By: Brantford Parks and Recreation

Submitted Photo

Downtown Brantford Presents Scare in the Square! The 11th annual Halloween themed festival in Harmony Square. This year Brantford Parks and Recreation is bringing back old favorites and introducing very exciting new surprises!

On Friday October 5th and Saturday October 6th, enjoy various children’s activities, Haunted Fun House, Escape Rooms, Zombie Blood Bath & Walk, Ghost Hunts, Trick-or-Treating, a Dog Parade, Costume Contest, The Game Asylum & so much more!

Event Highlights:

Game Asylum is a mobile video game party! Once they arrive, hop into their awesome rig for the ultimate gaming experience. Game Asylum will turn this event into an amazing experience for all ages!

Brant Taxi presents Kiddies Fun Trak Amusement Rides, who will be on site with a pumpkin spin ride, a mini Ferris Wheel and a bouncy castle!

Submitted Photo

The spooky weekend even offers excitement for your furry friends! Dress up your pooch, because the West Brant Animal Hospital presents the HOWL-ween Dog Parade at 5:30pm Friday October 5th! A Dog Costume Contest will follow the parade.

Enjoy a Zombie Blood Bath at 4:00pm Saturday October 6! Before the Zombie Walk at 5:00pm, hop into a blood bath, where you will be doused in the nastiest Zombie gore. Whether you wish for a few drops or be smothered like Carrie….come over and get gruesome! –> Scare in the Square for full event details.

Visit and check out FB @HarmonySquare for details on all of the spooktacular activities happening over the 2 day event. (Minimal fees apply, see website)

Schedule of events:

Friday October 5th, 2018                                               

5:00-8:00pm Photo Booth
5:00-9:00pm Michael’s Presents: Casper’s Craft Corner
5:00-9:00pm Millard’s Chartered Professional Accountants Presents:
Halloween Hayrides
5:00-9:00pm NEW! Kiddies Fun Trak Amusement Rides
5:00-9:00pm NEW! Heads or Tails Gaming: Halloween Make-up Tutorials
5:00-10:00pm Paranormal Society: *Ghost Hunt Tours at Breakout Escapes (25 King St)
5:00-10:00pm Escape Key: *Escape Rooms
5:30pm West Brant Animal Hospital Presents: *HOWL-ween Dog Parade
7:00-10:00 Fright Club: *Haunted House (Located in the Laurier Student Union)

 Saturday October 6th, 2018

12:00-5:00pm NEW! Heads or Tails Gaming: Pokemon Scavenger Hunt
12:00-5:00pm Michael’s Presents: Casper’s Craft Corner
12:00-10:00pm Escape Key: *Escape Rooms
12:00-9:00pm NEW! Kiddies Fun Trak Amusement Rides
12:30-1:30pm Barry-O Kids Show (Bell Stage)
1:00pm-7:00pm Photo Booth
2:00-4:00pm Children’s Trick or Treating (Register in Harmony Square)
4:00pm Costume Judging Contest
(Bell Stage)
4:00pm NEW! Heads or Tails Gaming: Zombie Blood Bath
5:00-9:00pm Millard’s Chartered Professional Accountants Presents: *Halloween Hayrides
5:00pm The Co-operators Presents: Zombie Walk
5:00-10:00pm Paranormal Society: *Ghost Hunts at Breakout Escapes
7:00-10:00 Fright Club: *Haunted Fun House
(Located in the Laurier Student Union)
7:30pm-9:30pm NEW! Game Asylum
(mobile video game party in Harmony Square)

Submitted Photo

View and vote for decorated pumpkins and scarecrows on display all weekend long! 

*Price Chart:

Tractor Drawn Hayrides $2.00

Haunted House $3.00

Ghost Hunting Tour $4.00

Escape Key Room $5.00 (per room)
*Check out Price Board during the event for pricing package deals or visit