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Halloween happenings are everywhere in the South Okanagan this weekend

Among unique Halloween activities this week and next is an opportunity to shoot a pumpkin with the Penticton Shooting Sports Association on Nov. 4, 2017. If the pumpkin explodes, you win a prize.
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October 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON - There’s lots of opportunity to get a fright this weekend as Halloween activities in Penticton and the South Okanagan begin as early as today.

The Penticton Library is inviting kids aged five to 12 for some spine-chilling fun at the library’s Haunted Halloween celebration on Friday, Oct. 27, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Listen to spooky stories, do creepy crafts and a watch a petrifying puppet show are all just part of a lineup of horrible happenings. Come in a costume or as you are. The event is free. For more information, call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783, or ask in the children’s library.

The Haunted Landing Haunted House and Mini-golf event runs for four nights from Friday, Oct. 27 to Monday, Oct 30, with less haunted (suitable for children) and fully haunted venues. There’s a new haunted hotel to go along with some haunted mini-golf this year as well. The fun runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night, at a cost of $10 at the LocoLanding Adventure Park.

The Penticton Shooting Sports Association presents the 2017 Exploding Pumpkin Bonanza, next Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hit a pumpkin and if it explodes you’ll win a prize. Ten dollars buys five rounds with an SKS, subsequent rounds are $1. Bring your own gun or have one provided for you. If you want to use your own rifle, you can buy 20 shots for $20. For more information, see the Penticton Shooting Sports website.

Oliver Parks and Recreation presents Scareview, Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m., a family activity-filled event with candy, carnival games, popcorn and a DJ dance party at the Oliver Community Centre. For more information, call: 250-498-4985, or visit www.oliverrecreation.ca

Covert Farms Pumpkin Patch is open daily from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 330 Covert Place in Oliver. On Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 the patch will be the scene of Halloween games including haunted mini golf.  Smokies, hot dogs, s’mores, hot chocolate and popcorn will be available, along with a games area and a jumping  pillow. For more information, call 250-498-9463.

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, join Gary McDougall for some spooky Okanagan stories during the Brown Bag Lecture event at the Penticton Museum and Archives, from noon until 1 p.m. Admission is by donation, suggested at $2 for adults, $1 for children. For more information, call: 250-490-2454.

Cherry Lane Mall offers indoor trick or treating on Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. Participating stores will be handing out treats, and Chameleon Entertainment will provide a special presentation.

The Downtown Penticton Association presents Nightmare on Front Street on Tuesday, Oct. 31, with a costume parade at 4 p.m. followed by a Halloween party from 4 to 6 p.m. on Front Street.

There will be prizes awarded for the most original costume, cutest costume, best themed group and best dressed pet.

Hot dogs and hot chocolate available by donation.

For more information, see the Downtown Penticton Association website.


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