.

Why not experience the changing leaves and the beautiful weather on horseback at Broadleaf Ranch? Make a full weekend getaway and book a night or two in one of the chalets or the amazing glamping units, or plan to take in their annual Thanksgiving Brunch or a Traditional Turkey Dinner at the restaurant; call 506-882-2349 to make your reservation.

All the Victoria Thanksgiving Dinners at Kings Landing are booked this year; best mark it on the calendar now if you think you’d like to take the family in 2020!

The Foods of the Fundy Valley are hosting a Low Tide Family Fun Zone on Sunday, October 13 in the afternoon. There will be bouncy castles, face painting, crafts, pumpkin painting, princess and superhero visitors, and so much more. Admission to the event is free, but some individual activities may have a cash fee. Head to the Molly Kool Centre parking lot and enjoy!

You can enjoy the corn mazes and pumpkin blaster at the Green Pig Market in Salisbury during Thanksgiving, as well as flashlight corn maze nights on October 11, 12, 18, and 19. Bring your own flashlight!

For a full list of corn mazes, as well as options for u-pick apple orchards and pumpkin patches, check out our seasonal round up here.

Halloween Events

The Clayspace is again holding its Jack-o-Lantern painting event. You can prebook your pottery jack-o-lantern and painting time. The cost is $40 plus tax per pumpkin; family discounts available. This is for all ages and abilities; paint one weekend and pick up your jack-o-lantern the next. Contact them at themonctonclayspace@gmail.com to book, either October 12 or October 19.

Teens are invited to a horror-themed origami night at the Riverview public library on October 17.

The Friends of the Magnetic Hill Zoo will again present Boo at the Zoo, a fantastic fundraiser that allows you to visit animals and seasonal displays. Boo at the Zoo takes place October 19 & 20, 26 & 27; the zoo is open from 10am until 5pm, with volunteers manning the Halloween displays from 11am until 4pm.

If you haven’t been, Boo at the Zoo has various displays geared to different age groups, bouncy castles, pony rides and tattoos (extra fee), and more. Admission for a family of four is $40; there are various rates for children, seniors, and adults. Free for those three and under.

You can get in the spooky mood by painting a black cat scene at a fundraiser on October 18 for Olympia cheer. Cost is $35 and must be registered in advance.

Another Halloween tradition is the Keillor House Museum’s Haunted House! You can make your way through all three floors of the historic home – but watch out for the ghouls & ghosts. The Haunted House is open October 18 & 19 and October 25 & 26, 7-9pm; admission is $12 adults, $10 students (or $40/family), but we’re told this isn’t for the little ones!

The Village of Saint-Antoine is hosting a community event on October 19 with Art Richard, who always puts on a fantastic singing performance for the kiddos!

Grey Cove Veterinary Health Centre’s 3rd annual Haunted Hospital Experience takes place October 19, with a kid-friendly afternoon version from 2-4pm (lasts about 15 minutes, not counting any lineup) and scarier fare from 6-9pm. Admission is by donation at the Greater Moncton SPCA; please note, this is not a pet-friendly event.

Bass Pro Shops is again holding a Great Pumpkin Celebration this year. On October 19 & 20, and 25 through 31, you can grab a photo with the Peanut Gang and enjoy some crafts and games. On Saturday, October 26 there’s a costume parade that begins at 3:30, and on October 31 you can trick-or-treat in the store (while supplies last) starting at 4pm. Check their site for full details!

Boyle Family Farm is hosting a haunted corn maze October 19 & 20 and 26 & 27; a kid-friendly version from 10am until 5pm, and an ‘adult fright night’ version from 6-9pm. Admission is $10.

The Green Pig in Salisbury is holding three nights of Haunted Corn Maze fun this year – October 24, 25, and 26. The field is open to folks to enter from 7-10pm; dress for the weather! The haunted maze is recommended for ages 13 and older and takes about a half-hour to complete, but factor in waiting in line to begin your journey. Admission is $15.

The Moncton Lions Club is hosting an all-abilities Halloween dance on October 25 from 6-9pm. Admission is $2; family and caregivers get in free. There will be treats, dancing, and prizes!

Hop! skip! jump!‘s Halloween event, Spooky Ville!, is happening on Friday, October 25 from 4-8pm (an hour later than usual!). Enjoy face painting, games, crafts, and more; children receive 10% off admission when dressed in costume! (No masks, please.)

Shediac’s Pascal Poirier Historic House will once again be haunted for Halloween. Visit on October 25 or 26 at 6pm.

There’s a free Halloween swim at Riverview’s Pat Crossman pool on October 25 at 7:30pm.

A Pickle Planet favourite family outing is the Monster Trot and Bar-Boo!-Q, happening October 26 at the Moncton Coliseum. This is an awesome fundraiser for the Atlantic Wellness Centre, which offers free mental health services for youth in our community. Anyone who wants to trick-or-treat their way around the Coliseum pays $10; anyone not trick-or-treating can enjoy for free. BBQ is by donation. The event begins at noon and goes till 3pm. (PS: Don’t use the main entrance, but go around the back.)

Scholar’s Choice is holding a Halloween party at noon till 2pm on October 26. Pop into the store in your costume for some fun hands-on activities and treats!

Salisbury Baptist Church is once again hosting Wonderland, a fantastic indoor event in which children can collect treats from various display stations set up throughout the church’s gym. The effort the community puts into this event is incredible! Open to the public on Saturday, October 26 from noon until 5pm. You’re asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for entry.

Beloved Miniature Horses and Double Diamond Stable have a SOLD OUT event with costumes, snacks, crafts, and pony rides on October 26.

Art Richard’s annual Shediac Halloween show takes place October 26 at 11am at the LJR auditorium. Non-perishable food items for entry are appreciated.

SkyZone is holding a Halloween Spooktacular on October 26. Staff will be dressed up, there will a bonus for anyone wearing a costume (no masks allowed while jumping), enjoy games and more!

Chapters Indigo is inviting everyone to join in a costume parade on October 26 – and stay for crafts, too! (Please register in advance; event is free.)

The Village of Memramcook is hosting Art Richard for a Spectacle d’Halloween on October 27.

Riverview’s Halloween Skate is happening on October 27; wear your costume and skate for free from 2:30-4pm at the Byron Dobson Arena!

There’s a pumpkin carving event at the Salisbury Parks & Leisure office on October 27 in the afternoon; call 372-3280 to book a spot. Pumpkins and snacks provided; $5 fee.

Trunk or Treat is happening at the Journey Church on the Salisbury Road on October 27. Sign up on their website!

A group of mom are planning a Halloween Party for ages newborn to five at the Riverview library on October 29 at 2:30pm.

On October 30, Sunny Brae Baptist Church is hosting a trunk or treat event where children can go from trunk to trunk in the parking lot. This is a free event.

If you’re trick-or-treating in Hillsborough, don’t forget to stop in to the library for a non-candy treat!

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