Nova Scotia Events this Halloween Offer Trick and Treats around the Maritime Province

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Take haunted tours of Halifax, Nova Scotia; pick pumpkins in the Annapolis Valley's Pumpkin Fest; and much more

As Nova Scotia events go, Halloween takes full advantage of its season. From pumpkin fests to haunted houses, fall in Nova Scotia lends a perfect backdrop to all the scary places and fun activities for trick-or-treaters of all ages.

Those looking for a good scare will find that Nova Scotia's storied past comes to life at this time of year. There are lots of haunted walks and graveyard tours across the province in places like Annapolis Royal, Citadel Hill, the Old Halifax Courthouse, Oak Island, and the Fortress of Louisbourg. Meanwhile, historic places such as Lunenburg, Hantsport, and downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia give visitors a chill as they brace themselves along darkened streets and scuttle past weathered gravestones.

Nova Scotia events throughout the month of October -- like The Valley Pumpkin Fest--celebrate all things pumpkin. In the heart of the Annapolis Valley, there are pumpkin patches aplenty, homemade pumpkin goods to enjoy, and pumpkin events to celebrate, such as Pumpkin Palooza. Artistic types or those who simply appreciate creativity will love the Pumpkin People Festival in Kentville. More than just carved pumpkins, these pumpkin-headed 'people' greet visitors throughout the town and recreate active scenes of everyday life. Equally impressive is the wide range of pumpkins that are showcased to crowds during Hantsport's Halloween Pumpkin Parade.

Of course, Halloween wouldn't be the same without lots of treats. Hantsport's Pumpkin Dessert Contest and the Nova Scotia restaurants dishing up pumpkin-inspired food and beverages offer ample opportunity to indulge a sweet tooth.

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About Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage (TCH):
TCH is responsible for promotion of this maritime province on Canada's Atlantic Coast, and emphasizes interactive tools and online education to assist visitors in learning about the province and planning Nova Scotia vacations, including colourful videos and eye-catching photos. The organization's website is among the first travel sites in North America to provide Blogs for users to share Nova Scotia vacation destinations and experiences.


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