WINNIPEG - A family-run Manitoba farm is planning to open to the public for the first time in months after Manitoba Health Protection Unit gave its approval for their spooky entertainment areas. Six Pines Haunted Attractions, at the farm run by the Thavenot family in the RM of Rosser, has been given the green light by a public health inspector to kick off on October 8. In spite of careful health measures in place, including gloves, masks, and more sanitation, their haunted house spectacle still promises to scare you.
This year, along with actors and participants being asked to keep two metres apart, with 50 allowed indoors and 100 allowed outside, tickets for the four-weeks of horror will only be sold online. Still, organizers expect those tickets to sell out.
Six Pines Farms faced a summer of many challenges brought on by COVID-19, with weddings being cancelled at their rustic venue and their petting zoo operations being shut down. After all that stress and uncertainty, the family is grateful to have the chance to continue their spooky, 23-year tradition. Limited-time tickets will go on sale this Friday.
Also happening for harvest-time fun in Manitoba:
- Wolf Howl Hikes at Whiteshell Provincial Park opening October 2
- The Haunted Forest at A Maze in Corn in Saint Adolphe opening October 2
- Al Benesocky's Haunted House at 367 Poplar Ave in Winnipeg opening October 15
- Forbidden Forest & Haunted Hayride at Deer Meadow Farms at the end of Springfield Rd in Winnipeg opening October 16
- Murray’s Halloween Corn Maze at Boonstra Farms in Stonewall opening October 17
- Halloween ComicFest at participating comic book stores across Manitoba on the 31st
- and Halloween with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on the 31st