In a word, it was spook-tacular. Trick-or-treaters walked the plank and discovered buried treasures at Scaryfest, a two-day event that transformed the Markham Museum into a ghoulish town.
Held Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27, the event offered children and their parents a ghoulishly fun way to learn. Among other things, they were invited to experience the mystery of fire and red-hot metal at the Freaky Forge and could shop for witching supplies at The Cackle and Barrel.
Princesses, superheroes, witches, tigers and other trick-or-treaters were also invited to uncover superpowers at Superhero Science Lab, visit the lab of the fearsome Mad Scientist, gaze into the crystal ball at Eerie Fortune Telling, dodge monsters at Monster Mini Golf and take part in the Monster Mash.
They could also take advantage of Markham Museum’s current exhibitions. Markham Moves, an experience focused on transportation throughout the ages, runs through January 2021. From the Ground Up showcases archaeological discoveries from multiple excavations at the museum from 1968 to 2009. It runs through winter 2019.
Photos from Scaryfest at the Markham Museum courtesy of the City of Markham.