Fun Fall Activities in Calgary in October

Fall Activities in Calgary in October - SavvyMom

Fall is in the air and the leaves are on the ground in YYC! The month of October may make you think of all things spooky, and while it’s true that there are lots of events taking place in Calgary that’ll get you in the Halloween spirit, there’s also lots of fun to be had for anyone who’s not in the mood for ghosts and goblins. Pumpkin festivals, theatre shows, library events, and more are on the agenda this month – what are you most looking forward to in Calgary in October?

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Calgary in October

Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park |
Weekends in October

If you want to make a day out of picking the perfect pumpkin, you won’t want to miss Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park. In addition to taking home your jack-o-lantern to be, be sure to stop for the perfect family photo op, and check out the other attractions in the park like the petting zoos, mazes and giant slides. The park will also be open on Thanksgiving Monday. Admission is $21.95+GST per person. Children 2 and under are admitted for free!

Halloweekends at Calaway Park |
Saturdays, Sundays & Holiday Mondays, September 9 to October 9 from 11 am – 5 pm

Get your Halloween costumes on and head to Calaway Park from 11 am til 5 pm to join the Boo Crew Costume Party! There will be activities and prizes all day for the duration of the event, including a Family Friendly Dance Party, Scary-o-kee Karaoke, Morton Hallograve Magic & Juggling, Scarecrow Stilt Walker and more. Share your BEST Halloweekends photo using #ShareableMagic on Instagram before October 10 for your chance to win four 2024 Season Passes. Regular admission rates apply: $49.95 +GST for folks between 3 and 49 years, $39.95 + GST for people 50 and over, and children 2 and under are free. Come after 2 pm for reduced admission ($39.95 + GST).

Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park |
October 13,14, 19 (Adults Only), 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 6-11 pm

The name of this event speaks for itself. This screamtastic event at Cobb’s Adventure Park leads anyone brave enough through a 20-acre nighttime adventure filled with 6 terrifying haunted houses, blacklight mini golf, pedal carts, archery tag, tractor rides, giant puzzles, and even a chance to pet a few sweet kangaroos to get your heart rate back down. Ice cream, mini donuts, candy and food trucks will all be available in case you’ve worked up an appetite! Tickets must be purchased for the specific date you wish to attend. Admission is $26+GST and fees online and $30 at the door.

Haunted Calgary Presents: The Skeletons In Our Closets |

October 13 – November 4

If getting the living daylights scared out of you is on your October to-do list, Haunted Calgary has a terrifying set-up ready to get everyone screaming at New Horizon Mall. The scares in store include interactive sets, terrifying characters, nerve-wracking challenges, and a need to use all your wits to survive. For a more family-friendly version of the activity, visit on October 15, 21, 22, 28 or 29 from 2 to 6 pm for the low scare version. Check the schedule to decide which event you can handle! Admission starts at $10 per person (depending on event).

The Secret Life of Trolls |
Until Saturday October 21

Nothing beats live theatre- especially when the Trolls are involved! A great story, fun songs and delicious food await at the Jubilations Junior show: The Secret Life of Trolls. Prices include a two-act musical comedy for kids, three-course lunch, and refillable tea and coffee. Admission is $44.95 for ages 13 and up and $41.95 for kids 12 and under.

Harvest Pumpkin Fest at Butterfield Acres |
Weekends in October

Butterfield Acres is the place to be when it comes to pumpkin picking and family fun! Animal visits, fall photo ops, pony rides, tractor-pulled wagon rides, fire pits, hot chocolate, apple cider and s’mores are just some of the activities and treats you’ll get to enjoy at Harvest Pumpkin Fest. There’s also a contest every week to win a Season Pass for 2 adults and 2 kids by posting your photos to Instagram and tagging Butterfield Acres. Admission is $18.99+GST for adults 18 and up, $15.99 + GST for kids of walking age to 17 and free for kiddos who aren’t yet walking. Tickets are valid for 2 hour segments.

Fall Days at the Calgary Farmyard  |
Weekends in October

Pumpkins and petting zoos and activities, oh my! The Calgary Farmyard is filled to the brim with fall fun, including photo ops, mazes, the petting farm, train rides, mini golf, zip lines, a ropes course, tractor pulled rides, playground fun and more. Be sure to pick up a pumpkin or two on your way out – all proceeds from your purchase will be donated to local charities! Admission is $22.95 + GST for folks 3 and up online and $27.50 + GST at the door. Kids 2 and under are free! Be aware that ticket sales at the gate will only be permitted if the farm is not yet at capaticy. Tickets purchased after 3:30 pm will also be valid for evening Harvest Lights events.

Harvest Lights at Calgary Farmyard |
Weekends in October from 5-9:30 pm (lights turn on at sundown)

Stay at Calgary Farmyard into the evening to enjoy Harvest Lights. The entire farm will be open and lit up, with the exception of the giant corn maze, where visitors can still get lost in the maze in the dark (bring a flashlight!) The Kiddie Maze and 10 Acre Corn Maze will be open until 9 pm, as will the 30+ farm attractions! Regular admission fees apply.

Pumpkins After Dark |
Thursday to Sunday Until October 31 (Starting after Dark)

Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award-winning largest outdoor Halloween event, hosted at WinSport! Over 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins come to life during this nighttime family-friendly walk-through experience on a magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures and displays, with music, sounds and special effects. Snap a selfie with classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs and dragons, movie and pop culture icons and more. Take in brand new displays, live pumpkin carving demonstrations, and fall treats & sweets. Tickets are free for kids 3 and under, $15.95 for youth 4-16 and $18.95 for adults 17 and up. Family packages (2 adult, 2 youth) start at $64.80 and Flex Passes are $34.95 (Valid any event date and time).

WinSport Spooktacular Mini Golf |
Thursday to Sunday until October 31 from 4-8 pm

Get your costumes on, tee up and take on 18 Spooktacular holes at WinSport’s mini golf course! The course will be well lit and challenge all ages and abilities while offering a safe Halloween activity. The course takes about 60 minutes to complete. Book your tee time in advance online. The last tee time is 1-hour prior to closing. Admission is  $15 for adults, $13 for youth, $10 for pre-school and $13 for seniors.

Calgary Public Library Author and Illustrators in Residence
Until Late November

Elizabeth Haynes, Author in Residence, and Sumin Choi, Children’s Illustrator in Residence  will be partnering with the Calgary Public Library until late November to bring their expertise to Calgarians.

Elizabeth is a Calgary-based author and former Speech-Language Pathologist who believes that everyone has a story inside of them. She uses her experience supporting people with their speech to provide gentle, empathetic, and constructive feedback to writers to help them find their voice. She has authored two books and is currently working on both a memoir and another novel. Whether you’re a seasoned author looking for expert editing advice or just starting out and wanting to overcome obstacles, Elizabeth can help you find your story.

Sumin is a renowned muralist with projects at Deerfoot City Mall, TELUS Spark, and more. Through her colourful creations, she hopes to create a captivating and uplifting experience for children, fostering imagination and a love for reading with messages of kindness, joy, and connection. She will also be hosting workshops supporting artists to create compelling visual stories through colour and characters — no matter the canvas!

What’s on your calendar for this October in YYC? Did we miss a great event that your family is looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!


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