SPALLUMCHEEN— Fiery, artistic, dreamy, dark, and daring are just some of the words to describe what Halloween revelers can expect when Caravan Farm Theatre hosts its 16th annual Walk of Terror.
This year’s event will feature an all-new line-up of community-powered theatre installations, but for the first time, will be held over two nights, Oct. 25-26.
Friday will be more of a family-friendly night for those who don’t mind a little of the macabre, while Saturday’s walk will cap off with a barn dance led by Calgary nine-piece funk band Freak Motif, says Caravan’s artistic director Estelle Shook.
“The event has been growing every year, and last year, we hit our capacity of around 1,000 people in attendance,” Shook says.
Part Burning Man, part Nuit Blanche, and part Day of the Dead processional, the Walk of Terror is not your average Halloween haunted experience.
Besides the high-energy theatrical performance by funk band Freak Motif Saturday night, this year’s walk will feature a spectacle for the eyes with the return of Kelowna’s Kinshira Performance Troupe.
Those who embark on the one-kilometre lit trek through Caravan’s forest will be exposed to 15 different “vignettes,” each with a theme that has been worked out by the community group involved.
The walk takes approximately 20 minutes without stopping. However, people usually stop to watch the scenes unfold, says Shook.
And while the walk is family-friendly, it does feature themes that can be considered spooky, mysterious, and creepy.
Gates to the Walk of Terror open Oct. 25 and 26 at 6:30 p.m. Please note there is no live band or barn dance on Friday night. Tickets are $21 for adults and $10.50 for youth under 16 on Friday and $29.40 for adults and $15.75 for youth on Saturday. For more information and tickets, please contact the Caravan box office at 1-866-546-8533 or visit caravanfarmtheatre.com.