Fort Edmonton Park celebrates Halloween like no one else. Nestled in Edmonton’s river valley, the historical buildings of Edmonton make for the PERFECT spooky setting. We know how fast darkness falls in October, and being surrounded by trees – eerie, perfection!
Dead Centre of Town
Back for another night of fright, kittens? Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Edmonton’s only traveling historical live action horror show possesses the 1920 Johnny J Jones Midway at Fort Edmonton Park.
Exhuming the sideshow oddities and forgotten stories of traveling circuses past, Dead Centre of Town X dares you to get your scare on. Dead Centre of Town digs up and dances with the dusty bones of Edmonton’s long-forgotten past, blending experiential theatre with urban lore and factual history. Each year brings a new location, a new script, and new scares.
Trilogy of Terror: Ode To Poe
Experience classic stories from master of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe, presented as a live radio show.
Watch Poe’s terrifying characters come to life before your very eyes, accompanied by spooky sound effects, spine-chilling music, and more live on stage in the vintage Capitol Theatre!
Classic Horror Double Feature: The Shining and Room 237
Perhaps one of the most classic horror and suspense films ever made, director Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining will take you on a twisted trip of growing paranoia as you watch a family’s sanity unravel when they stay as caretakers at the desolate and creepy Overlook Hotel.
Get prepped by watching Room 237 first, a documentary that takes an in-depth look into the real-life terrors and sinister secrets surrounding the making of The Shining in this Halloween-themed double feature.
Spooktacular: The Witching Hour
Let your imagination run wild after dark at our Spooktacular 2017: The Witching Hour.
The further into the park you go, the scarier it gets in this nightly indoor and outdoor event filled with terrors that are sure to get you in the Halloween mood.
Will you get lost in the fog? Followed by evil spirits? And what are the bakers actually baking in those pies…? The terrifying answers await you at the 2017 Spooktacular: The Witching Hour.
The park is home to it’s very own haunted house – The Firkins House located on 1905 Street. A young man’s ghost has been reported inside this cosy home with Edwardian fixtures and a large stone fireplace.
Built in 1912 at 7871 Saskatchewan Dr., the house and its otherworldly occupants were donated in 1992. Stories of spooky encounters were also moved to the park. When soldiers renovated the house in 1998, tools disappeared into other rooms and heavy objects apparently fell for no reason.
Alex Hamilton, a former park interpreter, has heard that windows were found opened on the building’s first morning in the park, but that the building might have just been off-level. After spending hundreds of hours in the house, Hamilton is skeptical about the whispers he hears around the park. “We get people saying a little boy died in the house,” Hamilton said. “But we know through the city archives that there was no boy.” The only death Hamilton knows associated with the house is a former 1960s resident in his late teens who died in an out-of-town car accident.