Get spooked before fall ends

Photo Aaron Burden

‘Tis the season for pumpkin carving, spooky costumes and trick or treating.

We’ve compiled some of our favourite halloween and fall themed activities in the area to take advantage of before ghosts disappear and christmas lights are unboxed.

Trick or Treat in Sun Peaks

Tourism Sun Peaks (TSP) and 14 Sun Peaks businesses have partnered to open their doors to trick or treaters from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Maps of participating businesses are available at the TSP office.

Pick a Pumpkin

Whether you’re a kid or want to be one for a day, Kamloops and the surrounding towns have a plethora of pumpkin patches to pick from. Head to Tranquille Farm for family friendly fun, Sunset Valley Farm which features the Field of Screams or Pete Murray’s Corn Farm in Chase for pumpkins, a corn maze and delicious produce.

Make a day trip

Want to make a day of it? Grab some friends and make the two hour drive to Davison Orchards in Vernon. A pumpkin patch, animals to pet and feed and mouth-watering homemade baked goods and apple juice are just some of the treats on offer at this family-operated farm.

On your way back get your heart pumping at the Field of Screams event at O’Keefe Ranch, a scary twist on the Grimm Fairytales.

Dance up a storm

Don your most creative costume and head to the Plaza Hotel, Blue Grotto Nightclub or Central Station Pub on Oct. 31 for live music or karaoke.

Stay close to home

Want to have fun just outside your door? Bottoms Bar & Grill will host a “Dress up ‘n Dance” night on Oct. 31. Powder Hounds will also host goulish guys and gals at their annual bash on Nov. 1 with live music from Kelly Spencer and prizes for the best costume.