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A Barnyard Hallowe'en

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. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, 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.

Halloween Games (ongoing)

Attempt to put together Mr. Bones before the clock stops ticking! Hunt for eyeballs with a friend and see who can find the most! Roll the dice, close your eyes, and grab hold of some mystery objects if you’re not too scared… Whichever activity you choose to do, you are certain to have some spooky fun with these gruesome games!

Small Animal Barn Classroom

Ghoulish Treats (ongoing)

Help make and taste, if you dare, a spooky snacks – Killer Kebobs are on the menu!

Memory Park

Costume Parade (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)

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)

Potato Candy Making (ongoing)

Shhhhhh… Don’t tell the kids! They might not want to eat these tasty treats if they know what they’re made from but mashed potatoes are the secret to these creamy and delicious candies. Learn some interesting facts about potatoes and why they’re not as out-of-place in Halloween celebrations as you might think. We’ll be sure to share the recipe and maybe even a Halloween legend or two.

Dairy Barn Classroom

Dr. Franken-Stein’s Creature Lab (ongoing)

This good doctor is anything but! She’s been creating creepy farm creatures and has even taken on some features of her favourite breed of cow. Join her in her lab and piece together your own creature creation (paper craft), challenge yourself to identify animals by their skeletons alone, and investigate some real bones and skulls to see what lies beneath…


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 – Poultry House
11:30  Meet Molly the Donkey – Horse and Cattle Barn 
2:30  Meet the Alpacas – Horse and Cattle Barn
3:30 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 ($)

Bytown Catering will be on site to offer up a great selection of warm food and beverages.

Members Halloween Parties: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.