October

Halloween Kelowna Events
Oct15

Halloween Events in Kelowna

We’re half way through October which means its nearly time for Halloween and there’s no better place to celebrate than in Kelowna!  This Okanagan city goes all out when it comes to this ghoulish festival, so make sure you join the party.  From burlesque shows to haunted trains, these are events suitable for all ages – so start planning your best costume now!

Halloween Nightwing

  • This is one for any nature lovers out there and it’s sure to get the kids excited too.  Head on down to the Okanagan Heritage Museum on Octoer 19 between 10am and 1pm to learn about and maybe meet some flying night creatures!
  • Friday October 19th, 10am-1pm, Okanagan Heritage Museum

Embodiment IV: Halloween Edition

  • If you enjoy drag, burlesque and belly dancing, you should definitely get tickets for this show.  Embodiment IV: Halloween Edition will be full of sizzling entertainment that will leave you wanting more!  Oh, and make sure you come in a scary costume! Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.  This is the ideal way to kick off your halloween festivities.
  • Friday October 26th, 7.30pm, Rotary Centre for the Arts 

Kettle Valley Terror Train

  • Remember ghost trains?  Well, here’s an upgraded version! The Kettle Valley Steam Railway are putting on a Halloween Terror Train during the weekend of October 26th. Jump into one of the train’s vintage coaches and journey through the only preserved section of this railway line…just beware of the ghosts!  Family friendly rides are at 5.30pm, whilst scarier rides depart at 7.30pm.
  • Friday October 26th & Saturday October 27th, 5.30pm & 7.30pm, Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Oktoberfest Comes to Kelowna

  • No ghouls here, but who doesn’t love a good Oktoberfest celebration and especially one that raises money for a great cause?  Make sure you’ve got the perfect Bavarian outfit and are ready to stock up on pretzels, beer and bratwurst at this lively event.  All proceeds go towards Brain Injury Prevention!
  • Friday October 26th, 7pm, The Laurel Packinghouse

Spooktacular Halloween

  • Looking for your wine fix this Halloween? Well look no further! Head to The View Winery for their fantastic tasting event that features their wines and ciders, as well as special Halloween treats.  Perfect for those of you who have a sweet tooth. Tasting fee is $4 and costumes are encouraged.
  • Saturday October 27th & Sunday October 28th, 12pm-5pm, The View Winery & Vineyard

The Music of Harry Potter – An OSO Family Spectacular

  • Not strictly a Halloween themed event, but the Harry Potter soundtrack has an ethereal quality that can’t be rivaled! There’s no better way to hear this magical music than by listening to it played by the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra – you’ll be dreaming of witches and wizards all night long.
  • Sunday October 28th, 2pm, The Kelowna Community Theatre

Halloween
For information on Cottage Rentals at La Casa, please please contact our reservations line on 
1-888-226-5566 or email rentals@lacasacottageresort.com where we will be more than happy to assist you!  It’s not too late to book your fall vacation!

Written by Hannah Poaros

 

 

Pumpkins October
Oct08

Pumpkin Patches to visit this October

Just because Thanksgiving is over doesn’t mean you have to stop with the fall festivities! Get ready for Halloween by visiting a local pumpkin patch!  Find your perfect pumpkin for carving and make your weekend fun from start to finish.

Pumpkin Patch
Davidson Orchards Country Village – Pumpkin Festival

  • Held every weekend in October, Davidson Orchards Country Village’s Pumpkin Festival is not to be missed. Not only can you pick your own pumpkin, but the youngsters will enjoy family farm tours on the Johnny Popper Orchard Train!  You can also enjoy apple treats fresh from this season’s harvest – don’t forget to try the Apple Cider Donuts!  Pumpkins and rides are a flat rate of $9, no matter the size of the pumpkin.
  • Located on 3111 Davidson Rd, Vernon – just a 48 minute drive from La Casa Cottages.

McMillan Pumpkin Patch

  • Open throughout October (weather dependent), McMillan Pumpkin Patch is another must visit. There are hayrides, slingshot and a corn maze on offer!  Admission is free, but the activities are paid for.  What’s also great about this pumpkin patch is that pumpkins are priced depending on size – everything from $1 to $25! Open from 10am till 6pm Thurs to Sat, and 10am to 5pm Sun to Wed.  Which pumpkin will you choose?
  • Located on 3690 Berard Rd, Kelowna – just a 40 minute drive from La Casa Cottages.

Armstrong Pumpkin Patch

  • Armstrong Pumpkin Patch is open from dawn to dusk (as stated on their website) EVERY day in October! This small, simple pumpkin patch is bound to fill the whole family with joy.  There are lots of pumpkins for you to pick yourself, as you would expect, but they also have other fall favourites on sale such as decorative corn, squash and gourds.  Deck out your house in orange and yellow with this beautiful selection of harvest goods!
  • Located on 642 St Annes Rd, Armstrong – just a 35 minute drive from La Casa Cottages.

 

Pumpkin Patch

For information on Cottage Rentals at La Casa, please please contact our reservations line on 1-888-226-5566 or email rentals@lacasacottageresort.com where we will be more than happy to assist you!  It’s not too late to book your fall vacation!

Written by Hannah Poaros

 

 

Halloween in the Okanagan
Oct16

Okanagan Events: Get ready for Halloween!

It doesn’t matter whether you love or hate Halloween, you can’t avoid this crazy festival of everything spooky.  The hoards of youngsters dressed up as witches, wizards, vampires and zombies can’t really be missed – especially if they come trick or treating at your door!  If there are Halloween-lovers in your family, be sure to check out these local events happening across the Okanagan.  The fall is a beautiful time of year in the region, with copper and golden leaves lining the lake and mountainside.  Here are the best events to get you in the scary spirit:

 

  • Bumbershoot Theatre’s production of The Nightmare before Christmas is showing from October 12th – 22nd. Bumbershoot is a non-profit children’s theatre company that wants to appeal to “the child in all of us”.  Enjoy their adaptation of Tim Burton’s classic animation, The Nightmare before Christmas, and follow Jack Skellington on his journey to Christmas Town.

 

  • If you’re looking at visiting Kelowna Art Gallery during October, why not check out the Jane Kidd: Curious exhibition. Kidd’s works explore themes of genetic modification, living things, creating new entities and the consequences.  If you’ve ever read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, then these themes are no stranger to you!  Looks like a real interesting treat.

 

 

  • Take a trip out to O’Keefe Ranch in Vernon between October 7th and October 28th and take advantage of their Family Daze in the Corn Maze event. This family-friendly event includes a brand-new corn maze with eerie scenes.  The kids can also enjoy a pony ride, tractor ride or a spider-web climb! You can eat lunch at the event as many food trucks will be available, making this the perfect way to get ready for all hallows eve. If you’re into something a little scarier, then you could also attend the Ranch’s Field of Screams: Dante’s Inferno event (Oct 13th – 28th).  There are two haunted mazes to explore so be prepared for zombies, ghosts and all kinds of terrifying creatures!  Please note that the event is not suitable for young children.

 

  • Why not take the family to The 14th Annual Walk of Terror at the Caravan Farm Theatre on October 28th between 4pm – 6pm. Contact the Caravan Farm Theatre for more details on this festive celebration. There will be treats, bonfires, performances and possibly best costume competitions. Past events have been a huge success so definitely check their website for up to date event details.

 

  • For all those music enthusiasts out there, we urge you not to miss the Okanagan Symphony’s Halloween Spooktacular at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre on October 29th. Featuring music from popular magical movies such as Harry Potter, Dracula and Pyscho, as well as other classical favorites.  Set to be a fabulous evening!

 

  • Head to Davidson Orchards throughout October and embark on a Johnny Popper Farm Tour. The whole family will love discovering the farming processes and stories behind your local food.  Explore apple trees, peach trees, vegetable fields and more.  Head there between the 21st and 29th October and you can take part in their Pumpkin Festival! Delve into the pumpkin patch and pick out your pumpkin, ready for carving when you get home! During the festival, there will be a Saturday BBQ as well as harvest festival treats including apple cider donuts, apple pie and caramel apples.  For the little ones, there is a whole Pumpkin medieval land to enjoy.  Let them have fun sitting on the pumpkin throne whilst being entertaining by juggling jesters and a friendly Pumpkin Princess!

 

So what are you most looking forward to? We are confident that any of these events will guarantee you have a spell-binding Halloween. Let us know what you get up to…. watch out for those pesky werewolves!

Written by Hannah Poaros