Edmonton Weekend Guide: October 25-28

{photo from beautiful Halloween-inspired soiree by coco+kelley

Final Weekend: Cavalia
Eat:
Sage Harvest Pumpkin Festival
Kids:
Weekend Guide
Ghost Tours:
Get the ghostly-scoop on Whyte Avenue with Edmonton’s Ghost Tours.

Wine & Food Tasting
Sturgeon Valley Food & Wine Festival
What: Sample wines and beers while indulging in cuisine from a diverse group of St. Albert and surrounding area's lounges and restaurants.
Why: Small, intimate and highly enjoyable.
Where: The Enjoy Centre (101 Riel Drive, St. Albert)
When: Saturday, October 27 from 4pm-6:30pm and 7:30-9:30pm.

Rock Musical
Next to Normal
What: A thundering rock musical about a family living with a bi-polar mother.
Why: Winner of 3 Tony Awards in 2009 and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Where: Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Avenue)
When: October 20 to November 11

Novel Concept
Lit Fest
What
: A nonfiction festival (the only one in Canada) with a series of events, chic gatherings and gourmet experiences.

Why: The line-up of events reads better than a great novel. Award-winning and emerging authors of books, magazines and films bring nonfiction content to life while guests taste all of the gourmet food selected specially for each event.
Where
: All over Edmonton and surrounding area.
When
: October 17-28 – view
full schedule and buy tickets.

A Ghoulish Field
Farm of Fear
What: The corn maze transforms into the Farm of Fear.
Why: Haunted barns, a spooky farm yard and an eerie cornfield.
Where:26101 SH 627, Spruce Grove. $12.50 per person.
When: Thursday, October 25 – Sunday, October 28 from 7pm-10pm nightly

Scary Hike
The Haunted Hike
What:
A half-mile hike of horror-filled steps and scream-inducing scenes
Why: Ghouls. Goblins. Ghosts.  This is the scariest hike you’ll ever take.
Where: Catch the bus from the Strathcona Station (700 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park - map). Bus run every 7-10 minutes. $2 ride fee.
When: Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27

U of A Ghosts
Haunted University Tour
What: A guided one-hour ghost tour of the Garneau and the UofA campus!
Why: After a tour filled with heebie jeebies, warm up with some apple cider, kettle corn, candy apples, gingerbread and hot buttered rum.
Where: Rutherford House (11153 Saskatchewan Drive). Purchase your tickets by calling 780-427-4033.
When: Friday, October 26 at 7pm