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A Barnyard Halloween

A Barnyard Hallowe’en

It’s a Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! You are invited to enjoy special activities just right for the occasion. You will be able to learn interesting facts about pumpkins and can then help prepare delicious desserts made from this autumnal fruit. Samples to taste are available as well.

You can also help make ghoulish treats, observe science experiments and take part in Halloween games. Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade. Children will be able to decorate a pumpkin to bring home ($) and can take on the challenge of a Scavenger Hunt through the barns and exhibitions.

This event is presented by: Nestlé logo

Find your way around the farm with this colourful, easy-to-read map (PDF).


Cereal Barn

Pumpkin Decorating (ongoing)

Children can decorate a pumpkin with a variety of craft material (ex: pipe cleaners, yarn, stickers, etc…) and then bring it home with them. There is an additional cost of $1.00 per pumpkin. This while supplies last, limit of one pumpkin per child.

Small Animal Barn Classroom

Ghoulish Treats and Games (ongoing)

Help make and taste, if you dare, some spooky snacks, such as eyeball soup or some bloody punch… Attempt to put together Mr. Bones before the clock stops ticking or compete in a pumpkin roll. Hunt for eyeballs with a friend and see who can find the most! Take part in a candy corn relay race. Whatever activity you choose to do, you are certain to have some spooky fun with these ghoulish treats and games!

Memory Park

Costume Parade (11:00 & 2:00)

Costumed visitors are invited to take part in the costume parade and show off their cute or spooky or original costume to everyone in attendance.  Treats await all the participants at the end of the parade.

Demonstration Kitchen (Exhibitions Area)

Pumpkin Dessert Making  (ongoing)

Learn interesting facts about pumpkins and help in prepare a pumpkin dessert with one of the Museum’s Guides. Breads, cookies, muffins and cupcakes are all in the dessert line-up.

Dairy Barn Classroom

Science Spook-tacular (ongoing)

Welcome to a Science Spook-tacular! You will be astounded as the Museum’s resident Mad Scientist reveals to you Alien Monster Eggs or Apple Mummies. Stand in amazement as you help create fizzy balloon monster heads, frankenworms and goblin goo. Let the mad scientist in you have some fun this Halloween!


Scavenger Hunt (ongoing)

Experience the farm and the spooky occasion as you set out on a Halloween Scavenger Hunt through the barns and exhibitions. A sweet treat awaits you once you finish. (Each participant will be given a candy when they return their paper to the admissions booth).

Other Demonstrations

9:30  Rabbit Care – Small Animal Barn 
10:30  Meet Molly the Donkey – Horse and Cattle Barn 
1:30  Meet the Aplacas – Horse and Cattle Barn 
2:30  Meet the Poultry – Poultry House 
4:00  Afternoon Milking – Dairy Barn 

Tally-Ho Wagon Rides ($) weather permitting (10:00 – 2:00)

Enjoy a tour through the fields of the Central Experimental Farm on the Tally-Ho wagon pulled by the dynamic duo, Ted and Merrill, the Museum’s Clydesdale horses.

Food Services ($)

The Hot Potato Company will be on site to offer up a great selection of warm food and beverages.  Stuffed baked potatoes, potato wedges and soups, along with soft drinks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and hot apple cider are all on the menu.

Members Hallowe'en Parties: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.