When it comes to what we believe is the best month on the calendar, there’s no contest. It’s October, and as we near our favourite 31 there’s only one thing on our minds. How will we get our first spook?! The answer? Well, it’s simple. Screamfest, of course! 

Every year, with a pocket full of mini-chocolate bar wrappers, Halloween-loving Calgarians like us flock to the freakshow where scares, haunts and nightmares are inevitable – and 2021 will be no different!

Featuring 6 ghostly houses, rides and carnival games, the city’s largest Halloween event will return to terrify guests for four weekends straight in celebration of the scariest time of year.

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Starting on October 8th, anyone looking to get totally freaked can head over to Stampede Park for both indoor and outdoor haunts until Sunday the 31st.

Tickets are available now and cost anywhere between $25 to $45 – if you’re interested in getting VIP treatment – which is totally worth it for ghouls and goblins with little patience. 

This will get you to everything on the grounds and give you access to their food trucks, beer lounge and more – so get on it!

We’ve only got a few weeks until it all kicks off! Until then, just reminisce about all of the nightmarish experiences that you’ve had in the previous years! Who knows this one could be the most terrifying best yet.


When: October 8th-9th, 15th-16th, 22nd-23rd, 28th-31st
Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park, 3rd St SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 12 pm
Cost: $25+