KAWARTHA LAKES-Kawartha Settlers Village in Bobcaygeon is preparing for a busy month in October and fans of their Haunted Halloween will be happy to hear the village has another scare in store this year.
The Halloween Haunted History Drive-Through will send a chill down the spine of even the most ardent horror fan. Celebrate the “spooky season” and hear true stories from the past that still haunt us today. These will include tragedies that actually took place in Bobcaygeon’s past.
It runs October 15th and 16th from 6pm-8pm. Tickets are $20 per car.
Tickets must be pre-purchased. Purchase tickets here:http://www.ticketscene.ca/series/907
Don’t miss the Harvest History Drive-Through for more of family-friendly activity. Take a historical drive through the village as they highlight winter preparations during the harvest season. Learn about historical practices through live demonstrations as you leisurely drive through the village with an accompanying audio device. Practices such as login, trapping and food preparation with be highlighted as you take a deep dive into how our local settlers prepared themselves for harsh winters. With meteorologists calling for a classic Canadian harsh winter this year some of these tips might come in handy.
The Harvest History Drive-Through runs on October 2 from 10-4pm. Tickets are $20 per car and must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets here:https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/37574/
SAVE THE DATE
Kick-off the holiday season, with a COVID 19 safe version of the annual Festival of Trees. See Kawartha Settlers’ Village transformed with beautiful lights, decorated Christmas Trees and gorgeous holiday displays. Safely drive through and take in the splendour of the lit-up decor in an old-fashioned setting.
Drive-through dates are: November 11,12,13,14,18,19 and 20th. Each night from 5-8pm. Tickets are $20 per car.
The online auction starts Thursday, November 11 at 9am running 24 hours a day and begins to close on Sunday November 21st. Auctioned items will be made up of decorated trees, wreaths, garlands and Christmas items + gift baskets.
Of course, Santa will be there from the porch of Henderson House. The kids can wave to him as you drive by. Kids will receive a package including a take-home craft, colouring contest sheet and other fun surprises. Each car will be given a scavenger hunt and pencil so you can search as you tour through the village.
Click here for more information:https://www.kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.com/
Construction of a new visitors centre is well underway. A designated building to welcome visitors has been a goal of our board for some time. This space will serve as a more effective office space for staff, and also somewhere visitors can be oriented upon arrival. They can pay, purchase souvenir items, receive a map and audio tour device, and a brief history of the Village. The new centre will create a more effective entrance for visitors to help them enjoy their visit. We hope you will help us continue the growth of Kawartha Settlers’ Village.
Donations are being accepted, and every donation over $100 gets an engraved brick on the new walkway leading up to the new building. YOu can get all the info on that here: