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There's always something happening in Vernon - check out our events calendar below, which is updated regularly with new events. If you can't find the event you're looking for, please refer to the Vernon Morning Star's Community Calendar www.vernonmorningstar.com or visit the Vernon Events listing at www.VernonEvents.ca

Thursday
October
30

8:00 am to 1:00 pm Vernon Farmer’s Market @ Kal Tire Place

Discover the diversity and uniqueness of the area at one of the very best Farmers’ Markets in the region. With over 200 local growers and artisans, we offer everything from fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, crafts, art, gourmet foods, plants, flowers, gifts, and delicious baking. Buskers, live entertainment and children’s activities often add to the cheerful atmosphere. Lively chatter and friendly faces welcome residents and visitors alike. We’re surrounded by tons of free parking so bring the whole family to experience the vibrant colours, fresh flavours, aromatic smells, and fun sounds.
Make It A Fresh Day! @ The Vernon Farmers Market

Vernon Farmers’ Market
3445 43rd Ave vernon BC   [ map ]

6:00 pm Field of Screams @ O’Keefe Ranch

Field of Screams at the Corn Maze! Warning: Not Suitable for Young Children. Come get your scream on at O'Keefe Ranch, $10/person. Call 250-542-7868 for more information.

O’Keefe Ranch
9380 Hwy 97N Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-7868
www.okeeferanch.ca

6:00 pm Fear Factory: the Working Dead @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us, if you DARE in Fear Factory…the Working Dead. You pay to get in! But, by the time you experience three floors of Zombies, the working dead, and the terror you will be praying to get out! Be prepared to be scared as you experience an authentic Zombie Factory from the laboratory, first aid room, lunch room, corporate board room, factory floor and more. Fear Factory features brand new storylines and scenes as familiar galleries have been transformed beyond recognition into a factory where the employees, zombies, toil away their endless dead days. These all new scenes will be crawling with a talented cast of characters who have been transformed into the “working dead”.

WARNING NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Night time event: Oct 23-26, 29-31 & Nov 1; opens 6pm

Admission: OSC Members $9; Non-Members $10 (+ GST on admissions)

Experience the FUN side of FEAR in the daytime event SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCARE

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

8:00 pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Big Apple Productions presents a stage version of the cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, about a lost couple who encounter a sweet transvestite from Transylvania and his posse. Tickets for all shows are available at the Ticket Seller, (250) 549-7469 or www.ticketseller.ca. Contains mature content.

I.P.E. Horticultural Building
Armstrong BC   [ map ]

Friday
October
31

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Science Behind the Scare Daytime Event @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us in exploring two floors of new creepy experiments, displays and devilish demos! “Science Behind the Scare” will entertain and educate children, youth, families and the faint of heart with exciting hands-on activities. Experience the FUN side of FEAR in Fear Factory 2014 with our friendly scientists. How loud can you scream? Find out in our NEW Scream Box! Get to the point with our Bed of Nails! Dry ice experiments, Fear Factor challenges … all this and more at the “Science Behind the Scare” daytime event! The nighttime Zombies will be locked up and the lights ON.
Daytime event for ALL ages: Oct. 25, 26, 31 & Nov 1; 11-4 each day.

Admission: OSC Members $6; Non-Members $7; Family (up to 6 people) $25 + GST on admissions

Meet the Zombies (if you dare) in the night time event FEAR FACTORY THE WORKING DEAD

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

2:30 pm to 6:00 pm The Coldstream Farmers Market

Due to overwhelming community support and demand, The Coldstream Farmers Market opens every Friday from 2:30 to 6pm throughout the year except two weeks flanking New Years. Come and experience sustainable, BEE SAFE, GMO free, local food; vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, honey, preserves, baking, gluten-free products, teas, tisanes, coffee, juices, dried herbs and samosas. Located across from Contex Gas.

9909 Kalamalka Lake Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Downtown Vernon Halloween Treat Trail

Kids 12 years and under are invited visit participating businesses in Downtown Vernon for a fun filled treat trail! Families are encouraged to come Downtown and walk the ‘Treat Trail’ to receive loads of fantastic Halloween Treats (while quantities last). Kids must be 12 years old or younger, in costume and accompanied by an adult. Get your Treat Trail map online or at the DVA office.
Call the DVA Office for more information! 250.542.5851

Downtown Vernon Association
#101 3334 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]

6:00 pm Fear Factory: the Working Dead @ Okanagan Science Centre

Join us, if you DARE in Fear Factory…the Working Dead. You pay to get in! But, by the time you experience three floors of Zombies, the working dead, and the terror you will be praying to get out! Be prepared to be scared as you experience an authentic Zombie Factory from the laboratory, first aid room, lunch room, corporate board room, factory floor and more. Fear Factory features brand new storylines and scenes as familiar galleries have been transformed beyond recognition into a factory where the employees, zombies, toil away their endless dead days. These all new scenes will be crawling with a talented cast of characters who have been transformed into the “working dead”.

WARNING NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Night time event: Oct 23-26, 29-31 & Nov 1; opens 6pm

Admission: OSC Members $9; Non-Members $10 (+ GST on admissions)

Experience the FUN side of FEAR in the daytime event SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCARE

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm Caravan Farm Theatre 11th Annual Walk of Terror

CARAVAN FARM THEATRE presents the 11th Annual Walk of Terror: THE WHISTLER!
Created by Scott Crocker, Brendan McMurtry-Howlett & Georgina Beaty. Come discover mystery and terror deep in the woods, with a walk that will scare all ages. Encounter The Whistler, a ghost that travels by night. The Whistler haunts strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows.
Plus Live in Concert! JACK GARTON'S DEMON SQUADRON
Jack Garton's Demon Squadron is a powerful new band featuring Jack at the helm of deep grooves and mad ideas in the style he pioneered with Vancouver darlings Maria in the Shower. The Demon Squadron is a band of howling blues-dub sorcerers. Irreverently mixing musical styles and approaches, they fling the door wide open, welcoming all to the squeezebox dance party!

Friday, October 31st
Dare to take the Walk of Terror any time between 7 & 8 pm
Music at 8

Prizes for Best Costume!
Adults $19 in advance
$24 at the gate
Children 12 & under $6

Cash only concession. Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

8:00 pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Big Apple Productions presents a stage version of the cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, about a lost couple who encounter a sweet transvestite from Transylvania and his posse. Tickets for all shows are available at the Ticket Seller, (250) 549-7469 or www.ticketseller.ca. Contains mature content.

I.P.E. Horticultural Building
Armstrong BC   [ map ]

8:00 pm Halloween Fireworks

Fireworks take place in a variety of areas throughout the region, all starting at 8pm.
- The Coldstream Fire Department sets off fireworks at Kal Beach, complete with a bonfire and hot chocolate.
- BX-Swan Lake volunteer firefighters will have a bonfire and concession at 6pm before the fireworks go off at 8pm.
- Before the fireworks go off in Lavington there will be a bonfire and concession at 6:30pm.
- The best viewing for Lumby fireworks are behind JW Inglis Elementary School.
- A bonfire will be lit just after dark in Armstrong at the IPE grounds, with free hot dogs and hot chocolate.
- In Falkland there are hot dogs and hot chocolate at the bonfire, at the Stampede grounds.

Happy Halloween!

BC   [ map ]

8:00 pm Cod Gone Wild Masquerade and Costume Ball

If you are looking for some great entertainment and one heck of a party this Halloween, look no further. Vernon’s own Cod Gone Wild is teaming up with Alberta reggae band Tasman Jude for what is sure to be an evening full of high energy music, dancing and hilarious masks and costumes at the Cod Gone Wild Masquerade and Costume Ball on October 31st. The event happens on Halloween night at the Paddlewheel Hall located at 7801 Okanagan Landing Rd. Doors will open at 8:00 pm and the show will begin at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door if available. Advances tickets can be purchased through the Ticketseller Box Office at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, on-line at www.ticketseller.ca, or by phone at 250-549-SHOW (7469). This is a licensed event.

Paddlewheel Park Hall
7801 Okanagan Landing Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

8:30 pm Mace @ Checkers Bar and Grill

MACE started it’s journey together in 1981. The band quickly developed a reputation for intuitive song selection and dynamic stage presence ... a perfect combination for audiences looking for an exciting evening of rock and roll. Of course, the third ingredient is the ability to deliver the songs with skill and passion so that patrons can share the energy ... the “vibe”if you will. MACE has always been able to deliver. Strong lead and backup vocals, precise harmonies, solid rhythms and warm, driving bottom end are all part of the formula. Throw in some world-class guitar work and the results are sublime. Go check them out, no cover charge!

Checkers Bar and Grill
3914 32 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

8:30 pm to 11:30 pm The Legendary Lake monsters Halloween Mash

Join the Lake Monsters for an evening of Prizes , Music, Fun and Mayhem
Tickets $20 visit www.ticketseller.ca or call 250-549-7469 for tickets & information

Japanese Cultural Society Hall
4895 Bella Vista Road Vernon BC BC   [ map ]

9:15 pm Halloween Shaker @ The Green

Halloween Shaker at The Green featuring Bender! Drink specials and creepy Halloween shooters. Prizes for best costume!

The Green
4801 27th Street Vernon BC   [ map ]