"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Get Ready to be Spooked at Howling Hootenanny and All Hallows Eve at Black Creek Pioneer Village

TORONTO, October 17, 2012 /Canada NewsWire/ - Enjoy a howling good time at Black Creek Pioneer Village with two great Halloween events.

Howling Hootenanny

Howling Hootenanny is a family friendly, activity packed, daytime event for trick or treaters young and old. Families will discover the spooky traditions, superstitions and history of Halloween from the 19th century - and have a lot of fun in the process! Walk through the Haunted Maze, get amazed by Dracula The Magician, watch The Fire Guy eat fire and juggle pumpkins, decorate and take home a free pumpkin, shoot apples into the valley with the popular apple slingshot and visit unique artisans that make sand art, leather goods, paint faces, braid hair and more. Kids can make their own trick or treat bags and trick or treat around the Village.

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 20/21 and October 27/28
Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
For full list of activities please visit: http://blackcreek.ca/v2/events/howling-hootenanny.dot

All Hallows Eve

All Hallows Eve, is a ticketed event, that will give the older set a frightening fun night! Some of the chilling activities include a chance to learn what spirits lurk in the deep dark corners of a 19th century village with tales of the ghosts of Black Creek, entertainment by Zoltan the Adequate with his fire-eating and gargling razor blades show, and postmortem photography, creepy but popular with the Victorians. Confront your fears of what's looming around the corner in the Haunted Maze and learn the horrifying truth about the epidemics that rocked the town of York in the 19th century. Visit one of a kind artisans that make unique masks, high end leather clothing, and even predict your future. Once you've been spooked out, head down to our Historic Brewery and treat yourself to a pint of our special Pumpkin Ale.

Date : October 27
Time : 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
For full list of activities please visit: http://www.allhallowseve.ca


Howling Hootenanny: $15 for adults, $11 for children, and $14 for seniors and students (plus HST)

All Hallow's Eve: $20.00 /person-pre-ticketed, $25.00/person at the door (plus HST). Members to call Customer Service at 416-667-6284 to receive discount.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.allhallowseve.ca/ or by calling customer service.

About Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village is Toronto's premier outdoor living history museum, located at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto. Visitors can explore heritage homes and buildings restored to re-create an 1860s Ontario village. Historic interpreters in period dress demonstrate how villagers lived, worked and played. The Village hosts learning programs and special events that highlight local heritage and culture. The tranquil setting, rural landscapes, heritage gardens and period farm animal breeds make Black Creek Pioneer Village the perfect place to break out of the modern world and journey into the past. Located in north Toronto, Black Creek Pioneer Village is owned and operated by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). Black Creek Pioneer Village acknowledges support from the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, The Living City Foundation and the public. For more information please visit www.blackcreek.ca.

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