By Jensen, Randy on October 28, 2020.
Fort Whoop-Up is offering an alternative to trick-or-treating this year with its Halloween Spooktacular, a unique Halloween experience for all ages on Friday and Saturday from 1-5 p.m.
With many parents and caregivers looking for different ways to celebrate Halloween, the Fort will be offering physically distanced trick-or-treating from room to room with costumed characters, wagon rides, spooky stories and more.
“The staff and volunteers at the Fort will be disinfecting treats and high-touch surfaces to let kids and adults alike enjoy a less-stressful version of our favourite Halloween activities,” said CEO/executive director Darrin J Martens in a news release. “Visitors will also enjoy a leisurely carriage ride through the river valley. Then the group will gather with performers like local historian Belinda Crowson and actor Andrew Legg to hear spooky local stories that are suitable for all ages.”
“Tickets to the event are $5 and we will be limiting attendance to 20 people per hour to ensure physical distancing is possible and masks will be required for all visitors, so book your spots soon at fort.galtmuseum.com,” added site co-ordinator Natasha Gray. “We will be doing the event over two days to let more people participate and enjoy a unique Halloween activity this year.”
Due to the success of the Back-to-School Photos Fundraiser at the Galt Museum & Archives, visitors to the Halloween Spooktacular can have their pictures taken in their Halloween costumes. Participants will have the option to donate copies of the photos to the Galt Museum & Archives as part of the historical record. Donations for the photos to support the Friends of the Galt Endowment Fund will be accepted on site.
“The Friends of the Galt Endowment Fund is important for the future sustainability of the museum and fort,” says Volunteer and Resource Development co-ordinator Chris Roedler. “The fund helps sustain our world-class exhibits and programs.”
Individuals and groups who aren’t able to book a spot in the Spooktacular can still book Halloween photos online at fort.galtmuseum.com/booking.