It’s time for Brantford’s 5th annual BMO ‘Scare in the Square’ Halloween event. Bring out the family or roommates to Harmony Square this weekend right in the heart of downtown for a promising weekend of “spooktacular” events. Beginning at 5 p.m. this Friday, October 26, and continuing onto Saturday, October 27, the event promises: live entertainment, tractor drawn hayrides, haunted houses, scientific ghost hunts, trick-or-treating, costume judging, pumpkin amusement rides, and showings of scary movies. There will be entertainment for all ages.
With increasing turn out over the past four years, it is expected that over 6,000 people will come out and share in the spirit of Halloween. Brantford’s Events Coordinator Jennifer Middleton, who has taken on the role of organizing the entire event this year, is excited with the promise of an amazing two days.
“Each component [of the festival] has its own special feature that draws Halloween goers attention,” says Middleton. “I think the entire festival as a whole [will be] successful [as it] continues to draw the attention of the Brantford community year after year,” she continued.
Brantford’s downtown is full of students as much as it is families. Students are encouraged to attend this free festival, and take part in all the exciting activities ‘Scare in the Square’ offers. Halloween is that one time a year where everyone, young and old, can let his or her inner child out. That same time, where you can dress up as your favourite super hero and most frightening villain while feeling assertive when walking down the street or into a party. Middleton encourages university students to come out and become part of Brantford’s community.
“Halloween is a time of year that no matter what your age, you can have fun! Scare in the Square offers a wide variety of activities for all ages.”
For more information on this wicked and spirited event visit harmonysquare.ca.